Week 8, Winter 2016
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Winter hours Mon-Thurs: 8am-7pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
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" When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak." 
~Audre Lorde
Program Spotlight

Out at the Game, Triton Softball 
Feb. 26th, 2016 | 2:45pm

RIMAC Softball Field

Join the LGBT Resource Center for Out at the Game - UC San Diego Triton Softball vs. Chico State.  We'll be going out to the softball game and UC San Diego Intercollegiate Athletics will be recognizing Shaun Travers as the honorary coach before the 3:00 p.m. game!  We will gather in the stands for drinks, peanuts and Cracker Jack! Come out with all of your Triton LGBT pride and support the UC San Diego Tritons as they take on Chico State!

Please register beforehand to ensure we have enough food. Register here
Other Upcoming Events at the Center

Queer Afrofuturism
March 3rd, 2016 | 5-7pm

Join us with speaker Nana Fofie as we come together to hold space for radical and transformative black love and healing to (re)imagine the possibilities for queer, black futures that no longer allow our existences to be subject to state-sanctioned violence and disposability. This is a closed space for black, queer and/or trans-identified folks. 

24-Hour Study Jam

March 13th-March 14th, 2016

During finals week, the LGBT Resource Center will be open for a 24-hour period, beginning on Sunday and carrying over until Monday. 

Community Call for Art/Logo for Out & Proud Week

Calling all artists! This year's Out & Proud week's theme is "Beyond The Rainbow: More Than Single Issue Lives" and we're looking to showcase art created by our community. We're taking submissions for the Logo for Out & Proud Week. This will be featured in our bookmarks, buttons, and Out and Proud Week marketing.

To submit send digital file to  mpgomez@ucsd.edu, include your name, contact information, and a short artist statement by April 1st.

UC San Diego's Out and Proud Week Call for Programs
Submission Deadline: Friday April 1st
Out and Proud Week Takes Place April 18-22, 2016

Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week-long group celebration and private reflection on the achievements of LGBT-identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies. It is also a time for public awareness and discussion of current LGBT issues on the state and national levels.
Please submit program proposal to be listed in our Out and Proud Week Calendar. Submission form here.

QTPOC Wellness Wednesdays
12-1pm | LGBT Resource Center
Join us to be in community; Each week we have a different activity! These activities are specifically designed for queer and trans people of color and as such it is a closed space. They range from self-care projects to group discussions about important subjects.

Friday Funday 
2pm | LGBT Resource Center

Friday Fundays are happening every week this quarter! The activities vary by week, and it's sure to be a fun and totally relaxing way to spend the end of a week of midterms. There will also be snacks and tea and awesome people, so come check it out! 
Food for Thought
Mondays | 1pm | LGBTRC

UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center is excited to continue its ongoing series of weekly conversations regarding important topics in our community.  "Food For Thought" creates space for our community to explore dialogue, deepen understanding and engage with current issues.  Free snacks, too! 
LGBT RC Open for Submissions!

Interested in displaying your art at the LGBT Resource Center?  We're open to any medium, from paintings, doodles, prints, poetry, stories, zines, comics, film, animation, music, to 3-D art pieces. Be sure to keep the values of our space in mind when submitting your art work: Family, Community, Respect, and Social Justice.  

Contact Art and Activism Intern Fri Garcia at frigarcia95@gmail.com.

Keep in mind displaying some of these may require creativity; discuss with Fri to figure out how to best display it.
Faculty Spotlight
Amy Adler
Visual Arts Professor

Professor Amy Adler's life story is infused with art; she attended the High School of Music and Art in New York, and received both a BA and a master's degree in art.  

"I often encounter students are torn between being an artist and other expectations their parents might have of them (like being an engineer)," she says. "In advising them I never pretend it isn't a tough choice but I also feel like it isn't really a choice at all. It is something you sort of have to do. For me there was no other option."

Professor Adler is part of the LGBTQ community on campus, a proud mentor, and part of our Out List of faculty. She enjoys working with the students she mentors, and finds that art sometimes provides a way for students to express themselves that they can't find anywhere else. Her own identities manifest in her work as well. 

"Sometimes it's important to get intensely personal," she says. "There's power and vulnerability." 

Professor Adler's work has been featured various different museums, including the museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Aspen Art Museum, The UCLA Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. These days, she's working on a new project, a short film called Tearjerker.  It is about a trans guy who, because he has been regularly taking testosterone, has lost his ability to cry. It touches on his difficult feelings regarding his mother, who's suffering from Alzheimer's, and his ex-girlfriend. 

Professor Adler's advice to young LGBTQ students is to "be fearless. You have a unique and compelling point of view... . People need and want to hear new voices with stories that haven't yet been told."

Campus Community Center Events

Race, Privilege, and Immigration in the U.S. 
Feb. 25th, 2016 | 5-7pm
Price Center East Ballroom

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker, the founder of Define American, a non-profit organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America. He is the founder and editor of  #EmergingUS, a digital magazine focusing on race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America. In 2015, MTV aired White People, a television special he produced and directed on what it means to be young and white in contemporary America.

WiiFit Party
March 3rd, 2016 | 4-7pm
Cross-Cultural Center

As part of the Cross-Cultural Center's Winter Wellness Series, come hang out, chill before finals, and play! Entertainment abounds - there will be fun board games, cool people, and a WiiFit Party!

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Forks Over Knives Film Screening
March 28th, 2016 | 2-4pm
Black Resource Center

This thought-provoking film screening, hosted by BRC intern Refilwe, will show Forks Over Knives and use it as a starting point to start discussing food history and industry. It will delve into critical analysis of various food industries and the real effect of certain foods on bodies. This is the first part in a longer series connecting food and environment with social justice work more broadly. 

Crafts Day at the CCC
10th, 2016 | 12-3pm | Cross Cultural Center

Come to the Cross Cultural Center to 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 choose to make! All supplies will be provided to you, and everyone is welcome to join in!

For more info, contact Violeta Gonzalez at vigonzales@ucsd.edu.
Other Events and Resources... 

CalFresh Eligibility Pre-Screening Workshops
Feb. 25th, 2016 | 3:30-5:30pm
Feb 26th, 2016 | 11am-1pm
Red Shoe Room, Price Center West

Triton Food Pantry is hosting pre-screenings to help out students who are struggling financially, and determine whether students are eligible to apply for food benefits. The Triton Food Pantry is a discrete service offered to undergraduate and graduate students to ensure that no student should skip meals and sacrifice their health to pay for other expenses.

Black History Month's Night with Athletics
Feb. 26th, 2016
5:30pm (Triton Women) | 7:30pm (Triton Men)

Green Room (RIMAC Arena)

Come to the Green Room for food and fun, and then cheer on our Tritons as they take on San Francisco State at RIMAC Arena!

Complimentary tickets are available for faculty and staff who email gotritons@ucsd.edu to RSVP by 2/23/2016. Please email brc@ucsd.edu for special accommodations.

14th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch 
Feb. 27th, 2016

Price Center Ballroom

The 2016 Black History Month national theme is "Hallowed Ground: Sites of African American Memory." The scholarship brunch serves to recognize, celebrate and show appreciation for the achievements of students who are instilling a memorable mark in history for the UC San Diego campus and communities. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Danny Glover.

Register here. Please email blackhistorymonth@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-5248 for more information.

Summer Internship at API Equality
Deadline: Mar. 4th, 2016

Do you want to work with LGBTQ API communities? Do you have a commitment to social justice? Do you want to learn concrete community organizing skills? API Equality - Northern California is an organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, working at the intersections of LGBTQ and Asian and Pacific Islander identity. The internship runs for two months, from June to August. 

Apply here!

Queer and/or Trans People of Color Conference 
April 29th-May 1st | UC Berkeley
Application Deadline: Feb. 24th, 2016

The Queer and/or Trans People of Color Conference started at Cal by founders who believed that the struggles and voices of Queer People of Color (QPOC) needed to be shared in a safe and loving space. It's the hope to create a space where Queer and Trans communities of color are able to share knowledge, engage in critical dialogue, and celebrate our lived experiences.

Email qtpocc.berkeley@gmail.com. Check out their Facebook page here.

Imminent Questions Speaker Keynote: Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
March 2, 2016 | 3-5pm
Price Center East Ballroom

Author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, Dr. Muhammad will be presenting the keynote address for the Imminent Questions Speaker Series
RSVP here

ArtPower Global Music Series Presents: Noura Mint Seymali

March 3rd, 2016 | 8pm
PC East Ballroom 

Noura Mint Seymali, a nationally beloved star and one of Mauritania's foremost musical emissaries, is coming to UCSD, and you can go hear the music! For more information about the artist, go to artpower.ucsd.edu.

The Women's Center is offering free tickets to the performance - stop by with a valid student ID can you can get pick up tickets. 

Call for Student Commencement Speakers
Deadline: March 18th, 2016

The university is looking for one student to give an inspiration message to fellow graduates at commencement! All graduating undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate. The speech can be up to five minutes long, and should be on the event's them, Service to the Community and the World. To apply, you need to fill out the All-Campus Commencement Student Speaker Application


PFLAG Scholarships

Deadline: March 15th, 2016

PFLAG is offering scholarships to all LGBT students, high school, undergraduate, and grad students. 

Scholarships are awarded based on a well-written application essay, demonstrated financial need, a history of strong academic achievement. Note that the application calls for a letter of recommendation in addition to the form, school transcript and essay. 

Application available here

Student Satisfaction Survey
Jan. 11th - Mar. 11th

Fill out the student satisfaction survey! Let's let the school know what all different students are looking for, and would like to improve about the school. Let your voice be heard! 

Fill it out at studentsat.ucsd.edu

All participants will be given a 20% off UCSD Bookstore Coupon and entered into a raffle for an iPad Mini 4 or a $30 UCSD Bookstore Coupon. The undergraduate college with the most participants will be given a pizza party! 

Check out the promotional video

Border Immersion
March 5th, 2016 | 9am-5pm

Come on this bus trip to the US-Mexico Border, presented by all six colleges. It's only $5 for the whole trip, including transportation, lunch, and water, and donation to agency. This is in collaboration with the group Border Angels.

Tickets are available here

Check out the Chippr App

Chippr: A LGBT social network designed for people to engage, confess, connect and discover the LGBT community around them.

Made by your fellow UCSD student!

Sign up for San Diego exclusive beta access today.

Check out Chippr at www.chipprapp.com

Summer Job Opportunities with TRIO

Deadline: March 4th, 2016

UC San Diego's TRIO Outreach Programs has a variety of job opportunities to work with our Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs.  We are looking for motivated tutors, resident assistants, and teachers who can help build the dreams of young people. 

UCSD students apply on Port TritonFor questions, contact Carri Fierro at ucsdtrio@ucsd.edu.

3rd Annual BlaqOUT Conference
April 8-9, 2016
University of California, Riverside

We cordially invite all folks who self identify as Black/AfricanAmerican or of African Descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBTQ Spectrum, to apply to attend.
If you are an ally to our communities, we encourage you to attend the QPOC Conference on April 29 - May 1 at the University of California, Berkeley. The QPOC Conference is open to all individuals.
Through this conference, we hope to create safe and courageous spaces that foster the discussion of issues relevant to those who self identify as Black/African American or of African Communities on the LGBTQ Spectrum. Various Workshops, keynotes, and activities will be designed to unite our community and equip us with the resources necessary to face issues that affect us as marginalized individuals.

Check out the website here, or Email blaqoutucr@gmail.com or email LGBT Resource Center Program Coordinator Toi  Thibodeaux at toi.thibodeaux@ucr.edu for questions. 

Applications will be online in January - apply by March 21st.
Office hours at the Center:

Career Meet-Ups
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00pm 
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

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
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
Thailand: Leading for LGBTQ+ Empowerment
Deadline: March 1, 2016

The University of Maryland is offering a course open to all students, graduate and undergraduate, in June 2016.
This course is ideal for students who want to learn more about LGBTQ+ identities and issues in a cross-cultural context or are planning or thinking about being an international practitioner  

Register here. Contact Nicholas S. Sakurai at sakurai@umd.edu
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.
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.

HRC Summer Internship
Deadline: Mar. 20th, 2016

The Human Rights Campaign in offering various summer internships in Washington D.C. and a couple in other locations. Class credit is available, students have the opportunity to meet leaders in the LGBTQ community, and the work will be important. Scholarships are available as well. 

Learn more and apply here

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 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
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

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 bobbi.vangilder@ou.edu or at (562) 714-5405.