Spring 2018, 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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"It's always wrong to hate, but it's never wrong to love"- Lady Gaga
Audio Newsletter
         Check out this week's audio newsletter:   https://youtu.be/Xrkj87ibxlM
Art and Resistance: Wake Up and Resist Dystopia

Art & Resistance: Wake Up & Resist Dystopia
Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:00-7:00PM | ERC Room Price Center West

Join us for a workshop with Edxie Betts, an artist, autonomous organizer, and cultural producer. Learn how to organize art that supports social movements. If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at  rainbow@ucsd.edu or at 858-822-3493.

Upcoming Events 

Things Left Unsaid: A Mental Health Panel on Queer Asian American Communities
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
11:30AM-1:30PM | Cross Cultural Center Art Space

Join us for a conversation about the intersections of racial/ethnic, sexual and gender identities and the role they have on mental health and well-being. Light refreshments provided.

LGBTQIA+ Compilation Book Submission: Community Art Workshop
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
3:00-6:00PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Want to submit a piece for the LGBTQIA+ Compilation Community book, which will be published in our very own RC Library?? Well, you're in luck. Come for free supplies, snacks, and community TOMORROW to create, converse, and contribute!!

Already have something ready to submit, or just want to know more?
Click the link below:

Deadline to submit is Friday, May 11! 

Out of the Closet
Thursday, May 10, 2018
3:00-4:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

How is the LGBTQIA+ community represented in media today? How has that changed over time as visibility of our community grows? Where do we want to see ourselves in the future of media? Join us for a discussion on the history of LGBT+ representation in cinema and television. This will be a closed space for LGBTQIA+ identified folks.

If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or  rainbow@ucsd.edu.

Trans Collective
May 16, May 30th
12-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Trans Collective is a discussion group for transgender, gender variant/fluid, genderqueer, nonbinary, & gender-questioning individuals.

null Love, Simon Screening
Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:00-10:00PM | 
Sixth College ResHall Quad

Don your jean jacket and cry the night away at this free Love, Simon screening on May 17!

A fun fair of queer-oriented games and info booths will kick off the festivities at 7:00 PM in the Sixth College ResHall Quad with the movie screening at 8:00 PM.

Enjoy free waffles from the incredible Belgium Delights food truck! Other Love, Simon related foods will wet your appetite.

There will be prizes, stickers, and book raffles for Becky Albertalli's Simon-verse Trilogy!

All are welcome to join in watching a beautiful truth of a beautiful love story.
For more information, click below:

Pride Parade Planning Committee
Thursdays, Weeks 6 and 9
12:00-1:00PM | LGBT Resource Center
Every year UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center has a contingent in San Diego's Pride Parade. Join us to discuss Pride's Theme, our connection to that theme and how we will challenge it.

UCSD Multi-identity Art Collective
7:00-9:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

Multi-identity Artist Collective is an intersectionl art group geared toward no one in particular because we take just about everyone! Humans of all artistic skill levels, specialities and identites are welcome to join us. We hold art workshops and other social events!

Bored Gaymers 
12:00-1:30PM | 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!

Rainbow Graduation Sign Up

Rainbow Graduation serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBTQIA+ Alumni. If you are graduating this year and would like to be recognized at the ceremony on June 9th, please fill out the form at  http://lgbt.ucsd.edu/events/rainbow-graduation.html. Contact Gavin Granitto at  ggranitt@ucsd.edu or check out our Facebook event page for more information ( https://www.facebook.com/events/211380406097764 )

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  
Queer ERC
QuERC is an organization that strives to build a community for queer students and allies.  Come hang out and learn more! For more information and updates on events, click the link below: 

Fluid Attraction
Wednesdays, 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.
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, every odd week
Conference Room | Cross Cultural Center
QUEER/TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR is a student org that creates a safe space to dialogue, educate, and socialize around LGBTQ+ identified people of color. For more information about QTPOC, contact qtpocucsd@gmail.com or check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/qtpocucsd/

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
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, please click here.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm  
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 
Odd Wednesdays; 4:00-5:00PM 
Small Room | Women's Center 
The Lesbian Collective is UCSD's only lesbian-centered student organization! Join us every odd Wednesday from 4-5PM in the Women's Center small meeting room for discussion circles about lesbian life, feminism, and experiences among friends. For more information, contact lesbiancollective@ucsd.edu.

Aces and Aros
Odd Fridays; 4:00-5:00PM 
Conference Room | LGBT Resource Center 
Aces and Aros is meant to provide a space for those who identify on the asexual/aromantic spectrums or are on their journey to identifying with either/both communities. The group is designed to have room for discussions about ace/aro issues or experiences, as well as foster a stronger sense of community and support. For more information, contact acesandaros.ucsd@gmail.com.
Intern Office Hours

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

Afi: Thurs: 11:30AM-2:00PM
Alejandra: Tues: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Gavin: Wed: 11:00AM-1:30PM
Jodie: Mon: 2:00-3:00PM; Tues/Thurs 2:30PM-4:00PM
Larra: Wed: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Marisa: Wed: 12:00-2:30PM
Noel: Mon: 1:30-4:00PM
Sallie: Mon: 8:00-10:30AM
Sam: Fri: 10:00AM-12:30PM
LGBT+ Community Events

We Who Believe in Freedom: A Look at LGBTQ People of Color History in San Diego
May 23, 2018, 7:00-9:00PM

San Diego has a rich history of LGBTQ activism and organizing. How do we make sure this history represents the breadth and complexity of our community? In collaboration with the Lambda Archives of San Diego, we invite you to explore the sometimes-overlooked experiences and activism of LGBTQ people of color in San Diego.

Community Support Groups

Coming Out Group

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00PM 

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


For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu  or Luis Legaspi 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


Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA) Programs and Services was established at UCSD in 2016.

Black Soccer Night
May 9, 2018; 5:00-6:30PM
Muir Field

Join the Black Men's Collective as we spend time together playing soccer. 

Losing Singles: Finding Off Campus Housing
May 10, 2018; 5:00-6:30PM
Black Resource Center Conference Room

Are you forced to move off campus next year? Come get some cheats and tips to finding affordable off-campus housing. Food will be provided!

Midterm Refuel
May 9, 2018; 10:00AM-4:30PM
Intertribal Resource Center

Refuel after Spring Quarter Midterms!

Join us for donuts and coffee in the morning and snacks throughout the day.

De-stress with some coloring and arts & crafts.



Root Worlds
May 19, 2018; 10:00AM-4:00PM
Cross Cultural Center

UCSD and Wordsmiths welcomes all San Diego Community Students to attend Root Worlds Writing Workshop's pilot program, a FREE day-long event focused on fundamentals particular to the writing of science fiction and fantasy stories. 

Gender Bias, Sexism, & Stereotypes in STEM with Patricia Valoy
May 10, 2018; 4:30-7:00PM
PC Theater

Patricia is an engineer and project manager, feminist writer, and STEM advocate based out of New York. She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Columbia University where she focused on construction management and structural engineering. With her professional background in construction and engineering she writes and speaks on a variety of issues pertaining to women in STEM and other male-dominated fields, particularly as it relates to women of color and underrepresented minorities. Learn more about Patricia by visiting her website and don't forget to mark your calendars for May 10th when she will be here at UCSD.

Come between 4:30-5pm to connect with STEM-focused campus organizations in the PC Theater lobby!

Raza Awareness Week
May 7-11, 2018

Come check out Raza Awareness Week (RAW), an event organized by M.E.Ch.A. (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztl├ín)! The purpose of RAW week is to highlight the diversity and richness of the Latinx/Chicanx community. 

For the list of events, click below:

Community Classifieds

UC Undergraduate Experience Survey

Take the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey. Every student has a voice. Tell us about life at UC San Diego and win prizes!! Visit ucues.ucsd.edu for more information.  

Premedical Advising from Medical Students
May 7, 2018; 12:00-2:00PM

MET Building Room 217

Are you pre-med? Would you like some guidance from current medical students to help you through the intense UCSD pre-med environment? Then come to UCSD PAMS! UCSD PAMS (Premedical Advising from Medical Students) is hosting open office hours this coming Monday, May 7th, to provide pre-med students with informal mentorship from current UCSD medical students. We hope to be able to give advice, help with applications, or answer any questions that you may have on this career path. This session is geared towards proofreading and answering questions regarding personal statements, but our office hours are open for all questions!

Life at a Liberal Arts College: Faculty Presentation and Networking Lunch
May 8, 2018; 9:00AM-1:15PM
Career Center

Join us for a discussion and networking lunch with faculty and administrators from Gettysburg College and Williams College who represent the Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO) consortium of 24 liberal arts colleges. Faculty will describe their careers and give advice about preparing applications for these types of institutions.
To register, click the link below:

H.A.G.S. (How About Give to Scholarship?)
May 8, 2018; 10:00AM-2:00PM

Library Walk Block 1985

Don't be a bummer, give this summer!

Come out to the Student Foundation's week long event, H.A.G.S.! We're gearing up for summer, so join us during week 6 to to get some free goodies and learn more about how you can make an impact on campus before the school year ends.

Stop by our table between 10am-2pm on:
tues. 5/8 at library walk block 1985
wed. 5/9 at sun god lawn
thurs. 5/10 at library walk block 1985

See ya there!

Financially Savvy: Budgeting with Bae
May 8, 2018; 12:30-1:30PM

The Zone

Learn fun and healthy relationship skills and tips on how to plan a date night or a trip with your partner! Hosted by CARE at SARC. Healthy snacks provided.

Destress With Biofeedback: For Graduate Students
May 9, 2018; 3:30-4:30PM
The Zone 

Come de-stress with the CAPs Wellness Peers! Measure your psychological stressors and learn more about what makes you most stressed, how it affects your well-being and how to keep your stress levels down! Workshops are all free. Space is limited and is first come, first served. Hosted by the CAPS Wellness Peer Educators

**This is for Graduate Students only. If you would like to do this program, we will still be holding Biodfeedback open to all students from 2:30 - 3:30 pm!!

African/Black Diaspora Affinity Space
May 10, 2018; 6:00-7:00PM
Marshall College Fireside Lounge

Join us for a space of community building, decompressing, processing, and strategizing surviving & thriving while #BlackAtUCSD
*Please Note: Community Affinity groups are CLOSED spaces provided for only people who identify as part of the community/identity being centered.

MEChA Board Elections
Deadline is May 11, 2018!

We are opening up applications for MEChA de UCSD's Mesa Directiva for the 2018-2019 academic year! Please apply if interested. We have over 15 unique positions! Everyone is welcome to apply! DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 11.

Apply here:

Breather Series: Time with Totoro
May 16, 2018; 6:00-8:00PM

Cross Cultural Center

Movie Screening of My Neighbor Totoro and DIY Button and Magnet making!