Week 6, Fall 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
Tuesday Nov. 10th: 8am-4pm |  Join us for Jennicet Gutiérrez lecture!
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"The real radical is that person who has a vision of equality and is willing to do those things that will bring reality closer to that vision." 
-Bayard Rustin

Upcoming Events! 
Trans People of Color Leadership Conversation with Jennicet Gutiérrez 
Nov. 10th | 4-5pm 
LGBT Resource Center

Join us for a conversation on Trans Leadership with activist and organizer, Jennicet Gutiérrez from Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. This space is intended for UCSD Trans students of color to brainstorm ideas for advocacy, support, and leadership.

Jennicet Gutiérrez: Trans & Queer Liberation Lecture at UC San Diego
Nov. 10th | Lecture 6-7:30pm, Reception to follow
Hojel Auditorium in Institute of the Americas 

Jennicet Gutiérrez is an undocumented transgender activist and organizer from Mexico. She currently resides in Los Angeles and she is an organizer with Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Jennicet believes in the importance of uplifting and centering the voices of trans women of color in all racial justice work. Her recent interruption of President Obama at the White House has brought visibility to the torture and violence trans undocumented women are facing inside detention centers. Jennicet will continue to organize in order to end the deportation, incarceration and criminalization of immigrants and all people of color.

Free event open to the public.

There will be ASL interpreters at the event.  This e vent is co-sponsored by Raza Resource Centro and LGBT Resource Center.

For more information, see the Facebook event here.  

Free tickets to 2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival

The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center has free tickets to the film, " Mommy Queerest" that will be shown at the 2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival November 7th at 7:35pm at UltraStar Mission Valley. Tickets available to UCSD students on a first-come, first-serve basis. For tickets inquire at our front desk.

For more info on the 2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival see their website.

Tune in... 
Meet our Preuss Interns! 

In addition to the three professional staff and the eight undergraduate interns, the LGBT Resource Center can boast of having two high school interns. Maybe you'll see them around - say hello!

Melanie Gonzales and Marilyn Rueda are high school seniors, currently embroiled in the midst of the college application process - Marilyn would like to be a doctor, and Melanie can give an expansive, free-wheeling list of all the things she'd like to do with her life. Meanwhile, they attend the Preuss School, that unique charter school right here at UCSD, and it was through school that they had the opportunity to have this internship. Neither of them had even known the center existed beforehand.

"I picked the child development internship as my top choice," Melanie said, "but I like it. I feel comfortable here. It's like a tree house." Marilyn ranked this internship highest, so anticipated being placed here. 

The two of them are working enthusiastically on a project. It will be a mural that will live in the center and brighten it up long after these students have gone on to college themselves. 

"It's about feminism, because feminism seems to have a bad connotation these days, and we wanted to make it seem inclusive, and it can be for everyone, for all genders," Marilyn explained. The two of them described the mural: a plain dull paint tube with vibrantly colored paint shooting out from it
spelling out 'feminism' and under that, the words 'for all.' It will be simple, almost minimalist, but cheerful and inviting.  

They have other responsibilities in the resource center as well; they've had to run the front desk, answer the phones, and give tours of the space. Although there has been a learning curve, they've risen to every challenge and continue to learn new things. 

Fall QuEST LGBT Mixer
Nov. 10th | 6-9pm
SIO Surfside*

QuEST: Queer Engineers, Scientists and Technical Professionals!

Please join us for our fall networking event for LGBT graduate students, postdocs and professionals at all career levels. We welcome guests from outside STEM professions and outside academia. This event is 21+ and IDs will be checked.

Free Food and Beverages!

*Surfside is a beautiful beachside lounge on the campus of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, located at 8622 Kennel Way

For more info or to subscribe to our mailing list, please contact us at info@sdquest.us

New Electronic Resources

 New Accountability Dashboards - Important Stats

The UCSD Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has launched the UC San Diego Accountability Dashboards. The Dashboards present demographic data of UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students. They're designed to help guide the university in tracking and sharing its progress, as well as strategically focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

The dashboards are available to view  here.

Understanding this data is critical for the university to assess strengths and weaknesses in the realms of access, recruitment, retention, and success, and having this information publicly makes the university more transparent and accountable. 

This is the first version. Comments, questions, or feedback of any kind is welcome at  ir@ucsd.edu. This feedback will be incorporated into later versions.

New Free App to Find LGBT Roommates: TUTUroomii

A UCSD team recently launched a new iOS app called TUTUroomii. This app is designed to help LGBTQ+ young people and allies find ideal roommates in their own community.

The functionality of the app enables customers to search for both roommates and available housing resources based on personal preferences. It also provides a chat platform to enable deeper communication between potential roommates, to better ensure compatibility. Even for people not currently in need of roommates, this app could be a useful way to make new friends in your community. 

TUTUroomii is entirely free, and available now in the App Store.

For further questions, check out  tuturoomii.com or email  contactus@tuturoomii.com.  


Office hours at the Center:

  Career Meet-Ups
  Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm | LGBT Resource Center 

  Sonia Honne-Gonzalez, the Career Services Center Liaison   to the Campus Community Centers, will be at the LGBT         Resource center on Wednesdays to offer career advice.         Come in and connect with Sonia regarding career readiness,   job search strategies, professional development,                   professional  planning, and/or resume review!

  For more information email: cservices@ucsd.edu

Campus Community Centers' events...
Real World Career Series: $tart $mart
Nov. 5th, 2015 | 5-7pm
Women's Center

Join the Women's Center for an interactive workshop on budgeting and salary negotiation. Refreshments will be provided.

Workshop Participants will learn how to identify benchmarks for salary and benefits, engage in salary negotiation skill-building exercises, and learn how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs

Please RSVP here

Law School Student Panel

Nov. 4th, 2015 | 5-6:30pm
Raza Resource Centro

Interested in going to Law School? Have questions about the application process and what to expect? Come and hear from current law school school students about their process and experiences.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

The Many Forms of (Micro)aggressions
Nov. 5th, 2015 | 12-1pm
Cross Cultural Center Library

UCSD Cross-Cultural Center Presents our second installment of our Hot Topic Series!

What are some of the microaggressions you hear and experience around campus? What do they look like and what kind of impact do they have on us as students at this university?Join us as we discuss and learn more about how these microaggressions can manifest in our everyday lives and the consequences they have.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Contact w1la@ucsd.edu for more information.

Technology, Memory, & Connectivity in Africa & its Diaspora: 
A Workshop with Peggy Piesche
Nov. 10th, 2015 | 12-2pm
Black Resource Center Conference Room

Focusing on new stories within Africa and its Diaspora, this workshop wants to delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. We will follow and explore the major images and narratives of a rich and inspiring digital space, in which both, creative and political activist movements transgress continental boundaries, connect a collective African/ Diasporic experience beyond the nation-state, and re/conceptualize past futures and imagine radical alternate futures. Peggy Piesche is a visiting CSG scholar from Bayreuth University.

This event is hosted by the Critical Gender Studies Department.  For more info, contact cgs@ucsd.edu

Behind the Mask

Nov. 10th, 2015 | 12-1:30pm
Black Resource Center Study Lounge

Many of us have masks that we put on: whether it's to save the world or just make it through a rough day. Join us at the Black Resource Center for an intimate discussion about the different "masks" that we put on to navigate our lives both inside and outside of UCSD.

Campus events... 

CAPS ADVANCE Workshop Series

ADVANCE is a three part psycho-educational workshop series that can be conceptualized as a "Peak Performance Personal Training Program" that focuses on creating a foundation of strategies aimed at helping students improve academic success and overall student wellness

To sign up for ADVANCE, visit the CAPS website here

Summer Research & Scholarship Opportunities Info Session
Nov. 4th, 2015 | 4-5pm
Bonner Hall Rm. 2130

The Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) and the do/bio are partnering to bring students an information session regarding summer research and scholarship opportunities. While the information will be targeted towards biology, we will be giving out information about how to apply for summer research opportunities in general, and some opportunities we will speak about are open to students of all majors. In particular, we'll be advertising the Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS) with applications available starting November 9 through February 1.  

We will offer tips on crafting clear personal statements, getting a strong letter of support, and how to work with your PI to develop a targeted research proposal. 

Sign up here.
Geisel After Dark Student Success and Safety Information Fair
Nov. 4th, 2015 | 8-10pm
Geisel Library Seuss Room

The event will be open to all UCSD students and will focus on student resources, services, and safety, particularly (though not exclusively) during nighttime hours.  

Paris is Burning Film Screening

Nov. 7th | 5pm
OMS building four Community Room 2nd floor

QuIRPS, the queer group at UCSD's Master of International Affairs program, is hosting a screening of the film Paris is Burning, and want to extend an invitation to the wider UCSD community.

Sandwiches will be served, and this is a BYOB event (within legal limits).  

The film screening will be followed by a discussion and a night out. 

Rady Preview Day
Nov. 14th, 2015 | 10am-4pm

This is an opportunity to visit Rady and see what makes it stand out. During the day, students will have the opportunity to network with others, meet potential future classmates, learn about the curricula of the programs, experience a master class taught by a faculty members, tour the facilities, and discuss campus life with current students and alumni. This program is open to all interested prospective students regardless of program or application status.

The corporate world is seriously lacking in diversity and LGBT CEOs and managers, especially those in the high-tech, bio-tech, and innovation industries.
 Students who are interested in a future in the private sector should seriously consider attending this event

Register here.

BSU Needs High School Conference Volunteers!
Nov. 21st | 8am-6pm

Come help UC San Diego's Black Student Union with their 25th annual High School Conference!

The High School Conference serves to expose underrepresented and historically disadvantaged high school students to the possibilities of higher education.This program will engage students in thought-provoking discussions regarding community, identity, and culture, and furthermore how they intersect to create the unique experiences of people color in higher education.

Register to volunteer here

African-American Studies Minor Upcoming Courses

For students who are interested in the intersection of history, culture, and the African American experience, the African American Studies Minor could be a perfect fit. 

The African American Studies Minor has a list of courses that will be coming up in the Winter and Spring that could count toward the minor, including but not limited to CGS 150: "Visuality, Sexuality and Race" and ETHN 183: "Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class."  

For further information, check out the website.  

CARE at SARC Violence Prevention Initiative

CARE at SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center) is developing a campus wide violence prevention initiative and wants student input. Are you interested in sharing your thoughts and suggestions about how students engage with the issue of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking? If so, join one of the focus groups.

Snacks will be provided.

To sign up, click  here

last week at the Center...


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Community Classifieds
San Diego's Diversity Employment Day Career Fair
Nov. 4th, 2015 | 11am-3pm
Handerly Hotel San Diego
950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Meet with San Diego's top 20+ employers. Hundreds of jobs and careers! Admission is free. 
Play "Precious Little"
Nov. 6-21st, 2015
Diversionary Theater Black Box
545 Park Blvd, San Diego

InnerMission Productions presents "Precious Little" by Madeleine George. Brodie, a gifted linguist, learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language and a gorilla at the zoo. 

Buy tickets  her e.  
Fashion Show: A Benefit for Bienestar
Nov. 15th | 7pm
1038 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This fashion show, with talented featured designers, is a fun night themed A Black and Gold Affair, with proceeds that go to Bienestar. Bienestar is a Latino organization that provides HIV/Aids services in a supportive multi-cultural environment. 

Tickets are $25 for the general public and $75 for VIP status. 

Tickets are available here and further information here
Young Women's Discussion Group
Nov. 17th | 7pm-8:15pm

3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103 

This group is aimed at young women ages 18-30. We will discuss issues relevant such as politics, academics, careers, relationships, social media, pop culture, activism and ways to be involved in the LGBT community. We hope to provide a safe and comfortable place to meet and share experiences as member sof the LGBT community.
It meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month in The LGBT Center's library.
Volunteers Needed for SDHDF Gala

We would like to invite volunteers for the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Aston Brooks Awards Gala on November 7th. 

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) is a community foundation in dedicated to the benefit of LGBT people. They fund programs and projects that promote equal treatment, tolerance, wellness, well-being, and human dignity.

More info here. Sign up for a volunteer slot (or two) here
Survey of LGBTQ Military Personnel

A doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma is writing a dissertation on the identity process of LGBTQ people who have served in the U.S. military. They're interested in reaching LGBTQ U.S. military personnel, and heterosexual/cisgender
personnel who had a personal or professional relationship with an LGBTQ military service person (someone to whom an LGBTQ  service member disclosed their sexual or gender identity). 

Contact Bobbi Van Gilder at bobbi.vangilder@ou.edu or at (562) 714-5405. 
Applications for 2016 YPC Academy
Deadline: Dec. 31st, 2015

The Center at Hillcrest's YPC Academy program is accepting applications for 2016. The Academy exists to help expand the ranks of young LGBT leaders ready to serve our community through board service for a variety of agencies, not-for-profit organizations and government commissions. The 2016 class will consist of 20 candidates ages 21-40. An information session will be held at The Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6pm. 

More information here.
Spring 2016 HRC Internship
Priority Deadline: Nov. 15th

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 semester. These are available for undergraduates, graduate students, or people who have recently graduated. The internships are located in Washington D.C., Jackson, MS, Birmingham, AL, and Little Rock, AK. Scholarships are available. 

FAQ here, and application here.
Robert Giard Fellowship 
$7,500 Photography Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015

The Robert Giard Fellowship Award will be awarded in support of a new or continuing project that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography and still images. 

For more info, visit the website.
Duberman-Zal Fellowship
$2,500 Graduate Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015

The Duberman-Zal Fellowship Award is granted to a graduate student,  independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) experience.

For more info, visit the  website

Thinking Gender
Deadline: Nov. 20th, 2015

Submissions are open for the graduate student research conference on the topic of Spatial Awareness, Representation, and Gendered Spaces. Submissions can include papers, posters, panels, and films, as long as they engage with the politics of gender, race, sexuality, and space. We also intend to address international and transnational encounters, and colonization and decolonization practices.

Submission guidelines are  here.
Send submissions  here.
Call for Articles: Outside the Gender Box
Deadline: Jan. 1st, 2016

SUNY Press is collecting articles for a new anthology, Outside the Gender Box , which will be the first anthology to focus on the experiences of trans and non-binary gender students, staff, and faculty. Articles should be 5,000-7,500 words and can be research or first-person narrative.

Formatting guidelines are here.  
Finished articles should be sent to 
Nominate 2016 LGBT History Month Icons

Nominated LGBT Icons may be living or dead, national or international, and are selected based on one or more of the following criteria: a) They have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor, b) the nominee is a national hero, and c) they have made a significant contribution to LGBT civil rights

Submit your nominee here.
Opportunity to Urge Gov. Brown to support AB 959

AB 959 would ensure that sexual orientation and gender identity data would be collected along with other important demographic information used to determine state policies and funding. A petition is circulating in favor of AB 959, to increase out visibility in state policies.

You can view and sign the petition here
Lesbian Body Image Survey 

The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is doing a study on lesbian attitudes & feelings about your own body,gender identity and gender expression. Lesbians over 18 are eligible and $50 Amazon gift cards will be raffled for participants. The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

The survey is available  here.