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Friday, September 30, 2011

PEER CONNECTIONS

 Peer Connections, UC Irvine LGBTRC's anonymous online peer support
program, is back for 2011-2012!

Peer Connections chats available for current UCI students who may have
questions or need support around LGBTQQIA issues like coming out, building
community, relationships, family, etc.  without having to leave the
comfort of your room/home/apartment/dorm!!

Chats are held on Mondays of weeks 2-9 each quarter from 5-7pm.  You can
log on from anywhere to get your LGBTQQIAA questions answered by our queer
peer discussion leaders.

For more information or to register to participate, please visit
http://www.lgbtrc.uci.edu/peerchat.php or contact the Peer Connections
Coordinator at peerchat@dos.uci.edu.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hello peeps!
It's been a long time since we have kept you updated with the events that Irvine Queers have going on throughout the year so let me introduce you to a new IQ board group who are determined to satisfy your needs and create a happy, safe environment for queers and non-queers to enjoy. For now, I will be informing you about the past events of each week, every Sunday and what is to coming up the following week. Sound good to you? Awesome.

So let's welcome in the new Fall quarter in UCI with enthusiasm and determination to get through classes, work, research, blah, blah, blah, etc.

During week 0 or what we know as Welcome Week for incoming students after a long (or maybe short) summer vacation, IQ held a booth on Monday 09/19 allowing all kinds of students to have a small glance at our club and what type of people they might be expecting when coming to meetings. That's right! It was the Involvement Fair where all clubs were enjoying each other's company in Aldrich Park. Did anyone of you go? I was there! Yup.

IQ also held a fundraiser at this year's annual Dodgeball event which was located in the ARC fields on Wednesday 09/21. It was scorching hot and IQ was selling drinks for those thirsty students who were either participating in or enjoying the dodgeball game. I hope you guys came and helped us out! And as always, we will be holding more and more fundraisers so if you did miss out on this one, come back and check out our calender and anticipate for more!

At the same time, UCI's own LGBTQ center was holding an event welcoming new and old students allowing them to meet and greet LGBTQ & Ally students here at UCI. IQ works closely with the center so we do encourage everyone to participate in their events too as they are not only fun but informative and a great space for everyone.

Classes have started and I bet everyone was bummed right? Well hopefully IQ was able to cheer you up with our bonfire event held at Corona Del Mar Beach on Friday 09/23; if you attended that is. Hah. No worries! If you missed out, there are going to be multiple events happening throughout this quarter so come attend those!

IQ has meetings every Tuesday at 7pm in Emerald Bay C so come and get to know the IQ board and other IQ members at our very first meeting this Tuesday 09/27!

Oh! One more thing! IQ will soon have it's very own Tumblr so if some of you aren't fans of Blogspot or just prefer to Tumbl then have no fear! Both blogs will be available with the same information so please enjoy!

I HOPE TO YOU SEE YOU GUYS AT THE MEETING!!!

Yours Truly,
Jasmin Guevarra
Publicity Chair 2011-2012