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

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"Anyone who thinks that love needs to be cured has not experienced enough of it in their own lives" - Joan Garry
LGBT Resource Center Needs Assessment

Are We Meeting Your Needs?

The LGBT Resource Center is conducting an assessment to see how we can continue to improve our space, programs, and services for the LGBTQIA+ community on campus. Please help us by filling out a quick survey by clicking the link below: 

It is only three questions and will just take a moment! We look forward to your input! 

Come to Muir LGBT LLC Queer Dance 2018! 

Muir LGBT LLC Queer Dance 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
9:00PM-12:00AM | 11th Floor of Tioga 

The Muir Residential Life and the Muir LGBT Living Learning Community are putting on a dance on March 2nd on the 11th floor of Tioga in Muir! The dance is a closed space for LGBTQIA+ identifying folks, so come hang out for a fun time. There will be a dj, refreshments, and community. 

Tickets are required for entry and can be picked up from the Muir Residential Life office or at the front desk of the LGBTRC starting Tuesday, February 20th. 

*The LGBTRC is not the host of this event, Muir Residential Life is, so if you have any questions about the event please ask them or Gavin Granitto at

Rainbow Graduation


Rainbow Graduation Sign Up

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 Contact Gavin Granitto at or check out our Facebook event page for more information (

Audio Newsletter
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 Upcoming Events 

Queer Poetry Night
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:00-7:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

Haiku everyone! Come share your poetry and prose during this spoken word event! Light refreshments will be provided. Make sure to sign up for a time slot so everyone has equal opportunity to present their work.

Time Slot Reservations:

Why Drag!? Makeup and Drag Culture
Thursday, February 22, 2018
1:00-2:30PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Come learn about drag culture, and learn some drag makeup tips and tricks! 
If you require accommodations to fully access the
event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or

Without Shelter: H omelessness and the LGBTQ Community
Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:00-6:30PM | LGBT Resource Center

Learn about the issue of homelessness and the systematic barriers directly affecting the LGBTQ community. We'll also discusss resources, and ways to address the issue both on campus and at the local level.
If you require accommodations to fully access the
event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or

Trans Collective
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
1:00-2:00PM | 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

LGBTQIA+ Health Day 
Wednesday,  February 28, 2018
11:00AM-2:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

LGBTQIA+ Health Day will feature campus resources, anonymous HIV testing, health info sessions and more.
Participants will get an opportunity to enter a raffle for LGBTQIA+ Health Books, zines, and health care items! Hope to see you there!

Here Comes a Thought: Mental Illness Workshop
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5:00-7:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

Join the LGBT Resource Center and CAPS for our mental health workshop! The workshop will include discussion on how to live a healthy life with mental illness. We'll also discuss ways to support others with mental illness. The presentation will be supplemented with a bath bomb workshop.

UCSD Multi-identity Art Collective
4:30-6:30PM | 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!

Bored Gaymers 
3:00-4:30PM | 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  

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
Fridays, 4:00-5:00pm
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

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, every odd week
Conference Room | LGBT Resource 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   or check out their Facebook page:

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

 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
Intern Office Hours

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

Afi: Tues: 9:30AM-12:30PM
Alejandra: Wed: 9-10AM; Fri: 3-4:30PM
Gavin: Fri: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Jodie: Mon:1:30-4:00PM; Wed: 1:00-3:00PM; Fri: 12:30-3:30PM
Larra: Mon: 2:00-3:30PM
Marisa: Mon: 8-10:30AM
Noel: Tues: 2:00-4:30PM
Sallie: Wed: 9-11:30AM
Sam: Mon: 10:00AM-12:30PM

LGBT+ Community Events


BlackRock is seeking talented sophomores from diverse groups to apply for the Find Your Future Forum 
If you are interested in applying, click the link below:
Deadline to apply is March 4, 2018. 

Free Legal Clinic - Name and Gender-Market Changes
The Center in Hillcrest
First Tuesday of Each Month, starting February 6

Meet with attorneys and law students who can provide assistance and guidance filling out forms required to apply for a court order necessary to change your name and/or gender marker on birth certificates and other official documents.   The clinic will take place in the evening of the first Tuesday of each month, starting February 6th. Schedule appointments at 6:30PM, 7:30PM and 8:30PM at or 732-567-8394. Walk-ins will be assisted based on availability. 

San Diego Pride Volunteer Youth Programs Coordinator Hiring

San Diego Pride is looking for students to fill the Volunteer Youth Programs Coordinator positions for the year! The Youth Programs Coordinator reports to the Youth Programs Manager and is responsible for overseeing various programs for LGBTQ youth. The coordinator will provide quality customer service and ensures a safe, fun and positive environment with the youth, their families and partnered LGBTQ youth-serving organizations. You must have one year of experience working with youth or teens to qualify.  To apply, send resume to

4th Annual Asterisk Trans* Conference
Occidental College
March 31, 2018

The 4th Annual Asterisk Trans* Conference will be held at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Asterisks is a college conference intended to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. More information regarding the details of the conference will be avaliable at Also follow the Facebook page for more updates:
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  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
Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 
If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email
Campus Community Centers


CAPAL Conference

The Conference on Asian and Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Public Service Internship and Scholarship Program. The programs include weekly leadership seminars, networking opportunities, Community Action Projects, and individual mentorship.

Apply by Wednesday, February 28th, 2018:

16th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch and Silent Auction
February 24, 2018; 10:00AM-1:00PM
Price Center Ballroom West

Please join us for brunch as we honor this year's theme: War and Peace: The Complexity of History, Service and Activism within the Black Diaspora

As part of our community, we invite you to participate in our annual Silent Auction Fundraiser.
For the future and prosperity of our students, we seek your support through a tangible auction item. In the past, we received unique art pieces, event tickets, vouchers, and gift baskets from individuals and organizations. Our goal is to help fund a critical need for more student scholarships. Your contribution will make a direct impact. 100% of the proceeds raised will go towards the UJIMA Black History Month Scholarship Fund.
To learn more and buy tickets go to

Native Wellness Initiative
February 23, 2018; 4:30-5:30PM
Price Center Eleanor Roosevelt College Room

Be a part of the Native Wellness Initiative!

Join us for our first event where we will be working out to a powwow sweat!


Journeys in Health and Community Wellness
February 28, 2018; 11:30AM-12:00PM
Cross Cultural Center

Thinking of going to medical school interning or teaching health? Come hear  UCSD Alumni Student Leaders share their stories in the health field. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Stem Cafe
Every Tuesday; 4:30-6:30PM
Women's Center

Join us for free tutoring provided by OASIS Tutors, learn study strategies or simply come study in a comfortable, women-centered environment. Complimentary coffee + snacks provided. This is a weekly even that runs the whole year and begins between from Week 2-10 of every term. 

Let's Talk about Consent
February 22, 2018; 5:30-7:00PM
Raza Resource Centro

The RRC is teaming up with the RLLC and MEChA for a joint GBM taking place at our Library Lounge February 22. This GBM will be on the topic of consent, discussing what it is and how it comes up in real life scenarios. 
Join us for an interactive workshop and build community!

Community Classifieds

Black Spirit Week Pt. 2

February 19, 2018-February 23, 2018

 Come out and celebrate Black Spirit Week, part 2! The events are listed below: 

Tuesday: Pajama Day

Wednesday: Black And Bougie
Dress According to Whatever This Means to You :) Then join BSU and destress with us @ The Black Resource Center from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday: Black Jersey Day
Black Athletics Night: Hang Out In the RIMAC Skybox and Watch A Game From 5-7PM

Wear Black & Link W/ High School Students @ A BLACKER FUTURE From 9am - 3pm

Sea of Giving
February 20-22, 2018; 10:00AM-2:00PM
Library Walk

Come out to the Student Foundation's annual week long event, Sea of Giving! Join us at Library Walk Block 1985 to participate in raffles, get some free goodies, and learn more about how you can make waves on campus!

Tuesday (2/20) AWARENESS DAY- Learn more about who we are and how we were able to raise $60,000 last year all for student scholarships!

Wednesday (2/21) IMPACT DAY- Discover more about our scholarship recipients and the Triton Food Pantry and SEA how your gifts affect the UC San Diego community.

Thursday (2/22) GIVE BACK DAY- Become a Student Foundation donor by contributing to an area of campus you are passionate about by bringing in your BLUE COIN-BANKS.

Associate Students Fellowship Program
February 20, 2018; 5:00-6:00PM
UCSD Governance Chamber (Fourth Floor Price Center)

This group is comprised of first year students(freshman and transfer students) who are willing to gain leadership experience as well as understanding of student government(AS). Some of them are pre-law, pre-med or have a interest in business, social justice, sustainability.

The Student Foundation Scholarship Reception
February 20, 2018; 6:00-7:30PM
The Loft

The Student Foundation is hosting its third annual Scholarship Reception to recognize our 16 scholarship recipients of the year! 
Our Scholarship Reception is an opportunity to recognize and facilitate connections among recipients, Student Foundation trustees, student donors, UCSD staff and administration, Alumni Board of Directors, and UCSD Foundation Trustees. 
This will be an evening of networking over light appetizers, videos, presentations, and speeches. 
Join us and meet the students who are directly affected by your dedication to giving. 

Winter Study Jam #1
February 20, 2018; 6:00PM-8:00AM

Come out to our winter study jam, which will be at SPACES (located above Rubios in Price Center). Light refreshments will be provided! For accomodations, email us at

Navigating Your Identities in the Workplace
February 21, 2018; 3:00-4:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center

Part of navigating identity in the work place is understanding
how privileged identities show up as well. This session will offer
all attending an opportunity to reflect on how privileged
identities impact their work and how to use those identities to
create just work places.

Contact Violeta Gonzales for more information at

Crisis and the Canon: Shifting Representation Regimes in the Black Mediterranean
February 21, 2018; 3:00-5:00PM
Social Sciences Building Room 103

Come out to this event to learn about the marginalized corpus of postcolonial and anticolonial East African and Black Italian writers to affirm ontologies of blackness in the wake of widespread dispossession of Black and migrant livelihood in Italy. Dr. SA Smythe will be speaking at the event. This event is sponsored by the UCSD Department of Ethic Studies. 

Late Night with the Zone: Game Night
February 21, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
The Zone

Late Night w/ The Zone presents their very first Board Game Night! Come to The Zone to play board games with friends and meet new people. We have some of your all-time favorite board/card game! Some of the games we will have at The Zone will be: Jenga, Uno, Exploding Kittens, Connect Four, Codenames, Catchphrase, Taboo, Monopoly Deal, and a classic deck of cards. We will also be having snack and tea available to enjoy!
Note: First come first serve basis.

Relax and Recharge
February 21, 2018; 7:00-9:00PM
Black Resource Center

Come and destress with us Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ The Black Resource Center
from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM with Arts Crafts and a massage from the R & R Squad.

For Accommodations email us at

February 22, 2018; 9:00AM-3:30PM
UC San Diego Institute of the Americas

Academic Enrichment Programs and the Office of Research Affairs are organizing the Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).  The purpose of this conference is to recognize research done in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, as well as to encourage UC San Diego undergraduates. 

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The first half of the conference will consist of a plenary session with faculty and alumni speakers, and the second half will consist of poster presentations by undergraduate researchers, as well as a plenary panel on the topic of humanity and technology. 

A Blacker Future
February 23, 2018; 9:00AM-3:00PM

The Black Student Union presents "A Blacker Future" a free event to empower Black High School Students and action to celebrate Black History Month. The event will consists of workshops to provide a way for students to learn about self-care in its various forms, how to get more involved in extracurricular activities in high school, and become more politically conscious. In order to make this event as successful as it could be we need your help! Use the link to Sign Up As A Volunteer Today :)

Mock Interview Workshop
February 23, 2018; 1:00-2:00PM
Teaching and Learning Commons Geisel 1st Floor Room 1503

Practice tough questions to prepare for future job and internship interviews! This event is hosted by AIP (Academic Internship program). For more information regarding this event, click the link below:  

The Vagina Monologues and TheirStories 2018
February 23, 2018; 7:00-10:00PM
Price Center Ballroom East

The Vagina Monologues and TheirStories @ UCSD 2018
The 2018 production will have performances: 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, and 2/26. Tickets are on sale at the UCSD Box Office.  The Vagina Monologues & TheirStories is a series of monologues intended to educate, empower, and display the voices of diverse, intersectional identities. All proceeds from the shows go to two local charities: Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence, and License to Freedom.

Before #MeToo: The History of Sexual Assault Prevention at UC San Diego
March 1, 2018; 3:00-4:30PM
PC East Ballroom 

Join CARE at SARC for a conversation about the grassroots activists who built the foundation for sexual assault prevention and support services at UC San Diego. Panelists include students and staff from the original Rape Prevention Education workgroup and founding staff members of CARE at SARC.

Undergraduate Student Strategic Plan Focus
We would like to invite you to Undergraduate Student-only Focus Groups in the next coming weeks to discuss the future of equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved and make your voice heard! Click this link to find the calendar of focus group dates and RSVP to attend. You can also share your ideas about the future of equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus online through our IdeaWave campaign. Contact with any questions. 

UCSD TRiO Outreach Programs Hiring

UCSD TRiO Outreach Programs is hiring for their summer 2018 program.  All positions begin  Monday, June 18th.  They are looking for:
* Math tutors $15.37/hour x 4-6 weeks (Port Triton #847549)
* Resident Assistants (RA's) $15.37/hour x 6 weeks (Port Triton #847550)
* Math, Science or Foreign Language Instructors $20/hour x 4-6 weeks (Email resume
Apply on Port Trition! Deadline is March 15, 2018!
For any other questions, contact Michael Kline at

REAL (Research Experience and Applied Learning) Portal

The REAL (Research Experience & Applied Learning) portal connects you to organizations offering hands-on, applied learning opportunities that develop your career-readiness competencies while you are still in school. Check out the REAL portal for research, internship, service learning, leadership, international and entrepreneurial opportunities at You can even create a REAL profile to help researchers & organizations find you.

CCR (Co-Curricular Record)

Capture experiences beyond the classroom on your official UC San Diego transcript. Find out how to get recognized at