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"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other." 

~Laverne Cox

Tune in... 
The LGBT Resource Center will be changing hours of operation! 

Hi Friends!    
Beginning in Winter Quarter of 2016, the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center will launch our affiliates program and a shifting in access hours.  These changes will allow more groups and organizations to have a deeper connection to the Resource Center.              

The LGBT Resource Center operating hours for Winter and Spring Quarter 2016 will be:

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-7:00PM
Fridays  8:00AM-4:30PM

We hope to empower our community to use our Center in new and exciting ways.  If you have any questions or would like to connect about these changes contact us at .               

Winter QCamp

Winter QCamp

January 6th, 2016 | 5-7pm
LGBT Resource Center

Join us for our quarterly QCamp! Come to learn about different events and opportunities happening next quarter and reconnect with community. We'll also be enjoying snacks and working on Vision Boards for 2016.

Apply to be an Intern! 

Apply for the LGBT Resource Center Internship Program for 2016-2017 school year!
We are currently hiring eight undergraduate interns!

LGBT Resource Center Interns will develop skills and competency in the following areas:
  • Making referrals to campus and community resources
  • Group Facilitation
  • Event planning and management 
  • Self-reflection and identity development
  • Office Administration
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Ability to understand the connections between theory and praxis
  • Community building
  • Social Justice
During the course of the internship, students receive:
  • Mentoring and supervision from professional staff
  • Leadership Development opportunities
  • Social Justice Education

Download Application and Job Descriptions at
Applications due January 19th at 4pm

Affiliate Program Info Sessions
Affiliate Program Info Session
Thurs | Jan 7   |12-1pm  | LGBT Resource Center
Tues  | Jan 12 | 5-6pm    | LGBT Resource Center

Interested in starting an LGBTQIA+ group or organization at UCSD? Are you already part of an organization and you're interested in becoming an Affiliate with the LGBT Resource Center? 
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 more info check out our website: Affiliate Program

  For questions connect with Maribel   at  

Queer College Review

Intern Queer Student Action Project

This is a call-out for contributions to my program "I AM: Queer Femme of Color Realness," a collection of different items all showcasing the different ways queer femme of color survive, thrive, and live their unapologetically queer femme lifestyles. Whether it be through a story you wrote documenting coming to your femme identity, an article of clothing where you feel your most femme, or a napkin with that perfect, ass-kickin', hella rad shade of lipstick kiss print on it, this is a collection of how different the queer femme identity is to everyone.
This is open to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members who identify as queer femmes of color.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact shiyloh, the Audre Lorde Programming and Facilitation Intern at . The google form for the collection can be found hereDigital submissions (such as for art or photographs or other means) can also be submitted to

Office hours at the Center:

Career Meet-Ups
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm 
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:

Campus events and resources... 

MEDS Conference

Jan. 30th, 2016 | 8am-5pm
Telemedicine Building, UCSD Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy

MEDS (Medical Education for Diverse Students) is a pre-med/pre-pharmacy conference for underrepresented minority and first-generation student from UCSD and local community college. MEDS covers all components of the application process and provides a hands-on look behind the scenes at UC San Diego Schools or Medicine and Pharmacy, See the schedule at

Pre-meds register at Pre-pharms register at
Early access code: REGMEDS2016. This will be open mid-November. 

For questions, email

BSU Speak Up reporting project

Have you ever experienced microaggressions, discrimination, or even blatant racism within the UCSD community? Black Student Union wants to make sure your experiences never go unnoticed. Here is a Google Form for students to submit incidents that happen to them at UCSD. This is so that BSU can keep track of them and take these into account when advocating for students. This is not a replacement for OPHD (Office of Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination), but a supplement. 

Submit at or click here

CAPS ADVANCE Workshop Series

ADVANCE is a three part psycho-educational workshop series that can be conceptualized as a "Peak Performance Personal Training Program" that focuses on creating a foundation of strategies aimed at helping students improve academic success and overall student wellness

To sign up for ADVANCE, visit the CAPS website here

African-American Studies Minor Upcoming Courses

For students who are interested in the intersection of history, culture, and the African American experience, the African American Studies Minor could be a perfect fit. 

The African American Studies Minor has a list of courses that will be coming up in the Winter and Spring that could count toward the minor, including but not limited to CGS 150: "Visuality, Sexuality and Race" and ETHN 183: "Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class."  

For further information, check out the website.  

CARE at SARC Violence Prevention Initiative

CARE at SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center) is developing a campus wide violence prevention initiative and wants student input. Are you interested in sharing your thoughts and suggestions about how students engage with the issue of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking? If so, join one of the focus groups.

Snacks will be provided.

To sign up, click  here

last week at the Center...


If you would like to submit relevant news or events to be featured in the newsletter, please email or submit it through the portal on our website, The portal can be found here
Community Classifieds
California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Apps
Deadline: Jan 4th, 2016

The California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for
the 2016-2017 academic year. It is an initiative to increase diversity among STEM graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. These are postdoctoral awards for up to two years, with annual stipends from $55K to $70K per year in the mathematical, physical and computer sciences, chemistry, and engineering.

For more info, click here.
Applications for 2016 YPC Academy 
Deadline: Dec. 31st, 2015

The Center at Hillcrest's YPC Academy program is accepting applications for 2016. The Academy exists to help expand the ranks of young LGBT leaders ready to serve our community through board service for a variety of agencies, not-for-profit organizations and government commissions. The 2016 class will consist of 20 candidates ages 21-40. An information session will be held at The Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6pm. 

More information  here.

Call for Articles: Outside the Gender Box
Deadline: Jan. 1st, 2016

SUNY Press is collecting articles for a new anthology,Outside the Gender Box, which will be the first anthology to focus on the experiences of trans and non-binary gender students, staff, and faculty. Articles should be 5,000-7,500 words and can be research or first-person narrative.

Formatting guidelines are here. Finished articles should be sent to
Rent at California Youth Conservatory Theatre
Dec. 26th - Jan 10th

The Award-winning California Youth Conservatory Theatre (CYC)  will present a special holiday engagement of the brilliant and controversial hit musical RENT Dec. 26 through Jan. 10. Join them at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza for this life-changing story about community, friendship, love and overcoming life. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the website at

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
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.

Weekly Serenity Yoga
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm
Joyce Beers Community Center
3009 Vermont Ave. #A211

Free weekly yoga for those living with HIV or living in Sobriety. 
Please contact for more information

SF State Univesity Sexuality Studies Department MA

The San Francicso State Sexuality Studies Department encourages students to apply for a masters. They seek applicants with some familiarity with sexuality studies as an academic field of study; an interest in sexuality as it intersects with race, gender, class, and other social differences and identities; and a commitment to sexuality studies as a means of understanding and challenging social inequalities and promoting social justice.

For questions, contact Jessica Fields at
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 2016 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
Dec. 15th | 7pm-8:15pm

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 every 3rd Tuesday of the month 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 or email us at

Survey of LGBTQ Military Personnel

A doctoral student at the University of Oklahoma is writing a dissertation on the identity process of LGBTQ people who have served in the U.S. military. They're interested in reaching LGBTQ U.S. military personnel, and heterosexual/cisgender
personnel who had a personal or professional relationship with an LGBTQ military service person (someone to whom an LGBTQ  service member disclosed their sexual or gender identity). 

Contact Bobbi Van Gilder at or at (562) 714-5405.