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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 2023 


t4t Talks: Sexual Intimacy
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center
4 PM
Location: LGBTRC

An open space for discussing trans and non-binary sex and sexuality. How does sex and desire change during hormone therapy? How can we destigmatize trans relationships for cis partners?


Sharing Our Invisible Histories Series
Hosted by APIMEDA Programs & Services
10 AM
Posts available at: and

 On the APIMEDA Programs & Services blog, we'll be highlighting LGBTQ+ Arab American folks, both past and present. With April as Arab American Heritage Month, we'll be focusing on sharing stories from LGBTQ+ Arab Americans to bring more visibility to folks with intersecting identities. Posts will go out 4/17, 4/19, 4/21.


APIMEDA Community Time: Sharing LGBTQIA+ Invisible Histories
Hosted by APIMEDA Programs and Services
4 PM
Location: Sixth College Lodge

Come join us for a conversation about our APIMEDA Community with LGBTQIA+ identities!
For more information, visit our blog:


Lunch and Listen-Out and Proud Edition
Hosted by Women's Center 
Event zoom link:

Virtually join faculty and staff for this Out & Proud edition of our Women's Herstory Month podcast listening series. We will be listening to excerpts from Brene Brown’s podcast, Unlocking Us, with guest Gabby Rivera from 12-1pmPST Wednesday April 19th at


Rainbow Reef— Art as Healing
Hosted by CARE at SARC
1 PM
Register at:

CARE at SARC presents "Rainbow Reef: Art as healing", a space that centers around LGBTQ+ identified undergraduate and graduate students. In this session we will discuss the benefits of art as healing. The event will include an art activity through painting and discussion along with resources for folks impacted by sexual assault, partner violence and stalking.


Muxes: A Talk on Indigenous Gender Perspectives
Hosted by Raza Resource Centro @rrcucsd
Location: Raza Resource Centro

We will be watching the HBO documentary, Muxes, in order to bring awareness to indigenous gender perspectives. This will allow for a conversation on gender in Latin America and how colonialism created a binary while indigenous people continue to counter the binary within their communities.


SQUAD Lecture
Hosted by Grad oSTEM @ UC San Diego
11 AM
Event zoom link:

Scientific Queers United in Academic Discourse highlights the experiences and research of LBGTQ+ scientists at UCSD. By sharing stories and journeys towards our various research goals, SQUAD hopes to build community and showcase examples of how LGBTQ+ individuals have persevered to thrive in our respective fields.


UC San Diego LGBTQIA+ Employees Happy Hour at Cecil's Lounge at the Faculty Club
Hosted by UC San Diego LGBT Staff and Faculty Association
4:30 PM
Location: Cecil's Lounge at the Faculty Club,

The UC San Diego LGBT Staff and Faculty Association will have a no –host UC San Diego LGBTQIA+ Employees Happy Hour at Cecil's Lounge at the Faculty Club on Thursday, April 20th form 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Come and socialize with your peer employees, make new connections, and enjoy our Out & Proud series event for 2023. We invite you to join us!



Zine Making and QTPOC Identity
Hosted by QTPOC @ UCSD
4 PM
Location: LGBTRC Conference Room

A space for Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) to discuss what queer liberation and identity means to them through the process of making zines. Attendees will learn how to make a simple zine and take the final product home.


Speed Friending
Hosted by QGSA
5 PM
Location: TBD

Attendees will be invited to sit at tables with strangers for short periods of time to discuss various topics. This is meant to give students an opportunity to make some new connections. There will be free food.


Clothing Swap and Fashion Show
Hosted by LGBTRC
4/21/23 Friday week 3
Clothing swap: 6:30-9pm, Fashion Show: 7:30-9pm
Location: LGBTRC

Come swap your clothes and show your campiest fashion! Bring any items of clothing as your ticket to the event, if you can :) Bring your friends, a bag for clothes, and your fabulous self!
Email for questions and accommodation requests


Queer Scientist Spotlight Coffee Hour
Grad oSTEM @ UC San Diego
10 AM
Location: LGBT Resource Center

Our quarterly coffee hour is open to undergraduate and grad students in all fields of STEM to grab a snack and socialize in a devoted space. Our theme this quarter is to bring the spotlight on some of the queer scientists that have discussed their experiences in science and provide resources on where to learn more about them.



Coffee and Queers: A Gathering of Transgender, Gender Queer and Non-binary Graduate Students
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center & the Office Graduate Education and Postdoctural Affairs
11 AM
Location: LGBT Resource Center

Join the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center and UC San Diego’s Gender Affirming Care Coordinators for a casual coffee hour. Meet and connect your peer transgender and nonbinary graduate students, get questions answered about care, and enjoy some coffee and treats! Please RSVP so we can order enough to eat and drink!


QTPOC mixer!
Hosted by UCSD Cross Cultural Center
Location: UCSD Cross Cultural Center

A safe space for QTPOC students to share their experiences and meet one another! There will be lunch, various discussion topics about the QTPOC experience, good music and vibes of course. The exact event idea and details are still being finalized, but this is the general idea of the event.





LGBTQIA+ Health Day
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center
4 PM
Location: Stage Room + LGBTRC

Join us for a health resource fair, wellness workshops and free anonymous HIV testing.


Spring Fling
Hosted by LGBT Resource Center
7 PM
Location: Mulit-Purpose Room, registration info to follow
A night of dancing, live music and visibility for the LGBTQIA+ community