Week 6, Spring 2016
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Mon-Thurs: 8am-7pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu 
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"Things can be fleeting and it is better to love and be attached to the possibilities and potentialities of others than a stagnant, comfortable image of who they are" 

~loan tran

Next week at the RC

Cooking Basics with Vegan Xicana
May 10th, 2016 | 12-1:30pm
LGBT Resource Center 

Come learn some cooking basics and swap tasty recipes!  Vegan Xicana is a food justice project that promotes sharing ancestral knowledge and community building through cooking.
In order to have enough materials please sign-up by May 8th  here.  

For questions contact mpgomez@ucsd.edu .
Sign up for Q League
Q LEAGUE: Queer Leaders' Summit
Saturday, May 14th, 2016 | 12-3pm
LGBT Resource Center
LGBTQIA+ student organization leaders, you are invited to the Q LEAGUE: Queer Leaders' Summit! The focus of this summit is to connect incoming and outgoing student leaders to share their experience with leadership, build community, encourage collaboration among LGBTQIA organizations at UCSD, and foster leadership development. Lunch will be provided.
Register here. For questions contact mpgomez@ucsd.edu.
Upcoming at the Center

Rainbow Graduation
June 4th, 2016 | 4-6pm
Faculty Club

Please join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we come together to honor the students who are graduating, our volunteers, our scholarship recipients and all who have impacted our community over the last year.

The event serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBT Alumni. Although many people do get dressed up for the event, it tends to be a queer little get together, with all the trappings of our community, so be yourself.

If you are graduating, please complete this  form. If you have questions, please contact Shaun Travers at stravers@ucsd.edu .


Aces Group: Open Meeting  
Mondays | 5pm
LGBT Resource Center

Aces Group will be hosting meetings this Spring Quarter on Mondays at 5PM in the RC's  Conference Room.

For more information you can email jumpingovertherainbow@googlemail.com

Trans Group Discussion
Friday, 2-4pm | Odd Weeks
LGBT RC Conference Room

The Trans Group is an intern-moderated gathering for transgender-identified individuals to have a designation place that is exclusively for trans people. It's a closed space. The new hours will allow for longer meetings, with more time to deeply delve into discussions or activities. 
LGBT RC Open for Submissions!

Interested in displaying your art at the LGBT Resource Center?  We're open to any medium, from paintings, doodles, prints, poetry, stories, zines, comics, film, animation, music, to 3-D art pieces. Be sure to keep the values of our space in mind when submitting your art work: Family, Community, Respect, and Social Justice.  
Contact Art and Activism Intern Fri Garcia at frigarcia95@gmail.com.
Keep in mind displaying some of these may require creativity; discuss with Fri to figure out how to best display it.

Campus Community Center Events

Week 6 Career Chats: Developing a Plan for Your Summer
May 4th, 2016
10:00am-11:00am | Cross-Cultural Center
1:00pm-2:00pm | Black Resource Center
1:30pm-2:30pm | LGBT Resource Center

Intergenerational Queer/Trans of Color Mixer
May 4th, 2016 | 1:30-3:00pm
Cross-Cultural Center Communidad Room

QTPOC's We Are Family Retention Program and the Critical Gender Studies Program presents an intergenerational mixer space open to faculty, staff, grad students, and undergrads who identify as queer and or trans people of color. Refreshments provided.

RSVP here. For questions, contact Sandra at qtpocwearefamilyretention@gmail.com

Life Skills Series: The Power of No
May 4th, 2016 | 12-1pm
Women's Center

It can be challenging to say no to friends, family, and others close to us. This is especially true for women. Join us for an interactive workshop on learning to say no, and how to put ourselves first. Lunch provided.

Philipinx Group Therapy: Be Here... Write Now
May 4, 2016 | 1:30-3:00pm
Cross-Cultural Center Conference Room

With Ginger Villareal Armas (PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at CAPS), Pilipinx Group Therapy will be a space to engage in writing practices and community dialogue to address the mental crossroads of Pilipinx identite(s).

More info here.

Homeboy Industries Presentation
May 5th, 2016 | 3-4pm
Cross-Cultural Center

Join the CCC for a panel presentation with Homeboy Industries, recognized as the largest and most successful gang intervention and reentry program in the world! They're an LA-based organization that serves as a beacon of hope and opportunity. 

Dining and Dialogue: Feminist Parenting

May 5th, 2016 | 6-8pm
Women's Center

Come enjoy some dinner and have a discussion about ways in which patriarchy appears in family structures. We will evaluate and identify alternatives to the role parents play in perpetuating harmful ideas. Dinner will be served. 

Fueling Your Future
May 11th, 2016 | 10am-1pm
Career Services Center

Fueling Your Future is a professional development mixer, created by students for students!  Come out to connect with an array of professionals to fine tune your networking skills and discover the keys to success! Students of all majors welcome. Professional dress encouraged.

For more info, visit the Facebook event here.

Careers in Gender and Public Health
May 11th, 2016 | 12:00-1:30pm
Women's Center

Interested in a career in public health that intersects with work on gender issues? Join us and learn about the different career paths of our panelists who are doing this work. 

Acing an Interview
May 11th, 2016 | 3-5pm
Cross-Cultural Center

For this latest installment of the Real World Career Series, this focus will be on interviewing skills. Among the topics discussed will be a typical interview process, how to dress to impress, the Do's and Don'ts of the interview process, and how to research and prepare for interviews.  

For questions, email Violeta at vigonzales@ucsd.edu.

#BlackatUCSD Social Media Night
May 11th, 2016 | 5-7pm 
Black Resource Center

Join us at the Black Resource Center for a Social Media Night centered on #BlackAtUCSD. We aim to show that this is more than a hashtag, it is a real experience. We will be showcasing some highlights from the #BlackAtUCSD campaign as well as debuting #BlackAtUCSD, a short documentary film.

Life Skills Series: Become a Mind Jedi
May 12th, 2016 | 5-7pm
Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad

Become a mind Jedi by attending this Stress Management workshop presented by Dr. Briana Boyd to learn LIFE CHANGING skills to manage stress, anxiety, and even the blues. You will also learn critical tools to improve your relationships with yourself, with your allies and your community. Fortify your cognitive resources to battle on for social change against The Empire!
Other Events and Resources... 

Campus Climate Focus Groups
May 4th, 2016 | 9-11am & 6-8pm
OASIS (Center Hall 361)

Are you interested in changing campus climate? Do you want to share your ideas on how to make UCSD a more inclusive, welcoming school? Would you like the administration to use that info? The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will use this feedback to take steps to improve campus climate. Please RSVP to ucsd.edi@gmail.com - this event is open to all members of the UCSD community

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration

May 6th, 2016 | 11:30am-1:00pm
International House, Great Hall

Join us for the kickoff luncheon with keynote speaker Lee Ann Kim. Lee Ann Kim is a first-generation Korean American who was an anchor and general assignment reporter for KGTV Channel 10. 

For more info, click here

Beyond Binary 

May 6th, 2016 | 6pm
La Mesa Library Branch

This event, hosted by the San Diego public library system, includes a conversation with Dr. I. W. Gregorio, author of
None of the Above, a YA novel in which a newly-elected Homecoming Queen discovers that she was born intersex. The author will speak, and there will be a Q & A session and an opportunity for book signing. Intersex advocate Emily Quinn will also be in attendance. 

Grad Student Demographic Surveys

A collective of UCSD grads have created these surveys in an attempt to make your experiences, issues, ideas and needs heard by both fellow grads and the UCSD staff.
Please help offer an understanding of the UCSD graduate experience and campus climate through your responses regarding issues you face on campus, specifically as it relates to racial and/or gender identity. Your responses will help make a clear case for institutional reflection and change.

There is a survey for women here and one for racial minorities here. For questions, contact vpdiversity@gsa.ucsd.edu


CGS Summer Session Classes

This summer, several courses are being offered through the Critical Gender Studies department.

Summer Session 1: 
CGS 104 - Advanced Topics: Transfeminism and/as Women of Color Feminism
CGS 105 - Queer Theory

Summer Session 2:
CGS 2A - Intro to CGS: Social Movements
CGS 113 - Gender & Sexuality in the Arts: Self-Representation & Photography

Check out the class details here.

Milk Memorial Event

May 19th, 2016 | 7:30-9:00pm
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd,  San Diego, CA 92101

Join more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans on Thursday, May 19 to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist. Proceeds benefit the social services programs of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. The 2015 breakfast sold out well ahead of time, so get your tickets here

CalFresh Pre-Elegibility Screening Workshop

May 20th, 2016 | 1:30-4:30pm
Green Table Room, PC West

If you're a student who has some trouble paying for food each month, you may qualify for food benefits! Come and get pre-screened for the CalFresh program. A CalFresh representative will be there to answer any of your questions. Free food will be provided at the event. This event is sponsored by the Triton Food Pantry. 

Stonewall Athlete Awards
May 20th, 2016 | 6-9pm
Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego

Join San Diego Pride for the first annual Stonewall Athlete Awards Reception as part of our OUT at the Park weekend! Mix and mingle with local and regional athletes! Join us for live music, a performance by Keith London, food, drinks and dancing with LGBTQ+ athletes.

Check out the Facebook event here and buy your tickets here!
OUT at the Park
May 21st, 2016 | 7:10pm
Petco Park, 1000 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Join thousands of people for a rainbow-filled event, taking over Petco Park for a night. All seats with come with an Official Pride Night Rally Towel, which is the most massively useful thing any queer interstellar hitchhiker can carry. 

Check out the Facebook event here and buy your tickets here!

HIV/AIDS Memorial Benefit Concert 

Aug. 4th, 2016 | 6-10pm | 206 Marina Park Way 
Embarcadero Marina Park South

Come to our benefit concert, hosted by San Diego's First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer. It will feature special guests the Fixx and the English Beat.

Frida Kahlo Birthday Celebration

June 11th, 2016 | 6-10pm
3909 Centre St
San Diego, CA 92103

We celebrate the birthday of Frida Kahlo, commemorating the legendary life of one of the most influential Mexican painters of the mid-twentieth century while enjoying live music multiple art exhibits by local Latin@ artists and vendors, a Frida look-a-like contest, great food and Tequila! Proceeds from this event benefit Latin@ Services at The Center. Get your tickets today here

GAPA Foundation Scholarships Open
Deadlines: June 30th, 2016

The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation is a grassroots philanthropic organization that provides funds and leverages resources to empower the Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ community. The 2016 GAPA Foundation Scholarship awards several scholarships of up to $3000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding activism and leadership within the API LGBTQ community. 

More info here.
Spring office hours at the RC:
Study Abroad Advising with Andra Jacques  
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30pm  
LGBT Resource Center
Andra Jacques is the Study Abroad Coordinator at UCSD. She recruits for and advises students on education abroad opportunities with a special emphasis on UCSD Global Seminars and diversity outreach.

Andra graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.A. in International Studies with a Peace Studies concentration. During her undergrad, she studied abroad in Siracusa, Sicily and has since traveled throughout Europe, Central America and Africa. Some of her most impactful experiences abroad have been performing on-site coordination for a faculty-led program for two summers in rural Akatsi, Ghana.

Career Meet-Ups
Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm  
LGBT Resource Center
Sonia Honne-Gonzalez, the Career Services Center Liaison to the Campus Community Centers, will be at the LGBT Resource center on Wednesdays to offer career advice. Come in and connect with Sonia regarding career readiness, job search strategies, professional development, professional planning, and/or resume review!
For more information email: cservices@ucsd.edu
Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
last week at the RC:
Community Classifieds
Éxito! Latino Cancer Training

Éxito! will select 25 master's-level students and professionals-like Jimenez and Berrios-from across the nation to attend a five-day summer institute June 6-10, 2016, in San Antonio, offering research information, tools, tips, role models and motivation to encourage participants to pursue a doctoral degree and a career studying how cancer affects Latinos differently. 

Apply here
Beta Testers Wanted

Radbeh Ravaz, a student at SDSU, is building a projectbuild a service that connects LGBT travelers with locals from LGBT community for the purpose of creating a unique experience for people who don't want to see the usual tourist attractions, but rather to know more about the culture and locals' lives. He's looking for college students involved in the LGBT community who might want to be beta testers for this project. 

Write to radbehravaz@gmail.com
AVID Tutors Wanted

Full-time college students recruited to work tutoring middle and high school students in English, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies/History. This would happen Monday through Friday during school hours, in the Sweetwater Union High School District and the pay would be $12.63/hr. To apply, call Laura Ravelero at (619) 691-5534 for a processing appointment. There will be an application, drug testing, and evidence of enrollment as a student. For more info, call Jeanette Gonzales at (619) 600-3344.  
Healing Yoga for Trans Folks and Friends
Saturdays | 10:45am
3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103 

This class is free and open to Trans folks and allies. Class begins at 10:45 and is taught by Christine Taylor, who has generously donated her time. Healing Yoga teachings are derived from the self-empowering practices of yoga, utilizing a wide range of tools to help enhance well-being and health. For more information contact Connor Maddocks at trans@thecentersd.org.

Academic Writers on LGBTQ Topics Needed

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk: Problems and Solutions will be a 3-volume reference on LGBTQI history, politics, law, and culture in the US. Each contributor will write an essay of around 8,000 words on their choice of topics. This project is open to all writers.

For more information, check out the website or contact Chuck Stewart at
Trans* Studies:  an international transdisciplinary conference on gender, embodiment, and sexuality
Sept. 7-10th, 2016

This is an academic conference for any work relating to transgender issues, showcasing work in various fields. there will be panels and opportunities to meet in small groups. Submissions and proposals are welcome; please first submit 250 abstracts of proposed papers as well as a one-paragraph author's biography.

By Feb 15th, send materials to
HIV Discussion Group
Thursdays, 6-8pm
Mercy Gardens
540 Lewis Street
San Diego, CA 92103

An ongoing education and social support group for HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Learn to be positive about being HIV-positive. Be empowered, share, and grow with other men who can relate to your journey.

Topics include living with HIV,
healthy relationships, sexual health, self esteem, normalizing conversations about sex, and self-disclosure (telling family, friends, and partners). 

Nominate 2017 LGBT History Month Icons

Nominated LGBT Icons may be living or dead, national or international, and are selected based on one or more of the following criteria: a) They have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor, b) the nominee is a national hero, and c) they have made a significant contribution to LGBT civil rights

Submit your nominee here.
Young Women's Discussion Group
Third Tuesday of each month

3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103 

This group is aimed at young women ages 18-30. We will discuss issues relevant such as politics, academics, careers, relationships, social media, pop culture, activism and ways to be involved in the LGBT community. We hope to provide a safe and comfortable place to meet and share experiences as members of the LGBT community.
It meets in The LGBT Center's library.
New Free App to Find LGBT Roommates: TUTUroomii

A San Diego team recently launched a new iOS app called TUTUroomii. This app is designed to help LGBTQ+ young people and allies find ideal roommates in their own community. This app is available in the App Store. 

For questions, check out tuturoomii.com or email us at contactus@tuturoomii.com