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

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"When you reduce life to black and white, you never see rainbows" - Rachel Houston
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 and Mindful: The Stars, Crystals and You!
Monday, January 29, 2018
4:00-6:00PM | LGBT Resource Center
Want to know what people talk about when they talk about their "chart"? Or "moon sign"? Or are you interested in learning about crystals and their healing properties?

We will be teaching people about astrology and reading their natal charts, as well as having a crystal healing workshop. We will be giving away crystals, bags, and astrology products to decorate as supplies last!

Trans Collective
Tuesday, January 30, 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

A Radical Queer History
Thursday, February 1, 2018
1:00-3:00PM | Dolores Huerta-Philip Vera Cruz Room (beneath LGBT Resource Center)

Hey folks! Interested in conversation about queer radicals and their impact on today's social and political climates? How about learning from their example and making change ourselves? Then join us for our Radical Queer History event!

If you require accommodations to fully access the
event, please contact us at 858.822.3493 or
QTPOC Art Gallery Premiere: Avatars in the Elements
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:00-7:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center will be hosting an art gallery featuring different QTPOC (Queer Trans People of Color) figures. The theme is "Avatars In The Elements".
We will be giving a brief history into different QTPOC figures as well as a highlight for some of the artists! There will also be raffles and giveaways!

If you would like to submit your art, email us at
For this particular gallery, please feature the theme of QTPOC empowerment and/or history.

Trans, Nonbinary & Gender Queer Dinner
Thursday, February 8th
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 Trans, Nonbinary & Gender Queer communities.  Share your thoughts and ideas for changes that can better the experiences of UC San Diego Trans, Nonbinary & Gender Queer people.  Please RSVP to  by Monday, February 5, and include any dietary and accessibility considerations.

UC San Diego LGBT Employee Mixer
Friday, February 9, 2018
3:30-5:00PM | Dolores Huerta-Philip Vera Cruz Room (rooms beneath LGBT Resource Center)

The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center and the UC San Diego LGBT Staff and Faculty Association cordially invite you to attend our first mixer of the year! This informal event is designed to create a sense of community among all LGBTQIA+ employees, bringing us together to create new connections, build on existing ones, and affirm our presence on UC San Diego's campus. Please RSVP to Shaun Travers at by Monday February 5th. We'll have light refreshments, conversation starters and general comradery. 

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!

Window Art Committee
2:00-3:00PM | LGBT Resource Center

Bring life to our shades and come to our Window Art Committee! The UCSD LGBT Resource Center is looking to bring new, creative life to its windows.  There will be an open committee from weeks 4-6 to get input on what the community would like to see on their center's windows and decide how designs should be submitted.  

Bored Gaymers 
2:00-3:00PM | 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!

Queer Student Organizations and Affiliates  

Queer ERC
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
7:30-8:30pm | Middle Earth Room

QuERC is an organization that strives to build a community for queer students and allies. This week our meeting is focused on asexuality and aromanticism. Come hang out and learn more!

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

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, educate, and socialize around LGBTQ+ identified people of color. For more information about QTPOC,  contact   

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: 9:30AM-12:00PM
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

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. This is sponsored by Pride Law at University of San Diego School of Law, Tom Homann LGBT Law Association and San Diego LGBT Community Center. 

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. 

Victory Congressional Internship Program

The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an 8-week intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBTQ-friendly member of Congress.
The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.  The program will run from May 29th-July 21st, 2018.

Applications for this incredible paid summer internship opportunity is due by Saturday, February 17th.
Apply today  and you could be working on Capitol Hill in just a couple months.


NBJC Internship/Fellowship Opportunities
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is soliciting applications from interested interns and fellows desiring to learn about and lead in the movement to improve the lives of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and same gender loving (SGL) people. The internship/fellowship program provides a unique opportunity to students, and young and emerging professionals, interested in civil rights and LGBTQ equality to explore the unique intersections between and among these related efforts.

For more information, click the link below: 
Looking for HIV Activists to Join UCSD AVRC's 1st Trans/GNC Community Advisory Board!
220 Dickinson Street, San Diego, CA 92103 #A

The CAB is looking for people who want to help advance HIV research in the Trans/GNC communities! The CAB will meet monthly to address HIV and Trans/GNC related topics, give feedback and collaborate. We meet every 3rd Tuesday from 5:30-7:00PM in Hillcrest. Come hungry, food and drinks will be provided!

For more information, email or 


A position for a postdoctoral research fellow is immediately available!

Dr. Mark (Marki) Cayabyab is a transgender research scientist working on an HIV/AIDS vaccine and has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in their laboratory at the Forsyth Institue. 

Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. or Ph.D combined with a professional degree (M.D., DDS, and D.V.M) in Immunology, Virology or a related field. The ideal candidate will have 0-2 years postdoctoral experience, a strong publication record and expertise in immunological assay techniques including flow cytometry,
ELISA, and animal experimentation. Candidates must be intellectually curious and have good written/oral communication skills in English. The accepted fellow will have dual appointments at Forsyth and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Please send submissions via email to immediately and no later
than February 15, 2018.

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 for more information! 
UC Riverside
February 9-10, 2017
La Familia de UCRChicano Student Programs, and the  LGBT Resource Center of UC Riverside invite you to join Un Espacio For Our QT Community at the 2nd ┬íPresente! Conference on February 9-10, 2018.

The ¡Presente! Conference is a queer college conference for Latinx/Chicanx/Indigenous/PoC, with a focus on people who self-identify with the Latin/South/Central American diaspora or Brown or Indigenous. People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to apply to attend Saturday's events. Friday's opening is free and open to all.
Anyone who applies by December 1 will be given priority seating! Attendance will be capped at 150 people. 

Link to apply:


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. 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!


Breather Series: Therapy Fluffies
February 15, 2018; 6:00-7:30PM
Cross-Cultural Center

Take a breather and de-stress by interacting with some adorable pet therapy dogs! We will have 5 fluffies for you to pet! This program is in collaboration with the Love on a Leash Organization.

Gender Buffet
Every Friday; 12:00-1:30PM
Women's Center 

A weekly, informal dialogue on issues connected to gender. 
Snacks and dialogue to be served.

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

Freak Show FIlm
January 26 - February 1st, 2018
North Park Digital Gym Cinema

Come check out the film Freak Show, which tells the moving, heartwarming, and hilarious story of Billy Bloom, a wildly eccentric teenager, who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra conservative high school. The fearless Billy decides to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks of the world by running for the title of homecoming queen. This proudly offbeat comedy is an irresistible ode to outsiders and nonconformists of all stripes.

You can learn more about this film at the website:

Financially Savvy: How to File FAFSA
January 30, 2018; 1:00-2:00PM
The Zone in Price Center

Learn how to file your FAFSA before the March 2nd deadline! Hosted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. 

Triton Recovery Group All Inclusive  
Mondays at the Zone from 5:00-6:00PM
Tuesdays at Roots from 12:00-1:00PM
Thursdays at LGBT Resource Center from 8:30-9:30AM
TRG is an all inclusive recovery student organization on campus. For more information go to or email 
Undergraduate Student Focus Group
January 31, 2018; 3:00-4:00PM
Cross Cultural Center

The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is holding an upcoming Undergraduate Student Focus Group. This focus group is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved and discuss the future of equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus and will inform the UC San Diego Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence.

Student Health Advocate Program Recruitment Mixer
January 31, 2018; 6:00-8:00PM
Price Center West, Ballroom A

Are you interested in joining the Student Health Advocate team? The Student Health Advocates are volunteer peer health educators who educate other students on topics such as stress, sexual health, alcohol, drugs, healthy eating, sleep and more

We invite you to stop by the SHA Recruitment Mixer to meet current SHAs and to learn more about what being an SHA is like. We'll answer your questions and show you how we do health education and promotion.

Stop by anytime between 6PM - 8PM and stay for as little or as long as you like.

For more information about SHA Recruitment visit

UCSD Marshall College Provost's Office Presents: Partnership Schools Program

The Partnership Schools Program is hiring a Partnership School Program Coordinator!   Gain Professional experience while enriching the experience of undergraduates and underrepresented college bound youth. Coordinate a program that ranks UCSD as oneof the top public serving universities in the world. Search on Port Trition for "Program Coordinator for the Partnership School Program #810873. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018! Work study is not required. 

How Far We'll Go: Navigating Healthy Relationships
February 1, 2018; 5:30-7:00PM
Women's Center Living Room

Relationships can be difficult to navigate, especially when individuals are bringing along their different cultures, values, and experiences. Join us to discuss the qualities of a healthy relationship, recognizing unhealthy or abusive relationships, effective communication with partners, and working with campus resources.
Free snacks will be provided!

The Life Skills Series - Financial Literacy for College Students
February 1, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
Cross Cultural Center

Learn to obtain and use credit wisely, create credit history and score, develop a budget, track spending, student loan repayment options.

Arts and Humanities Alumni Panel 
February 2, 2018; 5:00-7:00PM
SPACES Center (2nd Floor Price Center above Starbucks)

Come and join an evening with UCSD Alumni, Diana Cervera, Jennifer Velez, Alexis Hithe, Jayne Manuel, and Maureen Abugan, who are currently working within the arts and humanities field. They will be here to answer questions and concerns about working within the arts. They are individuals working or have worked with nonprofit, social justice, youth, etc. . .through their art.
The Embodied and Interconnected Sovereignties of Indigenous Human and Nonhuman Persons
February 7, 2018; 3:00-5:00PM
Social Sciences Building, Room 107

Come out to a talk featuring Dr. Tria Blu Wakpa, who will talk about how settler colonial discourses have sought to invisiblize Native peoples and nations through physical and cultural genocide and misrepresentation. Unearthing the relationship of Indigenous cultural productions to Native sovereignties therefore becomes an important political project. This talk critically examines the vital and, at times, uneasy linkages between Indigenous human and nonhuman persons' sovereignties through the lens of North American hand talk (sign language), dances, martial arts, and their convergences.

This event is sponsored by the UCSD Department of Ethnic Studies, the Studio for Tactical Ethnography, and the Transnational & Indigenous Politics & Aesthetics Working Group.

Shape Your Career
Starting February 8, 2018
The Basement

Helping you prepare for the 21st century economy, The Basement and OIC have teamed together to deliver this timely series. Learn about the basic elements when developing an idea and starting a business. The program is CCR-approved, you must complete at least 4 modules for CCR credit. For more information, click the link:

Morgan Stanley: The Freshman Enhancement Program 
The Freshman Enhancement Program provides Black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT students the opportunity to experience the culture of Morgan Stanley. We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to apply.
Selected candidates will participate in a 1-week paid program at our offices in New York City. The week will include valuable training as well as opportunities to network with each other and learn from Morgan Stanley professionals across businesses. 
For questions, contact or 
The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 11. 

THE CAKE - Special Student Matinee
February 14, 2018; 1:00-3:00PM
La Jolla Playhouse

Join us for a Special Student Matinee at the Playhouse!

"The politics of wedding cake: 'This Is Us' writer Bekah Brunstetter ICES A BIG YEAR WITH A TIMELY PLAY." - Los Angeles Times

UCSD Students use promo code: TRITON
Must show valid student ID for ticket pick up.

THE CAKE, is inspired by the current case that's facing the Supreme Court regarding whether business owners can or cannot deny their services toward values that may disagree with their own.

As of this time there will be NO parking available onsite for this performance. We recommend using public transportation or ride-share services.

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.

Equity-Minded Leadership Seminar
Weeks 2-5, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 12:30-1:50PM
Marshall College Room Price Center

Communication and Leadership offers quarterly non-credit seminars to help students develop and expand their communication and leadership skills.  We will be offering the Equity-Minded Leadership seminar this quarter from Weeks 2-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from  12:30-1:50 PM. To register, go to

UCSD Undergraduate Scholarship 

Attention Enrolled UC San Diego Students! The 2018-2019 Undergraduate Scholarship is now avaliable at The deadline to apply is February 5, 2018. For more questions contact or 858-822-6427. 
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. 
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, go  to