Fall 2016, Week 6
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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"I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance."

~ bell hooks 
Save the date for the upcoming events at the RC! 

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.

Time Check: Transgender Hour

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
3:00-5:00pm | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room
This interactive, awareness program will provide an overview of transgender community issues including definitions, activism, history, etc.

Set your alarms to remind you about this program so you don't miss out on learning more about the transgender community!

Community Groups

Men  Who Love Men
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 
11am-12pm, LGBTRC Conference Room
  What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be gay? Join us in this discussion group as we explore the complexities and intersection of masculinity and homosexuality. This talk is open to self-identified men who love other men. Meant to be a serious discussion and not a dating group. If you have questions or want to RSVP, email rainbow@ucsd.edu.

Soul Rejuvenation Series
Friday, November 4th, 2016 
11:30am-1pm, CCC (Comunidad Small Room)
Come discuss and unpack heavy subjects and be in community with other Queer and Trans Folks of COLOR. This is a space that will look at the pain that queer and trans folks of color experience while also beginning conversations about what self care practices for healing may look like. At the end we will have a mindfulness breathing practice!

LGBT Veterans Talk
Thursday, November 10th, 2016 
2pm-3pm, Cross Cultural Center
A discussion group lead by a Military Vet for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans military veterans, reservist, and active duty service personnel; and their partners. As Veteran's Day approaches, what does duty and being a veteran mean as a LGBT person? If you have questions or want to RSVP, email rainbow@ucsd.edu.

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.

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 

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!

It's Who You Know!
Wednesday November 9, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Cross-Cultural Center
This program will help you understand the benefits of networking, and how you can leverage who and what you know to make and strengthen connections that will help you obtain letters of recommendation for graduate school, land that interview, obtain internships etc. Learn how to ask for reerrals and review networking etiquette.

Brown Bag Series
Wednesday November 16, 12:30-2:00pm
Raza Resource Centro

Mark your calendars for the first "Brown Bag Series" of the school year! Join us as we come together in community to learn more about the research being done by UCSD graduate students:  Crystal Roxana Pérez, Jeanelle Horcasitas, and Alina R. Méndez.

Light refreshments will be provided!

Gender Buffet: Gender and Elections
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 "Gender and Elections" 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:

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.