Week 7, Fall 2015
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm. Fri: 8am-4:30pm
Closed Wed. November 11th in observance of Veterans Day
858-822-3493 | rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu
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"It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible, and entirely ignored." 
~David Levithan

Q-Class list is out


Winter Q-Class List

Every quarter, the LGBT Resource Center complies a list of LGBT-related courses that will be offered. The Winter 2016 Q-Class course list is now available for your perusal as you sign up for classes. Check it out here

Upcoming Events at the Center

Queer Grad Coffee Hour
Nov. 17th, 2015 | 3-4pm | LGBT Resource Center
Are you a Queer Graduate Student? Want to connect and meet other graduate students?  Stop by the LGBT Resource Center to sip coffee and chat.


Trans Day of Remembrance: Community Support 
Nov 18th | 5-7pm | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room
Join us for a program discussing Trans Day of Remembrance, the impact of violence targeting our Trans community, and brainstorming ways for community support during difficult times. We'll have hands on activities to support emotional and spiritual wellness including making herbal tea syrups, learning about stones & crystals in addition to learning about campus and community resources. Materials will  be provided.
Trans Day of Remembrance community altar
Nov 20th | 12-2pm | Library Walk
Stop by library walk for a Trans Day of Remembrance community altar space to honor members of our Trans community who have died or been impacted by anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Community is encouraged to bring photos and write love notes.

Volunteer Opportunity! 

World AIDS Day Work Party
Nov. 19th | 3pm-6pm
2nd Floor - Student Health Service Conference Room

Make Condom Roses for World AIDS Day! 

UC San Diego will honor World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1st, and we need your help to make it a success!! Come join us as we make condom roses, dental dam lilies, and prepare red ribbons and information sheets to pass out before and on the day of the event! They are easy to make and we have all the supplies. Take a break, volunteer for 1, 2 or all three hours and do something to make a difference around HIV /AIDS!

Free pizza will be provided! 

The LGBT Resource Center is committed to making our space accessible for anyone that enters our communities' programs, events, and space. If you require specific accommodations, please contact Maribel Gomez at mpgomez@ucsd.edu or (858) 822-3493. 
Intern Queer Student Action Project

This is a call-out for contributions to my program "I AM: Queer Femme of Color Realness," a collection of different items all showcasing the different ways queer femme of color survive, thrive, and live their unapologetically queer femme lifestyles. Whether it be through a story you wrote documenting coming to your femme identity, an article of clothing where you feel your most femme, or a napkin with that perfect, ass-kickin', hella rad shade of lipstick kiss print on it, this is a collection of how different the queer femme identity is to everyone.
This is open to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members who identify as queer femmes of color.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact shiyloh, the Audre Lorde Programming and Facilitation Intern at ucsdfemmesofcolour@gmail.com . The google form for the collection can be found hereDigital submissions (such as for art or photographs or other means) can also be submitted to ucsdfemmesofcolour@gmail.com.

Office hours at the Center:

Career Meet-Ups
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm | 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.

Campus Community Centers' events...

Dr. Brown's Declassified School Survival Guide

Nov. 12th. 2015 | 5-6pm
Black Resource Center Conference Room

Are you struggling at UCSD? Do you find it hard forming study groups with classmates? Is it hard for you to stay positive through your academic journey? If so, come to Dr. Willie Brown's presentation on why some students fail and some students succeed and learn proven strategies for success.

Activism in the Real World: A Conversation with AndrĂ© Bolinde and Noel Salunga. 

Nov. 13th, 2015 | 1-2:30pm
Cross Cultural Center Library

As part of the Cross Cultural Center Alumni Roots Program, there is a conversation with AndrĂ© Bolinde (Deputy Public Defender) and Noel Salunga (Lead Instructor at College Apps Academy). 

For special accommodations, contact Jamez Ahmad at jahmad@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-9689.

Indigenous Studies Speakers Series presents Amy Lonetree

Nov. 18th, 2015 | 3:00-4:30pm
Cross Cultural Center Comunidad Room

Amy Lonetree is an Associate Professor at UC Santa Cruz, and the author of Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums. Lonetree will be speaking, and then there will be a discussion, including a Q & A.

Reception to follow at 4:30-5:00pm in the CCC Library. 

Film Screening "The Activist"
Nov. 18th, 2015 | 5-7pm
Cross Cultural Center

During the Wounded Knee Insurrection in 1973, two activists are arrested and maintained in custody in a sheriff's office. They meet a Nixon advisor, a lawyer, a senator, and a movie star who is an activist. Find out what happens next in this political thriller! 

Featuring Talk-back with Actress Tonantzin Carmelo.

For questions, contact nmagpusao@ucsd.edu. For special accommodations, contact Jamez Ahmad at jahmad@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-9689.

Campus events and resources... 

Rady Preview Day
Nov. 14th, 2015 | 10am-4pm

This is an opportunity to visit Rady and see what makes it stand out. During the day, students will have the opportunity to network with others, meet potential future classmates, learn about the curricula of the programs, experience a master class taught by a faculty members, tour the facilities, and discuss campus life with current students and alumni. This program is open to all interested prospective students regardless of program or application status.

The corporate world is seriously lacking in diversity and LGBT CEOs and managers, especially those in the high-tech, bio-tech, and innovation industries. Students who are interested in a future in the private sector should seriously consider attending this event. 

Register here.

Film Screening "Camouflage Closet"
Nov. 17th, 2015 | 5:30-7pm
Garren Auditorium, UCSD School of Medicine

The "Camouflage Closet" is a documentary that was created by the Palo Alto VA System and Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a Veteran-led film about LGBT Veterans' experiences with PTSD, trauma and recovery. This project incorporates the firsthand perspectives of LGBT Veterans, who were provided with cameras, tools, and training to create video narratives. 

A Q&A panel of local LGBTQ veterans will follow so that guests may ask questions and engage in a discussion on what life is like for LGBTQ veterans.

Free dinner will also be provided. 

BSU Needs High School Conference Volunteers!
Nov. 21st | 8am-6pm

Come help UC San Diego's Black Student Union with their 25th annual High School Conference!

The High School Conference serves to expose underrepresented and historically disadvantaged high school students to the possibilities of higher education.This program will engage students in thought-provoking discussions regarding community, identity, and culture, and furthermore how they intersect to create the unique experiences of people color in higher education.

Register to volunteer here

9th Annual Diversity at Work Luncheon
Nov. 19th  | 11:30am-1:00pm
International Center

Join together for this work luncheon! This is a prepaid event, and tickets are $10. There will be opportunity drawings, cultural presentations, and delicious Mexican food, Asian food, and Soul Food.

This event is co-hosted by the Pan-Asian Staff Association, the Chicano/Latino Staff Association, the Black Staff Association, and the Cross-Cultural Center. 

Contact PASA members Erlina or Gloria to purchase your tickets, at esanchez@ucsd.edu and gpoon@ucsd.edu, respectively. 

"From Water Wars to Alternative Futures" An Afrofuturistic Perspective
Nov. 20th, 2015 | 7-9pm
Media Arts Center Digital Gym

There will be a Afro-futuristic clips featuring Pumzi (2009), a Kenyan Sci-Fi Short. There will also be a panel discussion with Peggy Piesche, Mohamed Abumaye, and Osinachi Ajoku.

This will be followed by a free reception. 

For more info, check out the FB event. Register here

Flexin' My Expression

Nov. 21st | 6-8pm
Price Center Forum (4th floor of Price Center) 

Come join the Black Resource Center for a night of spoken word, poetry, and other forms of creative expression! Featuring live painting by Shelley Bruce, so you don't want to miss it!

Members of San Diego State, University of San Diego, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council are welcome to attend, as the BRC is making a particular effort to cultivate community with the greater San Diego area.

RSVP to attend and/or perform here by Nov. 14th. 

CAPS ADVANCE Workshop Series

ADVANCE is a three part psycho-educational workshop series that can be conceptualized as a "Peak Performance Personal Training Program" that focuses on creating a foundation of strategies aimed at helping students improve academic success and overall student wellness

To sign up for ADVANCE, visit the CAPS website here

African-American Studies Minor Upcoming Courses

For students who are interested in the intersection of history, culture, and the African American experience, the African American Studies Minor could be a perfect fit. 

The African American Studies Minor has a list of courses that will be coming up in the Winter and Spring that could count toward the minor, including but not limited to CGS 150: "Visuality, Sexuality and Race" and ETHN 183: "Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class."  

For further information, check out the website.  

CARE at SARC Violence Prevention Initiative

CARE at SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Center) is developing a campus wide violence prevention initiative and wants student input. Are you interested in sharing your thoughts and suggestions about how students engage with the issue of preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking? If so, join one of the focus groups.

Snacks will be provided.

To sign up, click  here

last week at the Center...


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Community Classifieds
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.
Play "Precious Little"
Nov. 6-21st, 2015
Diversionary Theater Black Box
545 Park Blvd, San Diego

InnerMission Productions presents "Precious Little" by Madeleine George. Brodie, a gifted linguist, learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language and a gorilla at the zoo. 

Buy tickets  her e.  
Fashion Show: A Benefit for Bienestar
Nov. 15th | 7pm
1038 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This fashion show, with talented featured designers, is a fun night themed A Black and Gold Affair, with proceeds that go to Bienestar. Bienestar is a Latino organization that provides HIV/Aids services in a supportive multi-cultural environment. 

Tickets are $25 for the general public and $75 for VIP status. 

Tickets are available here and further information here
Young Women's Discussion Group
Nov. 17th | 7pm-8:15pm

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 member sof the LGBT community.
It meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month in The LGBT Center's library.
New Free App to Find LGBT Roommates: TUTUroomii

A UCSD 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 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. 
Applications for 2016 YPC Academy
Deadline: Dec. 31st, 2015

The Center at Hillcrest's YPC Academy program is accepting applications for 2016. The Academy exists to help expand the ranks of young LGBT leaders ready to serve our community through board service for a variety of agencies, not-for-profit organizations and government commissions. The 2016 class will consist of 20 candidates ages 21-40. An information session will be held at The Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6pm. 

More information here.
Spring 2016 HRC Internship
Priority Deadline: Nov. 15th

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 semester. These are available for undergraduates, graduate students, or people who have recently graduated. The internships are located in Washington D.C., Jackson, MS, Birmingham, AL, and Little Rock, AK. Scholarships are available. 

FAQ here, and application here.
Robert Giard Fellowship 
$7,500 Photography Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015

The Robert Giard Fellowship Award will be awarded in support of a new or continuing project that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity. This award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist from any country working in photography and still images. 

For more info, visit the website.
Duberman-Zal Fellowship
$2,500 Graduate Award
Deadline: Nov. 15th, 2015

The Duberman-Zal Fellowship Award is granted to a graduate student,  independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) experience.

For more info, visit the  website

Thinking Gender
Deadline: Nov. 20th, 2015

Submissions are open for the graduate student research conference on the topic of Spatial Awareness, Representation, and Gendered Spaces. Submissions can include papers, posters, panels, and films, as long as they engage with the politics of gender, race, sexuality, and space. We also intend to address international and transnational encounters, and colonization and decolonization practices.

Submission guidelines are  here.
Send submissions  here.
Call for Articles: Outside the Gender Box
Deadline: Jan. 1st, 2016

SUNY Press is collecting articles for a new anthology, Outside the Gender Box , which will be the first anthology to focus on the experiences of trans and non-binary gender students, staff, and faculty. Articles should be 5,000-7,500 words and can be research or first-person narrative.

Formatting guidelines are here.  
Finished articles should be sent to 
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.
Opportunity to Urge Gov. Brown to support AB 959

AB 959 would ensure that sexual orientation and gender identity data would be collected along with other important demographic information used to determine state policies and funding. A petition is circulating in favor of AB 959, to increase out visibility in state policies.

You can view and sign the petition here
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.