Winter 2017, Week 10
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm & Friday 8am-4:30pm
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When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
- Audre Lorde
Save the date for the upcoming events! 

Sun. March 19 // 6pm -  Mon. March 20 // 7pm , LGBT Resource Center

Join us for our quarterly 24 Hour Study Jam. We'll have plenty of snacks and testing materials for you.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
5pm , Communidad Room, Cross Cultural Center

QCAMP reunion!

Come learn about upcoming events and resources for the LGBTQIA+ community on campus.

Refreshments provided.

Out and Proud Program Submission

Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week-long opportunity, to be in community, learn about the community, and reflection on the struggles and achievements of LGBTQIA-identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies. 

The LGBT Resource Center is doing a call out for programs, events, educational opportunities, and gatherings that represent the mission of Out and Proud Week. 

If you'd like to submit, click here!

Out and Proud Week will take place Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28th, 2017
Community Announcements and Groups

14th Annual Overnight Program

From April 6th-8th, we will be hosting our 14th Annual Overnight program for UC San Diego-admitted high school seniors. Within this program, prospective students will spend three days and two nights with an on-campus undergraduate who will show them  a more personalized experience of UC San Diego. 

Get involved!
1. You can host a workshop to empower and educate incoming students about social justice and identities here
2. Become a volunteer here

Please join us for our spring networking event for LGBTQ graduate students, postdocs and professionals at all career levels. 
This event is 21+ and IDs will be checked. This event typically has around 50-80 attendees.

2017 PFLAG Scholarships

Do you need money for college?

Since 1998, PFLAG San Diego County has overseen the awarding of over 90 scholarships in the amount of $131,000 to LGBT scholars. The PFLAG San Diego county scholarships are open until  April 15, 2017!

Apply  here !


10th Annual Queer and Asian Conference 
Fri. April 28th - Sun. April 30th
University of California, Berkeley
We are now opening registration for the 10th annual Queer and Asian Conference ! We encourage queer Asians and our allies from everywhere to come attend. This year's theme for QACON17 is Enough. As such, we will be exploring, reflecting, and learning about our community and identities to empower, heal, and fight for ourselves, our community, and other marginalized communities.
QACON  admission is open to any individual who expresses interest in the issues or the community, and the entire conference - registration, volunteer housing, keynote speakers, workshops, and two included meals - is completely free

Links: Registration and housing

BlaqOut Conference
Tues. April 21, 2017 - Thurs. April 23, 2017
UC Davis

The three day conference is designed to create a networking, empowerment and critical community building opportunity for folks within the Black/African Diaspora and LGBTQIA+ community. This is a structured conference featuring workshops from undergraduate and graduate scholars, staff, community members and activists with identities within the BlaQueer Diaspora. 

We would like to announce that this year's BlaqOut Conference registration will be free. The theme of this years conference is I Love My BlaQness and Yours Too!

We are pleased to announce that our registration application is now live, you can register here!

Express Yourself
4:30-6pm, LGBT Resource Center

A BRAVE SPACE to express your queerness in art form.
Materials will be provided. No artistic experience

Queer Meditation Circle and Conversation
2-3pm, Cross-Cultural Center, Tranquility Room

A meditation space for students who identify as queer. We will have mindfulness meditation, journeywork, healing exercises, etc. Come for the meditation, stay for the conversation.
LGBT Resource Center Affiliate Program

Is your organization or group interested in partnering with the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center? Are you looking to start your own LGBTQIA+ org? Need a meeting space? Looking for leadership opportunities? Check out our Affiliate Program! The UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center Affiliate Program has a variety of perks and opportunities for your organization. Check out our website for the application and more details. For questions contact
For more Program info click here
Click here to access an Application

Do you have library recommendations?

Is there anything you'd like to see added to our library at the LGBT Resource Center? Well you're in luck, our library intern is currently looking for recommendations!

If there is a book, magazine, comic, CD, etc. that you think would be a great addition, feel free to let us know by filling out this survey!

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates
Aces Group: Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm
Queer Sixers United (QSUN): Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm
Fluid Attraction: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Men's Group: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Black Queer Collective: Odd Week Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm
Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC): Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm
oSTEM: Fridays, 6:00-7:00pm

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.  F or questions, contact Maribel Gomez at
Campus Community Centers


Arts & Crafts
Thursday March 16, 2017
12:00pm-3:00pm,  Cross-Cultural Center

Come de-stress and take a break from work or school with the Cross! Take home whatever you create, whether that is a picture frame, wooden box, painting, etc. All supplies are provided and all are welcome.

Raza Writing Collective
 12-2pm, Raza Resource Centro

Join us in commmunity to foster academic and grant writing. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.


Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Clothing Swap
Sunday I  March 19 I  11am-6pm I Women's Center 

Come take part in an amazing clothing swap for trans people! The goal of the clothing swap is to enable trans people to have access to clothing that matches their gender.
This event is geared toward queer and transgender people throughout San Diego, particularly students and those who are low-income and might not be able to afford clothes that they feel comfortable in to accurately present their gender. However, this is open to trans, questioning, and gender non-conforming people from all walks of life.

All clothes here will be up for grabs, but you do not need to bring clothes in order to take clothes!

Donations will be collected until 3/17 at the following locations:
- UCSD Women's Center
- UCSD Raza Resource Centro
- The Center in Hillcrest
- The Pride Center at SDSU

Please feel free to spread the word, and to come by!

This Week at the RC


Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email
Community Classifieds

The Triton Opinion Editor Opening

The Triton, UCSD's independent student-run news source, is looking for a new Opinion Editor! We're particularly looking for people who have things that they're passionate about and people with marginalized identities are highly encouraged to apply. 

Application here!

If you have any questions, please email Jaz Twersky at

Study Jammin'
Friday, March 17, 2017
4-11pm, CASP Study Lounge at Student Services Center, Suite 555)

CASP is hosting a study jam, and we are planning to have tutors as well! Come join us and let us know if you plan on coming by filling out a quick and easy form: here

Thursday, March 16, 2017
9-11:30am, Cross Cultural Center

 If you're looking to find some dedicated time to write, grade, or work on side hustles in your undeniably busy schedule, this is the event for you! 

Coffee and food provided.

Smoothie Day
Friday, March 17, 2017
10-11am, Main Gym Hill

Another Smoothie Day is right around the corner. Grads meet us at the hill by Main Gym again for a small work break and a free smoothie. There is always great conversation under a warm sun and with a cold drink. 
Only 1 in 10 people from low-income families are able to have a bachelor's degree, while the share of jobs that require one has doubled. 

We are the Educational Advancement Program (EAP) of UCSD, and we are here to address the issue at its root cause, high school. Join us by filling out this simple application here

You will be contacted shortly regarding your role based on your interests and the partner high school's needs. Any questions can be directed to