Week 10, 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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"Nobody's going to save you. /No one's going to cut you down/ cut the thorns thick around you./ No one's going to storm the castle walls nor/ kiss awake your birth,/ climb down your hair,/ nor mount you/ onto the white steed./ There is no one who/ will feed the yearning./ Face it. You will have/ to do, do it yourself." ~Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Community Engagement Intern QSAP 

Wellness Wednesday
June 1st, 2016 | 12-3pm
LGBT Resource Center

Self Care is important, especially during such a busy time in the quarter! Come out to Wellness Wednesday where we will not only be making our own DIY face masks and taking a break from studying with a movie, but we will also be giving out free blue books as well! This event is open to everyone. 
Join us for Rainbow Graduation!

Congratulations to this year's 
Rainbow Graduation Speakers! 

Student speaker: Isi'menmen (Isi) Iyoha
Alumni speaker: Lilian Argueta 
Staff Faculty speaker: Prof. Melissa Hidalgo 

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 .

Also Upcoming for the Center 

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. For questions, contact 
Campus Community Center Events
Arts & Crafts
June 2nd, 2016 | 12-3pm
Cross Cultural ArtSpace

Come to de-stress or take a break from work or school. Take home what you create, whether it is a picture frame, wooden box, canvas, or anything else you make! All supplies are provided, and all are welcome.

For more info, contact Violeta Gonzales at vigonzales@ucsd.edu.

Shaping Change: Remembering Octavia E. Butler Through Archives, Art, and Worldmaking
June 3-5, 2016 

Cross-Cultural Center

Join for a conference celebrating Octavia E Butler's life and work. Butler's wrote groundbreaking sci-fi and fantasy that included queer black characters. This conference endeavors to engage these intersecting identities through multiple mediums and fields of study. Participants will consider how Butler's work helps us imagine a future where justice is attainable and differences are celebrated. 

For more information, including the full schedule of events, click here. Facebook event here

Therapeutic Practice Yoga
Fridays, 10-11am
Women's Center

Are you looking for an accessible, affordable way to de-stress? Come join our class for a warm welcoming introduction to yoga as therapeutic practice! No special clothing, equipment, or experience is required. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing.  The instructor,  Manvi Singh, is a former UCSD Women's Center intern with over eight years of study and practice of yoga. The event is f ree, with a $5 suggested donation. Drop-ins welcome. 

Black Graduation
June 10th, 2016 | 6:00-9:30pm
UCSD Price Center Theatre

Come celebrate our graduating seniors, who have made it all the way through their experience here at UC San Diego, and now are bravely headed out to face the wide world! This event is open to the public - come early, as seating and food are first come, first served. 

Other Events and Resources... 
Queer People of Color Show - Performers Needed
July 15th, 2016 | 8pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza

Call out to community, artist, writers and performers! The AAC at Centro Cultural de la Raza is trying to create a special moment to showcase the experience and the struggles of coming out and living life as a queer person of color in today's society. We are looking for people who are interested and willing to contribute their experiences and works to make this event happen. 

Contact Bianca Villagas at bevillegas206@gmail.com or (619) 534-2249.  

DJ Slot Available at KSDT

The student radio broadcaster KSDT is looking to broadcast more material that focuses on discussions of issues in modern society. They hope to become more of a voice in raising awareness towards issues of social justice and keep the student body informed, especially with elections coming up. If you're a member of the LGBT community here and you would be interested, contact Brandon Slater at brandonslater30@gmail.com 

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.

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:

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