Spring 2017, 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 think the notion of dreaming in a time where we are told that it is foolish, futile or not useful is one of the most revolutionary things we can do. To have our lives determined by our dreams of a free world--instead of reactions to a state-imposed reality--is one of the most powerful tools of decolonization." 
Harsha Walia

Upcoming Events!

Makeup is for Everyone!
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
4:30-6pmCross Cultural Center Artspace

Ever wanted to try makeup but never felt like you could for whatever reason? Here is an introductory and all inclusive event just for you! Makeup experts and makeup novices also welcome to come join our event as we also engage in discussion and analysis of what makeup should be for, on subjects of gender presentation, body image, and self care. 

As part of the event, we will be raffling off makeup from Colourpop, Coloured Raine, an d a Juvia's Place Nubian Palette! The latter two companies are black owned businesses. Support your black owned businesses!

Due to the raffle, the event will be capped at 45 people on first come, first serve basis.

APIMEDA LGBTQ Family Luncheon
Monday, June 5th, 2017
11:30am -1:30pm, 
Cross Cultural Center

We're excited to host an Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA) LGBTQ Family Luncheon!  This luncheon is a closed space for APIMEDA LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty at UC San Diego to come together, share a meal, and find community around common intersecting APIMEDA and LGBTQ identities. 

We're requesting an RSVP here for this event so that we can make sure that we properly prepare for food and space.  We also know that some folks may have class or limited lunch schedules for work, and so we hope you will be able to join for as much of this event as you can.  Please feel free to share this with other APIMEDA LGBTQ identifies UCSD community members.

Pantano Camp
Friday, June 9th, 2017 
6:30-8:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

Come de-stress before finals at the LGBT Resource Center's very first annual Pantano* Camp. Come join us at the screening of Shrek in Spanish! 

The screening will start at 7pm. Subtitles will be in either in English or Spanish depending on the audience.
*Pantano translates to swamp

Rainbow Graduation
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 
2-4pm, UC San Diego Faculty Club 

Please join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we come together to honor the students who are graduating, our volunteers, our scholarship recipients and all who have impacted our community over the last year.

The event serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBT Alumni. Although many people do get dressed up for the event, it tends to be a queer little get together, with all the trappings of our community, so be yourself.
If you are graduating, please complete the form here
Contact Shaun Travers at stravers@ucsd.edu for more information or if you have questions!!

Peer Educator Workshop Requests

In need of workshops that provide incite on LGBTQIA+ issues and information about the community? The LGBT center is taking requests for workshop presentations to be given around campus upon request. 

For more information and to request a workshop, please visit the lgbt.ucsd.edu website. We are under the "Services" tab as the Social Justice Peer Educator Program. 

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

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates LGBT Resource Center

Queer Sixers United (QSUN)
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm

Fluid Attraction
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

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

Black Queer Collective
Even Week Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm

Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC)
Odd Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm

Fridays, 6:00-7:00pm

Gay Men's Relationship Forum
Mondays, 2:30-4pm,  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 info, contact Greg Koch at gkoch@ucsd.edu
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!

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


Transfer Triton Thursday
Thursday, May 25, 2017
2:00 pm,  the hump in front of Main Gym

Come join us for the end of the year transfer wrap-up! We will have a discussion about your transitional year and what you're looking forward to for the next year.


All People's Recognition Ceremony: Thanks to Those Who Spoke Up and Woke Up 
22nd Annual All-People's Recognition Ceremony
Thursday May 25, 2017
5:00pm-7:00pm, Cross-Cultural Center

We are all in this together. Given the current political and activist climate now more than ever support and coalition building are key. All peep's is a chance to say thank you and to acknowledge all the efforts in the streets, on social media, in our organizations and classrooms. Every place people woke up and spoke up. Now is the time to rejoice, laugh, and remember for the work continues.

The All-People's recognition ceremony is an annual event recognizing community efforts by affiliate organizations, social justice leadership academy, volunteers, and graduating students. 

Join us for food, fun, and a photobooth. The event is free to all, so to properly estimate for food and reception, please

Queer Xicano Chisme: Online Empowerment & Chisme Toward Healing
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
5-6:30pm, Raza Resource Centro

Hola Todos! Come to the Centro Tuesday of week 9 to meet Queer Xicano Chisme, a UC Alum (Davis '16) who has taken their activism and self care from the community to online platforms. Through social media, QXC aims to empower and be a voice (read: not THE voice) for queer, cicanitos through the spread of some HOT chisme* 

*Chisme is gossip, oral hxstory, sharing, news, and ancestral knowledge as practices by many chicanx/latinx folks

Queer & Trans Clothing Swap
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
11am-4pm, Women's Center

Come take part in an amazing clothing swap for queer and trans people! The goal of the clothing swap is to enable LGBT people to have access to clothing that they feel comfortable in with regards to their gender expression.
This event is geared toward queer and transgender people throughout San Diego, particularly students and those who are low-income and might not be able to afford clothes that they feel comfortably represents their gender. However, this is open to queer, trans, questioning, and gender non-conforming people from all walks of life.
All clothes here will be up for grabs, but you do not need to bring clothes in order to take clothes.

For more information, or questions, please email Sam Lyons at krlyons@ucsd.edu

This Week at the RC


Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
Community Classifieds

Gay Day in May: Andrea Gibson
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
7-9pm, ERC Great Hall

Come and hang out with your good friends from Queers and Allies of ERC to see a free performance by published poet Andrea Gibson!

All UCSD students welcome. Dress to impress, but know you're loved by all of us here in QuERC no matter how you dress. Doors open at 7pm, and food will be served.

Art & Soul: Create your own gratitude journal!
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
11am-12pm, The Zone

Decorate a journal and make an entry every day about something you are thankful for! Workshops are free; all supplies and materials provided. Space is limited and is first come, first served.

UC San Diego Health Supporting San Diego's LGBT Community
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
3:30-5pmUC San Diego Medical Center

We're lighting UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest in rainbow colors for the month of July.
Join us in celebrating the LGBT community and our commitment to health care equality.
Please join us and special guest
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
for the Celebration of Pride.
The event will include live music from
the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus and
complimentary refreshments.

RSVP here