Winter 2018, Week 5
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm

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"Art should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination, and encourages people to go further." 
                               - Keith Haring
Volunteer Mixer

Volunteer Mixer
Friday, February 9, 2018
3:00-4:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Hello volunteers of the LGBT Resource Center! Come to our volunteer mixer on Friday, February 9 to get to know other volunteers! It will be a social space where we will have free food and activities to show you how much we appreciate you! Remember to save the date, and hope to see you all there! 
Rainbow Graduation


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 Contact Gavin Granitto at or check out our Facebook event page for more information (

Audio Newsletter
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 Upcoming Events 

QTPOC Art Gallery Premiere: Avatars in the Elements
Wednesd ay, February 7, 2018
5:00-7:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center will be hosting an art gallery featuring different QTPOC (Queer Trans People of Color) figures. The theme is "Avatars In The Elements".
We will be giving a brief history into different QTPOC figures as well as a highlight for some of the artists! There will also be raffles and giveaways!

If you would like to submit your art, email us at
For this particular gallery, please feature the theme of QTPOC empowerment and/or history.

Trans, Nonbinary & Gender Queer Dinner
Thursday, February 8th
5:00-6:30PM |  LGBT Resource Center

Join the Director of the LGBT Resource Center for a conversation regardi ng 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  by Monday, February 5, and include any dietary and accessibility considerations.

UC San Diego LGBT Employee Mixer
Friday, February 9, 2018
3:30-5:00PM | Dolores Huerta-Philip Vera Cruz Room (rooms beneath LGBT Resource Center)

The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center and the UC San Diego LGBT Staff and Faculty Association cordially invite you to attend our first mixer of the year! This informal event is designed to create a sense of community among all LGBTQIA+ employees, bringing us together to create new connections, build on existing ones, and affirm our presence on UC San Diego's campus. Please RSVP to Shaun Travers at by Monday February 5th. We'll have light refreshments, conversation starters and general comradery. 

Trans Collective
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1:00-2:00PM | 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

Queer Poetry Night
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:00-7:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

Haiku everyone! Come share your poetry and prose during this spoken word event! Light refreshments will be provided. Make sure to sign up for a time slot so everyone has equal opportunity to present their work.

Time Slot Reservations:

Without Shelter: Homelessness and the LGBTQ Community
Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:00-6:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Learn about the issue of homelessness and the systematic barriersdirectly affecting the LGBTQ community. We'll also discusss resources, and ways to address the issue both on campus and at the local level.
If you require accommodations to fully access the
event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or

UCSD Multi-identity Art Collective
4:30-6:30PM | 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!

Window Art Committee
2:00-3:00PM Weeks 4-6| LGBT Resource Center

Bring life to our shades and come to our Window Art Committee! The UCSD LGBT Resource Center is looking to bring new, creative life to its windows.  There will be an open committee from weeks 4-6 to get input on what the community would like to see on their center's windows and decide how designs should be submitted.  

Bored Gaymers 
2:30-4:00PM | 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!

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
Fridays, 4:00-5:00pm
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

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, every odd week
Check FB Page for Location
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   or check out their Facebook page:

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

 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
Intern Office Hours

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

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

LGBT+ Community Events

Looking for a editor for Gay San Diego and San Diego Downtown News! 

The San Diego Community News Network - publisher of San Diego Uptown News, San Diego Downtown News, Gay San Diego, Mission Times Courier, Mission Valley News and La Mesa Courier - is searching for a full-time newspaper editor for its hyper-local news organization, specifically for Gay San Diego and San Diego Downtown News.

All interested and eligible candidates should familiarize themselves with our print and web publications ( ) and email David Mannis at . Please include complete contact information with your resume and cover letter.

Free Legal Clinic - Name and Gender-Market Changes
The Center in Hillcrest
First Tuesday of Each Month, starting February 6

Meet with attorneys and law students who can provide assistance and guidance filling out forms required to apply for a court order necessary to change your name and/or gender marker on birth certificates and other official documents. This is sponsored by Pride Law at University of San Diego School of Law, Tom Homann LGBT Law Association and San Diego LGBT Community Center. 

The clinic will take place in the evening of the first Tuesday of each month, starting February 6th. Schedule appointments at 6:30PM, 7:30PM and 8:30PM at or 732-567-8394. Walk-ins will be assisted based on availability. 

Victory Congressional Internship Program

The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an 8-week intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBTQ-friendly member of Congress.
The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.  The program will run from May 29th-July 21st, 2018.

Applications for this incredible paid summer internship opportunity is due by Saturday, February 17th.
Apply today  and you could be working on Capitol Hill in just a couple months.

Player Evaluation Clinics 2018
February 18, 2018 / February 25, 2018; 10:00AM
Hourglass Field / Mira Mesa Park

America's Finest City Softball League, one of the oldest LGBT sports leagues,  is looking for new members! Player Evaluation Clinics will be held on February 18 and February 25. All Clinics start at 10AM! Bring your glove, cleats and be ready to have some fun! 
Summit for Gay Latino Male Collegians
University of Southern California Fertitta Hall 125 LL
February 17, 2018

On Saturday, January 17th, we invite you to join the USC Race and Equity Center for the Los Angeles Summit for Gay Latino Male Collegians. T his day-long summit is intended to provide a safe and welcoming space for gay Latinos to network, share their experiences, and hear about the successes of recent gay Latino college graduates. Moreover, this summit aims to empower participants by centering their voices and highlighting important issues impacting gay Latino males navigating college and university life. Registration for the summit is free and lunch will be provided. To register, click here .

4th Annual Asterisk Trans* Conference
Occidental College
March 31, 2018

The 4th Annual Asterisk Trans* Conference will be held at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Asterisks is a college conference intended to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. More information regarding the details of the conference will be avaliable at Also follow the Facebook page for more updates:
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  or Agustin Orozco 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
Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 
If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email
Campus Community Centers


CAPAL Conference

The Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Public Service Internship and Scholarship Program. The programs include weekly leadership seminars, networking opportunities, Community Action Projects, and individual mentorship.

Apply by Wednesday, February 28th, 2018:

16th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch and Silent Auction
February 24, 2018; 10:00AM-1:00PM
Price Center Ballroom West

Please join us for brunch as we honor this year's theme: War and Peace: The Complexity of History, Service and Activism within the Black Diaspora

As part of our community, we invite you to participate in our annual Silent Auction Fundraiser.
For the future and prosperity of our students, we seek your support through a tangible auction item. In the past, we received unique art pieces, event tickets, vouchers, and gift baskets from individuals and organizations. Our goal is to help fund a critical need for more student scholarships. Your contribution will make a direct impact. 100% of the proceeds raised will go towards the UJIMA Black History Month Scholarship Fund.
To learn more and buy tickets go to

Native Wellness Initiative
February 23, 2018; 4:30-5:30PM
Price Center Eleanor Roosevelt College Room

Be a part of the Native Wellness Initiative!

Join us for our first event where we will be working out to a powwow sweat!


Breather Series: Therapy Fluffies
February 15, 2018; 6:00-7:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center

Take a breather and de-stress by interacting with some adorable pet therapy dogs! We will have 5 fluffies for you to pet! This program is in collaboration with the Love on a Leash Organization.

Gender Buffet
Every Friday; 12:00-1:30PM
Women's Center 

A weekly, informal dialogue on issues connected to gender. 
Snacks and dialogue to be served.

Let it Out: Gender Molds
February 12, 2018; 4:30-6:00PM
Raza Resource Centro

Join the RRC for a kickoff to a new series "Let It Out." This event will focus on the topic of Gender Molds. Learn about how the patriarchy and other systems of oppression have constructed this idea on what gender should be. 

This space is also for people to speak about their own experiences, so be ready to share and learn.

Community Classifieds

Financially Savvy: Eating Healthy on a Budget
February 6, 2018; 12:30-1:30PM
The Zone

Come learn about nutrition tips and facts, life hacks on how to maximize you food budget, and all about healthy and budget-friendly places to eat on campus. Hosted by Health Promotion Services.

Public Service Minor Information Session
February 6, 2018; 2:00-3:00PM
Sixth College Room, 3rd floor PC East

Are you interested in learning how to connect your coursework concepts to purposeful practice? In other words, are you looking for a way to make a difference by connecting your PASSIONS to ACTION here at UC San Diego?

Come to the Public Service Minor Information Session to learn about how you can do all of that and more with our minor! Food will be provided.

The Embodied and Interconnected Sovereignties of Indigenous Human and Nonhuman Persons
February 7, 2018; 3:00-5:00PM
Social Sciences Building, Room 107

Come out to a talk featuring Dr. Tria Blu Wakpa, who will talk about how settler colonial discourses have sought to invisiblize Native peoples and nations through physical and cultural genocide and misrepresentation.This talk critically examines the vital and, at times, uneasy linkages between Indigenous human and nonhuman persons' sovereignties through the lens of North American hand talk (sign language), dances, martial arts, and their convergences.

This event is sponsored by the UCSD Department of Ethnic Studies, the Studio for Tactical Ethnography, and the Transnational & Indigenous Politics & Aesthetics Working Group.

Community in Comics?
February 7, 2018; 7:00-8:30PM
Multipurpose Room

Do you see your communities represented in comic book culture? Join Marshall, Warren, and a special guest speaker to discuss representation in our favorite comic book stories and films. Make sure to bring money to purchase prints from a DC animator! Enjoy free pizza and possibly walk away with FREE tickets to see Black Panther!

Tell Them We are Rising - The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
February 7, 2018; 6:00PM
Valencia Park / Malcolm X Library

The San Diego Public Library and KPSS present a free preview screening of Tell Them We are Rising, The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. Film screening is followed by refreshments. The event is free. 

February 8, 2018; 10:00-10:30AM
The Zone

A practice to help increase focus and concentration, reduce stress and gain a sense of well-being. Whether or not you have ever meditated, you may enjoy this sampling of techniques as they guide you to the blissful silence behind thoughts. Seated, standing, lying down and moving techniques may be covered. Suitable for all levels of experience.

All classes with Vou Athens.

Shape Your Career
Starting February 8, 2018
The Basement

Helping you prepare for the 21st century economy, The Basement and OIC have teamed together to deliver this timely series. Learn about the basic elements when developing an idea and starting a business. The program is CCR-approved, you must complete at least 4 modules for CCR credit. For more information, click the link:

What A Drag: All Stars 3 Episode Viewings
February 9, 2018; 6:00-8:00PM
Muir Half Dome

Come join the LGBTQIA+ LLC to watch the latest episodes of the new All Stars season of Rupaul's Drag Race every Friday during Winter Quarter until the finale hits! Bring your friends, tea (to spill), and the charisma (uniqueness, nerve, and talent)!!

**Folx in community are more than welcome to come regardless of living in the LGBTQIA+ LLC, so come through!

Morgan Stanley: The Freshman Enhancement Program 
The Freshman Enhancement Program provides Black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT students the opportunity to experience the culture of Morgan Stanley. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply.
Selected candidates will participate in a 1-week paid program at our offices in New York City. The week will include valuable training as well as opportunities to network with each other and learn from Morgan Stanley professionals across businesses. 
For questions, contact 
The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 11. 

Apply to work for TCLI!
February 12, 2018; 12:00AM-12:00PM
Center for Student Involvement, 3rd Floor Price Center East

Serve as a mentor for 120 incoming first-generation freshmen for a year-long social justice leadership and mentorship program, which begins with a 3-day, 2-night summer retreat and continues through the 2018-2019 school year. 

Apply by February 12, 2018! Visit

Islam Awareness Week
February 12, 2018; 6:00-9:00PM
PC East Ballroom

UCSD Muslim Student Association invites you to join us for a week of increasing understanding about Islam and its application in the lives of your fellow humans.

For more details, please visit our Facebook event page. 

We Heart Philanthropy
February 13, 2018; 10:00AM-2:00AM
Library  Walk 1993

February is right around the corner and it is your Valen-time to give back to your friends and the UCSD community!

Join the Student Foundation on February 13th at Library Walk Block 1993 between 10am and 2pm to make Valentine's Day grams for your friends. All supplies will be provided and there will also be FREE food!!

While making Valentine's Day grams, find out how you can make a tangible impact on our campus. Through continuous support from students like you, the Student Foundation was able to raise $60,000 last year all in the name of student scholarships. We do all this because We Heart Philanthropy!

Come out and spread the love this Valentine's day! 

THE CAKE - Special Student Matinee
February 14, 2018; 1:00-3:00PM
La Jolla Playhouse

Join us for a Special Student Matinee at the Playhouse!

"The politics of wedding cake: 'This Is Us' writer Bekah Brunstetter ICES A BIG YEAR WITH A TIMELY PLAY." - Los Angeles Times

UCSD Students use promo c
ode: TRITON 
Must show valid student ID for ticket pick up.

THE CAKE, is inspired by the current case that's facing the Supreme Court regarding whether business owners can or cannot deny their services toward values that may disagree with their own.

As of this time there will be NO parking available onsite for this performance. We recommend using public transportation or ride-share services.

Feburary 14, 2018; 11:00AM-2:00PM
The Hump, in front of Main Gym

Come celebrate all types of QTPOC love and relationships through visibility and awareness. We will be providing resources around consent, healthy relationships, and safe sex for QTPOC identifying folx.

Falling Forward: Bouncing Back and Exploring Your Passions
February 15, 2018; 3:30PM-5:00PM
Liebow Auditorium, School of Medicine

Triton Firsts will be hosting "Failing Forward: Bouncing Back and Exploring Your Passions." This event will provide an opportunity for first-generation faculty, staff, and students to connect and share their own stories of passion exploration and overcoming failures and setbacks.
American Heart Association Undergraduate Summer Fellowship 2018

Are you interested in doing research this summer? There are a number of opportunities to get paid to do research this summer. The American Heart Association is offering an undergraduate summer fellowship. The benefits include: $4000 stipend with possibility of support for travel and board, research with a UCSD faculty member, networking, seminars and presenting your work at the Summer Research Conference at UCSD.
The application deadline is February 16, 2018. 
To apply, click here.

Associate Students Fellowship Program
February 20, 2018; 5:00-6:00PM
UCSD Governance Chamber (Fourth Floor Price Center)

This group is comprised of first year students(freshman and transfer students) who are willing to gain leadership experience as well as understanding of student government(AS). Some of them are pre-law, pre-med or have a interest in business, social justice, sustainability.

February 22, 2018; 9:00AM-3:30PM
UC San Diego Institute of the Americas

Academic Enrichment Programs and the Office of Research Affairs are organizing the Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).  The purpose of this conference is to recognize research done in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, as well as to encourage UC San Diego undergraduates. 

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The first half of the conference will consist of a plenary session with faculty and alumni speakers, and the second half will consist of poster presentations by undergraduate researchers, as well as a plenary panel on the topic of humanity and technology. 

Equity-Minded Leadership Seminar
Weeks 2-5, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 12:30-1:50PM
Marshall College Room Price Center

Communication and Leadership offers quarterly non-credit seminars to help students develop and expand their communication and leadership skills.  We will be offering the Equity-Minded Leadership seminar this quarter from Weeks 2-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from  12:30-1:50 PM. To register, go to
Undergraduate Student Strategic Plan Focus
We would like to invite you to Undergraduate Student-only Focus Groups in the next coming weeks to discuss the future of equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved and make your voice heard! Click this link to find the calendar of focus group dates and RSVP to attend. You can also share your ideas about the future of equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus online through our IdeaWave campaign. Contact with any questions. 
Triton Recovery Group All Inclusive 
Mondays at the Zone from 5:00-6:00PM
Tuesdays at Roots from 12:00-1:00PM
Thursdays at LGBT Resource Center from 8:30-9:30AM
TRG is an all inclusive recovery student organization on campus. For more information go to or email

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, go  to