Week 1, Fall 2015
UC San Diego L GBT R esource  Center
Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu |  lgbt.ucsd.edu
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"Revolution is not a onetime event."
-Audre Lorde
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LGBTQIA is committed to providing safe spaces for the community.  For more information please email lgbtqia@gmail.com.
For more info, email   lgbtqia@gmail.com | facebook
Men's Group
Wednesdays, 7-9p | LGBT RC

Men's group is a social support group that strives to establish a safe, comfortable space for discussions being male and queer.
For more info, email: rainbow@ucsd.edu

Queer & Trans People of Color
Thursdays, 7-9p | LGBT RC
Connect with other Queer and Trans* People of Color!   Discuss issues around navigating homophobia and transphobia, resisting racism, and fighting misogyny among other things. First meeting tomorrow! Meet new members, play games, learn about what the upcoming year will bring.
For more info, email  ucsdqpoc@gmail.com | facebook

 The Aces Group

Want to stay connected to the Asexual community at UCSD? The Aces etc. group aims to connect members of the asexual and aromantic communities (including demisexuals, grey-aces and their allies) to discuss ace-related issues, support each other, and promote awareness. While we don't currently have regular group meetings, we encourage you to join the mailing list.

For more info,  email Spencer Jones at

Coming Out Group
Tuesdays, 3-5pm
Small Conference 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, excitement and celebration with regard to coming out.

For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at  cathompson@ucsd .edu or Agustin Orozco at aorozco@ucsd.edu 
The Coming Out Group is open for the first 3 weeks of each quarter and closes after for safety.  

A.S. Alliance

The mission of the Alliance Program is to train Allies to be supporters and advocates of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Trained Alliance members will provide a welcoming environment for LGBT students, faculty and staff. Alliance members welcome individuals to be open and honest about their sexual orientation and/or gender identity without fear of repercussions and endeavor to make UCSD free of sexual bias, heterosexism and homophobia. The goal of the Alliance Program is to build a visible network of advocacy at UCSD.

Community Classifieds

Gaza Steadfast: Surviving Occupation, Blockade and War Exhibit 
Oct. 7th | 5-7pm
Cross Cultural Center, Art Space 
The Cross Cultural Center has an art exhibition featuring photos of the landscapes and people of Gaza by Gary Field. Exhibit will be on display October 1 - October 31. 
Carrie Mae Weems
Color: Real and Imagined 

Oct. 12th | 
Price Center West Ballroom
As part of the Inclusive Excellence Speaker series, artist Carrie Mae Weems will first have a session with students to talk about art and activism, and will later give a talk to reflect on racism, sexism, classism, and how they have intertwined with her personal journey. 
Women's Center Book Club
 Oct. 13, 2015 | 12:00pm-1:00pm
Women's Center
Join the Women's Center Book Club for a  discussion on Agatha Christie's Hallowe'en Party
Undocumented Student Service Center Game Night
Oct. 16th  | 6-8pm
Village West Room 15A

The Undocumented Student Service Center (USSC) is hosting a game night, open to everyone and filled with friends, fun, and free food! 
This will be a great opportunity to meet new and returning students who are part of our community, and learn about the resources available to support students. 

For more info,  click here
Queer People of Color Mixer
Oct. 16th | 6-9pm
3909 Centre St., San Diego

T his free off-campus will be an evening of drinks, dancing, and mingling. If you're 21+, you're welcome at this event.

For more info contact Carolina Ramos at 

Alan Turing Memorial 
$10,000 Scholarship
Deadline Oct. 28th, 2015

The new Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship is for undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering who are active in supporting the LGBT community.

The application is  here. For further questions contact Becky Obayashiat robayashi@ucsd.edu or Eseban Marquez

  Robert Giard Fellowship  
$7,500 Photography Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015
The Robert Giard Fellowship Award will be awarded in support of a new or continuing project   that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography and still images. 

For more info, visit the  website.

Duberman-Zal Fellowship
 $2,500 Graduate Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015

The Duberman-Zal Fellowship Award is granted to a graduate student,  independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) experience.

For more  info, visit the website

Opportunity to Urge Gov. Brown to support AB 959

AB 959 would ensure that sexual orientation and gender identity data would be collected along with other important demographic information used to determine state policies and funding. A petition is circulating in favor of AB 959, to increase out visibility in state policies.

You can view and sign the petition  here
LGB Attitudes & Experiences Survey

A team from the University of Tennessee is conducting an empirical study about the attitudes and lived experiences, and invites anyone over 18 who experiences some same-gender attraction to participate. It should take approximately 25-35 minutes. There will be a raffle for $20 Starbucks gifts cards among the participants.

The survey is available here.
OutSet Filmmaking Apps Open

OutSet is the Young Filmmakers Project from LA LGBT Center and Outfest, a filmmaking workshop for LGBTQ young people between the ages of 16-24. Outset exists to provide a safe space for LBGTQ young people to tell their stories and learn the skills to bring them to life in the form of a short film.

For more info, visit the  website

Lesbian Body Image Survey

The Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is doing a study on lesbian attitudes & feelings about your own body,gender identity and gender expression. Lesbians over 18 are eligible and $50 Amazon gift cards will be raffled for participants. The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

The survey is available here.