Spring 2017, Week 6
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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"All the work I set forth is my naked truth as a woman, a Xicana, an indigenous Mexican, a daughter of immigrants, a tough urban girl who never acquiesced to societal norms."
- Aurora Guerrero
Upcoming Events!

The Rainbow: Does One Size Fit All?
Thursday, May 18th, 2017

A critical analysis of the ways in which queer and trans folk's appearances are policed by societal norms, the effects this can have on the individual, and the ways in which queer and trans folx are resisting these norms.

De-Stress: Collaging with Community
Friday, May 19th, 2017

Is school stressing you out? How about what's been going on with the rest of society and the world around you? Need a place to artistically de-stress? Come to this interactive and crafty program and make a collage! This collage will encompass your emotions and creativity in response to anything that is causing you to feel stressed/overwhelmed.

**Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own magazines, newspapers, etc. and/or art supplies.**

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

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


Wednesday, May 10, 2018
4:30-5:30pm, Black Resource Center

Wellness is about more than just getting by, it's about flourishing in unexpected places. In this workshop, you will learn the psychology surrounding happiness and concrete steps you can take to find fulfillment and live out loud!


The Life Skills Series: Financial Literacy for College Students
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad Room 

This workshop provides the tools and information young adults need to begin their financial life on the right track.

Contact info: Violeta Gonzales at 

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

Storytelling as Resistance
Due Friday, May 26, 2017

My name is Dominique Strickland, and for my project for my internship at the Women's Center, I want to bring us all together to enjoy a night of art, community and storytelling!

So, I am asking you all to write with me! Here are some prompts to get y'all thinking...

A story about your family's immigration history

A story about an important relative or ancestor's life or childhood

A story about the kind of work someone in your family/network did or continue to do

A story about an important event in your family/network's history

Check out my flyer for more details on how to submit!

Financially Savvy: Repaying Student Loan Debt
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
1-2pm, The Zone

Did you know that repayment of your loans begin after graduation? Learn how to understand the repayment process and loan forgiveness programs and tips on how to pay off your student loans after graduation fast! FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

Public Service and Film Studies Office Hours
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
2-4pm, Administration Building at Thurgood Marshall College

Thurgood Marshall College offers academic opportunities for all students develop leadership skills and professional development. Learn how to improve your overall undergraduate experience while enhancing your résumé and serving your new community by visiting the Public Service and Film Studies Office Hours.

How to Write a Top-Notch Resume Workshop
Friday, May 19th, 2017
1-2pm, LGBT Resource Center

An Academic Internship Program representative will present on "How to Write a Top Notch Resume" workshop with an AIP Info Session. Come and learn some tips and tricks to polish up your resume, and learn about different internship opportunities available to you!