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UC San Diego undergraduate Joelle Victoriano has been more open about her identity as a bisexual woman over the past year, something she had previously only discussed among peers her own age. It wasn’t until she attended an Intergenerational Dialogues workshop at the campus Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center that she was able to meet and talk to faculty, staff and alumni who have been part of the LGBT community for several decades, discovering similar experiences and histories that have defined each generation. Read More »
For Transgender Day of Visibility, UC San Diego alumna Hillary Whittington returned to campus as a proud mother of two, PTA volunteer, public speaker—and parent of a transgender child. She and her husband, Jeff, were on campus to discuss Hillary’s new book, “Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached.” The memoir tells of both the resistance and support Whittington and her family encountered during their child’s transition from female to male. Read More »
When Sarah was 3 years old, she turned to her mother and asked when she was going to get the same body parts as her brother. Sarah’s feelings of being assigned the wrong gender were strong and persistent over years. She is one of many children around the country with gender dysphoria, a medical condition in which a person’s biological gender and gender identity do not match. The Gender Management Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital provides care to children and adolescents experiencing gender identity issues. Read More »
Q Camp is an orientation event to welcome new students to the UC San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community. It is free of charge and open to all UC San Diego students. Two $500 Welcome Scholarship will be awarded through a random drawing of attendees at the end of Q Camp to new UC San Diego undergraduate students. Priority will be given to the first 100 students that register to attend Q Camp.
Q Fair is the resource fair that is a part of the LGBT Resource Center’s annual Q Camp orientation for new and continuing LGBT students and allies. Register your department or organization to participate.
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center at UC San Diego provides a visible presence on campus and enhances a sense of connection and community among LGBT faculty, staff, students, alumni and the UC San Diego Community. Let the LGBT Resource Center be your home away from home. We encourage you to get involved by visiting the Center and connecting with members of our community. Subscribing to the Rainbow Newsletter will give you up to date information on queer life at UC San Diego. We encourage you to participate in the student groups, LGBT peer support groups, and the UC San Diego LGBT Staff and Faculty Association.