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

858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu 
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"Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it's a good place to start."-Jason Collins

Audio Newsletter
         Check out this week's audio newsletter:   https://youtu.be/B_kIZEWBtJs
Sign up for Rainbow Graduation!

Rainbow Graduation Sign Up

If you haven't already signed up for Rainbow Graduation, sign up now!!

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 )

Upcoming Events 

Trans Collective
Wednesday, May 30th
12-1:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Trans Collective is a discussion group for transgender, gender variant/fluid, genderqueer, nonbinary, & gender-questioning individuals.

Last Pride Parade Planning Committee
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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.

Bob Ross Art Space
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
5:00-7:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

Join us for Week 10 Queer and Mindful! To unwind and relax we will be having a Bob Ross Art Space! Ever show up to an Art Space event and not know what to draw? No worries! We'll have Good Ol' Bob guide us through some of his lessons. Have a vision of something you want to create? Feel free to use our materials to make your own design! Come make some happy accidents with us!
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!

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  

UCSD Multi-identity Art Collective
Mondays, 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!

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

Volunteer for the North County LGBTQ Resource Center Gala!!
June 3, 2018

Are you interested in volunteering for the North County LGBTQ Resource Center Gala? If you are, you will be able to enjoy the gala during or after your shift, and will also be provided food and refreshments.

The link to sign up is here:

Trans Youth-Apalooza
June 30, 2018; 2:00-7:00PM
3909 Centre St. San Diego, CA 92103

Youth Services at the Center is hosting Trans Youthapalooza 2018 on June 30
for ages 24 and under. This is a one day convention of workshops, give aways, support spaces, kids corner, free services like haircuts, clothing, and food. 

LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs
July 8, 2018-January 2020; 10:00AM-5PM
San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center in partnership with the Lambda Archives of San Diego brings the first-ever exhibition in Balboa Park focused on the history of San Diego's LGBTQ+ community. Visitors will experience and learn about the struggles to overcome persecution, the battle with AIDS, bullying and intolerance, the power of the community, and the tremendous strides taken in the fight for equal rights. The exhibit curator is noted author and historian Lillian Faderman.

Exhibition runs: July 8, 2018 - January 2020.
For more information: click here

Volunteer at SD Pride 7/14 - 7/15
July 14, 2018; 6:00AM-11:00PM

SD Pride has several departments and opportunities for volunteering . We welcome all: any ability, any talent, any contribution. If you need accommodations to volunteer just let us know. Volunteer one 5-hour shift and have free admission the whole weekend!

For questions, contact  lois.aaron@sdpride.org.

Pride 5K Run and Walk
July 14, 2018; 9:30AM

University Avenue at Centre Street Hillcrest
San Diego, CA 92013

The annual charity Pride 5k Race and Walk is held along the Pride Parade route through Hillcrest and Balboa Park. The crowds begin to form at 
9:30  so you'll have lots of spectators and cheering to help you achieve your goals!  Participants will receive a beautiful, top-quality, short-sleeve shirt (available in men's and women's cuts). After you cross the finish line, treat yourself to some delicious goodies! For more information, click the link: https://www.frwsd.org/pride5k/ 
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


Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA) Programs and Services was established at UCSD in 2016.

Black Community Close Out
June 1, 2018; 5:00-9:00PM
Sixth College Dogg House Quad

The Black Resource Center proudly presents the end of the year project Black Community Close Out. Black Community Close Out will be happening Friday, June 1st from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Sixth College Dogg House Quad. You don't want to miss the BRC's final End of the Year event, as we will be celebrating the culmination of another year at UC San Diego for all Black people on campus. The event will include food, music, dance, sports, games, and community. We hope to see you there!

The mission of the InterTribal Resource Center at UCSD is to support student success, to create a community center on campus for faculty, staff and students and to serve as a resource to Native communities.



The UCSD Cross-Cultural Center is dedicated to supporting the needs of UCSD's diverse student, staff and faculty communities. Our mission is to create a learning environment in which the entire campus community feels welcome.

The UCSD Women's Center is a space in which people work collaboratively to foster the educational, professional, and personal development of diverse groups of w omen. The Center provides education and support to all members of UCSD regarding gender issues, with the goal of promoting an inclusive and equitable campus community. 


The Raza Resource Centro is a space for all UCSD students, faculty, staff and community members to access resources and gather and join in comunidad.

Community Classifieds

Deconstructing the School To Prison Pipeline
May 23, 2018; 5:00-6:30PM
Black Resource Center

This program will reveal a short video compiled of the responses of local high school students on the topic of mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline. Following the video presentation there will be a space of discussion to analyze mass incarceration and deconstruct the school to prison pipeline and how it operates locally. 

Take The Zone Annual Survey!!

Take our Zone Annual Survey, open until Week 10! We want to hear from you!! Have a suggestion or comment about The Zone? Or haven't been to the Zone? We'd love to hear from both sides. Follow this link: zone.ucsd.edu/survey, to complete the survey! You will be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card and weekly prizes.

LATI 10: Reading North by South: Latin American Studies and the US Liberation Movements
Class offered Summer Session II!

Haven't fulfilled your DEI requirement yet? Take LATI 10, a class that will study the multilayered relations between Latin American Studies and US Liberation movements! Students will be exposed to a more nuanced and rich understanding of social movements, identity formation and political culture on both sides of the hemisphere. This class is offered Summer Session II. 

Resources and Relaxation Squad
May 21, 2018; 5:00-6:00PM
The Zone

Drop-in and get a low intensity back rub from the R&R Squad! R&R is at Geisel EVERY MONDAY 5-6PM and AT THE ZONE Wednesdays 1-2pm and Thursdays 6-7pm! 

GRRRLS TO THE FRONT: A celebration of Riot Grrrl at UCSD
May 24, 2018; 1:00-4:00PM

Raza Resource Centro

Melissa BaƱales' LTWR 113 worksop presents: GRRRLS TO THE FRONT, a celebration of Riot Grrrl at UCSD. Riot Grrrl was a 90's feminist movement fighting for the visibility of women & grrrls in the punk-rock scene. It has since served as a catalyst for featuring the art, music, writing & experiences of ALL women, grrrls & femmes. Come through for an afternoon of punk, writing & zine workshops, an open-mic and other activities focused on centering and loving grrrls, especially women of color, queer grrrls and trans women. Bring your art/zines, bring your poems, bring your stories, bring your friends and bring your wonderful selves for REVOLUTION, GRRRL STYLE!!!

African Student Association Presents: Celebration of Africa
May 24, 2018; 6:00PM Doors Open
Price Center East Ballroom

Join UCSD African Students Association (ASA) on  May 24th, 2018  for our eighth Celebration of Africa (COA) from 6-9 PM! There will be free food, a spoken word piece, student and professional performances, as well as a Fashion show featuring Nigerian designer, Ugochi Iwuaba and Ethiopian designer, Hagereseb! This year, COA's theme is the Swahili word, 'Safari' which honors the journeys and narratives of the African diaspora made by African people globally. This event is FREE for everyone! See y'all there!

OLIN Conference
May 26, 2018; 8:00AM-5:00PM

Build professional networks in a welcoming, brave setting among alumni and professionals with leadership backgrounds in social justice. All alumni, faculty, staff, and undergrads are encouraged to submit and present at the conference.

For more information, contact  alumniep.spacessiphr@gmail.com.

This is for the Mostless: Book Talk with Jason Perez
June 1, 2018; 1:00-3:00PM
Price Center East Ballroom

This is for the Mostless, is a rich collection of autobiographical poems, essays, fiction, and
oral histories. Join us for a talk with UCSD Alumni Jason Perez, a current professor at CSUSB. Perez celebrates and mourns the multiple migrations and afterlives of
grandmothers, gangsters, girlfriends, superheroes, and poets through his work. For any questions contact alumniep.spacessiphr@gmail.com.

Round 2- African/Black Diaspora Affinity Space
June 7, 2018; 6:00-7:00PM
Capitol Hill Room, OceanView Terrace

Join us for a relaxing space of community and de-stressing. Snacks from Domino's will be provided!

*Please Note: Community Affinity groups are CLOSED spaces provided for only people who identify as part of the community/identity being centered.