Fall 2017, Week 4
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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 Upcoming Events 

The Allyship Workshop
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:00-6:00PM | Cross Cultural Center

The Allyship Workshop is for all allies of the LGBT+ community to learn more about the LGBT community and discuss what allyship really is from community   members themselves.  Allies can also learn more about LGBT+ social justice and ways to support the community. There will also be an informative Q+A session.

Trans Collective
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
12:00PM | LGBT Resource Center
Come check out Trans Collective! Trans Collective is a discussion group for transgender, gender variant/fluid, genderqueer, non-binary, & gender-questioning individuals.
If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or  rainbow@ucsd.edu.

Intersex Awareness Day
Thursday, October 26, 2017
12-1:30PM  | LGBT Resource Center

Join us for Intersex Awareness Day at the LGBT Resource Center. We'll have a resource table, an informational video display, and a community discussion on Intersex Issues. 
*We'll also have a raffle for t-shirts, stickers, and artwork!

Trans, Nonbinary & Gender Queer Dinner
Thursday, October 26, 2017
5-6:30PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Join the Director of the LGBT Resource Center for a conversation regarding the UC San Diego policies and practices that impact Trans, Nonbinary & Gender Queer communities.  Share your thoughts and ideas for changes that can better the experiences of UC San Diego Trans, Nonbinary & Gender Queer people.  Please RSVP to stravers@ucsd.edu by Monday, October 23, and include any dietary and accessibility considerations.
Pan Dulce: LGBTQIA+ Chicanx Latinx Platica
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Join us for Pan Dulce Platica of the school year for pan dulce, chisme, and community! Open to students, staff, and faculty. If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or  rainbow@ucsd.edu

Gender Identity and Hip-Hop Talk
Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:30-7:15PM | Price Center Governance Chambers 

Are you a big fan of hip hop? Would you like to further explore gender identity? Come to the Price Center Governance Chambers to challenge notions of gender and gender identity in conversations through hip hop culture. We're breaking it down from the basics, so all levels of knowledge welcome and encouraged to turn out!


Queer and Mindful 
1:00-2:00PM | LGBT Resource Center 

Come join the LGBT Resource Center for meditation, mindful self-examination, and wellness events designed to help you gain control of your life & mind. Please feel encouraged to bring planners, journals, sketchbooks, and art materials for introspective time.

*Not meeting Week 4 or 5


Bored Gaymers 
1:00-2:00PM | 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!

Apply for SoCal T* Camp!


Apply for SoCal T*Camp!

Intercampus retreat for transgender, genderqueer and gender-questioning college students
SoCal T*Camp brings together transgender, genderqueer and gender-questioning college students for an intercampus retreat January 5-7, 2018. Both undergraduates and graduates who are currently enrolled are welcome to apply.
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 
Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  
Fluid Attraction
Mondays, 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.
Wednesdays, 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, eduacate, and socialize around LGBTQ+ identified people of color. For more information about QTPOC,  contact    qtpocucsd@gmail.com   

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
First Fall Mixer
Wednesday November 29th, 4:30-7:00pm
Conference Room| LGBT Resource Center
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 and their mixer, please click here.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm starting October 17th
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!
Intern Office Hours

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

Afi: Tues: 8-10:30AM
Alejandra: Tues: 2-3PM; Fri: 11AM-12:30PM
Gavin: Tues: 10AM-2PM; Wed: 4:30-5:30PM
Jodie: MWF:12:30-3PM
Larra: Tues:10:30-11AM,  Thurs: 10:30AM-1PM
Marisa: Tues: 3-5:30PM
Noel: Fri: 8AM-9:30AM and 11AM-12PM
Sallie: Tues: 8-10:30AM
Sam: Mon: 11AM-1:30PM
 Queer Student Art Gallery

Queer Student Art Gallery

Submissions for the Winter Quarter Queer Student Art Gallery are now open! We want to share the voices of UCSD's LGBT+ community, so be sure to send an artist statement with your piece.  All mediums are accepted and contributions will be showcased at the end of Winter Quarter.  To contribute, please contact the LGBT Resource Center Art and Activism Intern at rainbow@ucsd.edu.
Community Events

EDGY Conference 
Skirball Cultural Center. Los Angeles 
October 27, 2017

The EDGY conference provides a "one-stop-shop" opportunity for youth-serving professionals to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices, and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field. 
The EDGY Conference, which is presented by Penny Lane Centers, strives to create a supportive environment for GLBTQ youth and families through initiatives, education, and enlightenment. As in previous years, we will be offering continuing education credits for mental health, group home and social work professionals attending the workshop.
For more information, click  here
San Diego County LGBTQ Latinx Coalition
San Diego LGBT Community Center
October 30, 2017

Join queer, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, and gay Latinx community members, activists and leaders from across San Diego County as we work to enhance the capacity of our community's ability to build a movement and mobilize. Together we can strengthen the educational, health, cultural, civic, political, and economic power of our LGBTQ Latinx community and the region. This is a bilingual space. Beverages and light food provided. For more information, click here.
QuEST's Fall LGBTQ Social
SIO Surfside, 8622 Kennel Way
November 9, 2017 
QuEST is San Diego's LGBTQ professional organization, whose mission is to create a community for LGBTQ professionals in science, tech, engineering, math, medicine and beyond.  Join us for our spring networking event for LGBTQ graduate students, postdocs and professionals at all career levels. The event will take place from 6:00-9:00PM and will have free food, beverages and craft beer! The event is 21+ and IDs will be checked. RSVP by clicking here.
Community Support Groups

Coming Out Group

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm

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


For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu  or Agustin Orozco at  



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.
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

APIMEDA Community and Coalition Conference
October 28, 2017; 9:30AM-4:30PM
The Community and Coalition Conference is a day-long, engaged experience that is designed to provide members of the UC San Diego APIMEDA community strategies for creating coalitions and community within UC San Diego using authentic experiences from your mind, heart, and hands. It is intended for undergraduate students who will enrolled at UC San Diego at least through Spring 2018 to implement their community and coalition plans with their peers.

Flexin' My Expression V
November 4. 2017: 8:00-10:30pm
Porter's Pub Stage Room

Flexin' My Expression is an open mic that was created as a way for students in the UC San Diego community to have a platform to express themselves, de-stress from the UC San Diego environment, witness the talent of their peers, and connect to the Greater San Diego Poetry Community.  This event has been sponsored by UC San Diego's Black Resource Center, African American Studies Minor, and Thurgood Marshall College Residential Life.

Native American Heritage Month Luncheon
November 2, 2017; 11:30AM-1:00PM

Kick off Native America Heritage Month in November with the Intertribal Resource Center Luncheon Event! Tickets are onsale now for $15 and proceeds will benefit an ITRC Scholarship to support Native American students at UCSD.

Justice Now: Law and Order
November 3, 2017; 11:30AM-1:00PM, 3:00-4:30PM
Comunidad Room, Cross Cultural Center, Price Center East

Come hear UCSD alumni and former student leaders discuss their campus experiences and the current state of justice and public policies in our communities. If you need accommodations, please contact Jamez Ahmad at jahmad@ucsd.edu

Body Love: A Live Art Workshop with Gabrielle Civil
October 26. 2017; 5:00-7:00PM
The Pub, Old Student Center
What does it mean to love our bodies? How can we remove or shift blocks to our body love? In this dynamic workshop, we will touch, talk, movie, write, share, invite, and regard our bodies, ourselves with love and present awareness. For inspiration, facilitator Gabrielle Civil will share a bit of her memoir Swallow the Fish, and some of her own journey to body love through black feminist performance art. Please wear loose comfortable clothes and bring a notebook, pen and any other creative materials that might inspire you. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Resource Center.

Día de Los Muertos Festival
October 27, 2017; 3:00-6:00PM
Raza Resource Centro

Come join the centro for a cultural celebration. Learn about Día de Los Muertos and what it means to its celebrators. And enjoy a presentation, food, music, and get creative with some arts & crafts .

Community Classifieds
Alternative Tours (SPACES)
Alternative Tours offer a unique perspective on the hxstory of student activism on campus, and strive to retain OurStory despite institutional erasure. Tours are free and open to all interested K-14 groups, and we are open to tailoring our tours to meet the vision or needs of groups requesting tours.  We are looking to expand our program in order to provide greater access to the San Diego community. If you are bilingual or multilingual, we strongly encourage you to apply! tinyurl.com/AltTourGuideF17 
Oasis Drop in Services
The Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services offers math and science workshops to students led by a tutor who explains course concepts and encourages a collaborative learning environment. Current programs include MATH3C Study tables, located at Center Hall 375, Mon-Fri (10am-4pm). Drop in writing tutoring is also offered, where tutor and student will review writing prompts, brainstorm ideas and read papers for clarity and structure. Drop in writing tutoring is located in Center Hall 322, MWF (11am-1pm) and Tues/Thurs (1pm-4pm).
CAPS Daily Drop-ins
Want to gain skills to increase well-being today? CAPS Daily Drop-In Workshops are open to all currently registered students and are held Mondays through Fridays, 3:00-4:00pm. These workshops are a great opportunity for students to who are maybe having a tough day and want to gain skills to increase well-being that same day.  Students can participate by going to the location listed and do not have to make an appointment beforehand. For more information, click here.
Undocumented Student Town Hall with Congressman Scott Peters
October 30, 2017; 1:15-2:15 PM
On UCSD campus (TBD)
Congressman Scott Peters will be coming to campus to talk with undocumented students.
Refreshments will be provided. To RVSP. click  here.
Hungry for Healthy: Pumpkin Hummus with Black Bean Chips
October 30, 2017; 2:00PM-2:45PM
The Zone
Come join us as we demo Pumpkin Hummus w/ Black Bean Chips, hosted by SHAs, and enjoy some FREE samples! All materials and ingredients will be provided. Seating is based on first come, first serve. Questions? Contact The Zone at zone@uscd.edu or call (858) 534-5553.
Tea and Paint Night
November 1, 2017; 4:30PM-6:00PM
The Zone

Feeling artsy? Come join The Zone to paint your own masterpiece while sipping on delicious tea, snacking on healthy food, and enjoying time with good company! This event is first come, first served. Arrive early as this program gets full quickly. 
First-Gen Faculty, Staff & Student Forum and Mixer
November 2, 2017; 5:00-7:00PM
UC San Diego Multipurpose Room (SCC First floor)

Join UC San Diego's first-generation faculty, staff and students as we connect to share our first-generation college student stories, highlighting our triumphs and challenges, and identifying what fuels us to be the first of many- first to go to college, first to graduate, and first in lots of other areas in our lives.
Peace Corps Information Session
November 2, 2017; 5:00-6:30PM
Career Services Center, Round Room
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join the information session to learn more about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.
Refugee Teaching Symposium
November 3-4, 2017
4061 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego

The Critical Refugee Studies Collective invites you to attend a two day symposium on Refugee Teaching, which will bring together local educators, students, parents and community groups to discuss our vision for teaching and learning in/for the 21st century. Visit  www.refugeeteaching.wordpress.com to register!
California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
November 4, 2017; 8:00AM-4PM 
California State University, Channel islands

The Forum is an all day event designed to aquaint students from underrepresented groups with the academic and career opportunities associated with advanced study in a wide range of disciplines. Email  gradrecruitor@ucsd.edu for registration information or call 858-822-1492.
UC San Diego Campus Community Centers 

YouAbroad is an intersectional dialogue series exploring experiences abroad within the lens of specific identities. This fall we will explore the following identities: BlackAbroad, LatinxAbroad, QueerAbroad and WomenAbroad. Come for a casual conversation and to hear from recently returned students about their experiences abroad. Sessions will be held on October 19, November 2, November 9, and November 16. For more information, contact  andrajacques@ucsd.edu 
Amigas, Queens, & Gold Stars: Queer Chicanas Behind The Cameras 
November 7, 2017; 5:00-7:00PM
Raza Resource Centro, Lounge
Please, join SPACES and Raza Resource Centro for Amigas, Queens and Gold Stars: Queer Chicanas Behind the Cameras on Nov. 7! Come meet actor, director, and producer Karla Legaspy, and learn about the importance of supporting queer women of color film/media. There will be a short film screening and facilitated discussion with Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided. 
Critical Gender Studies Office Hours 
November 7, 2017; 10:00AM-12:00PM 
Cross Cultural Center, Tranquility Room

Are you interested in taking Critical Gender Studies classes, but don't know where to start? Have you been meaning to talk to an academic advisor about declaring your CGS major or minor? Do you have a class that you need to petition for CGS but haven't found the time to do it? Stop by one of the Campus Community Centers to talk to a CGS academic advisor!

Master Mind Seo Scholarship
Master Mind Seo has been helping bloggers, webmasters and small business who are looking to make their presence online and is celebrating its 2 years anniversary. The Master Mind Seo scholarship for students who wish to share their knowledge on any topic relevant to our website.  There are several Categories on our website and interested student can pick his/her favorite and send a piece of content (up to 1000 words) in their own writing style and  is open for undergraduate or graduate students from selected colleges contacted by email. Deadline is April 20th, 2018. More information can be found here.
Tygiene Scholarship
Tygiene is a popular website where you can find reliable product reviews on Best Dental care products. On the website, you will find enormous knowledge on various brands and extensive research considering features, price and reliability. If you think that you can make a substantial contribution to Tygiene as a writer, send in your article for a chance to win a $1000 dollar scholarship. This can be any type of submission including given topics or one that matches the theme of Tygiene.    
The $1000 Tygiene Scholarship Program is open for undergraduate or graduate students. Requirements to apply and more information can be found  here Deadline to apply is April 20th, 2018.
Flourish @UCSD
Thursdays; 3:00-4:00PM
Revelle Conference Room C
Belong. Be you. Be well. Dr. Aelx Thibeault and a Wellness Peer Educator provide information and interactive excercises to help you flourish. Topics discussed will include stress management, 
social confidence, mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care.  Open to all students!