Spring 2017, Week 2
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm & Friday 8am-4:30pm
858-822-3493 |  rainbow@ucsd.edu | lgbt.ucsd.edu 
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"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."

- Coretta Scott King
Join us for Transgender Day of Empowerment!

Transgender Day of Empowerment Film Screening
Friday, April 14th, 2017
2-4pm, LGBT Resource Center

Join us for a film screeing  for Transgender Day of Empowerment. We'll be watching Atempa, Dreams By The River a documentary that films highlights the experience of Tino, a muxe Zapotec child and the influence of culture on gender identity.

Faculty, Academic, & Staff Out List

Faculty, Academic, and Staff Out List Form is Live!
We will be publishing an updated Out List during Out and Proud Week! 

Do you want to join the UC San Diego faculty, academics and staff Out List? We'd love to add you to this resource. 

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 21th, 2017
2-4pm, LGBT Resource Center

Help out at our work party! We'll be making buttons, posters, creating a photo booth & props, and making a playlist. Light refreshments will be available.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
12-1:30pm , LGBT Resource Center

Join UC San Diego's LGBT Resource Center for our annual LGBT Alumni Brunch! Join us for fun, friends and memories!

Monday, April 24th, 2017
7-9pm, Price Center West, Bear Room

A small-coffee shop themed event for queer and trans folx to engage and connect with each other. Connections can be platonic, romantic, etc.

Friday, April 28th, 2017
12:30-2pm, LGBT Resource Center

Drag Queens? Drag Kings?! Come learn about drag culture and its background. 

Also, if you are a fellow Drag Queen or King (gender impersonator), feel free to come in drag. Come in and contribute your experiences and thoughts.
Community Announcements and Groups

Rainbow Graduation
2-4pm, June 10th, 2017 
UC San Diego Faculty Club 

Please join the UC San Diego LGBT community as we come together to honor the students who are graduating, our volunteers, our scholarship recipients and all who have impacted our community over the last year.

The event serves as the formal induction of the graduates into the family of the UC San Diego LGBT Alumni. Although many people do get dressed up for the event, it tends to be a queer little get together, with all the trappings of our community, so be yourself.
If you are graduating, please complete the form here
Contact Shaun Travers at stravers@ucsd.edu for more information or if you have questions!!

Mindfulness for Queer Folk
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
1-2pm, LGBT Resource Center

An informational workshop on mindfulness practice, focusing on the challenges and experiences of LGBTQIA+ folks. 

Includes a guided meditation. Free snacks and drinks!

Peer Educator Workshop Requests

In need of workshops that provide incite on LGBTQIA+ issues and information about the community? The LGBT center is taking requests for workshop presentations to be given around campus upon request. 

For more information, please email vgvillac@ucsd.edu. Stay tuned for our website which will be going live soon!

Volunteer for Out and Proud Week

Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week­long group celebration and private reflection on the achievements of LGBT­ identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies. 

It is also a time for public awareness and discussion of current LGBT issues on the state and national levels.
This year, Out and Proud Week is April 24­-28, 2017 and we need help to make it happen! To sign up go to our website: here

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 !

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Symposium
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Forum Room, Price Center, 4th Floor

The Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the 2017 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Symposium featuring San Diego Assembly Woman Dr. Shirley Weber.

2-4pm: State of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Panel with Q&A
4-6pm: Keynote address: San Diego Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber
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 mpgomez@ucsd.edu
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 LGBT Resource Center

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
Even Week Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm

Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC)
Odd Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm

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  mpgomez@ucsd.edu.
Campus Community Centers


Register for Black Grad

Register to participate in the 2017 Black Graduation Ceremony
from April 5th - April 19th
Click here to register.

The Mask You Live In 
Thursday, April 13th, 2017 
5:00-7:30PM, Cross-Cultural Center 

What mask do you put on every day? Join us for a screening and discussion of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's documentary "The Mask You Live In, " which depicts the issues men face when growing up and trying to fit into what America's definition of a man is.  

Join the Community Peer Advising Program

Do you need help navigating your way through UC San Diego?
Interested in finding opportunities pertaining to your major?
Need help planning your courses for the quarter? 

Peer advisers at the Black Resource Center and the Raza Resource Centro can help you.


UC San Diego Women's Center 20th Anniversary Celebration: The Future of Feminism with Jamia Wilson
Thursday, May 11, 2017
5pm I Price Center West Ballroom

JAMIA WILSON is many things: An activist. A feminist. A storyteller. A mediamaker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader. As Executive Director of Women, Action and the Media (WAM!) , an organization committed to achieving gender justice in the media, former Executive Director of YTH, the former TED Prize Storyteller, and former President of Programs at The Women's Media Center, Jamia has been a powerful force in the social justice movement for nearly a decade. 

As a leading voice on feminist and women's rights issues, her work and words have appeared in and on several outlets such as New York Magazine, The Today Show, and The Washington Post. She's also a staff writer for Rookie Magazine and has contributed to several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and I Still Believe Anita Hill. But what we' re most excited about is her own book that she's currently writing about Beyonce and feminism. (Yes, really.) It's no surprise she was named in Refinery29's "17 Faces of the Future of Feminism."

This Week at the RC


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If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email rainbow@ucsd.edu.
Community Classifieds

The Office of Parent & Family Programs is NOW HIRING!

Become a Triton Community Programming Leader (TCPL) for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Earn $11.85/hour and work up to 70 hours!
  • Help with big events like Family Weekend and Siblings Day and being a liaison between parents and our campus.
  • Develop leadership and teamwork skills in this unique position.
  • Our hours are flexible and fit with other jobs and class schedules.
  • Open to all current undergraduate students.