Fall 2017, Week 3
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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"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free."

                          --Barack Obama

 Upcoming Events 


Pan Dulce: LGBTQIA+ Chicanx Latinx Platica
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Join us for our first 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

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 | Cross Cultural 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!

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!
We will cap attendance at 30 due to space limitations for our first event.

Volunteer Training and Orientation

Volunteer Training and Orientation
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
5:00-6:30PM |LGBT RC Conference Room
Want to be more involved with the LGBT community on campus? Come to our volunteer training and orientation to learn more about opportunities for leadership and involvement!  

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 as an organization aims to provide an open, welcoming, and safe space for individuals in the Sixth College community who identify on the queer and/or LGBTQIAP+ spectrum, or are allies of such individuals. Though this organization is not solely open to students of Sixth College, 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

Community Events
Annual Project Trans BBQ at Balboa Park  
The Center SD  
October 21, 2017  
Don't miss your chance to attend the annual Project Trans BBQ on October 21! Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided.  Please bring a potluck item to share, or donate utensils or tupperware. Bring games to play, blankets, lawn chairs and pop tents. Everyone is welcome. The BBQ will be in Balboa park - enter at Upas Street and the event will be on the left hand side, just past the first curve, across from the playground. Look for the Trans flag! For more information, email  smerkbenitez@thecentersd.org 

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.

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 3 meetings of each quarter and then closes to maintain safe space. First Fall  Meeting is Tuesday, September 27th


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



The Coming Out Group is open for the first 3 weeks of each quarter and closes after for safety.

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.ed
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 Freshman Mixer
October 23, 2017; 6:30PM

Join us for our freshman mixer, a wonderful opportunity to meet people or reconnect with one another a few weeks after ASCEND.  

Black Soccer Night Pt. 1
November 11, 2017; 7:00-9:00PM
Warren Field

Don't miss the BRC/ASA Soccer Night! A night that creates a space to foster togetherness and unity for all black students on campus, make sure you don't forget your athletic clothing to participate in soccer and also bring your sweet tooth for our free ice cream bar!

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.

Paths to PhDs
October 19, 2017; 6:30-8:30PM
Comunidad Room, Cross Cultural Center, Price Center East

Want to earn a PhD in Psychology or Neuroscience? At this panel, grad student speakers will reveal how to successfully apply to graduate programs at UCSD, what those programs are like, and much more! Pizza and refreshments will be served.

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.

Community Retreat
October 21-22, 2017
Raza Resource Centro

Join us for an on campus retreat during the Weekend of Week 3. The community retreat is for latinx folks looking to make friends, network and be more involved with the RRC. Students will be able to engage with other students, and find a space for latinx folks on campus. Spots are limited.
For more information, click  here.

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 

Launch of the UC San Diego Campus Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence
October 19, 2017; 11:30AM-1:00PM
Price Center East Auditorium, UC San Diego

Please join us on October 19th for the official launch in Price Center East Auditorium from 11:30am-1:00pm. We will share more about the Inclusive Excellence plan which features a new campus accountability strategy.  Transformation takes collective genius, so join us in shaping the future of UC San Diego! Light refreshments will be served.


UC San Diego
October 20-22, 2017 
Family Weekend 10th Anniversary 

Invite your family to UC San Diego's Family Weekend 10th Anniversary Celebration, featuring the Game Masters exclusive evening at the Fleet Science Center. Check out the Whodunit Mystery Show, show off your College, and enjoy delicious meals throughout thee weekend. For questions, contact Parent & Family Programs at  parents@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7273.  

UC San Diego 
October 23, 2017; 11AM-3PM 
Price Center West Ballroom, UC San Diego 
Study Abroad Expo 
Interested in studying abroad, but not sure where to start? Come to our largest study abroad event of the year, EXPO! And don't miss out on our First Steps Info sessions to get your questions answered about the many programs available to students at UCSD, how financial aid works and how to start 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

NACME Scholarship for Engineers

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) is looking for under-represented students in engineering to apply for a $2500 scholarship supported by NACME. Through the program, scholarships are awarded to talented African America, American Indian and Latino students enrolled in engineering programs.  Click  here  to apply.