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Cabrillo Stage Presents: La Cage Aux Folle

July 12th-August 11th

Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's musical comedy is the story of a flamboyant gay couple--Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction--and the farcical adventures that ensue when Georges' son brings home his fiancee's ultra-conservative parents to meet them. Buy tickets here!

out in scOut in Santa Cruz Radio Internship 
Did you know that KSCO AM 1080 now has a queer radio show? This is huge for Santa Cruz! Out in Santa Cruz is a local show hosted by our very own professional queers, Steph Taylor and Shaun Ordinario. Out in Santa Cruz is in need of a communications intern to help with research, scheduling, and assist with needs during the show. The show is on Saturday nights from 7-8pm.  Please email 
hosts@outinsantacruz.com if you would like to interview for this internship. This is not a paid internship, but working with Steph & Shaun is priceless. 


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Employment Opportunities at the Diversity Center!

~Office Manager (click here for more details)

~Development Coordinator (click here for more details)

This Week at the Cantú & Beyond!  


 All events/orgs meet at the Cantú Queer Center  

unless otherwise noted.

Monday - July 15th
7-8:30 pm ~ Closet Free Radio DJ: Kai Dragon (Tune in to KZSC 88.1 FM)
Tuesday - July 16th


Wednesday - July 17th


Thursday - July 18th

Friday - July 19th


Saturday - July 20th


Sunday - July 21st

 7pm ~ Out in Santa Cruz (Tune in to KSCO 1080 AM)

Upcoming Events
looking beyond this week... 


darling houseLGBT "Supreme Court" Wedding Celebration

Mon, August 12th, 5-8pm, Darling House. 314 West Cliff Dr, SC.

Darrell and Karen Darling are sharing their 55th wedding anniversary with all the "newlyweds" previously excluded from legal marriage.  

The Darling House welcomes all LGBT couples to reserve a room for August 12th to extend the celebration.  Reservations should be made by August 1st. For questions, to RSVP, or to learn how to turn your overnight stay into a donation to the Diversity Center, call (831) 458-1958.

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Christopher and His Kind 

Originally published in 1976, Christopher and His Kind covers the most memorable ten years in the writer's life--from 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely, to 1939, when he arrived in America.  

Available for check-out now from the Cantú Library!

For reviews of other queer literature, visit 
Lambda Literary.

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What has the Cantú 
done for YOU?  
Last week Deb and Tam ventured to UC Berkeley to spend the day with our colleagues working at GLBTIQAA resource centers within the UC system. We had a terrific time meeting each other face-to-face, sharing "best practices", learning and laughing. We look forward to implementing some new ideas in the Fall.

One bittersweet aspect for us was hearing how many of the other resource centers are adding their third full-time staff positions at a time when the Cantu Queer Center has been re-organized to a reduced staffing level of just one and a half positions. Coupled with the fact that the last all-campus survey showed UCSC with the highest percentage of GLBTIQ identified students, well, just say that while we were congratulating our colleagues on their good fortune, we were sadly reminded of the disparities across the campuses. Without adequate professional staff, our services to students are compromised and our student workers receive inadequate mentoring. The systemwide GLBTIQ Task Force that meets with the Office of the President will be addressing these discrepancies in the upcoming year.

 & Summer Camps
queer camp
Aug 1-4 ~ Santa Cruz County
Queer Camp Registration is OPEN!!
Join us at Queer Camp!  This is a four day excursion in the wilderness where queer youth and their allies can be free to express themselves. This is the perfect camp for all youth who identify under the queer spectrum, and their allies, who want to be accepted and empowered. Email youth@diversitycenter.org to register!   

Oct 26-27 ~ The Queerness and Games Conference @ UC Berkeley

Call Out for Papers, Panels, and Interactive Presentations! 

(Submission Deadline: July 1st)

QGCon brings together academics and developers to embark on an innovative and interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection between LGBT issues and video games. Register for free here!


creating change

Jan 29-Feb 2 ~ 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. Houston, TX. 

Our five-day program features over 350 workshops and training sessions, four plenary sessions, and tons of networking opportunities, and really fun events, all in the welcoming space of the Hilton of the Americas. Register or submit a workshop proposal here!

  (pictures link to articles) 
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July 21st ~ Alan Turing, Gay World War II Codebreaker, May Receive Posthumous Pardon 
July 19th ~ Kermit The Frog Sings About Gay Marriage In 'Rainbow Connection' Parody 
ding dong doma's dead
July 18th ~ House Republicans' Lawyers Drop DOMA Defense
british gay flag
July 17th ~ Britain Legalizes Gay Marriage!

For more queer news, go to Huffington Post Gay Voices and LGBTQ Nation

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To see your queer event in Qconnect or to leave us some feedback, email submissions/comments to Qconnect editor, Nathan Woods at qconnect.ucsc@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions each week is Friday, 5pm. 

Please submit a short description of your event or concern and include contact info in your email. 


The Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center (aka the Cantú Queer Center) is staffed by Tam Welch, Program Coordinator, and Deb Abbott, Director. Feel free to contact them with any queries.

Tam Welch: tamw@ucsc.edu
Deb Abbott: dabbott@ucsc.edu


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