Winter 2017, Week 9
UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm & Friday 8am-4:30pm
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The proof that one truly believes is in action.

- Bayard Rustin
Save the date for the upcoming events! 

Monday, March 13th , 2017  
10am-12pm, LGBT Resource Center

To celebrate the work of the winter quarter volunteers, the LGBT Resource Center is throwing an appreciation party for all your hard work!

Come out to the center on monday, March 13th from 10am to 12pm for breakfast food and a nice time to relax and talk to the other volunteers!

Sun. March 19 // 6pm -  Mon. March 20 // 7pm , LGBT Resource Center

Join us for our quarterly 24 Hour Study Jam. We'll have plenty of snacks and testing materials for you.

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
5pm , Communidad Room, Cross Cultural Center

QCAMP reunion!

Come learn about upcoming events and resources for the LGBTQIA+ community on campus.

Refreshments provided.

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.

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.

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).

African/Black Diaspora, LGBTQIA+, and Raza Living-Learning Communities Application information sessions are coming up on Thursday, March 9th from 4P-5P (Bear Room) and then Wednesday, March 15th from 7P-8P (Marshall Room)

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


Arts & Crafts
Thursday March 16, 2017
12:00pm-3:00pm,  Cross-Cultural Center

Come de-stress and take a break from work or school with the Cross! Take home whatever you create, whether that is a picture frame, wooden box, painting, etc. All supplies are provided and all are welcome.

Mural Veiling
 Wednesday, March 8
5-7pm, Raza Resource Centro

Join us for the unveiling of our murals!


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

Town Hall

Cross Cultural Center Communidad Room
Thursday, March 9th, 1-3pm
Come join a panel of faculty from across campus to discuss how our communities are being impacted by the immigration related Executive Orders and the intensification of deportations.
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

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

14th Annual Overnight Program

From April 6th-8th, we will be hosting our 14th Annual Overnight program for UC San Diego-admitted high school seniors. Within this program, prospective students will spend three days and two nights with an on-campus undergraduate who will show them  a more personalized experience of UC San Diego. 

Get involved!
1. You can host a workshop to empower and educate incoming students about social justice and identities here
2. Become a volunteer here

2017 PFLAG Scholarships
Apply here!

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