Winter 2017,  Week 3
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm & Friday 8am-4:30pm
858-822-3493 | | 
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"Get political or die, or go to a nursing home. If you're not part of the political process, people will be talking for you" 

-Ed Roberts
Save the date for the upcoming events! 


In partnership with the LGBT Resource Center and Health Promotion Services, join the LGBT Faculty and Staff Association as we present the first Out @ Work panel, a series that explores the experiences of out professionals.
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Stop by and learn about the services and resources available to support you as you establish and maintain behaviors that contribute to your health now and in the future.
Co-sponsored by: LGBT Faculty and Staff Association, LGBT Resource Center and Health Promotion Services

Volunteer Info Session
Fri. January 27th, 2017
Time 10am-12pm, LGBT Resource Center

Would you like to get more involved with the LGBT community here on campus? Come by and learn about an opportunity for leadership, involvement, and community!
Please RSVP here or for more info

Soup for the STEM
Fri. January 27th, 2017
1:30-3:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center will be serving soup for lunch for STEM majors! Come and get fed while connecting with others to encourage STEM retention. The atmosphere is cool and relaxed and a space for those who want to find community, talk about their experience, and find support in their classes. 

While supplies last, STEM Square Friend stickers will be available for participants at the end of the event! Come on over and have a SOUPer time!

Please RSVP here!  

LGBTQIA+ Disability Justice Awareness
Fri. February 3rd, 2017
2-4pm, LGBT Resource Center

The program will serve as a space to learn more about the intersection of folks with disabilities and who identify as LGBTQIA+. 

**If you require specific accommodations to fully access this program, please contact us at (858) 822-3493 or


Queering Your Career
Thurs|Feb 2| 5-6:30pm|Black Resource Center

Join us for a career conversation with LGBTQ Black Professionals. Come hear their stories and learn tips on how to navigate your career.  Refreshments Provided.

Gayming in the Library!
Tues. February 14, 2017 
2-3pm, LGBT Resource Center

As part of Chelsea's (the library intern) Queer Student Action Project, we'll be getting a new resource to the LGBT Resource Center's library: Queer Video Games! Gayming in the Library will be an event that talks about queer video games, their importance, and most importantly how to utilize the new video games in the library as a future resource. Free food!

Community Announcements and Groups

Queers of UCSD

The Rainbow Newsletter and Marketing Intern and the Community Engagement Intern are interested in hearing from you!

We are collecting quotes and photos to showcase the diversity of ideas, expressions, experiences, stories, and intersecting identities in this big community by hearing from the very people themselves. 

Would you like to be a part of this project? You can be a part of this by filling out a simple form here!

For more info, email
Instagram:  @queersofucsd

Hello everyone! 

I am the Audre Lorde Intern for Liberarion & Healing and I am working on a project for my internship at UCSD's LGBT Resource Center. I want to create a zine to be kept at the Center which will help describe what life is like being both Genderqueer and Latinx/Chicanx. 
I am looking for folx who would like to contribute their stories, poems, and/or art to add to the zine.

If you are interested, please contact me at! Hope to hear from y'all soon. 

The Power of Community!
Fridays, starting Week 3
12:15-3:15pm, Cross Cultural Center 
Conference Room

A space that centers the experiences of queer and trans students, faculty, staff, and alumni of color! All are welcome.

Food is welcomed and small refreshments will be provided.

LGBT Veterans Group

Fridays, starting Week 3
1400-1500, Cross-Cultural Center 
Tranquility Room
A discussion group lead by a Military Vet for
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans military
veterans, reservist, and active duty service
personnel; and their partners.

Fri. February 3rd, 2017
11:30-12:30pm,  CCC Communidad

Mark your Calendars/ Quarter @ a Glance Fam!
Queer, Here, and @ UCSD? 
Want to network Inter-generationally?
Come network, eat free food catered by Croutons, and exist amongst one another.
The event begins at 11:30am, so please arrive early for food.

Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship: More Information here

Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ students, is now accepting applications for our 2017 scholarship!
Point Scholarships are provided on a last provider basis, with the average annual award being $10,000 and guaranteed until the completion of your degree, up to 4 years. As well as providing financial support for education, Point provides leadership development training through its programs, conferences, and internship opportunities. Point also matches each scholar with a mentor who is a successful professional. Mentors help scholars design and complete an annual community service project that Point requires of each scholar as a means of giving back to community.
Our application is open until January 30, 2017. To learn more, please visit: here 

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 
Aces Group:  Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm
Queer Sixers United (QSUN):  T ue s d a y s ,  7:3 0 - 9 : 0 0 p m
Fluid Attraction: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Men's Group:  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
Black Queer Collective:  Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm
Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC):  Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm
International QLGBT Student Union:  Fridays odd weeks, 2:00-4:00pm

Black Queer Collective
Odd Week Thursdays
12:30-1:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

Join members of UCSD's Black queer community for snacks and dialogue about the intersections of our identities and our lives. This is a closed space for Black queer folks.
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

Flu Clinic and HIV/Hep C Screening
Friday January 27, 2017
Cross Cultural Center: 2:00-3:00pm, Flu Clinic 
LGBT Resource Center: 3:15-4:15pm, Flu Clinic 
LGBT Resource Center: 3:00-6:00pm, HIV and Hep C screening

Happy New Year= Healthy New Year, 2017!

Start the year off right! Shield yourself from this season's strain of flu at our free flu shot clinic and become knowledgeable of your status with a FREE HIV and Hepatitis C screening. Rite Aid Pharmacy and Family Health Centers will be on campus 1/27 conducting a health clinic, where flu shots and HIV/Hep C screenings will be provided for all. Flu shots are FREE with most insurances and HIV/Hep C screenings are entirely free.
RSVP through the link: 

Please bring insurance cards! If you have any questions, you may contact the Cross Cultural Center, 858-534-9689 or Briana Thrift at Rite Aid Pharmacy, 619-670-9769. Health clinic is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Walk-in's accepted. 


Black Girl Magic
Fri., Jan. 27th
11:30-2 pm, Black Resource Center

Support three local Black Businesses!
Buy their natural hair/skin products, book, and custom made jewelry!


In The Mirror: embracing our downfalls as a form of self-love
Thurs. Jan. 26th
5-7pm,  Cross-Cultural Center
Ever had your thoughts or fears hold you back from doing something you wanted? Ever been your own harshest critic? Join us as we reflect on our experiences in order to achieve a greater understanding of ourselves and our cognitions. Learn to turn your fears into fuel and embrace your downfalls as a form of radical self-love.

Open Mic Night: Presence & Unity: Celebrate CommYOUnity. 
 Wed. Feb. 8th
 6-8pm, Raza Resource Centro

Come through if you have any spoken word/talents/artwork that you'd like to share with the community or to just be in community! 

This night is meant to be an open space where people can feel free to express themselves. It will be a lot of fun and there will be food!


Muslim Women's Collective  
Even week Tuesdays 
2-3pm, Women's Center Conference Room

The Muslim Women's Collective offers a space for those who identify as Muslim women at UCSD. We are an inclusive group that welcomes Muslims of all identities. 
We provide space and conversation for visible, non-visible, secular, pious, and/or LGBTQ Muslims who wish to talk and think through issues pertinent to their experiences in an increasingly difficult climate.

Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email
This week at the RC:

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!

Carmilla Movie Giveaway
We're getting the Carmilla movie for the library when it comes out in 2017! This means that we'll have one movie bundle to gift as well, so we'll be raffling the movie off in a few weeks! 
If you don't know what Carmilla is, it's a web series with a bunch of queer characters that you can watch on Youtube for free! Just search for Carmilla on KindaTV on Youtube. The order is season 1, Carmilla Christmas special, season 2, season 0 (the prequel), and season 3.
To sign up for the raffle, talk to the intern at the front desk at the LGBT Resource Center or email with your name, email, and phone number.

Community Classifieds

What:     Inclusivity Workshop with free snacks and refreshments
When:   February 10, 2017   @ 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Where:   Union Theatre (Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, SDSU)

Transyouth Care: February 11-12
A comprehensive two day training designed for profressionals interested in providing sensitive and competent mental health and medical care for gender non-conforming children, transgender youth and yound adults. CMEs and CEUs offered.
Register here

Fund for Legal Name/Gender Changes

A member of our community is coming forward and offering to pay for the costs of legal name/gender marker changes before inauguration day for Trans/Gender Queer/Gender Non Conforming folks who want to get this done ASAP! If you are interested, s imply send an email directly to:

For those who want to contribute or find more information, click here!

Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS)
$5,000 award for research projects in summer 2017
Due: February 1, 2017

How to Apply:
-Read the website to make sure you're eligible: here
-Speak with letter of recommendation writer (your research mentor) ASAP and submit their name & email under each scholarship opportunity you wish to apply to (to be done after the General Application is complete).
-Complete the General Application, as well as "opportunity specific" questions for each scholarship you wish to apply to (you can apply to as many scholarships as you are eligible for).

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT  @ UCSD and the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California Presents...

Thurs.  Jan 26th
3:30PM - 5:30PM
The Forum Room,  Price Center East
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

On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, UCSD's HMP3 is hosting the Medical Education for Diverse Students (MEDS) Conference at the Telemedicine Building!
This conference is designed for students that are interested in entering the medical and pharmaceutical fields. We are aware of the need of professionals from diverse backgrounds in the healthcare system, who can identify with an even more diverse group of patients. Therefore, MEDS was created to close the disparities seen in both medical education and healthcare. Most importantly, MEDS now exists to serve the students - to encourage, educate and empower students on their road to a career in health.
MEDS is an all-day conference, where students will get to choose from diverse workshops and activities. Students will experience hands-on activities (such as suture clinic, simulation labs), in addition to workshops that will help students get the information they need to get into Medical/Pharmacy school. 

Register and learn more at!