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

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"There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it's now okay to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly until it's simply the way things are." - Tammy Baldwin

Audio Newsletter
         Check out this week's audio newsletter:   https://youtu.be/5AkSIBV_yLc
Sign up for Rainbow Graduation!

Rainbow Graduation Sign Up

If you haven't already signed up for Rainbow Graduation, sign up now!!

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 )

LGBTQ+uilt Making

LGBTQ+uilt Making!
Thursday, May 17, 2018
5:00-6:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Come on down to the LGBT RC on  May 17th form  5PM-6PM for t-shirt quilting!  We will be making a t-shirt quilt and t-shirt bracelets out of clothing from some of UCSD's past community events. Feel free to bring any t-shirts you want to make into a quilt square!

Upcoming Events 

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:

Queer History Through Zines
Friday, May 18, 2018
2:00-4:00PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

For decades, marginalized communities have used zines as a means of art, resistance, education, and storytelling. Join us as we explore LGBTQueer history through zines! We'll also have supplies and examples for you to make your own zines!

Last Pride Parade Planning Committee
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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.

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!

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  

UCSD Multi-identity Art Collective
Mondays, 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!

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

LGBTQ Advocacy Day
May 21, 2018; 9:00AM-5:00PM
West Steps, California State Capitol
Sacramento, California
Join Equality California and our partners for our annual LGBTQ Advocacy Day on Monday, May 21 in at the California State Capitol. Register today at  eqca.org/advocacyday Highschool and college students can register for free, here:  action.eqca.org/studentreg
Our  Advocacy  Day will welcome hundreds of LGBTQ leaders, activists and allies from across California for a day of grassroots political action to raise awareness about critical priorities for the LGBTQ community, people living with HIV, and all communities impacted by the divisive actions of the Trump Administration. 

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.

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.

The mission of the InterTribal Resource Center at UCSD is to support student success, to create a community center on campus for faculty, staff and students and to serve as a resource to Native communities.


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. 

Start Smart: A Salary Negotiation Workshop for College Students
May 14, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
UCSD Women's Center

The gender pay gap continues to persist and disproportionately affects women and other gender marginalized people & can be greatly affected by other social identities, like race. Research has shown that the gender pay gap is reflected in the salaries of people just one year out of college; that's is why it's crucial to establish a fair salary early on. In this workshop you will gain confidence in your ability to negotiate through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn skills that you will use for the rest of your working life. Refreshments provided. 

QTPOC Talk: Gaymers Social
May 16, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
UCSD Raza Resource Center

Have you enjoyed most of our QTPOC Talk programs so far? We have! On week 7 we will be bringing games to the RRC for a gaming social. We will be having games ranging from board games to console games.
Have board games that you wanna share with others for the night? Feel free to bring them!
We also encourage folks to bring their handheld devices to be able to connect with others during this night.

Come swing by for a quick game or stay the whole time to win a tournament we will be holding!

Snacks and refreshments will be served


Community Classifieds

Free Speech and Inclusionary Diversity:
Coexistence, Collision, Compatibility
May 16, 2018; 10:00-11:30AM 
Red Shoe Room, Price Center West

Come for a talk by  Carlos Cortés, University of California, Riverside, Professor Emeritus of History and a fellow of UC's National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement.  In this open discussion, Cortés will sketch his new paradigm for creating constructive conversations around diversity and free speech and will engage participants in a critical examination of free speech-campus inclusivity tensions. Light snacks will be provided. 

Destress with Biofeedback: For Graduate Students

May 16, 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 right before this program.

Late Night with the Zone: Salsa Night
May 16, 2018; 5:30-7:00PM
The Zone

Looking for a fun way to workout? Join us as we learn how to salsa dance with UCSD FitLife! Class is free for all
students. First come, first serve.

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!

SAMI Presents: Conversation with CA Coalition for Women Prisoners
May 17, 2018; 4:00-6:00PM
Women's Center

Join us for a panel discussion with Wendy Staggs and Taylor Lytle, organizers from California Coalition for Women Prisoners, an LA-based prison abolition organization. Panelists will be sharing their personal experiences with the prison-industrial complex and the work they have done and are doing to dismantle it.

Free dinner will be provided.

CARE at SARC Open House
May 18, 2018; 8:30-1:30AM
Student Services Center Fifth Floor, Suite 500

Come join CARE at SARC staff and learn about our services while enjoying coffee and breakfast pastries.  

Click the link below for more information:

African Student Association Presents: Celebration of Africa
May 24, 2018; 6:00PM Doors Open
Price Center East Ballroom

Join UCSD African Students Association (ASA) on  May 24th, 2018  for our eighth Celebration of Africa (COA) from 6-9 PM! There will be free food, a spoken word piece, student and professional performances, as well as a Fashion show featuring Nigerian designer, Ugochi Iwuaba and Ethiopian designer, Hagereseb! This year, COA's theme is the Swahili word, 'Safari' which honors the journeys and narratives of the African diaspora made by African people globally. This event is FREE for everyone! See y'all there!

OLIN Conference
May 26, 2018; 8:00AM-5:00PM

Build professional networks in a welcoming, brave setting among alumni and professionals with leadership backgrounds in social justice. All alumni, faculty, staff, and undergrads are encouraged to submit and present at the conference.

For more information, contact  alumniep.spacessiphr@gmail.com.