Fall 2017, Week 5
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm

858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu 
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"Kindness and compassion are sisters but not twins. One you can buy, the other is priceless."
- Janet Mock

 Upcoming Events 

Pan Dulce: LGBTQIA+ Chicanx Latinx Platica
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Join us for the second Pan Dulce Platica of the school year for pan dulce, chisme, and community! Open to students, staff, and faculty. If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or  rainbow@ucsd.edu
Gender Identity and Hip-Hop Talk
Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:30-7:15PM | Price Center Governance Chambers 

Are you a big fan of hip hop? Would you like to further explore gender identity? Come to the Price Center Governance Chambers to challenge notions of gender and gender identity in conversations through hip hop culture. We're breaking it down from the basics, so all levels of knowledge welcome and encouraged to turn out!

Center Program Review 
Student Sessions 
November 6-7, 2017 | Campus Community Centers

We are conducting Campus Community Center reviews to assess the effectiveness of our current programs and services as well as to gather information to guide the development of future EDI and Community Center priorities to better support student success. Our reviewer would like to meet with groups of students representing a wide cross-section of the campus community during his November 6-7 site visit, and to include both students who interact and chose not to interact with one or more of our Campus Community Centers. 

All current students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) are welcome to attend any of the sessions offered:

Black Resource Center 
Monday, November 6, 4:30-5:30pm 

Women's Center
Monday, November 6, 5:30-6:30pm 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center 
Monday, November 6, 6:30-7:30pm 

Raza Resource Centro 
Tuesday, November 7, 3:30-4:30pm 

Cross Cultural Center 
Tuesday, November 7, 4:30-5:30pm 

If you have any questions about these sessions or the review process, please contact Glynda Davis, gdavis@ucsd.edu.

Trans Collective
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
12:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

Come check out Trans Collective! Trans Collective is a discussion group for transgender, gender variant/fluid, genderqueer, non-binary, & gender-questioning individuals.
If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or   rainbow@ucsd.edu.

Queer Aesthetics: Sexuality and Romantic Attraction
Thursday, November 9, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Come by to learn about sexuality and romantic attraction via moodboards! We'll look at different identities on both spectrums, and how people explore these experiences through media and art. Collage supplies will be provided for attendees. If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or  rainbow@ucsd.edu.

Queer and Mindful 
1:00-2:00PM | LGBT Resource Center 

Come join the LGBT Resource Center for meditation, mindful self-examination, and wellness events designed to help you gain control of your life & mind. Please feel encouraged to bring planners, journals, sketchbooks, and art materials for introspective time.

*Not meeting Week 5

Bored Gaymers 
1:00-2:00PM | 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!

Apply for SoCal T*Camp!
Apply for SoCal T*Camp!

Intercampus retreat for transgender, genderqueer and gender-questioning college students
SoCal T*Camp brings together transgender, genderqueer and gender-questioning college students for an intercampus retreat January 5-7, 2018. Both undergraduates and graduates who are currently enrolled are welcome to apply.
You will be notified in November about your application status.
T*Camp is an amazing way to make connections, go deep into one's gender identity and intersecting identities, and build community. Check out the T*Camp video and hear directly from Tcampers about their experiences:  https://youtu.be/0I2iInPhzzU 

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  
Fluid Attraction
Mondays, 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.
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, every odd week
Conference Room| Cross Cultural Center
*GBM #2 on November 1, 2017 in SPACES workroom!
QUEER/TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR is a student org that creates a safe space to dialogue, eduacate, and socialize around LGBTQ+ identified people of color. For more information about QTPOC,  contact    qtpocucsd@gmail.com   

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
First Fall Mixer
Wednesday November 29th, 4:30-7:00pm
Conference Room| LGBT Resource Center
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 and their mixer, please click here.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm starting October 17th
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
First and Third Wednesdays; 3:00-4:00PM
Small Room | Women's Center

The Lesbian Collective is the only student organization at UCSD with a specifically lesbian focus. The mission is to provide a space, voice, and community that is exclusively for lesbian women. The collective currently functions as a discussion circle centering lesbian issues, but may expand into other types of events in the future.

Intern Office Hours

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

Afi: Tues: 8-10:30AM
Alejandra: Tues: 2-3PM; Fri: 11AM-12:30PM
Gavin: Tues: 10AM-2PM; Wed: 4:30-5:30PM
Jodie: MWF:12:30-3PM
Larra: Thurs: 10:30AM-1PM
Marisa: Tues: 3-5:30PM
Noel: Fri: 8AM-9:30AM and 11AM-12PM
Sallie: Tues: 8-10:30AM
Sam: Mon: 11AM-1:30PM
 Queer Student Art Gallery

Queer Student Art Gallery

Submissions for the Winter Quarter Queer Student Art Gallery are now open! We want to share the voices of UCSD's LGBT+ community, so be sure to send an artist statement with your piece.  All mediums are accepted and contributions will be showcased at the end of Winter Quarter.  To contribute, please contact the LGBT Resource Center Art and Activism Intern at rainbow@ucsd.edu.
Community Events

Meet and Greet With The California Legislative LGBT Caucus
Home of Rick Zbur, EQCA Executive Director
November 2, 2017; 6:00-8:00PM

Equality California would like to invite you to an intimate reception with members of the California LGBT Legislative Caucus in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 2nd. Special guests include: LGBT Caucus Chair Assemblymember Evan Low and LGBT Caucus Member Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes. Come share your views and hear about what the state of California is doing to fight for the LGBTQ community. If you have any questions, contact brad@eqca.org. To RSVP, click here.

QuEST's Fall LGBTQ Social
SIO Surfside, 8622 Kennel Way
November 9, 2017 
QuEST is San Diego's LGBTQ professional organization, whose mission is to create a community for LGBTQ professionals in science, tech, engineering, math, medicine and beyond.  Join us for our spring networking event for LGBTQ graduate students, postdocs and professionals at all career levels. The event will take place from 6:00-9:00PM and will have free food, beverages and craft beer! The event is 21+ and IDs will be checked. RSVP by clicking here.

LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor 2017
The San Diego LGBT Community Center 
November 9, 2017; 6:00-8:00PM

Join us for The Benjamin F. Dillingham, III & Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor 2017 Induction Ceremony at The Center. The evening will include a brief program with celebration of military colors, the National Anthem, announcement of inductees, and remarks from honorees in attendance. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ben Cartwright at  bcartwright@thecentersd.org.

Artist Talk: Young Joon Kwak
UC San Diego Literature Building Room 155
November 14, 2017; 5:00-6:30PM

Join us for an artist talk with artist Young Joon Kwak on November 14, 2017 in the Literature Building 155. Kwak is a LA-based multi-disciplinary artist whose sculptures reimagine the function, material, and form of objects, in order to create spaces and scenarios that propose different ways of viewing and interpreting bodies as mutable and open-ended. She is the founder of Mutant Salon, a roving beauty salon/platform for experimental performance collaborations with her community of queer, trans, femme, POC artists and performers, and the lead performer in the electronic-dance-noise band Xina Xurner. For more information, check out https://www.youngjoon.com/.

Community Support Groups

Coming Out Group

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30PM

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 4 meetings of each quarter and then closes to maintain safe space.


For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu  or Agustin Orozco 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 Programs and Services at UCSD is a program tasked with providing retention support, leadership and community development, and a greater awareness of the diverse APIMEDA community at UCSD.

Flexin' My Expression Part V
November 4, 2017: 8:00-10:30PM
Porter's Pub Stage Room

Flexin' My Expression is an open mic that was created as a way for students in the UC San Diego community to have a platform to express themselves, de-stress from the UC San Diego environment, witness the talent of their peers, and connect to the Greater San Diego Poetry Community.  This event has been sponsored by UC San Diego's Black Resource Center, African American Studies Minor, and Thurgood Marshall College Residential Life.

Native American Heritage Month Luncheon
November 2, 2017; 11:30AM-1:00PM

Kick off Native America Heritage Month in November with the Intertribal Resource Center Luncheon Event! Tickets are onsale now for $15 and proceeds will benefit an ITRC Scholarship to support Native American students at UCSD.

Exporting and Exploiting Labor
November 16, 2017;  5:00-7:00PM
Comunidad Room 

Join our discussion of the exportation of factories and outsourcing of labor to 'developing' countries. How do big corporations we buy from evade the restrictions and regulations of the nations they are based in and what effect does this have abroad?
Light refreshments will be provided.

Gender Buffet
November 3, 2017; 12:00-1:30PM
Women's Center

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.

Brown Bag Series
Call for Presenters

Looking for presenters that use an intersectional framework within their research, to provide a space where intersectional identities can be explored and where students can further their scholarly development. It's an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students, staff and faculty to network. If interested contact Bri Gumbs at bgumbs@ucsd.edu.

Community Classifieds

UCSD TRiO Outreach Programs

We are currently looking for a math/science tutor who can independently facilitate an after-school tutoring program for low-income/first-generation high school students at Monte Vista High School. Our overall program goal is to prepare our students for college entrance and success. 
Applicant must be a STEM major, have a vehicle and be available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Pay rate is $14.00/hour. Apply via Port Triton Job #844297. For questions, please contact ucsdtrio@ucsd.edu

Alternative Tours (SPACES)
Alternative Tours offer a unique perspective on the hxstory of student activism on campus, and strive to retain OurStory despite institutional erasure. Tours are free and open to all interested K-14 groups, and we are open to tailoring our tours to meet the vision or needs of groups requesting tours.  We are looking to expand our program in order to provide greater access to the San Diego community. If you are bilingual or multilingual, we strongly encourage you to apply! tinyurl.com/AltTourGuideF17 
Oasis Drop in Services
The Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services offers math and science workshops to students led by a tutor who explains course concepts and encourages a collaborative learning environment. Current programs include MATH3C Study tables, located at Center Hall 375, Mon-Fri (10am-4pm). Drop in writing tutoring is also offered, where tutor and student will review writing prompts, brainstorm ideas and read papers for clarity and structure. Drop in writing tutoring is located in Center Hall 322, MWF (11am-1pm) and Tues/Thurs (1pm-4pm).

CAPS Daily Drop-ins
Want to gain skills to increase well-being today? CAPS Daily Drop-In Workshops are open to all currently registered students and are held Mondays through Fridays, 3:00-4:00pm. These workshops are a great opportunity for students to who are maybe having a tough day and want to gain skills to increase well-being that same day.  Students can participate by going to the location listed and do not have to make an appointment beforehand. For more information, click here.
I'm First Forum for Undergraduate Students
Thursdays; 12:00-1:30PM
CASP Office Student Services Center #555

In this informal, open forum, Dr. Roberto Luna from Counseling and Psychological Services will discuss topics that come with being the first in your family to attend college. Dr. Luna will also cover strategies and tips that students can apply to overcome challenges that face students who are "firsts." Themes will range from the imposter syndrome, marginalization and more. The first ten minutes of the forum will be presentation style to introduce the theme and will be live streamed on Facebook ( facebook.com/caspUCSD).

Tea and Paint Night
November 1, 2017; 4:30PM-6:00PM
The Zone

Feeling artsy? Come join The Zone to paint your own masterpiece while sipping on delicious tea, snacking on healthy food, and enjoying time with good company! This event is first come, first served. Arrive early as this program gets full quickly.

Financially Savvy: Eating Healthy on a Budget
November 2, 2017; 12:00-1:00PM
The Zone

Learn tips and life hacks to eat healthy while staying on a budget! Light refreshments will be provided. Presented by Christine McNamara, SHS Registered Dietitian and Zarah Rubio, Zone Program Manager.

First-Gen Faculty, Staff & Student Forum and Mixer
November 2, 2017; 5:00-7:00PM 
UC San Diego Multipurpose Room (SCC First floor)

Join UC San Diego's first-generation faculty, staff and students as we connect to share our first-generation college student stories, highlighting our triumphs and challenges, and identifying what fuels us to be the first of many- first to go to college, first to graduate, and first in lots of other areas in our lives.


Peace Corps Information Session
November 2, 2017; 5:00-6:30PM
Career Services Center, Round Room

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join the information session to learn more about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Flu Clinic
November 3, 2017; 11:30AM-4:00PM
The Zone

Protect yourself from Flu Season! Come by The Zone November 1 & 3 from 11:30 - 4:00 pm. No appointment needed. Walk-ins Welcome. Tdap vaccines are also available.
Note: This service is for registered students only.
Cost: Free for students with SHIP and $25 for students with RAFT or a fee for service (with outside insurance).

Refugee Teaching Symposium
November 3-4, 2017
4061 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego

The Critical Refugee Studies Collective invites you to attend a two day symposium on Refugee Teaching, which will bring together local educators, students, parents and community groups to discuss our vision for teaching and learning in/for the 21st century. Visit  www.refugeeteaching.wordpress.com to register!

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
November 4, 2017; 8:00AM-4PM 
California State University, Channel islands

The Forum is an all day event designed to aquaint students from underrepresented groups with the academic and career opportunities associated with advanced study in a wide range of disciplines. Email  gradrecruitor@ucsd.edu for registration information or call 858-822-1492.

UC San Diego Campus Community Centers 

YouAbroad is an intersectional dialogue series exploring experiences abroad within the lens of specific identities. This fall we will explore the following identities: BlackAbroad, LatinxAbroad, QueerAbroad and WomenAbroad. Come for a casual conversation and to hear from recently returned students about their experiences abroad. Sessions will be held on November 2, November 9, and November 16. For more information, contact  andrajacques@ucsd.edu

A migas, Queens, & Gold Stars: Queer Chicanas Behind The Cameras 
November 7, 2017; 5:00-7:00PM
Raza Resource Centro, Lounge
Please join SPACES and the Raza Resource Centro for Amigas, Queens and Gold Stars: Queer Chicanas Behind the Cameras on Nov. 7! Come meet actor, director, and producer Karla Legaspy, and learn about the importance of supporting queer women of color film/media. There will be a short film screening and facilitated discussion with Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided. 


Critical Gender Studies Office Hours 
November 7, 2017; 10:00AM-12:00PM 
Cross Cultural Center, Tranquility Room

Are you interested in taking Critical Gender Studies classes, but don't know where to start? Have you been meaning to talk to an academic advisor about declaring your CGS major or minor? Do you have a class that you need to petition for CGS but haven't found the time to do it? Stop by one of the Campus Community Centers to talk to a CGS academic advisor!

#WhyIGive Wednesday
November 8, 2017; 10:00AM-3:00PM
Library Walk Block 1990

Join the Student Foundation in gearing up for Giving  Tuesday  with our very first #WhyIGive  Wednesday Stop by our booth to celebrate the good that is giving back.  We will have supplies for you to make your very own midterm survival kit to give to a friend. Items will include EmergenC, bluebooks, scantrons, and much more!  After you make your customizable midterm kit, let us know why YOU give by becoming apart of our #WhyIGive campaign. Pose for a pic with your kit and reason for giving, then give your gift forward to a friend/stranger/peer who needs it.

Volunteer at the 2017 High School Conference!

HSC is an annual event put on by the Black Student Union to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in higher education. We'll need help with checking in students, leading groups and debriefs, and general tasks throughout the day. This year's HSC will be on Sunday, November 11, 2017 and there are various opportunities to help for various lengths of time from 7:30AM-7:00PM. We need your help for this event to be successful! Volunteers will be fed. Sign up now: tinyurl.com/BSUHSC2K17
Tygiene Scholarship
Tygiene is a popular website where you can find reliable product reviews on Best Dental care products. On the website, you will find enormous knowledge on various brands and extensive research considering features, price and reliability. If you think that you can make a substantial contribution to Tygiene as a writer, send in your article for a chance to win a $1000 dollar scholarship. This can be any type of submission including given topics or one that matches the theme of Tygiene.    
The $1000 Tygiene Scholarship Program is open for undergraduate or graduate students. Requirements to apply and more information can be found  here Deadline to apply is April 20th, 2018.
Flourish @UCSD
Thursdays; 3:00-4:00PM
Revelle Conference Room C
Belong. Be you. Be well. Dr. Alex Thibeault and a Wellness Peer Educator provide information and interactive excercises to help you flourish. Topics discussed will include stress management, 
social confidence, mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care.  Open to all students!

Master Mind Seo Scholarship
Master Mind Seo has been helping bloggers, webmasters and small business who are looking to make their presence online and is celebrating its 2 years anniversary. The Master Mind Seo scholarship for students who wish to share their knowledge on any topic relevant to our website.  There are several Categories on our website and interested student can pick their favorite and send a piece of content (up to 1000 words) in their own writing style and  is open for undergraduate or graduate students from selected colleges contacted by email. Deadline is April 20th, 2018. More information can be found here.