Winter 2017, Week 5 
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
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A Night of Resistance
Fri. February 10, 2017
5-7pm, LGBT Resource Center

We will be celebrating Queer and Trans People of Colour on this empowering Night of Resistance. 

We are looking for folx to present their creative work throughout the night. If you would like to exhibit your work, please contact Karen Villalbazo at as soon as possible. See you soon!

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

As part of the library intern's 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!

Tues. February 14, 2017 
12-1:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

A space for pan dulce, chisme, and community! 
Open to student, staff, and faculty.

Stay Activist
Thurs. February 16, 2017
2-4pm, LGBT Resource Center

Join the LGBT Resource Center in a discussion about the different layers of activism, such as the ways to express them, what it means to survive, as well as our own history of activism.

Community Announcements and Groups

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

Grad Coffee Hour
Fri. February 17th
1-2pm, LGBT Resource Center
Come by for free coffee and pastries!

9th LGBTQIA+ Health Forum
Sat. February 25th
8:30am-6:30pm, UCSF
This exciting, full day (8:30AM-6:30PM) forum is a major part of UCSF's education on health and social issues affecting sexual minorities. As an attendee, you can expect:
* Interactive breakout sessions that cover topics such as transgender 101, kink health, care for gender non-conforming youth, PrEP, and the criminalization of queer people of color
*  A patient panel representing LGBTQIA+ health care experiences
*  Poster presentations showcasing research on LGBTQIA+ health

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.

*a beachside lounge in Scripps Institution of Oceanography, located at 8622 Kennel Way

LGBT Veterans Group
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.

The Power of Community!
1:15-3:15pm, 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.

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 

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.
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


Secret Services
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Black Resource Center  

UCSD has countless resources and services that they offer to their students. Some often go overlooked, so come out to the Black Resource Center to play a game of jeopardy to uncover the secret services of UCSD!

Breather Series: Therapy Fluffies
Thursday February 9, 2017 (Week 5)
Cross-Cultural Center

Take a breather and de-stress by petting and playing with some adorable fluffies! We will have 6 fluffies for you to pet!

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


Interested in promoting health and well-being on campus? If so, join our team!
The Student Health Advocates are trained, volunteer peer health educators who educate other students on topics such as sexual health, alcohol, drugs, stress, nutrition, and more!
Attend an Application Info Session during Week 5 or 6 to learn how you can apply.
Visit for dates and times of sessions.
Questions? Contact SHA Program Director, Erica Okamura, at

Free Immigration Consultations
Receive a FREE Confidential Consultation from a Trusted, Qualified Immigration Attorney!
Immigration Attorneys will offer free assessments for different forms of immigration relief,
including: VAWA, U-Visa, DACA, citizenship, and more.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
2612 Daniel Ave, San Diego, CA 92111

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!

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!