Spring 2018, Week 5
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 don't want to be tolerated. That offends my love of life and of liberty."
- Jean Cocteau
Audio Newsletter
         Check out this week's audio newsletter:  https://youtu.be/xAwfZIvvd0k
Rainbow Art and Book Faire!

Rainbow Art and Book Faire
Friday, May 4, 2018
1:00-5:00PM | Dolores Huerta Room
(Room underneath the LGBT Resource Center)

Heart art? Nothing as lit as literature? Come experience art and literature from your fellow queer/trans Tritons! Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center, the Rainbow Art & Book Faire is an event that is open to all UCSD students that wish to enjoy by observing and/or purchasing literature and art created by queer/trans students.

Come to our Queer Dance Part 2!

Queer Dance Pt 2: Gay the 4th Be With You
Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00PM-12:00AM | 11th Floor of Tioga in Muir

Another queer dance is happening in Muir! This time the theme is Gay the 4th Be With You: Space Realness Eleganza Extravaganza! The dance will be held on May 4th on the 11th floor of Tioga in Muir! The dance is a closed space for LGBTQIA+ identifying folks, so come hang out for a fun time.

Tickets (which are FREE) are required for entry and can be picked up from the Muir Residential Life office or at the front desk of the LGBTRC.

Upcoming Events 

Volunteer Appreciation!
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
3:30-5:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Calling all Volunteers of the LGBT Resource Center! As a token of our appreciation of how hard you have worked this year, we would like to celebrate you in the form of a Sundae Bar and Volunteer T-Shirts. Please join us for a time to reflect and celebrate!

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

Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles
Thursday, May 3, 2018
4:30-6:30PM | Dolores Huerta Room

Come learn about gender expression and the accessibility to the means of expression. After the program there will be a queer/trans clothing swap where people are encouraged to donate clothes or other products and take stuff that aligns with their gender expression. Things to think about donating include: clothes, makeup, deodorant, binders, jewelry/accessories, hair products, cologne/perfume, shoes, etc. This is an open space for anyone to attend and donate, however we ask that only folks in the LGBTQIA+ community receive the donated items. All leftover donated items will be given to a local trans/queer clothing swap. *You do not need to donate in order to receive, but donating is highly encouraged if you can*

Things Left Unsaid: A Mental Health Panel on Queer
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.

Out of the Closet
Thursday, May 10, 2018
3:00-4:00PM | 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.

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

This workshop  provides  detailed archival accounts  on Edxie Bett's art  practice,  collaborations and  collective projects over the years. Edxie Betts is a Black Blackfoot Pilipinx Trans artist,  autonomous organizer and  cultural producer.  They demonstrate how one  can  creatively autonomously organize art that supports  oppressed peoples and their social  movements. All while propagating resistance culture  that sparks discourse, sources of healing and outrage. 

Trans Collective
May 2nd,  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.

Pride Parade Planning Committee
Thursdays, Week 3, 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.

For more information, click the link below: 

Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 7, 2018!

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 23rd, 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.

Established in 2013, the Black Resource Center on the campus of the University of California, San Diego is a supportive community space for the general campus population which focuses on the African & African American experience of students.  

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.



Growing a Multi-Faith Campus Movement for Racial Justice
May 4, 2018; 11:00AM-5:00PM
Cross Cultural Center

UC San Diego Hillel, Cross Cultural Center, Black Resource Center, and Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American Programs (APIMEDA) are thrilled to host Yavilah McCoy for a day of multi-faith learning and social justice collaboration. Yavilah McCoy is an activist, educator, and spiritual teacher who has worked extensively within diverse communities to increase racial justice and expand equity and inclusion. 

Gender Buffet

A weekly, informal dialogue on issues connected to gender led by our Social Justice Interns. From elections to Disney Princesses, we discuss it all. Free snacks! 

These discussions happen weekly throughout the academic year on Fridays (12:00-1:30pm) starting Week 2.


The Raza Resource Centro is a space for all UCSD students, faculty, staff and community members to access resources and gather and join in comunidad.

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.  

Resources and Relaxation Squad
April 30, 2018; 5:00-6:00PM
Geisel Library

Resources & Relaxation Squad is a team of trained wellness peer advisors who give free low intesity back rubs. Come to massage your stress away! R&R Squad will be in The Zone on Wednesdays from 1-2 pm and Thursdays from 6-7 pm. If you can't make these times, come to Geisel Library East from 5-6 pm.

Art and Soul: Watercoloring
May 1, 2018; 11:00AM-12:00PM
The Zone

Let the watercolor flow onto the page to create a masterpiece.

Workshops are free; all supplies and materials provided. Space is limited and is first come, first served.

Paving the Way to Pay It Forward
May 1, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
Student Services Center Multipurpose Room

Join us for the first-gen roundtable mixer and forum, the final Triton Firsts event of the year. You will be able to connect with other first-generation students, faculty, and hear the inspirational stories of first-generation Tritons who are paving the way and paying it forward.

Be Kind To Your Mind
May 2nd, 2018; 2:00-3:00PM
Student Services Center #554

Be proactive and talk about mental health and why it's important for academic success with Dr. Roberto Luna. This event is open to everyone!

Late Night with The Zone: An Evening Cooking Demo
May 2, 2018; 6:00-8:00PM
The Zone

Late Night with The Zone Presents: An Evening Cooking Demo in Collaboration with HDH Triton Eats!

Learn how to make an appetizer and a dessert dish through an interactive and informational cooking demo, hosted by our very own HDH chef. Seats are on a first-come first-serve basis and full-sized portions will be served!

Human Trafficking Awareness: Day 1
May 2, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM
Revelle Conference Rooms

San Diego is the number one city in California for human trafficking with about 8,000 victims as of 2017. Join the Emerging Leaders Program as we help bring awareness to UCSD about Human Sex Trafficking through a showing of an educational documentary, participating in an interactive art piece, and helping us assemble care packages for Generate Hope, a San Diego organization dedicated to helping combat Human Trafficking. Come out and become more aware of this major issue. There will also be free food!

Human Trafficking Awareness: Survivor Speaker
May 3, 2018; 5:00-8:00PM
PC Theatre

Join the Emerging Leaders Program for our second day of our Human Trafficking Awareness events as we present Christine Cesa, a survivor of human trafficking, to tell her inspirational story and bring awareness to the UCSD community about the dangers and prevalence of Human Trafficking. We will also have an interpretive dance given by UCSD's own Emily Paris. Come out and become more aware of this issue so you too can be a part of the solution. There will also be free food!

Black Foodways and Food Justice
May 4, 2018; 3:00-6:00PM
Deutz Room, Institute of the Americas

Join us for a keynote panel on Black Foodways and Food Justice! Our speakers include: Hanna Garth (UCSD), Willie J. Wright (Florida State University), Analena Hassberg (CSU Polytechnic Pomona), Ashante Reese (Spelman College), Judith WIlliams (Florida International University) and Billy Hall (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center).

Immigrant day at the State Capitol
Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 5, 2018!

Interested in advocating for social justice? Join us to enact change! The Undocumented Services Center at UCSD is taking 10 students to the CA  state Capitol on May 14th to advocate for immigrant rights and push for bills that will improve the lives of immigrants. All expenses are paid for. 

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: