Spring 2018, Week 1
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm

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"Once we each realize how much we can change overselves, changing the world is easy" - Calpernia Addams and Andrea James
Spring QCAMP Reunion!

Spring QCAMP Reunion!
Thursday, April 5, 2018
4:00-5:30PM | Sun God Lawn

Check out our QCAMP Reunion at Sun God Lawn!

Come learn about upcoming events and resources for the LGBTQIA+ community on campus.

Tie-dye and flower pot decorating while supplies last.

We'll have some chairs and blankets available to sit on. If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us
at (858) 822-3493 or rainbow@ucsd.edu

Audio Newsletter
         Check out this week's audio newsletter:   https://youtu.be/MtHd5WjePiY
 Upcoming Events 

Have Your Art on Our Windows!
The UCSD LGBT Resource center is looking for designs from student artists to replace our current window artwork.  Chosen submissions will be on the center for years to come and artists will be honored at rainbow graduation.  For more information about submitting designs please visit  lgbt.ucsd.edu/about/space.html. All submissions must be a 44x102 photoshop TIF file, 100 dpi, and CYMK mode.  The deadline is Wednesday, April 11.

Rainbow Art and Book Faire

Heart art? Nothing as lit as literature? Come experience art and literature from your fellow queer/trans Tritons! Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center, the Rainbow Art & Book Faire is an event that is open to all UCSD students that wish to enjoy by observing and/or purchasing literature and art created by queer/trans students.

If you wish to sell or display any pieces for the Rainbow Art & Book Faire, make sure to fill out the Google doc.  Registration deadline is April 13, 2018. Book your spot today!

Rainbow Art & Book Faire Google Doc Link:  http://bit.ly/2hhytZZ

UCSD LGBT Alumni Brunch! 
Saturday, April 21, 2018
12:00-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

You are cordially invited to attend our annual UC San Diego LGBT Alumni Brunch on Saturday, April 21st from 12pm-1:30pm at the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center. This year the brunch kicks off UC San Diego's Out & Proud week, and we are excited to share our events and activities with you. Join us for fun, friends and memories! 

UCSD Multi-identity Art Collective
7:00-9:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

Multi-identity Artist Collective is an intersectionl art group geared toward no one in particular because we take just about everyone! Humans of all artistic skill levels, specialities and identites are welcome to join us. We hold art workshops and other social events!

Bored Gaymers 
12:00-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center 

Come play board games with us weekly at the LGBT Resource Center! Feel free to see what games we have or even bring your own!
No experience required!

Rainbow Graduation Sign Up

Rainbow Graduation serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBTQIA+ Alumni. If you are graduating this year and would like to be recognized at the ceremony on June 9th, please fill out the form at  http://lgbt.ucsd.edu/events/rainbow-graduation.html. Contact Gavin Granitto at  ggranitt@ucsd.edu or check out our Facebook event page for more information ( https://www.facebook.com/events/211380406097764 )

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  

Queer ERC

QuERC is an organization that strives to build a community for queer students and allies.  Come hang out and learn more! For more information and updates on events, click the link below: 

Fluid Attraction
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center
This group is an open dialogue and supportive space for those who identify with bisexual, biromantic, fluid, pansexual, panromantic, queer and questioning experiences. We welcome you to attend, listen, participate, and connect with others as we explore fluid sexualities and/or fluid romantic attractions. For more information, please e-mail fluidgroupucsd@gmail.com.

Odd Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, every odd week
Conference Room | Cross Cultural Center
QUEER/TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR is a student org that creates a safe space to dialogue, educate, and socialize around LGBTQ+ identified people of color. For more information about QTPOC, contact qtpocucsd@gmail.com or check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/qtpocucsd/

Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center
QSUN (Queer Students United) as an organization aims to provide an open, welcoming, and safe space for individuals in the UCSD College community who identify on the queer and/or LGBTQIAP+ spectrum, or are allies of such individuals. It is designed to offer an opportunity for a smaller and more close knit community. 

Black Queer Collective
Black Queer Collective is a group dedicated to finding and fostering Black queer community at UC San Diego. For more information about Black Queer Collective, please click here.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm  
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is a national LGBTQ-affirming organization that aims to provide services and support for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to create a dynamic network between students and professionals in industry and academia. For more information, check out their  Facebook page!
Lesbian Collective 
Odd Wednesdays; 4:00-5:00PM 
Small Room | Women's Center 
The Lesbian Collective is UCSD's only lesbian-centered student organization! Join us every odd Wednesday from 4-5PM in the Women's Center small meeting room for discussion circles about lesbian life, feminism, and experiences among friends. For more information, contact lesbiancollective@ucsd.edu.

Aces and Aros
Odd Fridays; 4:00-5:00PM 
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center 
Aces and Aros is meant to provide a space for those who identify on the asexual/aromantic spectrums or are on their journey to identifying with either/both communities. The group is designed to have room for discussions about ace/aro issues or experiences, as well as foster a stronger sense of community and support. For more information, contact acesandaros.ucsd@gmail.com.

Intern Office Hours

Looking for community? Get to know our interns! Stop by during their office hours:

Afi: Thurs: 11:30AM-2:00PM
Alejandra: Tues: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Gavin: Wed: 11:00AM-1:30PM
Jodie: Mon: 2:00-3:00PM; Tues/Thurs 2:30PM-4:00PM
Larra: Wed: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Marisa: Wed: 12:00-2:30PM
Noel: Mon: 1:30-4:00PM
Sallie: Mon: 8:00-10:30AM
Sam: Fri: 10:00AM-12:30PM

LGBT+ Community Events

LGBTQ PhaM presents: Trans Week of Visibility at UCSD School of Medicine

April 2- April 6, 2018
UCSD School of Medicine Education and Telemedicine Building

LGBTQ PhaM presents Trans Week of Visibility at UC San Diego School of Medicine
Monday, April 2, 2018 - Friday, April 6, 2018
TWoV is a week-long series of programs focused on educating our peers at UCSD and the broader San Diego population about issues that affect the trans community, specifically in matters of healthcare. The event features keynote MD speakers specialized in providing trans care, a trans community panel and physician panel, and a keynote by Hillary Whittington, author of the book "Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached." To RVSP, click here


Fair Share for Equality Conference
April 6, 2018; 9:00AM-7:00PM
Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, California

The Fair Share for Equality convening brings together LGBTQ leaders, advocates, research experts, legislators, and other government officials to discuss the disparities in health and well-being that LGBTQ people continue to face and to ensure that a "fair share" of resources is dedicated to California's LGBTQ community. Topics include healthcare, mental health, HIV/AIDS, immigration,
safe and supportive schools, seniors, employment, homelessness, transgender rights, data collection, and budgetary resources.

To RSVP click the link below:


The SDSU Center for Research on Sexuality and Sexual Health (SASH) presents: "Subjectified: Nine Young Women Talk About Sex"
April 17, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM
SDSU Student Union Theater

"Subjectified: Nine Young Women Talk About Sex" is a documentary that lets women define
sexuality on their own terms. Featuring one-on-one interviews with nine diverse young women from all over the country, Subjectified unearths complex stories of female sexuality-stories that, up until now, have been shockingly absent from the pop culture in their authentic form. The stories may sound familiar: young
moms, abstinent Christians, lesbians, survivors of assaults and STDs. But outside the world of reality TV and sound bites, women approach their lives in
complex and unexpected ways: sometimes hilarious, sometimes sobering, and always heartfelt. Faculty-led discussion with Dr. Jennifer Felner will follow.


11th Annual Queer and Asian Conference
April 27th-29, 2018
UC Berkeley

The 11th Annual Queer and Asian Conference will be taking place at UC Berkeley this year! The theme this year is "Limitless," which reflects upon our identities and boundless potential, and how we can push past boundaries to heal and empower our communities. The conference brings queer Asians and allies from across the nation to participate in engaging workshops, keynote speeches by prominent activists, performers, scholars, performances from our talented community and so much more. The conference is free of charge with Saturday lunch provided. You may also request free housing provided by our volunteers. To register, click here

Community Support Groups

Coming Out Group

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00PM (First Meeting Tomorrow!)

Small Meeting Room | Women's Center


The Coming Out group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual and/or gender Identities in a confidential setting.  This group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, or questioning folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may already be out.  Topics are determined by group participants and can include stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness, family/cultural issues, excitement and celebration with regard to coming out. The group is open to new members the first 3 meetings of each quarter and then closes to maintain safe space.


For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu  or Luis Legaspi at  



Men's Relationship Forum
Weeks 2-10 (Fall, Winter & Spring Quarters)
Mondays, 2:30- 4:00PM
Small Meeting Room | Women's Center 

Join us for conversations about our experiences as gay men, and connect with other gay men on campus.
This group addresses relationships, sexual health, community building and more.

For more information please contact:
Greg Koch at gkoch@ucsd.edu.
Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 
If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
Campus Community Centers


APIMEDA Migrations and Home
April 9, 2018; 6:00-8:00PM
Price Center Green Table Room

Come join APIMEDA Programs and Services in the exploration of the concepts of miration and home and how they could shape a person's experiences and identity. For information, click here

The Black Resource Center collaborates with various university departments and colleges to offer programs & provide student resources related to recruitment, orientation, retention and graduation. Black Resource Center programs are designed based upon three distinct pillars: Scholarship, Leadership & Community. These programs and services seek to expand students' personal & academic horizons while building community.

Dream the Impossible Native Youth Concert
April 21, 2018; 9:00AM-4:00PM
California State University, San Marcos

Save the date! The Annual Dream the Impossible Native Youth Conference is around the corner. It'll be held at California State University, San Marcos. 


Breaking Barriers Scholarship Application Now Available
Deadline: April 10, 2018

The Jim and Julie Lin Breaking Barriers Leadership and Scholarship Award celebrates equity, diversity, and inclusion at UC San Diego. It is awarded to a student who has demonstrated skill and passion in developing new programs or initiatives that substantially impact the Cross-Cultural Center and the UC San Diego community. Open to all registered students who entered prior to Fall 2017 and who plan to graduate on or after Spring 2019.

Gender Buffet

A weekly, informal dialogue on issues connected to gender led by our Social Justice Interns. From elections to Disney Princesses, we discuss it all. Free snacks! 

These discussions happen weekly throughout the academic year on Fridays (12:00-1:30pm) starting Week 2.

The Raza Resource Centro is a space for all UCSD students, faculty, staff and community members to access resources and gather and join in comunidad.

Community Classifieds

SPACES presents...ASP Booklending
Spring 2018

ASP Booklending is free for UCSD undergraduate students. the application opens March 12, 2018. Please apply by April 2nd at 11:59PM @ booklending.ucsd.edu. Textbooks will be handed out April 7th and 8th. Return books by June 15. 

Critical Gender Studies 122 - War, Gender and Security
April 3, 2018; 11:00Am-12:20PM
HSS 1228B

How are situations of war, conflict, and post-conflict gendered? How does a gendered lens help us better understand conflict at the global and local levels? What has achieving "security" meant? How does thinking "security" as "human security" change our goals in ending conflict? Explore these questions by examining a variety of conflict and post-conflict situations, exploring the actions of global peacemakers, and using a variety of regional and state/nation lenses.

Dolores Film Screening with Discussion
April 4, 2018; 6:00PM
Muir College Center

Join us for the documentary film screening of DOLORES, a powerful film directed by Peter Bratt that opens a window into the life and humbling legacy of Dolores Huerta.

Plática with Dolores Huerta
April 5, 2018; 6:00-9:00 PM
Great Hall, ERC College

As part of Muir College's year long 50th anniversary celebration, we are honored to host renown civil rights and labor activist Dolores Huerta in dialogue with Lesly Figueroa, current UCSD AS president,  as she shares her life experiences and wisdom centered around themes of environmental justice, gender, organizing, and activism.

This event is open to UCSD students, staff, faculty, campus workers, and community members. 

SSC Cycle 10 Director Hiring!

The Student Sustainability Collective is now hiring directors for the 2018-2019 academic year! This is a paid position for undergraduate students interested in sustainability and environmental justice. The SSC is a student-run collective dedicated to environmental and social justice on campus and beyond. If you have any questions, please feel free to come by the Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) next to PC Theater on weekdays from  9am - 4:30pm  to chat with a current staff member. The deadline to apply is April 8! For more information, click here: 

To apply, click the link below: 

TCLP Hiring!

Apply to be a Triton Community Programming Leader! Work with students and their families during Family Weekend and Siblings Day. Great opportunity for on campus leadership! Flexible schedule that fits with other jobs and classes. Earn $11.85 an hour and work up to 70 hours. The deadline to apply is April 9! Apply at parents.ucsd.edu

M.E.Ch.A Highschool Conference/Volunteers Needed!

Come participate in MEChA de UCSD's 28th annual High School Conference! This year's theme is "Las Raices del Cambio" which translates to "The Roots of Change" where we will promote and empower under represented high school youth.

The purpose of this conference is for the students to receive access to resources necessary to attain higher education and success, despite coming from marginalized communities and backgrounds. As well as provide students with workshops and speakers to feel politically and culturally empowered. To volunteer for the conference, click below:

 For more information check out the website at 

Student Retention and Success Student (SRS)Job Fair
April 10, 2018; 11:00AM-3:00PM
4th Floor Price Center East Forum

Join us at the SRS Student Job Fair, held by the UCSD Student Affairs! No previous experience is required and it is open to all UCSD Undergraduate students! The job fair will include Academic Enrichment Programs, Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program, OASIS, International Center, and more!

To RSVP, go to  http://bit.ly/srsjobfair18

Walk-ins are welcome! 

Speak About It
April 10, 2018; 7:00-8:30PM
SDSU Montezuma Hall

Join us for one of Take Back the Week's special events, Speak About It, a performance that educates on consent and healthy sexual relationships.

Speak About It promotes healthy relationships through directly addressing issues of consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. We share wisdom from an array of experiences, successes, misfortunes, and personal discoveries, and bring audiences a humorous, powerful, and provocative show filled with dynamic true monologues and energetic skits. The show sparks dynamic conversations amongst young people about sex and sexuality, and educates and empowers students to create and sustain change in the communities.

Chicano Legacy
April 23, 2018; 12:00-1:00PM
UCSD Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Join us to view this short documentary on the power of students to make change. The Chicano Legacy Mural was commissioned at UC San Diego in 2011 as a response to racist incidents on campus. The film explores how the first ever permanent, minority inspired public artwork on campus has inspired students and its impact on campus life.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers Horacio Jones and Jorge Mariscal.

Open to the public. All are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.

Hosted by the Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Disability, Intersectionality, & State Violence Symposium
April 26, 2018; 11:00AM-7:00PM
UC San Diego Atkinson Hall

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: The sites, practices, and mechanisms most commonly associated with state violence provide a powerful lens for analyzing intersectionality across identities marked by ability, race, ethnicity, gender, class, age and other groups who experience heightened levels of vulnerability. This one-day symposium features presentations and performances by artists, scholars, community advocates and representatives of social service organizations to foster dialog around concerns with forms of vulnerability to violence that are generated, under-addressed or ignored by state institutions. Presenters will address the ways in which the conditions of schooling, psychiatric and other healthcare, policing, and
 incarceration, raise heightened concerns for the human rights of people at the intersection of minoritized identities and disability. 

More information can be found here:  https://tinyurl.com/DISV-symposium

2018 DeWitt Higgs Memorial Lecture
April 26, 2018; 5:00PM
UCSD Price Center

The DeWitt Higgs Lecture is an annual lecture series featuring a public intellectual speaker on a topic related to the endowment's sake. This year, we are bringing George Takei, star of Tv-series Star Trek. His performance will address his experience in the Japanese internment camps from World War II, his perspective on LGBT rights in today's political climate, the importance of social media activism and his life as a pop culture icon and entertainer.