Fall 2017, Week 7
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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"Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are." -Ellen Degeneres
 Upcoming Events 

Trans, Nonbinary and Gender Queer Dinner
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
5:00-6:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Join the Director of the LGBT Resource Center for a conversation regarding the UC San Diego policies and practices that impact TransNonbinary & Gender Queer communities.  Share your thoughts and ideas for changes that can better the experiences of UC San Diego TransNonbinary & Gender Queer people.  Please RSVP to stravers@ucsd.edu by the end of Monday, November 13! Include any dietary and accessibility considerations.

Trans Collective
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 
12:00PM | LGBT Resource Center
Come check out Trans Collective! Trans Collective is a discussion group for transgender, gender variant/fluid, genderqueer, non-binary, & gender-questioning individuals.

If you require accommodations to fully access the event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or  rainbow@ucsd.edu.

Queer and Mindful 
1:00-2:00PM | LGBT Resource Center 
Come join the LGBT Resource Center for meditation, mindful self-examination, and wellness events designed to help you gain control of your life & mind. Please feel encouraged to bring planners, journals, sketchbooks, and art materials for introspective time. 
This week, we'll be making DIY Face Masks that you can take home and use on yourself to counteract some of that exam stress!

Bored Gaymers 
1:00-2:00PM | 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!

Transgender Awareness Time
Wednesday, November 15th
4:30-5:30PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Come learn and celebrate the legacies of Transgender icons at the LGBT Resource Center. We'll watch and reflect on old interviews, performances, and events, so come join us!

LGBTQ+ Photo Booth
Friday, November 17th
11:00AM-12:30PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Come by to have your picture taken and document our community's history! Can't make it? No worries! Tag yourself and your friends with #ourhistory at UCSD's LGBT Resource Center's Instagram Page:

Volunteer Mixer

Volunteer Mixer
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
5:00-6:30PM | LGBT Resource Center 
Hello volunteers of the LGBT Resource Center! Come to our volunteer mixer on Tuesday, November 21 to get to know other volunteers! It will be a social space where we will have free food and activities! Remember to save the date, and hope to see you all there!

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  
Fluid Attraction
Mondays, 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.
Wednesdays, 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, eduacate, and socialize around LGBTQ+ identified people of color. For more information about QTPOC,  contact    qtpocucsd@gmail.com   

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
First Fall Mixer
Wednesday November 29th, 4:30-7:00pm
Conference Room| LGBT Resource Center
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 and their mixer, 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.

 Queer Student Art Gallery

Queer Student Art Gallery

Submissions for the Winter Quarter Queer Student Art Gallery are now open! We want to share the voices of UCSD's LGBT+ community, so be sure to send an artist statement with your piece.  All mediums are accepted and contributions will be showcased at the end of Winter Quarter.  To contribute, please contact the LGBT Resource Center Art and Activism Intern at rainbow@ucsd.edu.
Intern Office Hours

Looking for community? Get to know our interns! Stop by during their office hours:

Afi: Tues: 8-10:30AM
Alejandra: Tues: 2-3PM; Fri: 11AM-12:30PM
Gavin: Tues: 10AM-2PM; Wed: 4:30-5:30PM
Jodie: MWF:12:30-3PM
Larra: Thurs: 10:30AM-1PM
Marisa: Tues: 3-5:30PM
Noel: Fri: 8AM-9:30AM and 11AM-12PM
Sallie: Tues: 8-10:30AM
Sam: Mon: 11AM-1:30PM

Community Events

 Artist Talk: Young Joon Kwak 
UC San Diego Literature Building Room 155 
November 14, 2017; 5:00-6:30PM 

Join us for an artist talk with artist Young Joon Kwak on November 14, 2017 in the Literature Building 155. Kwak is a LA-based multi-disciplinary artist whose sculptures reimagine the function, material, and form of objects, in order to create spaces and scenarios that propose different ways of viewing and interpreting bodies as mutable and open-ended. She is the founder of Mutant Salon, a roving beauty salon/platform for experimental performance collaborations with her community of queer, trans, femme, POC artists and performers, and the lead performer in the electronic-dance-noise band Xina Xurner. For more information, check out  https://www.youngjoon.com/.

San Diego 15th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance
The San Diego LGBT Community Center
November 20, 2017; 6:00-9:00PM 

Join us as we remember those we lost due to anti-transgender hate and violence. Together we will mourn, honor & celebrate their authentic lives. All are welcome. 6pm vigil march (meeting outside of The Center) and 7pm program at The Center. For more info contact  trans@thecentersd.org .  

Point Foundation Scholarship
The Point Community College Program inspires LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions of attending a four-year college or university.
Students accepted into the program will receive up to a $3,700 tuition scholarship, admissions counseling, coaching and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles, and access to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed. If you are interested in applying, check out www.pointfoundation.org for more information! 
Community Support Groups

Coming Out Group

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30PM

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 4 meetings of each quarter and then closes to maintain safe space.


For more info, please contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu  or Agustin Orozco 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

APIMEDA Programs and Services at UCSD is a program tasked with providing retention support, leadership and community development, and a greater awareness of the diverse APIMEDA community at UCSD.

Apply to the Peer Guidance Program!

Through peer mentoring, the goal of this program is the foster a network of support for culturally diverse historically underrepresented first year students. Peer Guidance Leaders serve as peer support personnel and serve as an extension of the Black Resource Center staff. Through this relationship and sharing program goals, the overall aim is the positively impact the first year adjustment and ultimate retention of student participants. To apply, visit brc.ucsd.edu.


Billy Mills Lecture
November 13, 2017; 6:00-9:00PM
Great Hall

Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota (Sioux) is a gold medalist in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run (6.2 mi), becoming the only person from the Western hemisphere to win the Olympic gold in this event. 
He will be speaking about the pursuit of excellence and global unity through global diversity.


Exporting and Exploiting Labor
November 16, 2017;  5:00-7:00PM
Comunidad Room

Join our discussion of the exportation of factories and outsourcing of labor to 'developing' countries. How do big corporations we buy from evade the restrictions and regulations of the nations they are based in and what effect does this have abroad?
Light refreshments will be provided.

Get Ready With Us! 
November 15, 2017; 5:00-7:00PM
Women's Center Living Room

Come critique the gendering of makeup with us. We will be discussing makeup accessibility, challenging the gender exclusivity of the makeup industry, and sharing our own makeup routines. Whether you're a makeup expert or beginner, bring your own makeup and come share + learn beauty tips! There will be snacks, good convo, and a small giveaway!

Brown Bag Series
Call for Presenters

Looking for presenters that use an intersectional framework within their research, to provide a space where intersectional identities can be explored and where students can further their scholarly development. It's an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students, staff and faculty to network. If interested contact Bri Gumbs at bgumbs@ucsd.edu.

Community Classifieds


UCSD TRiO Outreach Programs

We are currently looking for a math/science tutor who can independently facilitate an after-school tutoring program for low-income/first-generation high school students at Monte Vista High School. Our overall program goal is to prepare our students for college entrance and success. 
Applicant must be a STEM major, have a vehicle and be available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Pay rate is $14.00/hour. Apply via Port Triton Job #844297. For questions, please contact ucsdtrio@ucsd.edu

Alternative Tours (SPACES)
Alternative Tours offer a unique perspective on the hxstory of student activism on campus, and strive to retain OurStory despite institutional erasure. Tours are free and open to all interested K-14 groups, and we are open to tailoring our tours to meet the vision or needs of groups requesting tours.  We are looking to expand our program in order to provide greater access to the San Diego community. If you are bilingual or multilingual, we strongly encourage you to apply! tinyurl.com/AltTourGuideF17 
Oasis Drop in Services
The Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services offers math and science workshops to students led by a tutor who explains course concepts and encourages a collaborative learning environment. Current programs include MATH3C Study tables, located at Center Hall 375, Mon-Fri (10am-4pm). Drop in writing tutoring is also offered, where tutor and student will review writing prompts, brainstorm ideas and read papers for clarity and structure. Drop in writing tutoring is located in Center Hall 322, MWF (11am-1pm) and Tues/Thurs (1pm-4pm).
CAPS Daily Drop-ins
Want to gain skills to increase well-being today? CAPS Daily Drop-In Workshops are open to all currently registered students and are held Mondays through Fridays, 3:00-4:00pm. These workshops are a great opportunity for students to who are maybe having a tough day and want to gain skills to increase well-being that same day.  Students can participate by going to the location listed and do not have to make an appointment beforehand. For more information, click here.
I'm First Forum for Undergraduate Students
Thursdays; 12:00-1:30PM
CASP Office Student Services Center #555 
In this informal, open forum, Dr. Roberto Luna from Counseling and Psychological Services will discuss topics that come with being the first in your family to attend college. Dr. Luna will also cover strategies and tips that students can apply to overcome challenges that face students who are "firsts." Themes will range from the imposter syndrome, marginalization and more. The first ten minutes of the forum will be presentation style to introduce the theme and will be live streamed on Facebook ( facebook.com/caspUCSD).

Apply for the Graduate Specialization in CGS
Application Open from November 6 - December 8

Rigorously interdisciplinary and forward-thinking, UCSD's Critical Gender Studies program has spent decades educating and challenging undergraduates through the study of gender, sexuality, and racial formation. The graduate specialization was added in 2016 to enable graduate students to enhance their research on gender as linked to race, sexuality and other social formations. The program encourages applications from graduate students in participating departments whose work takes up questions of gender. To apply visit cgs.ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego Campus Community Centers 

YouAbroad is an intersectional dialogue series exploring experiences abroad within the lens of specific identities. This fall we will explore the following identities: BlackAbroad, LatinxAbroad, QueerAbroad and WomenAbroad. Come for a casual conversation and to hear from recently returned students about their experiences abroad. Sessions will be held on November 9, and November 16. For more information, contact 
God's Own Country San Diego Release - Ken Cinema
November 10th, 2017; 2:30-11:15PM
Landmark Ken Cinema

The award winning LGBT film GOD'S OWN COUNTRY is opening in San Diego at the Landmark Ken Cinema where it will run from 11/10-11/16!

Synopsis: Johnny Saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family's remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When a handsome Romanian migrant worker arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny's life forever.

Free Math and Chemistry Tutoring
November 13th, 2017; 4:00-8:00PM
Teaching + Learning Commons, 1st Floor West of Geisel Library

Need help with lower division chemistry and lower division math? Come check out the Triton Achievement Hub at the Teaching + Learning Commons. It is FREE walk-in tutoring Sundays-Thursdays from 4:00-8:00PM.

Hungry for Healthy: Spinach Feta Wrap
November 13th, 2017; 2:00-2:45PM
The Zone in Price Center

Come join us as we demo a Spinach Feta Wrap, hosted by the SHAs, and enjoy some FREE samples! All materials and ingredients will be provided. Seating is based on a first come, first serve.

Student Foundation Nacho Bar
November 14th, 2017; 10:30AM-2:30PM
Library Walk

Week 5 stressing you out?? Nacho best midterm???
Stop by our table for a FREE lunch from your Student Foundation! As a way of saying thank you for your commitment to student philanthropy we are giving all of our donors a free nacho bar! Just show us your green Student Foundation sticker on the back of your ID, then you can make your own nachos.


Art & Soul: Canvas Painting
November 14th, 2017; 11:00AM-12:00PM
The Zone in Price Center

Create artwork that you can display in your room for all to see! Workshops are free; all supplies and materials provided. Space is limited and is first come, first served.

QTPOC Bonding and Mentorship/Femtorship Kick-Off Dinner
November 15th, 2017; 7:00-9:00PM
LGBT Resource Center

Interested in being a mentor/femtor or mentee/femtee to your fellow QTPOC? Come join us Week 7 where we'll share a meal and take a break from the business of the quarter to look forward to the QTPOC Bonding and Mentorship/Femstorship (BAMF) program.

#WhyIGive Wednesday
November 15, 2017; 10:00AM-3:00PM
Library Walk Block 1990
Join the Student Foundation in gearing up for Giving Tuesday with our very first #WhyIGive Wednesday! Stop by our booth to celebrate the good that is giving back. We will have supplies for you to make your very own midterm survival kit to give to a friend. Items will include EmergenC, bluebooks, scantrons, and much more! After you make your customizable midterm kit, let us know why YOU give by becoming apart of our #WhyIGive campaign. Pose for a pic with your kit and reason for giving, then give your gift forward to a friend/stranger/peer who needs it. 


Interviewing Across Cultures
November 15, 2017; 11:00AM-1:00PM
Career Center Horizon Room

Learn about key elements of interviewing, different ways cultures approach it, and engage to better understand interviewing concepts.

Therapy Fluffies
November 16, 2017; 1:30-2:30PM
The Zone

Come relax and de-stress with fun-loving certified therapy dogs. Every week! Studies have shown that petting a kind animal can help with feeling more relaxed, more optimistic, and less preoccupied with everyday worries.

HA/RA Selection Open House
November 16th, 2017, 3:00-4:00PM
LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

This year Muir College's Residential Life Staff are practicing the philosophy of going to students; thereby providing them easier access to this leadership opportunity. You will have the opportunity to network and ask any questions you may have regarding the position's requirements.
Translating Your International Education Experience in the Job Search
November 17, 2017; 12:00-1:00PM
Career Center Horizon Room

You have an amazing experience abroad, but how do you include what you learned abroad on your resume? How do you talk appropriately about your experience in a job interview? In this session, we will cover tips on how to talk and write about your international experience on interviews, cover letters, resumes, etc.

Flourish @UCSD
Thursdays; 3:00-4:00PM
Revelle Conference Room C
Belong. Be you. Be well. Dr. Alex Thibeault and a Wellness Peer Educator provide information and interactive excercises to help you flourish. Topics discussed will include stress management, 
social confidence, mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care. Open to all students!

The Zone is Hiring!
Deadline: November 26th
The Zone in Price Center

If you are interested in wellness or Public Health, The Zone is a great resource for you! We are hiring a Programming Assistant for 2017-2018. The expectations and duties of a Programming Assistant are to:

1. Assist HPS in campus-wide promotion of The Zone
2. Coordinate, schedule, and market weekly programs and annual special events
3. Manage social media outlets and provide receptionist services for the students visiting The Zone.

Find the application on Port Triton (ID: 845298). Applications are open from 11/13 - 11/26. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Zarah Rubio: zrubio@ucsd.edu.

Tygiene Scholarship
Tygiene is a popular website where you can find reliable product reviews on Best Dental care products. On the website, you will find enormous knowledge on various brands and extensive research considering features, price and reliability. If you think that you can make a substantial contribution to Tygiene as a writer, send in your article for a chance to win a $1000 dollar scholarship. This can be any type of submission including given topics or one that matches the theme of Tygiene.    
The $1000 Tygiene Scholarship Program is open for undergraduate or graduate students.   Deadline to apply is April 20th, 2018.

Master Mind Seo Scholarship
Master Mind Seo has been helping bloggers, webmasters and small business who are looking to make their presence online and is celebrating its 2 years anniversary. The Master Mind Seo scholarship for students who wish to share their knowledge on any topic relevant to our website. There are several Categories on our website and interested student can pick their favorite and send a piece of content (up to 1000 words) in their own writing style and is open for undergraduate or graduate students from selected colleges contacted by email. Deadline is April 20th, 2018.