Spring 2017, Week 9
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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"I think the notion of dreaming in a time where we are told that it is foolish, futile or not useful is one of the most revolutionary things we can do. To have our lives determined by our dreams of a free world--instead of reactions to a state-imposed reality--is one of the most powerful tools of decolonization." 
Harsha Walia

Upcoming Events!

APIMEDA LGBTQ Family Luncheon
Monday, June 5th, 2017
11:30am -1:30pm, 
Cross Cultural Center

We're excited to host an Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA) LGBTQ Family Luncheon!  This luncheon is a closed space for APIMEDA LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty at UC San Diego to come together, share a meal, and find community around common intersecting APIMEDA and LGBTQ identities. 

We're requesting an RSVP here for this event so that we can make sure that we properly prepare for food and space.  We also know that some folks may have class or limited lunch schedules for work, and so we hope you will be able to join for as much of this event as you can.  Please feel free to share this with other APIMEDA LGBTQ identifies UCSD community members.

Pantano Camp
Friday, June 9th, 2017 
6:30-8:30pm, LGBT Resource Center

Come de-stress before finals at the LGBT Resource Center's very first annual Pantano* Camp. Come join us at the screening of Shrek in Spanish! 

The screening will start at 7pm. Subtitles will be in either in English or Spanish depending on the audience.
*Pantano translates to swamp

Rainbow Graduation
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 
2-4pm, 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 and to request a workshop, please visit the lgbt.ucsd.edu website. We are under the "Services" tab as the Social Justice Peer Educator Program. 

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


Cap Decorating Party
Tuesday, June 4, 2017 
5-7pm, Black Resource Center

With graduation around the corner we are offering you a chance to get artsy with the Black Resource Center at our Black Grad cap decorating party.


Breather Series: Arts and Crafts
Thursday, June 8th, 2017
12pm-3pm,  Cross-Cultural Center

Come to de-stress or take a break from work or school. Take home what you create, whether it is a picture frame, wooden box, canvas, etc. All supplies provided! All are welcome!

Xicanx/Latinx Graduation
Friday, June 16th,2017

Xi/Lat Graduation is event highlighting the achievement of Xicanx/Latinx identified individuals in completing their degree within their field of higher education. All degree fields are welcome to participate (i.e. BA/BS, MA/MS, MD, and PhD).

For questions about this event, please contact Claudia Martinez, Assistant Director, at 858.246.1844 or claudiamartinez@ucsd.edu

Queer & Trans Clothing Swap
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
11am-4pm, Women's Center

Come take part in an amazing clothing swap for queer and trans people! The goal of the clothing swap is to enable LGBT people to have access to clothing that they feel comfortable in with regards to their gender expression.
This event is geared toward queer and transgender people throughout San Diego, particularly students and those who are low-income and might not be able to afford clothes that they feel comfortably represents their gender. However, this is open to queer, trans, questioning, and gender non-conforming people from all walks of life.
All clothes here will be up for grabs, but you do not need to bring clothes in order to take clothes.

For more information, or questions, please email Sam Lyons at krlyons@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

Finals Week Extended Study Hours
Want to study somewhere other than Geisel Library during finals week?
Check out the extended study hours for all the resource centers on campus!

UC San Diego Health Supporting San Diego's LGBT Community
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
3:30-5pmUC San Diego Medical Center

We're lighting UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest in rainbow colors for the month of July.
Join us in celebrating the LGBT community and our commitment to health care equality.
Please join us and special guest
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
for the Celebration of Pride.
The event will include live music from
the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus and
complimentary refreshments.

RSVP here