Week 7, 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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"About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all."  ~Rita Mae Brown

Next week at the RC
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

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!

Love Wins
May 17th, 2016 | 5-6pm
Black Resource Center

This project, run by a BRC intern, will be a short lyrical narrative film framing the experience of one student who has had to overcome a number of obstacles to get to where she is now. One student reveals intimate parts of her narrative as a way to say that nothing can defeat her. No one will hold her back. 

Case of a...
May 19th, 2016 | 6:30-8:00pm
Black Resource Center

"Case of a Nigga" is a film project exploring the controversy surrounding the use of the "n-word." Following the film screening, there will be a facilitated discussion by BRC interns. 

Here's the trailer and the event page

BRC Peer Guidance Leader Application
Deadline: May 20th, 2016 

The Black Resource Center is looking for Peer Guidance Leaders for the 2016-17 school year. Looking for someone who is a good active listener, who enjoys leading group activities, and is interested in mentoring a group of first-year students. This is a paid position.

For more info or to apply, visit Port Triton or check out the Black Resource Center
Other Events and Resources... 

Academic Email Etiquette Workshop
May 11th, 2016 | 4-5pm
AEP Conference Room - Old Student Center Bldg B, 2nd floor

During this event sponsored by Academic Enrichment Programs Dr. Madeleine Picciotto, Director of the UCSD Writing Center, will discuss topics such as proper etiquette for writing to a professor, what to discuss and not discuss via email and more. 

Please RSVP here.

Spring LGBTQ Mixer
May 11th, 2016 | 6-9pm
SIO Surfside - 8622 Kennel Way

Please join for a spring networking event! QuEST is a society of Queer Engineers, Scientists, and Technical Professionals. This will be a lovely opportunity for LGBTQ graduate students, postdocs, and academic and industry professionals to gather and talk with each other. Free food and beverages will be served.

Movement Workshop with Israeli Choreographer
May 19th, 2016 | 6-7pm
Mandeville Rehearsal Room (backstage of Mandeville Auditorium)

ArtPower and the LGBT Resource Center present this workshop with renowned Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen to explore the  intersection of identity/gender and how it is expressed in dance. No dance experience necessary!  Idan Cohen's dance work Gender Bender (being presented at ArtPower on May 20) incorporates images that reflect personal and social identities of masculinity, femininity and all that lies between. 

RSVP here.

CASP Intern Applications
Deadline: May 19th, 2016
Employment Dates: July 25-30, 2016

Summer Interns will co-lead participants through the duration of CASP 101, an overnight retreat program offered to new UCSD Chancellor's Associates Scholars. The position is paid, and room and board are covered. Two lead interns will be hired in addition to regular summer interns. The lead interns will assist in planning beforehand.

The positions can be found on Port Triton, under #820063 and #820062. 

Speaker about Mental Wellness
May 19th, 2016 | 6:00-8:15pm
Second Chance
6145 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

Come listen to Laura Fenamore, as she presents her new book,
Skinny, Fat, Perfect: Love Who You See in the Mirror. The book is part memoir, part self-help, and it discusses her struggles with addiction, obesity, and eating disorders. Fenamore will be talking about becoming free from the diet mentality, loving yourself, and being healthy. She will also be discussing how this intersects with her identity as a lesbian, and with her depression. There will also be a Q&A and book signing.

Please RSVP before coming, at the event here.

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. 
LGBT Parenting
May 20th, 2016 | 12-1pm
Thurgood Marshall Room in Price Center West

The LGBT Staff/Faculty Association is hosting an open conversation about being and becoming LGBT parents, following a conversation in February with parents sharing their diverse paths to parenthood and those considering or in the process of becoming parents. It will be an open dialogue, but if you have particular questions you want to be addressed, feel free to email them in. 

For more info, contact Taylor Haglund at  tmhaglund@ucsd.edu. Also, check out the group's Facebook page.
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