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Out and Proud Series

The Out and Proud Series presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a time for reflection on the achievements of LGBTQIA+ identified students, staff, faculty, and our allies. It is also a time for public awareness and discussion of current LGBTQIA+ issues on the state and national levels.

While historically this celebration has been called Out and Proud Week, experiences of Pride movements and narratives of coming out need critical examination. Not everyone is out nor wants or needs to be. Coming out is not a single action, but a continuous process that often needs to take place multiple times throughout a person’s life. It is also different around sexuality, romantic attraction, gender identities and expressions, and for many coming out and expressions of pride may not be safe. We appreciatively challenge what being Out and Proud means and honor the diversity within our community.

Out and Proud Series Calendar 2019

This year our Out and Proud Series will take place April 8-26th, 2019. Our theme is #WontBeErased 

SHA (Safer) Sex Shop + Condom Bar 
Hosted by Student Health Advocates    
Visibility (raising awareness)
Apr 08 |11 AM- 1PM | Library walk with LGBT RC           
Stock up on free safer sex supplies including condoms, dental dams, lube, and more. Plus get information and resources on sexual health. We will also have some information and resources specifically about PrEP!

Bored Gaymers           
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 08 | 5PM-6:30 PM | LGBT RC Conference Room     
"Play games weekly with fellow queer nerds! Bring your own games or play some of ours! We do tabletop games, board games, and the occasional video game!
No experience required at all! Can't wait to see you there!"

DIY Marble Stationary 
Hosted by The Zone     
Visibility (raising awareness)      
Apr 9 |11AM-12PM | The Zone  
Learn how to use shaving cream and paint to customize envelopes with your own unique marble design!

Gender Expressos      
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center         
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 09 | 2:30 PM-4:00 PM |LGBT RC Conference Room
Join us for coffee, tea, and pastries as we have a chat about gender identity and expression!

We’ll be having an open discussion about fluidity in identity and expression, as well as gender non-conformance in society. The art supplies will be out once again for some doodling!"

Rock the Ribbon
Hosted by CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center
April 10 |11AM-1PM |Price Center Plaza
Get your Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) swag and receive a limited edition Consent Sticker Sheet. This event is also features educational activities and collectable buttons centering LGBTQ+ survivors.

Out and Proud Keynote Speaker: Nia King     
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center         
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)
Apr 10 | 3PM-4:30 PM |  PC West Red Shoe Rom          
Nia King has interviewed almost 100 queer and trans artists of color for her podcast We Want the Airwaves, and self-published 32 of those interviews in her books Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volumes 1 & 2. In this keynote, she discusses lessons learned in her 10+ years of DIY media-making (as a zinester, cartoonist, blogger, filmmaker, podcaster, and author) with a focus on how you can resist erasure and write yourself (and your friends) into queer history by making your own media.

Blackness, Queerness, and colonialism
Hosted by Black Queer Collective         
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)
Apr 10 | 7PM-8PM | Fireside Conference Room 
The visibility of Black Queer folks is interlinked with the intergenerational structures of invisibility due to colonialism. We will be discussing and highlighting the continued work of Black Queer and Transgender folx for community as well as how this work is rejected, then consumed, and co-opted through the forms of modernized colonialism.

Intergenerational Dialogues
Hosted by UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center           
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)
Apr 11 | 12PM-1PM | UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center       
Join staff, faculty and students for a powerful lunch of connection and community across the generations!  RSVP requested if you want free lunch to stravers@ucsd.edu, but not required to attend!

Beyond Binaries Collective     
Hosted by UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center           
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 12 |11 AM-12:30 PM | UCSD LGBT Resource Center
This closed space collective will discuss how to access trans and non-binary medical services with UC SHIP at UCSD Student Health.

Polyamory 101
Hosted by LGBTRC Social Justice Peer Education Program       
Visibility (raising awareness)      
Apr 12 | 4PM-5PM | Women’s Center     
This workshop teaches participants how to acknowledge and deconstruct common misconceptions surrounding polyamory through discussion. Participants will learn about the systems of oppression that define what is “normal” for relationships and how to create environments inclusive of polyamory.

Queer Eye Viewing Party        
Hosted by LGBTQIA+ LLC        
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 12 | 5PM-8PM | Half Dome Lounge (Muir College)    
Come through and watch Season 3 of Queer Eye with community!

 

LGBTQIA+ Small Group/Bible Study  
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)
Apr 12 | 7PM-9PM | I-House, Asante Classroom 123C    
A bible study for the LGBTQIA+ community that goes over scripture and goes over God's love, grace, and acceptance for ALL people, as well as the beauty of the intersectionality of being part of both the Christian faith and LGBTQIA+ community.

 

LGBTQIA+ Sex Ed 101
Hosted by Student Health Advocates    
Visibility (raising awareness)      
Apr 15 | 12PM-1PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room
Come learn about safer sex practices centering LGBTQIA+ folks from the Student Health Advocates. We will talk about safer sex methods, STIs, consent, birth control, trans health, and much more! We will also have free safer sex methods like condoms, dental dams, and lube so come through!

Love Simon Movie Night!        
Hosted by Love is Light
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 15 | 5 PM-7PM | LGBT Resource Center Family Room    
Come watch Love Simon with Love is Light! Pizza will be provided and there will be a small discussion of the movie afterwards :)

Category Is… The History of Ballroom Culture + Voguing Workshop with Amber St. James
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)
Hosted by UC San Diego Black Resource Center
Apr 15 | 5PM-7PM | Black Resource Center

Strike a pose! Join the Black Resource Center in exploring the history of Ballroom Culture from Paris is Burning to FX’s new series POSE led by Amber St. James.  Following the discussion will be a voguing workshop (bring clothing that will allow you to move)!

Bored Gaymers           
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 15 | 5PM-6:30 PM | LGBT RC Conference Room     
"Play games weekly with fellow queer nerds! Bring your own games or play some of ours! We do tabletop games, board games, and the occasional video game!
No experience required at all! Can't wait to see you there!"

SHA (Safer) Sex Shop + Condom Bar 
Hosted by Student Health Advocates    
Visibility (raising awareness)      
Apr 16 |11AM-1PM | Library walk with LGBT RC
Stock up on free safer sex supplies including condoms, dental dams, lube, and more. Plus get information and resources on sexual health.

Queer Latinx Expression        
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 16 |12PM-1 PM | Raza Resource Centro, Conference Room
Queer, Latinx representation in art and media is integral. Join us in community to share which queer, Latinx individuals have positively influenced your identity, or come learn from others about queer, Latinx individuals.

Anonymous HIV Testing         
Hosted by LGBTRC
Visibility (raising awareness)      
Apr 17 | 10AM-3:30 PM | LGBT Resource Center           
FREE Oral Rapid HIV testing provided by Family Health Centers of San Diego. That means no needles and your results are ready in 20 minutes.

Intergenerational Dialogues
Hosted by UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center           
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)
Apr 17 | 12PM-1PM | LGBT Resource Center     
Join staff, faculty and students for a powerful lunch of connection and community across the generations!  RSVP requested if you want free lunch to stravers@ucsd.edu, but not required to attend!

Pride in Bloom
Hosted by Revelle Residence Life         
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 17 | 2PM-4PM | Revelle Plaza         
Decorate clay flower pots and make flower crowns based off LGBTQ flags!

QTWOC Connections
Hosted by LGBTRC Social Justice Peer Education Program
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)           
Apr 17 | 3:30-4:30 PM | TBD     

The goal of this workshop is to teach participants about the many aspects that shape the experience of transgender women of color. This includes, (but is not limited to), learning about topics such as gender identity, gender pronouns, privilege, oppression, ending transmisogyny, intersectionality, gender equity, etc.

Academic Success Strategies for LGBTQIA+ Students          
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center and CAPS    
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)
Apr 18 | 12PM-1:30 PM | LGBT Resource Center           
Join us for a workshop with CAPS to learn about tips for academic success strategies to help you make the best out of your Spring Quarter! Free food will be provided.

Beyond Binaries Collective     
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 19 | 11AM-12:30 PM | LGBT Resource Center         
This closed space collective will discuss being Trans and Non-Binary in the professional workspace and have discussions with faculty and staff who are members of the community.

Paris is Burning: Viewing and Discussion      
Hosted by LGBTQIA+ LLC        
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)
Apr 19 | 5PM-8PM | Half Dome Lounge (Muir College)    
An iconic documentary by Jennie Livingston that follows the legendary houses of the ballroom scene in New York during the 1980s. Come through, learn the different categories, feel your oats, and learn the history so shade is never thrown.

Queerstory      
Hosted by LGBTQIA+ LLC        
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)
Apr 22 |1PM-3PM |Half Dome Lounge (Muir College)     
Like any marginalized group, the LGBTQIA+ community has had to fought for acceptance in the political and social sphere. Come out and learn about Queer History and the political and social changes the Gay Rights Movement have caused.

QTPOC Power 
Hosted by LGBT RC     
Visibility (raising awareness)      
Apr 22 | 2-4:00 PM | LGBT RC Conference Room          
Come on down to learn about the history of queer and trans people of color in comics, video games, and television! There will be a discussion space about the representation of QTPOC in media as well as raffle prizes!

BlaQTimeline: An Experiential Journey Black Queer & Trans History
Hosted by UC San Diego Black Resource Center
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)
Visibility(raising awareness)
Apr 22 | Opening Reception: 5PM | Black Resource Center
Join the Black Resource Center on an experiential and interactive journey through the history of Black Queer & Trans contributions to history and Black culture.

Bored Gaymers           
Community
(social gatherings, connections, mixers)      
Apr 22 | 5PM-6:30 PM | LGBT RC Conference Room     
"Play games weekly with fellow queer nerds! Bring your own games or play some of ours! We do tabletop games, board games, and the occasional video game!
No experience required at all! Can't wait to see you there!"

OUT for Lunch
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center         
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 23 |12PM-2PM | Library Walk West Lawn     
Join us for our annual OUT for lunch as we celebrate our Out and Proud Series! Bring your own lunch and we'll provide dessert!

TV Dinner: The Miseducation of Cameron Post          
Hosted by University Centers and Intertribal Resource Center
Visibility (raising awareness)      
Apr 24 | 6PM-8:30 PM | The Loft
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a 2018 British-American drama film based on the 2012 novel by Emily M. Danforth about a teenage girl forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians. Part of the TV Dinner Series, this film will be screened in The Loft with free food to accompany.

LGBTQ+ Slam Poetry and Open Mic Night
Hosted by LGBTQIA+ LLC        
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 24 | 9PM-11PM | Half-Dome Lounge, in Muir College
An open and safe space for LGBTQ+ students to come and express themselves and enjoy the company of their friends and of the community here on campus.

Intergenerational Dialogues
Hosted by UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center           
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)
Apr 25 | 12PM-1PM | LGBT Resource Center     
Join staff, faculty and students for a powerful lunch of connection and community across the generations!  RSVP requested if you want free lunch to stravers@ucsd.edu, but not required to attend!

Discovering Your Career Compass
Hosted by APIMEDA Programs and Services
Intersectionality (highlighting and addressing multiple intersecting oppressed identities and issues)
Apr
25 | 1:30 PM-3:00 PM | Earl Warren Room - Price Center     
Learn strategies that help you consider your strengths, your personal values, and your cultural values to find direction to lead you on your academic and career paths.

oSTEM Queer Quiz Bowl         
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 25 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM | UCSD LGBT Resource Center         
Come celebrate Out and Proud with oSTEM and put your mind to the test! Form groups of 2-3 contestants and answer questions about queer scientists, queer singers, and queer culture!

Anonymous HIV Testing         
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center
Visibility (raising awareness)
Apr 26 | 10AM-3:30 PM | LGBT Resource Center           
FREE Oral Rapid HIV testing provided by Family Health Centers of San Diego. That means no needles and your results are ready in 20 minutes.

Beyond Binaries Collective     
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 26 | 11AM-12:30 PM | LGBT Resource Center         
This closed space collective will have arts, crafts, and a discussion of current topics.

Love your body: Self-Care with Yoga
Hosted by LGBTQIA+ LLC        
Community (social gatherings, connections, mixers)       
Apr 26 | 5PM-8PM | Half Dome Lounge (Muir College)    
Yoga, Meditation and Tea to de-stress.  Create an environment where folks can relax their mind and bodies and then socialize with community!

Out and Proud Series is Co-sponsored by:

APIMEDA Programs and Services, Black Resource Center, Black Queer Collective, CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center, Intertribal Resource Center, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Bored Gaymers, LGBTRC Social Justice Peer Education Program, LGBTQIA+ LLC, Love is Light, oSTEM, Revelle Residence Life, Student Health Advocates, The Zone, University Centers