Winter 2017,  Week 2 
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm & Friday 8am-4:30pm
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" The proof that one truly believes is in action."
~Bayard Rustin
Deadlines for these opportunities coming up soon!

LGBT Resource Center Internship Program
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 24, 2017 at 4pm
Are you interested in gaining leadership skills, enhancing and increasing the broader LGBTQIA+ movement, and contributing to a more just, equitable society for the future?

Here's an opportunity! We are currently hiring 9 undergraduate interns for 2017-2018 school year!

Learn more about the job positions available and submit an application here

LGBTRC Peer Educator Program
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 18th, 2017
Are you interested in volunteering? Do you want to facilitate and  educate the campus community on social justice issues pertaining to the LGBTQIA+ community?

The LGBT Resource Center has an amazing opportunity for you this Winter and Spring of 2017, where you can become a LGBTRC Peer Educator!

Find more information and apply here or contact 

Save the date for the upcoming events at the RC! 

UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center presents
Intergenerational Dialogues

Free lunch and Intergenerational Dialogue
Tues. Jan 24th, 2017
Interested in learning across generations?  What is it like to be young and queer?  What is it like to be part of the LGBT community for 10, 20, 30 or more years?   The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center will host a series of intergenerational lunch conversations over the course of the fall, winter and spring quarters of 2016-2017.   This will be an opportunity for small group of people (no more than 30) to come together, share a meal and learn from one another in a safe and comfortable setting.  
We will be mentoring each other in multiple ways across generations. Who are the elders in our communities that have challenged gender and sexual normativity?  What are the experiences of our queer youth?  What does it mean to be in the middle age and part of the LGBT community?  Histories, stories, common experiences - there is much queer culture to explore.  It is rare to be able to engage in intergenerational conversation among LGBT-identified folks.

RSVP by Thursday night


Politics & the Queer community
Weds|Jan 18| 12-1:30pm|  LGBTRC

Join us for a conversation about the impact of the new presidency on our  LGBTQIA+ community. We'll focus on community-led movements and community support. Light Refreshments provided.

Thurs. January 19th, 2017
12-1:30pm, LGBT Resource Center
Join us for pan dulce, chisme & community at the LGBTRC.

We'll have arts and crafts supplies to queer up 'veladoras'(large candles) as we prepare for a new year and new presidential administration.

Our Pan Dulce platicas are open to students, staff, and faculty.


In partnership with the LGBT Resource Center and Health Promotion Services, join the LGBT Faculty and Staff Association as we present the first Out @ Work panel, a series that explores the experiences of out professionals.
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Stop by and learn about the services and resources available to support you as you establish and maintain behaviors that contribute to your health now and in the future.
Co-sponsored by: LGBT Faculty and Staff Association, LGBT Resource Center and Health Promotion Services

Volunteer Info Session
Fri. January 27th, 2017
Time 10am-12pm, LGBT Resource Center

Would you like to get more involved with the LGBT community here on campus? Come by and learn about an opportunity for leadership, involvement, and community!
Please RSVP here or for more info

Soup for the STEM
Fri. January 27th, 2017
1:30-3:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center will be serving soup for lunch for STEM majors! Come and get fed while connecting with others to encourage STEM retention. The atmosphere is cool and relaxed and a space for those who want to find community, talk about their experience, and find support in their classes. 

While supplies last, STEM Square Friend stickers will be available for participants at the end of the event! Come on over and have a SOUPer time!

Please RSVP here!  

Community Announcements and Groups

The Power of Community!
Fridays, starting Week 3
12:15-3:15pm, Cross Cultural Center 
Conference Room

A space that centers the experiences of queer and trans students, faculty, staff, and alumni of color! All are welcome.

Food is welcomed and small refreshments will be provided.

LGBT Veterans Group

Fridays, starting Week 3
1400-1500, Cross-Cultural Center 
Tranquility Room
A discussion group lead by a Military Vet for
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans military
veterans, reservist, and active duty service
personnel; and their partners.

Carmilla Movie Giveaway
We're getting the Carmilla movie for the library when it comes out in 2017! This means that we'll have one movie bundle to gift as well, so we'll be raffling the movie off in a few weeks! 
If you don't know what Carmilla is, it's a web series with a bunch of queer characters that you can watch on Youtube for free! Just search for Carmilla on KindaTV on Youtube. The order is season 1, Carmilla Christmas special, season 2, season 0 (the prequel), and season 3.
To sign up for the raffle, talk to the intern at the front desk at the LGBT Resource Center or email with your name, email, and phone number.

Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship: More Information here

Transyouth Care: February 11-12
A comprehensive two day training designed for profressionals interested in providing sensitive and competent mental health and medical care for gender non-conforming children, transgender youth and yound adults. CMEs and CEUs offered.
Register here

Fund for Legal Name/Gender Changes

A member of our community is coming forward and offering to pay for the costs of legal name/gender marker changes before inauguration day for Trans/Gender Queer/Gender Non Conforming folks who want to get this done ASAP! If you are interested, s imply send an email directly to:

For those who want to contribute or find more information, click here!

Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ students, is now accepting applications for our 2017 scholarship!
Point Scholarships are provided on a last provider basis, with the average annual award being $10,000 and guaranteed until the completion of your degree, up to 4 years. As well as providing financial support for education, Point provides leadership development training through its programs, conferences, and internship opportunities. Point also matches each scholar with a mentor who is a successful professional. Mentors help scholars design and complete an annual community service project that Point requires of each scholar as a means of giving back to community.
Our application is open until January 30, 2017. To learn more, please visit: here 

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 
Aces Group:  Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm
Fluid Attraction: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Queer Sixers United (QSUN):  T ue s d a y s ,   8 : 0 0 - 9 : 0 0 p m
Men's Group:  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Femmes of Colour:  Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC):  Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm
International QLGBT Student Union:  Fridays odd weeks, 2:00-4:00pm

LGBTQIA+ Leaders for 2016-2017

We're creating a community roster of LGBTQIA+ student leaders on campus to keep the community better updated of resources and opportunities. You have the option for your information to remain internal - for the LGBT Resource Center Professional Staff to be able to contact you regarding opportunities OR for it to be public- to be listed on our website for peers and community to know who our student leaders are.

Submit your info  here.  F or questions, contact Maribel Gomez at
Campus Community Centers


Porsia Curry Coaching
Thursday Jan. 19, 5pm

Come out and watch Porsia Curry, the Acting Director of the Black Resource Center, as she coaches the UCSD women's basketball team!


In The Mirror: embracing our downfalls as a form of self-love
Thurs. Jan. 26th
5-7pm,  Cross-Cultural Center
Ever had your thoughts or fears hold you back from doing something you wanted? Ever been your own harshest critic? Join us as we reflect on our experiences in order to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves and our cognitions. Learn to turn your fears into fuel and embrace your downfalls as a form of radical self-love.

Get Control of Your Birth Control
Wed. Jan 18th
1-2pm, Raza Resource Centro

Many changes are coming in 2017, and your access to birth control may be affected. Be prepared by learning about the different types of birth control.


Intern Hiring Info Session
Thurs. Jan 19th
1-2pm, Women's Center 

Interested in feminism and social justice? Apply for the Women's Center intern program! Apply to be an intern!
Applications are available online at
The Application deadline is Tuesday, January 24th by 4pm.
Questions? Email us at

Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email
This week at the RC:

LGBT Resource Center Affiliate Program

Is your organization or group interested in partnering with the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center? Are you looking to start your own LGBTQIA+ org? Need a meeting space? Looking for leadership opportunities? Check out our Affiliate Program! The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Affiliate Program has a variety of perks and opportunities for your organization. Check out our website for the application and more details. For questions contact
For more Program info click here
Click here to access an Application

Do you have library recommendations?

Is there anything you'd like to see added to our library at the LGBT Resource Center? Well you're in luck, our library intern is currently looking for recommendations!

If there is a book, magazine, comic, CD, etc. that you think would be a great addition, feel free to let us know by filling out this survey!

Community Classifieds

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT  @ UCSD and the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California Presents...

Thurs.  Jan 26th
3:30PM - 5:30PM
The Forum Room,  Price Center East
Only 1 in 10 people from low-income families are able to have a bachelor's degree, while the share of jobs that require one has doubled. 

We are the Educational Advancement Program (EAP) of UCSD, and we are here to address the issue at its root cause, high school. Join us by filling out this simple application here

You will be contacted shortly regarding your role based on your interests and the partner high school's needs. Any questions can be directed to

On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, UCSD's HMP3 is hosting the Medical Education for Diverse Students (MEDS) Conference at the Telemedicine Building!
This conference is designed for students that are interested in entering the medical and pharmaceutical fields. We are aware of the need of professionals from diverse backgrounds in the healthcare system, who can identify with an even more diverse group of patients. Therefore, MEDS was created to close the disparities seen in both medical education and healthcare. Most importantly, MEDS now exists to serve the students - to encourage, educate and empower students on their road to a career in health.
MEDS is an all-day conference, where students will get to choose from diverse workshops and activities. Students will experience hands-on activities (such as suture clinic, simulation labs), in addition to workshops that will help students get the information they need to get into Medical/Pharmacy school. 

Register and learn more at!