Winter 2017, Week 8
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm & Friday 8am-4:30pm
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If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."

Save the date for the upcoming events! 

T ake Time and Breathe
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 
7-9pm, LGBT Resource Center

A closed space for Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) to take some time for themselves and relax. We will be turning the LGBT Resource Center into the ultimate relaxation spot with plenty of activities to help destress. Please come in your comfy clothes!

Out and Proud Program Submission

Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week-long opportunity, to be in community, learn about the community, and reflection on the struggles and achievements of LGBTQIA-identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies. 

The LGBT Resource Center is doing a call out for programs, events, educational opportunities, and gatherings that represent the mission of Out and Proud Week. 

If you'd like to submit, click here!

Out and Proud Week will take place Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28th, 2017

Community Announcements and Groups

Express Yourself
4:30-6pm, LGBT Resource Center

A BRAVE SPACE to express your queerness in art form.
Materials will be provided. No artistic experience

Queer Meditation Circle and Conversation
2-3pm, Cross-Cultural Center, Tranquility Room

A meditation space for students who identify as queer. We will have mindfulness meditation, journeywork, healing exercises, etc. Come for the meditation, stay for the conversation.

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.

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

The Victory Institute invites outstanding LGBT young professionals to apply to the Victory Congressional Fellowship for 2017-2018!
The Victory Congressional Fellowship, a year-long, full-time congressional fellowship beginning July 2017, is accepting applications through March 10.
The Victory Institute will bring an emerging LGBTQ leader to Washington, D.C., for a year-long intensive fellowship. The fellow will support the executive director of the LGBT Congressional Equality Caucus, co-chaired by six of the openly LGB members of Congress.
Applications for the 2017-2018 Fellowship are due Friday, March 10 - find out more and apply now here.
The Fellowship is open to recent graduates of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, political affiliations, academic majors and degrees (including those other than political science). Applicants must have graduated from an accredited undergraduate or graduate program within the last three years (as of May 27, 2014).

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.

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
Congragulations to Hannah for winning the Carmillla Movie bundle!

We also have the Carmilla movie in the Rainbow library at the LGBT Resource Center for checkout as well! 

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates 

Queer Student Orgs and Affiliates
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

Hoops for a Change
Thursday, March 2, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Muir outdoor courts

Come play basketball with the Black Resource Center and Preuss High School. Bring school supplies or five dollars for your whole team. Supplies will go to a kid's center in East San Diego. 


Wii Fit Game Night
Thursday March 2, 2017
5:00pm-7:00pm,  Cross-Cultural Center

Join us for a wellness program filled with Wii fit games, board games, and healthy light refreshments.

Raza Writing Collective
 12-2pm, Raza Resource Centro

Join us in commmunity to foster academic and grant writing. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.


Hidden Figures Film Screening 
Thursday I  March 9 I  6pm I Price Center Theater 

Hidden Figures tells the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, black female mathematicians who made crucial contributions to America's space program.

This Week at the RC


Rainbow Newsletter submissions: 

If you would like to submit relevant events to be featured in the newsletter, please email
Community Classifieds
BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD and the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California Presents...
Practices of Black Studies:
Migration and Movement
 March 9 2017
3:30PM - 5:30PM
Qualcomm Conference Center
Jacobs Hall School of Engineering


D R E A M & V I S I O N W O R K S H O P
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Student Services Center #554
In this 75-minute workshop for undergraduate students, a basic
framework on defining your dreams and visions will provided.
Goals are short-term, but dreams and vision are more difficult to
focus on and plan out. A certified Dream Coach®, Stephanie
Wong, will provide you with the tools and framework necessary
to plot a path for your dreams!

Rape Culture & Reproductive Justice: A Feminist PerspectiveGJ will feature a panel of distinguished speakers and YouTube sex educator Laci Green. The event will take place from 7 PM - 9:30 PM in Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. 

Lunch in Havana
Thursday March 3rd, 12-1:30pm
CCC Communidad Room

The Cubanidad Student org and OASIS are hosting a lunch featuring Cuban food, music and entertainment, as well as a Cuban themed silent auction and opportunity drawing the day of the event.

All proceed will help to fun UCSD undergraduates make a historic educational trip to Havana, Cuba during spring break 2017.

Suggested Donation is $20 and tickets can be purchased here.

The ARE San Diego Scholarship is available online!   
Tell your family and friends to visit: 

BlaqOut Conference
Tues. April 21, 2017 - Thurs. April 23, 2017
UC Davis

The three day conference is designed to create a networking, empowerment and critical community building opportunity for folks within the Black/African Diaspora and LGBTQIA+ community. This is a structured conference featuring workshops from undergraduate and graduate scholars, staff, community members and activists with identities within the BlaQueer Diaspora. 

We would like to announce that this year's BlaqOut Conference registration will be free. The theme of this years conference is I Love My BlaQness and Yours Too!

We are pleased to announce that our registration application is now live, you can register here!

At the Bearls Academe Awards, Earl Warren College will honor five members
of the UC San Diego community for excellence with regard to our campus's
Principles of Community.
To nominate students, faculty, staff, or organizations who you feel are
deserving of a Warren College Academe Award (or "Bearl"), please fill out this
form here
Nomination submissions closes March 1st

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