Fall 2016, Week 8
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 paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.

~ Frida Kahlo
Save the date for the upcoming events at the RC! 

That's Racist! A Conversation About the Presidental Election
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
4:30-6:30pm | LGBT Resource Center 
A closed space for QTPOC to process and heal from the presidential election and all the racist events that have occurred during the race. We will also be making DIY kinetic sand as a way of practicing self-care. See you then!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
12:00-1:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

Join us for pan dulce, chisme & community at the LGBTRC! Open to students, staff, and faculty.


Trans Day of Remembrance: Remembering & Honoring our Community
Friday, November 18th, 2016 
12:00-2:00pm, Library Walk

Stop by library walk for a Trans Day of Remembrance community altar space to honor members of our Trans community who have died or been impacted by anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Community is encouraged to bring photos. We'll have resources and educational activities as well.

Fluidity in Video Games
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
6:30-8 :30pm, LGBT Resource Center

Join the LGBT Resource Center for a conversation about the portrayal of multiple gender attraction in video games and the video game industry! The first part of the event we'll talk about the past, the present, and the future of fluid representation in gaming. After the discussion, we'll look at and play through some of those video games together! 

Video game buttons and stickers will be provided for attendees, supplies lasting.

Community Announcements and Groups

Men Who Love Men Discussion 
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 
10:00-11:30am, LGBT Resource Center

How do we express our authentic selves in these uncertain times? How do we as men-who-love-men navigate our different identities in heterocentric world? A serious discussion group for self-identified men who love mwn (not a dating group). If you have questions or want to RSVP, email rainbow@ucsd.edu.

Fund for Legal Name/Gender Changes

A member of our community is coming forward and offering to pay for the costs of legal name/gender marker changes before inauguration day for Trans/Gender Queer/Gender Non Conforming folks who want to get this done ASAP! If you are interested, s imply send an email directly to: transdocumentsfund@gmail.com

For those who want to contribute or find more information, click here!

2017 Point Foundation Scholarship Application are now open! The application period for our 2017-2018 higher education scholarships opened November 1 and remains open until January 30, 2017. Find more information here!

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 

Aces Group:  Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm
Fluid Attraction: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Queer Sixers United (QSUN):  T ue s d a y s ,   8 : 0 0 - 9 : 0 0 p m
Men's Group:  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Femmes of Colour:  Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC):  Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm
International QLGBT Student Union:  Fridays odd weeks, 2:00-4:00pm

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

Campus Hustles
Thursday, November 17th
12:30-2pm, Black Resource Center

Come to Campus Hustles and learn how to find jobs on campus or even create your own businesses. Learn how to utilize Port Triton, how to market your skills, and how to begin to grow your money.
You'll also have an opportunity to listen and ask questions to three students on campus who currently run their own businesses. 

The Impact of Media on Gender Roles: Looking at the Portrayal of Women in Disney Films
Thursday November 17,  5:00pm-7:00pm
Cross-Cultural Center
Media plays a critical role in how we view ourselves and come to develop and understand our identities. Join us as we explore the ways in which gender is perceived in Disney classics and how it plays out in our day to day lives.


Circulo de Mujeres
Every Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm
Raza Resource Centro

A supportive talk and check-in time with manualidades/crafts! Feel free to bring your lunch or snacks to self care!

Please direct any questions to Hercilia Corona, PhD (CAPS) at 858-534-3456.


Sistas' Night In: A Community Building Event 
Wednesday, November 16th
7-9pm,  Women's Center

Join us for a chill evening of karaoke, games, movies, and free food at the Women's Center this Wednesday, November 16th from 7-9pm!
Hosted by the Women's Center and Black Student Union. This is a closed event for all UCSD-affiliated Black-identified women and femme-identified folk.

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

CLAH Relaunch & Fundraiser Social
.Wednesday, November 16th
3:30pm -5pm, Comunidad Room
End Repression in Mexico
Thursday Nov 17, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
San Diego City College
Room MS 162

"Write-In" event for political engagement, this Thursday, Nov. 17, 12:30pm-2:30pm
On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, UCSD's HMP3 is hosting the Medical Education for Diverse Students (MEDS) Conference at the Telemedicine Building!
This conference is designed for students that are interested in entering the medical and pharmaceutical fields. We are aware of the need of professionals from diverse backgrounds in the healthcare system, who can identify with an even more diverse group of patients. Therefore, MEDS was created to close the disparities seen in both medical education and healthcare. Most importantly, MEDS now exists to serve the students - to encourage, educate and empower students on their road to a career in health.
MEDS is an all-day conference, where students will get to choose from diverse workshops and activities. Students will experience hands-on activities (such as suture clinic, simulation labs), in addition to workshops that will help students get the information they need to get into Medical/Pharmacy school. 

Register and learn more at meds.ucsd.edu!

Graduate Brown Bag at the LGBT Resource Center: Thursday, November 17, 2:00PM

The UCSD Department of Literature is now accepting campus submissions for The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize!  Entries must be submitted to the Literature Undergraduate Office, Room 110 Literature Building, by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8th, 2016.
The Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize is awarded for the best unpublished poem or group of poems by an undergraduate student at the University of California campuses, University of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford University, Santa Clara University and St. Mary's College.  The prize was established by friends of Ina Coolbrith, former Poet Laureate for California.  Approximately $1500 is available annually for prizes, to be apportioned by the judging campus.
Entries must be typed, with only the last four digits of the entrant's PID and the name of the contest (Coolbrith) printed at the top of each page-with no other identifying information, please.  A cover sheet will be attached to each set of poems (1-3 poems per person may be submitted).  Cover sheets can be picked up in the Literature Undergraduate Office (Room 110 of the Literature Building).
Contestants should retain original copies of their poetry, as entries will not be returned.  Participating campuses will each select three finalists, which will be forwarded to the final panel of judges.  For full contest details and information, go to: http://financialaid.berkeley.edu/prizes-and-honors-ina-coolbrith-memorial-poetry-prize

Asian American Community Forum: Even weeks, 12-1ppm, Cross Cultural Center 

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.