Fall 2016, 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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"Intersex is not new. It's been around since the beginning of human existence... I know you may have really dark thoughts, but I want you to know that meeting other intersex people and finding a community or support group can be one of the most important aspects in your healing process, and we're out there. We're here. And I hope you can find us." 

~ Pidgeon Pagonis

Save the date for the upcoming events at the RC! 

Haitian Refugee Donation Drive
Oct 17th-Oct 28th
Boxes at Resource Centers

Current natural disaters in Haiti and economic instability in Brazil led to the migration of thousands of Haitian immigrants to the US-Mexico border. Migrant Rights Awareness at UCSD will be hosting this donation drive with the hopes of alleviating some of the community's immediate needs. A donation box can be found here at the LGBT Resource Center!


Intersex Awareness Program
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
5:00-7:00pm | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Come by the LGBT Resource Center to participate in our Intersex Awareness Program! We will be learning about the Intersex Community issues and social movement through guided discussion and will have a chance to demonstrate our learning through a creative activity. Hope to see you then!


Identity! I Choose You!
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
5:00-7:00pm | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

How do people come into identity? What are the feelings and experiences people have that lead them to identifying a certain way? Come to the LGBTRC to enjoy a fun pokemon themed interactive discussion about LGBTQIA+ identities. We'll also compile a collective zine at the end of the program.
Free Pokemon-themed and animal-themed pride buttons and stickers. And free food too!


QT Community Care:
Self-preservation strategies for the LGBTQIA+ Community
Tues | Nov 8 |LGBTRC Conference Room |2-4pm

Come take a break to destress and connect with community at the LGBTRC. We'll have refreshments, coloring & wellness activities for you!

Queering Sex Ed
Facilitated by Laura Brown (Health Educator, Gynecological Teaching Assistant, Yoga Instructor)
November 15th, 5:30pm-7pm, 
Cross-Cultural Center Library
Join us for an educational workshop about sex in the LGBTQ+ community. Come learn about sexual health, pleasure and consent. Refreshments will be provided. Free safer sex supplies and giveaways!
About Laura:
Laura believes that profound change radiates when folks are empowered within their own bodies and decisions. This belief inspires her current work as a Health Educator, a Gynecological Teaching Assistant, and a Yoga Instructor. By contextualizing her own traumas, Laura is motivated toward the intersecting goals of self-care and social justice.

Community Groups

The Healing Journey for Trans Folks
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
3:30-4:50pm |Women's  Center, Small Meeting Room

Calling for all folks (Undergraduates , Graduates, Staff and Faculty) who identify along the Trans spectrum, to come connect in a three part series program space that is validating, intentionally building community, while also holding space to explore and share what each individual healing journey looks likes navigating a cis-normative world.

The first program of the series is intended to create an uplifting, light, and validating space for folks to come and share space with other Trans identifying folks, and just get to know one another, while beginning discussion on what does healing looking like for each individual and as a community?

This is a closed space for folks who identify along the trans spectrum.   

Asexual Awareness Week Social
Friday October 28th, 5.30pm-8pm
Thich Nhat Hanh Room, under the LGBT Resource Center

Come and eat cake, meet other aces and celebrate Asexual Awareness week. Open to UCSD students & staff and their guests.

Community Announcements

Free Tickets to the The San Diego Asian Film Festival: SHORTS: POKÉMON GAY
Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Free tickets available to current students. Please see our front desk to claim your free tickets.
The San Diego Asian Film Festival is one of the leading showcases of Asian cinema in North America and one of the biggest platforms for Asian American media anywhere. We have 9 free tickets to the short films, SHORTS: POKÉMON GAY

From cosplay love and time-bending hopes, to the sometimes-elusive entity known as parental acceptance, our slate of films tries to catch 'em all.
Learn more here!

Apply for T*Camp SoCal 2017

T*Camp SoCal 2017

SoCal T*Camp brings together transgender, genderqueer and gender-questioning college students for an intercampus retreat January 6-8, 2017. Both undergraduates and graduates who are currently enrolled are welcome to apply.
The deadline to apply is October 30. 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
UC San Diego Students that are accepted will get fees covered.

Questions about T*Camp may be directed to  nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu.

LGBTQIA+ Leaders for 2016-2017

We're creating a community roster of LGBTQIA+ student leaders on campus to keep the community better updated of resources and opportunities. You have the option for your information to remain internal - for the LGBT Resource Center Professional Staff to be able to contact you regarding opportunities OR for it to be public- to be listed on our website for peers and community to know who our student leaders are.

Submit your info  here.  F or questions, contact Maribel Gomez at  mpgomez@ucsd.edu.
Campus Community Centers

Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American Programs and Services

Happy FroDay!
Friday, November 4, 1:30-3:00pm
Black Resource Center Conference Room

Irene and Nyrice present FroDay part 3! Come learn about hair porosity and how to wrap headscarves. Bringing your own wrap is encouraged! 

There will also be a giveaway!

Breather Series: DIY Sensory Bottles Workshop
Thursday October 27, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cross-Cultural Center, ArtSpace
Take a break and join us for a fun and interactrive workshop! Unlock your creativity and learn how these sensory bottles can serve as a fun tool to help you take meanignful breaks as well as reduce stress and anxiety.
Light refreshments and limited supplies will be provided.

Raza Writing Collective
Fridays, 12:00pm-2:0pm
Raza Resource Centro
Designed to take away isolation from academic and grant writing, be a part of a community of writers in solidarity with each other. We make time, support, and help each other throughout the writing process. Anyone is invited to join the collective regardless of your status within the university!

Gender Buffet: Intersex Awareness Day
Fridays, 12-1:30pm I Women's Center

Join us for Gender Buffet! Gender Buffet is a weekly, informal dialogue on issues connected to gender.  This week's topic is "Intersex Awareness Day" FREE SNACKS.  

Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
This week at the RC:

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 

The Aces Group
Mondays, 5:00 pm,  LGBT Resource Center

Want to stay connected to the Asexual community at UCSD? The Aces etc. group aims to connect members of the asexual and aromantic communities (including demisexuals, grey-aces and their allies) to discuss ace-related issues, support each other, and promote awareness. While we don't currently have regular group meetings, we encourage you to join the mailing list.

For more info,  email Spencer Jones at

Fluid Attraction Group
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

Join in community and discussion on what life is like having fluid attractions.

For more info, please contact  krlyons@ucsd.edu


Men's Group
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, LGBT Resource Center

Men's group is a social support group that strives to establish a safe, comfortable space for discussions being male and queer.
For more info, email:  rainbow@ucsd.edu


Femmes of Colour
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm
LGBT Resource Center, Conference Room

This space was created in order to create a stronger community here on UCSD for the queer femmes that come to the university.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email ucsdfemmesofcolour@gmail.com | Facebook


Queer & Trans People of Color
Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
LGBT Resource Center

Connect with other Queer and Trans* People of Color!   Discuss issues around navigating homophobia and transphobia, resisting racism, and fighting misogyny among other things.
For more info, email   ucsdqpoc@gmail.com | Facebook 


Men's Relationship Forum

Weeks 2-10 (Fall, Winter & Spring Quarters)
Mondays, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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


International QLGBT Union
Fridays Odd Weeks, 2:00-4:00pm
LGBT Resource Center

IQU is a space for International students who identify as LGBTQ+ and domestic students interested in global LGBTQ+ issues. We aim to help connect QT-identified students with other QT-identified international students and the domestic queer community on campus and vice vesra. We have a lot of events coming up and hope to see you there!

For more info, email iquatucsd@gmail.com | Facebook

LGBT Resource Center Affiliate Program

Is your organization or group interested in partnering with the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center? Are you looking to start your own LGBTQIA+ org? Need a meeting space? Looking for leadership opportunities? Check out our Affiliate Program! The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Affiliate Program has a variety of perks and opportunities for your organization. Check out our website for the application and more details. For questions contact mpgomez@ucsd.edu
For more Program info click here
Click here to access an Application

Do you have library recommendations?

Is there anything you'd like to see added to our library at the LGBT Resource Center? Well you're in luck, our library intern is currently looking for recommendations!

If there is a book, magazine, comic, CD, etc. that you think would be a great addition, feel free to let us know by filling out this survey!

Community Classifieds
Frat parties mocking Black History Month, homophobic slurs, anti-Mexican graffiti on campus, and sexual harassment...these reoccurring events affect ALL students, underrepresented or not, and demonstrate the need for a conversation about student experiences related to the campus climate at UC San Diego.  Join the conversation and submit your creative work!

The UC San Diego Library is creating a "living archive" as an alternative way to highlight awareness, provide a space for dialogue, and preserve and document events related to UC San Diego history. A  living archive is a collection of materials presented in a way that allows for the expression, exhibition, documentation, and preservation of a sentiment or movement in a particular community.  This type of "archiving" is "living" because it is constantly updated with the current climate and consists of all manner of expression from documents of the past, to creative expression through art, to real-time feedback of the current period.

We want YOU to be a part of the Living Archive.  What do you have to say or express about the current climate at UCSD?   

Information on the project and how to submit work is here:  http://lib.ucsd.edu/howucit 
The physical exhibit will run from February 1 - March 31, 2016 in Geisel Library, with a permanent online collection of submissions.  Deadline for submissions is November 30th and you must be enrolled as a current UCSD student.  Paintings, drawings, collages, prints, sculptures, photographs, performance art, written work, video or film are welcome! 
For questions or more information, contact Tamara Rhodes,  tlrhodes@ucsd.edu.