Finals Week, Spring 2016
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"We are challenging white feminists to be accountable for their racism because at the base we still want to believe that they really want freedom for all of us." 

~Cherrie L. Moraga

San Diego LGBT Pride Parade 
artwork by Chucha Marquez

San Diego LGBT Pride Parade
Saturday, July 16 | Hilcrest, San Diego

Join the LGBT RC in San Diego's 42nd LGBT Pride Parade

This year's SD LGBT Pride theme is "Pride Unites The World." 

Through our participation in pride we'll engage the community to critically think about this year's theme. 
Join us in creating awareness about the experiences of those who continue to be marginalized within the greater LGBT movement  across  the world. 

Click  here register to receive more info and to ensure you get a t-shirt. 
Also join us for these two other pride events:
-   Ice Cream Social, Weds, July 5th | 12-2p | LGBTRC
-   Pride Work Party, Fri, July 15 | 11-3p | LGBTRC

Upcoming for the Center 

LGBTQIA+ Leaders for 2016-2017

We're creating a community roster of LGBTQIA+ student leaders on campus to keep the community better updated of resources and opportunities. You have the option for your information to remain internal - for the LGBT Resource Center Professional Staff to be able to contact you regarding opportunities OR for it to be public- to be listed on our website for peers and community to know who our student leaders are.

Submit your info  here. For questions, contact 
Campus Community Center Events

Women's Center Senior Send-Off
June 9th, 2016 | 12:00-1:30pm
Women's Center

Are you graduating this spring? Save the date for the Women's Center graduating senior send-off!  This will be an opportunity to reconnect before graduating and celebrate those of you who have  been connected to the Women's Center. 

Sign up here.

Black Graduation
June 10th, 2016 | 6:00-9:30pm
UCSD Price Center Theatre

Come celebrate our graduating seniors, who have made it all the way through their experience here at UC San Diego, and now are bravely headed out to face the wide world! This event is open to the public - come early, as seating and food are first come, first served. 
Other Events and Resources... 

Frida Kahlo Birthday Celebration

June 11th, 2016 | 6-10pm
3909 Centre St
San Diego, CA 92103

We celebrate the birthday of Frida Kahlo, commemorating the legendary life of one of the most influential Mexican painters of the mid-twentieth century while enjoying live music multiple art exhibits by local Latin@ artists and vendors, a Frida look-a-like contest, great food and Tequila! Proceeds from this event benefit Latin@ Services at The Center. Get your tickets today here.

Pride World Forum
June 29th, 2016 | 5:30pm
San Diego LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre St., San Diego, CA 92103

Join us for a forum of LGBT movement leaders from around the globe in which they discuss their work and human rights issues throughout the world. The panel will include select visitors from varying countries around the world. 

Check out the Facebook event page here.

Cloaked in Pride - Wearable Flags for Sale!

Cloaked In Pride is a team of San Diego based social entrepreneurs, who make wearable Pride flags!  They're made of nylon, equipped with a hood and zipper, and look just like a flag! The goal is simple: create a sense of unity and empowerment among members of the LGBT community when wearing the cloak at Pride festivals, parades, and other social events. You can look like the walking embodiment of queerness, and isn't that what everyone wants? 

July 9th, 2016 | 11am-5pm
North Park Community Park
4044 Idaho St., San Diego, CA 92104

SheFest is less than six weeks away! Join us for a woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women. This one-day festival is FREE to ALL and will include music, workshops, games and more in a safe space where women can experience support, encouragement and empowerment!

Check out the Facebook event here .
Queer People of Color Show - Performers Needed
July 15th, 2016 | 8pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza

Call out to community, artist, writers and performers! The AAC at Centro Cultural de la Raza is trying to create a special moment to showcase the experience and the struggles of coming out and living life as a queer person of color in today's society. We are looking for people who are interested and willing to contribute their experiences and works to make this event happen. 

Contact Bianca Villagas at or (619) 534-2249.  

Pride Musical Festival
July 16, 11am - July 17, 8pm
Balboa Park, San Diego

Our Latin Stage Headliner, Noelia, was just announced this week! San Diego's biggest summer dance party is waiting for you!

Buy your tickets here! Check out the Facebook event page here.

DJ Slot Available at KSDT

The student radio broadcaster KSDT is looking to broadcast more material that focuses on discussions of issues in modern society. They hope to become more of a voice in raising awareness towards issues of social justice and keep the student body informed, especially with elections coming up. If you're a member of the LGBT community here and you would be interested, contact Brandon Slater at 

Grad Student Demographic Surveys

A collective of UCSD grads have created these surveys in an attempt to make your experiences, issues, ideas and needs heard by both fellow grads and the UCSD staff.
Please help offer an understanding of the UCSD graduate experience and campus climate through your responses regarding issues you face on campus, specifically as it relates to racial and/or gender identity. Your responses will help make a clear case for institutional reflection and change.

There is a survey for women here and one for racial minorities here. For questions, contact


CGS Summer Session Classes

This summer, several courses are being offered through the Critical Gender Studies department.

Summer Session 1: 
CGS 104 - Advanced Topics: Transfeminism and/as Women of Color Feminism
CGS 105 - Queer Theory

Summer Session 2:
CGS 2A - Intro to CGS: Social Movements
CGS 113 - Gender & Sexuality in the Arts: Self-Representation & Photography

Check out the class details here.

HIV/AIDS Memorial Benefit Concert 

Aug. 4th, 2016 | 6-10pm | 206 Marina Park Way 
Embarcadero Marina Park South

Come to our benefit concert, hosted by San Diego's First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer. It will feature special guests the Fixx and the English Beat.

GAPA Foundation Scholarships Open
Deadlines: June 30th, 2016

The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation is a grassroots philanthropic organization that provides funds and leverages resources to empower the Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ community. The 2016 GAPA Foundation Scholarship awards several scholarships of up to $3000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding activism and leadership within the API LGBTQ community. 

More info here.
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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
Beta Testers Wanted

Radbeh Ravaz, a student at SDSU, is building a projectbuild a service that connects LGBT travelers with locals from LGBT community for the purpose of creating a unique experience for people who don't want to see the usual tourist attractions, but rather to know more about the culture and locals' lives. He's looking for college students involved in the LGBT community who might want to be beta testers for this project. 

Write to
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

Academic Writers on LGBTQ Topics Needed

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk: Problems and Solutions will be a 3-volume reference on LGBTQI history, politics, law, and culture in the US. Each contributor will write an essay of around 8,000 words on their choice of topics. This project is open to all writers.

For more information, check out the website or contact Chuck Stewart at
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 2017 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 or email us at