Spring 2017, Week 4
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm & Friday 8am-4:30pm
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"Our true roots lie in this tradition of naach-gaana (song and dance), not politics," she said. "But it was something carried on mostly by our elders, our gurus. For the younger, educated kinnars, I wish for them to be a part of society and find jobs - but only if they desire it."   
-Madhu Kinnar
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. 

Out and Proud Week!

Out and Proud 2017
Week 4, April 24 - April 28

Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week-long 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.

Learn more about the events going on Facebook and here!

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
7-9pm, Sungod Lawn

Join us for an Out and Proud Movie on the Lawn screening of MAJOR!

MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. 

*free event open to the public 
blankets for seating, popcorn & soda provided (bring a chair if you'd like)

Please RSVP here!

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.

Friday, April 28th, 2017
3-5pm, LGBT Resource Center

3PM | Artist Talk, Open to the Public

4PM | Art Workshop to rsvp email mpgomez@ucsd.edu

Join us for an Artist Talk and Workshop with Ramona Garcia. Come to this workshop to learn about the story of traditional paper mache dolls and create your own queer & trans doll for art therapy.

Learn more here!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness of sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

Art Therapy Workshop 
Friday, April 28, 3:00-5:00pm LGBT RC
Healing and self-care can be found through art. Join artist Ramona Garcia for a traditional Mexican doll-making workshop. 

Learn more about the events going on here!

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!!

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!

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

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

Coming Out Group
Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm,  Women's Center

The Coming Out group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual and/or gender identities in a confidential setting. This group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, or questioning folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may already be out. Topics are determined by group participants and can include stress, fear, anxiety, loneliness, excitement and celebration with regard to coming out.

For more info, contact Cat Thompson at cathompson@ucsd.edu

Gay Men's Relationship Forum
Mondays, 2:30-4pm,  Women's Center

Join us for conversations about our experiences as gay men, and connect with other gay men on campus. This group addresses relationships, sexual health, community building and more.

For more info, contact Greg Koch at gkoch@ucsd.edu
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!

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


Appropriately Ours 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7- 9pm, Multipurpose Room, Student Service Center

This fashion show is a night dedicated to celebrating the beauty, diversity, and uniqueness of the Black community modeled by UCSD Black students. The show will feature Joshlyn Turner, Owner and Creative Director of The Write Fit.
The fashion show is BRC's Student Success Leader Irene Kwangaba's year-long project. 


Get Published in the Common Ground!
Due Friday, May 5, 2017
Cross-Cultural Center, ArtSpace

Publish your written stories, poetry, artwork, or any form of expression in this quarter's Common Ground (the Cross-Cultural Center's quarterly publication)! Check out past issues at www.issuu.com/ucsdccc. Due Friday of Week 5 to ccc.ucsd@gmail.com.

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.


The Women's Center 20th Celebration: The Future of Feminism
Thursday, May 11, 2017
5-6:45pm, Price Center West Ballroom

Join the Women's Center for our 20th Aniversary celebration, "The Future of Feminism" with keynote speaker, Jamia Wilson on Thursday, May 11th, 5pm at Price Center Ballroom West!

Check out the Facebook event page here!

For more information, contact women@ucsd.edu

This Week at the RC


Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7-9pm,  Sun God Lawn

Lunafest is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for, about women... and open to everyone. This season, the program of nine films - filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor - will travel to over 175 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people.

Free food and refreshments will be provided for UC San Diego students (please bring your UC San Diego Student ID)
AIP Info Session
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
2-3pm,  Literature Building, 2nd Floor, 
Room 210

Come join us for an Academic Internship Program (AIP) Info Session. AIP is a program where students can gain hands on experience from an internship relating to the student's major/minor. Through the internship, the student will interact with professionals from their field of interest, learn hard skills and soft skills relevant to that career, and work alongside a faculty member to gain academic credit. Stop by the AIP office to learn more!

For more information contact: aipinfo@ucsd.edu

BSU GBM Calendar!
Wednesday, May 1st, 2017
6:30-8pm,  Cross Cultural Center

Keep up to date with BSU events & meetings!

For more information contact: bsupublicity.ucsd@gmail.com