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Out and Proud Week 

Out and Proud Week took place April 23-27, 2018 and it was fantastic! Thank you to everyone who came to support! Information for Out and Proud Week 2019 will be out soon.

Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week-long group celebration and private 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 week 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 and is 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.


Monday, April 23

Out for Lunch
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center
Mon| April 23 |12-2pm | Library Walk

Come eat your lunch at OUT for Lunch to kick off Out and Proud Week!

Intergenerational Dialogue
Hosted by QSUN (Queer Sixers UNited)
Mon| April 23 | 2-3pm |LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

A chance to interact with other generations of the LGBT community of UCSD.

“Adding a Bit More Color To Your Rainbow: Why Examining the Needs of Queer Students of Color Matter”
Out and Proud Week Keynote speaker- Dr. JonPaul Higgins
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center
Mon |April 23 | 4-6pm |Red Shoe Room, PC West

Dr. Higgins is a speaker, writer and social justice defender. He currently serves as Campus Pride’s Curriculum Educator, is a Lambda Literary writing fellow and a regular contributor to Presence.IO. 

His work has been included on sites like Efniks, INTOMORE, Blavity, The Root, Pride, Talkspace, SYFY and more notably, Them. Dr. Higgins is committed to using his voice to highlight and bring focus to the issues that affect both the Black and LGBTQ community.

Stonewall: The People. The Rebellion. The Queer Liberation
Hosted by Muir Residential Life Office
Mon | April 23 | 6-8PM |Muir College-Mariposa Room

We will be covering the history of Stonewall Riots and the impact and repercussions it has had on LGBTQIA + community.

Tuesday, April 24

Community Quilting
Hosted by LGBTQIA+ LLC
Tues| April 24 | 2-4pm | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Originally hosted by the LGBTQIA+ LLC in Muir Fall Quarter 2017, this program is coming to Out and Proud Week! There will be materials for you to make your own quilt square that will be put together into a Community Quilt that will be donated to the RC!

Homonationalism and Latinoamérica
Hosted by Raza Resource Centro
Tues | April 24 | 4-4:45 PM  | Raza Resource Centro

This presentation will touch upon issues of queer identity, class, nationality, and race. We'll be covering how neoliberalism, US militarism, and US/western imperialism further marginalize some queer and trans bodies while enriching and “empowering” others. We'll be looking specifically at Latin American sites like Cuba, Argentina, and Chile to explore this topic.

QTPOC Talk presents: Queering Professionalism
Hosted by Raza Resource Centro
Tues | April 24 | 5-7 PM |Raza Resource Centro- Library

A panel discussion with full time professionals on their experiences being unapologetically queer, trans, people of color in a white, cisgender, heteronormative, patriarchal society. (Open space)

Hosted by QTPOC
Tues | April 24 | 5-7 PM| LGBT Resource Center

Come join QTPOC for some ice-cream and community building!!

Trans Positive
Hosted by The T-Spot, Inc.
Tues | April 24 | 5 -6:30 PM |UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center (AVRC) conference room

Breaking down stigmas and uplifting our community focused on Trans, HIV and Positivity!

Gayme Night
Hosted by HDH Connect
Tues | April 24 | 7-9 PM |Mesa Nueva Graduate Student Housing: CA-A192A

Connect with your community members and allies for game night, socializing, and snacks! The first hour will focus on team trivia about queer history and popular culture, and the second hour will allow folks to choose from a wide array of board and group games.

Queernections Café
Hosted by LGBTRC
Tues | April 24 | 7-9 PM|Multipurpose Room

An event for queer and trans folx to engage and connect with each other in a fun and inclusive space.  Connections can be platonic, romantic, etc. We will have refreshments and giveaways.

We are expecting to reach capacity. Please reserve your spot.


Wednesday April 25


FREE Anonymous HIV testing
Hosted by In The Mix and Family Health Centers of San Diego
Wednesday |April 25 |11am-4pm |LGBTRC Heritage Room

We will be providing FREE Oral Rapid HIV testing. That means no needles and your results are ready in 20 minutes. Testing is provided on a first come, first serve basis


Drag Evolution: Past, Present, and Future
Hosted by LGBTQIA+ LLC
Weds | April 25 |1-3 PM | LGBT RC Conference Room

Let's talk about where the art of drag is headed by reflecting on the past, present, and possible future of drag.

LGBTRC x CAPS Peer Educators: Mindful Education
Weds | April 25 | 5-7 PM | LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Join the LGBT Resource Center and CAPS Peer Educators for our mental health workshop! The workshop will include discussion on how to live a healthy life with mental illness. We'll also discuss ways to support others with mental illness.

Moonlight Screening + Discussion
Hosted by Black Resource Center
Weds | April 25 | 6pm Screening | 8pm Discussion/Q&A | The Loft

This will be a collaborative event with the Black Men's Collective where we will screening Moonlight following with a discussion between the intersections of Blackness, sexuality, and positionality within society. The discussion will be centered on queer topics that are lived and shown through the film. Food will be provided!  

Queer Quiz Bowl
oSTEM and QSUN Collaboration
Weds | April 25 | 7-9 PM | LGBT Resource Center

Do you and your friends know a lot about queer pop culture? Sign your group up for Queer Quiz Bowl to test your knowledge, compete against others, eat some snacks, and win a special prize!


Thursday April 26

Dining Out for Life
Thurs | April 26 | 7AM-11 PM |locations throughout San Diego

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, dozens of participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in San Diego will donate a minimum of 25% of sales for the San Diego LGBT Community Center's HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs.  Grab your colleagues and friends and make plans to Dine Out and Fight AIDS for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and more!

See the full list of restaurants at  For questions, call Megan Meek at 619.692.2077 x255 or email

Learning and Lumpia
Hosted by QTPOC and Kamalayan Kollective
Thurs | April 26 |12- 2:30 PM | Marshall College Room

Come join Kamalayan Kollective and QTPOC for some dialogue centered around the queer pinoy/pinay experience! We will be serving Filipino food and looking at passages from Melinda de Jesus' Pinay Power.

This space is closed to those who identify as trans, queer, and/or questioning PoC.

LGBTQ Health Disparities Panel Discussion
Hosted by UCSD Library co-sponsored with LGBT Resource Center
Thurs | April 26 |12:00 PM- 1:00 PM | Seuss Room, Geisel Library

The UC San Diego Library and the LGBT Resource Center invite you to hear from UC San Diego health care providers about their experiences serving our community, and issues relating to disparities in LGBTQ health service.

MIAC Rainbow Art Space
Hosted by Multi-Identity Art Collective
Thurs | April 26 | 4- 6PM |LGBT Resource Center Conference Room

Come join the Multi-Identity Art Collective for our Out and Proud artspace! Come be around fellow art lovers and amateurs as we reflect on and express our feelings on identity and pride. New to art? Don't worry! We love new faces and we'll be doing painting walkthroughs for those less confident or those who aren't sure what to draw!

Hosted by QSUN (Queer Sixers UNited)
Thurs | April 26 | 7-8:30 PM |LGBT Resource Center Conference Room
Karaoke for the LGBTQIA community.


Friday April 27

Triton Pride Day with the UCSD cheerleaders, King Triton mascot and dance team
Fri | April 27 | 12-1PM | Library Walk
Join us over the lunch hour on Library Walk as we show our triton Pride by weaving our LGBTQIA+ pride colors into UC San Diego’s Blue and Gold.  So where blue and gold that way, and get your picture taken with the cheerleaders, dance team and our Mascot, King Triton!

Fly with Pride
Hosted by Revelle Residence Life
Fri | April 27 | 3-5PM | Revelle Conference Rooms

The program will have glitter chocolate DIY, shirt decorating, and DIY rainbow butterflies! We will also have pride themed music videos showing, so come jam with us and let your pride shine!


Queer Movie and Mingle
Hosted by UCSD Women's Center
Fri | April 27 | 3:30 PM | UCSD Women's Center

In honor of Out and Proud week, we are hosting a social event for queer community. Join us for some snacks, a cute queer movie, and meet new pals

Semi-Formal Social
Hosted by Queer Students United (QSUN)
Fri | April 27 | 7-11 PM | The Forum at PC East

Need an excuse to dress up, dance, or eat some free food just hang out with the community? Come on out to our celebration and capstone to Out and Proud!


Other Out and Proud Week events this quarter!

Queer Dance Part II
Muir Residential Life Office & LGBT RC
Fri | May 4 | 9PM- 12AM | Muir College-11th Floor of Tioga

May the 4th be with you! Feel free to hangout or dance your heart away! DJ, photo booth, refreshments and community will be present. Be you and join in on the fun and awesome music!