Spring 2018, Week 3
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm

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"Remember, to hate, to be violent, is demeaning. It means you're afraid of the other side of the coin--to love and be loved." - James Baldwin
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For more information, please visit saam.ucsd.edu for special events held throughout the month.

Join us in Planning Pride Parade!  

Pride Parade Planning Committee
Thursdays, Week 3, 6 and 9
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. 
Out and Proud Week is Next Week! 

Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus.
This year Out and Proud Week is April 23-27, 2018 (next week!). You can find all of the programs at our website or Facebook
If you would like to volunteer, sign ups can be found here:


Audio Newsletter
         Check out this week's audio newsletter:  https://youtu.be/Kjq0XGNb8CY
Upcoming Events 

Friends Supporting LGBTQIA+ Survivors
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Join the LGBT Resource Center for a workshop on how to support your LGBTQIA+ friends impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at rainbow@ucsd.edu

Why Drag!? Makeup and Drag Culture
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:00-6:30PM | Women's Center Conference Room

Interested in learning about drag culture? Come learn about drag culture, and learn some drag makeup tips and tricks! If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at rainbow@ucsd.edu

UCSD LGBT Alumni Brunch! 
Saturday, April 21, 2018
12:00-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

You are cordially invited to attend our annual UC San Diego LGBT Alumni Brunch on Saturday, April 21st from 12pm-1:30pm at the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center. This year the brunch kicks off UC San Diego's Out & Proud week, and we are excited to share our events and activities with you. Join us for fun, friends and memories! 

Trans Collective
May 2nd,  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.

For more information, click the link below:

UCSD Multi-identity Art Collective
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!

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!

Rainbow Graduation Sign Up

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 )

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  
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


Education for Liberation: Queer Feminist POC Pedagogies 
April 25, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM 
2921 El Cajon Blvd. 

Join us and our panel of scholars and community educators to talk about their provocative approaches to creating spaces that uplift, inspire, and challenge systems of power both inside and outside of the classroom. This event is for any person who believes that education has the power to transform our world.

The SDSU Center for Research on Sexuality and Sexual Health (SASH) presents: "I Love Female Orgasm" 
April 26, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM
SDSU Student Union Montezuma Hall
Laugh and learn about the "Big O," the most popular topic these sex educators teach about! This program brings a playful, honest approach to the topic of the female orgasm, and is inclusive to people of all genders, gender identifies and sexual orientations.  

11th Annual Queer and Asian Conference
April 27th-29, 2018
UC Berkeley

The 11th Annual Queer and Asian Conference will be taking place at UC Berkeley this year! The theme this year is "Limitless," which reflects upon our identities and boundless potential, and how we can push past boundaries to heal and empower our communities. The conference brings queer Asians and allies from across the nation to participate in engaging workshops, keynote speeches by prominent activists, performers, scholars, performances from our talented community and so much more. The conference is free of charge with Saturday lunch provided. You may also request free housing provided by our volunteers. To register, click here.  
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

Career Compass Workshop
April 17, 2018; 4:00-5:00PM
Red Shoe Room
Want some guidance in terms of your future? Well you're in luck, because APIMEDA is hosting one of our Discovering Your Career Compass workshops this quarter!

Learn strategies that help you consider your strengths, your personal values, and your cultural values to find direction to lead you on your academic and career paths.

Black Men's Collective: Black Panther Coloring Book Contest
April 18, 2018; 5:00-6:30PM
Black Resource Center Conference Room

Come to Black Men's Collective as we each express our creativity through coloring. Participants have a chance to get their design on all of our social media accounts. Come out for a fun time with the collective!
*This is a closed space for Black male identifying folks*

Dream the Impossible Native Youth Concert
April 21, 2018; 9:00AM-4:00PM
California State University, San Marcos

Save the date! The Annual Dream the Impossible Native Youth Conference is around the corner. It'll be held at California State University, San Marcos. 


Coalitions and Conflicts of the UFW: Our Past and Present
April 23, 2018 ;11:00AM-12:00PM
Cross-Cultural Center
Join the CCC's Social Justice Educators on a presentation of the past interethnic coalitions, challenges that rose within the United Farm Workers (UFW) movement, and its impact on the present.

Gender Buffet

A weekly, informal dialogue on issues connected to gender led by our Social Justice Interns. From elections to Disney Princesses, we discuss it all. Free snacks! 

These discussions happen weekly throughout the academic year on Fridays (12:00-1:30pm) starting Week 2.

Intersectional (Self) Love with Mia Little
April 19, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
Raza Resource Centro
Too often is the concept of love centers romance and family, when in reality love begins and ends with the complex self. Mia Little will guide a lecture workshop highlighting self love and how intersecting identities impact the practice of self love, care, and boundary setting. Consent, relationships, communication skills, and ethical sluthood are central themes of this lecture workshop. 

Community Classifieds

UC Undergraduate Experience Survey

Take the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey. Every student has a voice. Tell us about life at UC San Diego and win prizes!! Visit ucues.ucsd.edu for more information.  

Arab American Heritage Month Events
April is Arab American Heritage Month. Please come to one of the events presented by one of our campus groups who support Arab American people on our campus! 

PASA Comedy Night 
April 17; 7:00PM 
The Loft

Amreeka Movie Screening 
April 19; 7:00PM 
Sixth College Lodge

PASA Dabke Night 
April 30; 7:00PM 
PC Dance Studio

Growing a Multi-Faith Campus Movement for Racial Justice 
May 4; 3:00PM 
Cross Cultural Center
DIY Senior Keychain 
April 17, 2018; 10:00AM-2:00PM 
Library Walk Block 1985  

Wow, it's Spring Quarter already, graduation is just around the corner! It's time to give back to your campus by giving your Senior Class Gift. In celebration we'll be making DIY keychains on Library Walk so come check it out! There's also FREE coffee! Make it as a gift for a friend or as your own reminder of this great university!

  Art and Soul: Succulents with SAAM
April 17, 2018; 11:00AM-12:00PM
The Zone

Join us and CARE at SARC to plant a succulent in honor of survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Workshops are free; all supplies and materials provided. Space is limited and is first come, first served.
After #MeToo Addressing Sexual Violence at the Intersections of Oppression 
April 17, 2018; 5:00-8:30PM

To elevate sexual assault awareness month we will be hosting a dialogue and discussion with Amita Swadhin. The talk will focus on sexual violence, how people can move forward in the wake of #MeToo, and the implications especially for marginalized communities, including LGBTQI and communities of color.

Amita Swadhin is an educator, storyteller, activist and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. Her commitments and approach to this work stem from her experiences as a genderqueer, femme queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by her parents.
Data Digest: What Data and Research Reveal About Sexual Assault and Harassment on College Campuses
April 18, 2018; 4:00-6:00PM
MEdEd 141/143, UCSD Medical School Campus

The UCSD Center on Gender Equity and Health and The Education Studies Department are excited to host an event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, focused on sexual assault and harassment on college campuses. The event will include a data driven panel discussion with researchers concerning sexual violence, assault, harassment and higher education and will close with a screening from the documentary film "The Hunting Ground." Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

The UCSD Guardian Recruitment
April 18, 2018; 7:00PM
Guardian Office (located on the Second Floor of the Old Student Center)
The UCSD Guardian, the official home of student journalism at UCSD, is recruiting! 

Open to ALL majors, our six award-winning writing sections - News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyle, Features, and Sports - give you the opportunity to perfect your writing skills, learn how to adapt to a wide variety of tones, and build a strong portfolio for your future employers. We also have photography, design, and multimedia opportunities! 

To apply, click the link below: 
UCSD Walkout/March Against Gun Violence 
April 20, 2018; 10:00AM 
LIbrary Walk

Join us on April 20th, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, in a national walkout. After the March 14th walkout & the March 24th March for our lives we have seen that there has been a push for change nationwide. Let's continue that push for change and continue taking a stand against gun violence. Let's also remember and take into account that communities of color have been pushing for gun reform for a very long time! Let's not let their efforts go unnoticed! Enough is enough.

For more information, click the link below: 
CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center is hiring! 
Deadline to apply is April 22, 2018!  
CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center is currently hiring student interns for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information, please visit care.ucsd.edu and click on the "Get Involved" tab to view the available positions. The deadline to apply is April 22nd at 11:59pm. For more information, go to Port Triton. 
Chicano Legacy 
April 23, 2018; 12:00-1:00PM 
UCSD Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Join us to view this short documentary on the power of students to make change. The Chicano Legacy Mural was commissioned at UC San Diego in 2011 as a response to racist incidents on campus. The film explores how the first ever permanent, minority inspired public artwork on campus has inspired students and its impact on campus life.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers Horacio Jones and Jorge Mariscal.

Open to the public. All are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
Hosted by the Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Disability, Intersectionality, & State Violence Symposium 
April 26, 2018; 11:00AM-7:00PM 
UC San Diego Atkinson Hall

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: The sites, practices, and mechanisms most commonly associated with state violence provide a powerful lens for analyzing intersectionality across identities marked by ability, race, ethnicity, gender, class, age and other groups who experience heightened levels of vulnerability. This one-day symposium features presentations and performances by artists, scholars, community advocates and representatives of social service organizations to foster dialog around concerns with forms of vulnerability to violence that are generated, under-addressed or ignored by state institutions.
More information can be found here:  https://tinyurl.com/DISV-symposium 
Faculty Speaker Series: Dr. Carol Padden 
April 26, 2018; 4:00-5:00PM 
UCSD Multipurpose Room

Join us for a talk with Dr. Carol Padden! Dr. Padden has been involved in the study of sign language, particularly American Sign Language. She has had the opportunity to study a new sign language developing in social and cultural circumstances quite different from that of North America where ASL is primarily used. This talk is open to everyone! If you have questions, contact casp@ucsd.edu.

Legal Aid Society of San Diego Benefit Dinner 
April 27, 2018; 6:30PM Doors Open 
UCSD PC East Ballroom   
Come out to the Legal Aid Society of San Diego Benefit Dinner! The event is raising awareness about domestic violence. Proceeds benefit the Legal Aid Society of San Diego. There will be a performance by Stay for the Fireworks and distinguished speakers. Formal attire is required. To purchase tickets, go to www.boxoffice.ucsd.edu