Queer Student Orgs @ the Cant˙!
Note: Orgs will not be meeting until NEXT week!
5-6:30pm ~ Women's Group
7-10pm ~ Queer Geeks
4-5:30pm ~ Familia X 
7-8pm ~ Q & Q & New to the U 
8-9pm ~ Crafty Cookin' Queer Coffehouse 
3:30-4:30pm ~ Queer Book Club (1st & 3rd)
7-10pm ~ Queer Student Union
1st & 3rd:
4:30-6:30pm ~ Bi/Pan Talk 
2nd & 4th:
4:30-6:30pm ~ Polyamorous Open Space 
7-9:30pm ~ LGBTQQIAAP Film Series 
5:30-7:30pm ~ Blender 



Grad Student BBQ

Tues, 9.24, 1-2:30pm, Cowell Provost House

Come connect with the Cantu at our resource table at this kick-off mixer! Info: ergreen@ucsc.edu


OPERS Fall Festival

Tues, 9.24, 3-6pm, Upper East Field

Over 175 tables with representatives from sports clubs, recreation clubs, outdoor adventures, holistic health, SOAR orgs, and more! STOP BY THE CANT┌ QUEER CENTER TABLE AND SAY 'HI!' 


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GSA Solidarity Orientation 
Tues, 9.24, 6-9pm, Kresge Provost House 
The Solidarity Orientation will be a supplemental social event intended for grad students of color, queer and gender nonconforming individuals, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented graduate students at UC Santa Cruz. Info: ssmythe@ucsc.edu
Sign Up NOW for The Normal Heart Auditions!
Weds, 9.26, 7-10pm & Thu, 9.27, 3-10pm
Theater Arts Mainstage (Sign-ups in Theater Arts A-building hallway)
Come audition for the UCSC Theater Arts production of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer, which follows writer-turned-activist Ned Weeks as he navigates the gay community in early 1980s NYC. No experience necessary.  Bring a 90 second memorized monologue and recent headshot to the auditions. Info: aodsessr@ucsc.edu

Adam Fabela 

Who are you?

I am a transman and a recent UCSC graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Art. I am planning on attending medical school in the future to become an Endocrinologist.


As a Transman, what advice would you give for students starting the transition process?

As a transman, I would say don't let your identity hold you back from doing anything and take advantage of the resources on campus. The registrar's office also has forms to fill out for a change of name, which is helpful for obtaining a school ID with your preferred name on it and can save you from some awkward moments.


To recommend someone for QYou or to be featured, email us at qconnect.ucsc@gmail.com!

Sept 21st ~ Transgender Teen, Named Homecoming Queen
Sept 17th ~ Putin's New York Times Op-Ed Gets Puckbuddys' Rebuttal
Sept 16th ~ Sociology Professor Fired in Iran for Discussing Homosexuality?

Sept 15th ~ Anthem Blue Cross Releases Transgender Health Plan Benefits

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Oct 19th ~ Model of Pride LGBT Youth Conference @ USC 



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


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



Upcoming Events 

Join Theta Pi Sigma! 
Tabling: 9.30-10.11, 12-4pm, Quarry Plaza
Rush Week: 10.7-11
Come and check out the world's first queer gender-neutral frarority! Want to get involved with the Santa Cruz LGBTQQIAAP* community? Look for our rainbow flag at Quarry Plaza and learn more! Info: 

Queer/Ally Undergraduate Student Mixer!
Thu, 10.3, 7-11pm, Cant˙ Queer Center
THE big fab undergrad kick-off party of the year! Learn about campus and community resources. Refreshments! Info: queer@ucsc.edu

magical night Diversity Center's Fall Gala 2013 - A Magical Night at the Museum
Sat, 10.5, 7-11pm, $75-150/ticket
Spend the evening at the beautiful Museum of Art and History enjoying a sumptuous dinner, dancing, and playing exciting games of chance with the opportunity to win amazing prizes. Live & silent auctions.  Buy tickets here.

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"On These Shoulders We Stand": A PFLAG Community Event

Sun, 10.6, 11am, The Nickelodeon, downtown SC

Not everything began with Stonewall. An illuminating historical film account of early gay life and activism in Los Angeles.


Queer/Ally Graduate Student Mixer!
Thu, 10.10, 5-7pm, Cant˙ Queer Center
Mingle and meet other queer grad students, learn about campus and community resources. Hearty finger foods! Info: queer@ucsc.edu
Alphabet Soup
CETLALIC LGBT Spanish Program
Jan 4-17th, Cuernavaca, Mexico 
For all GLBTs interested in learning about the real situation of queer life in Mexico through the study of the language and cultural exchange. Info: click here.
Coming Out: An Act of Love
 For gay men and lesbians, as well as for families and friends, this guide to coming out privately and publicly is a frank, powerful, and much-needed book. 
Available for check-out now from the Cant˙ Library

Trans* : What does the * stand for?

What Has the Cant˙ Done for YOU? 
Welcome back to returning students! Welcome to your "homo away from home" to new students! We spent the weekend getting ready to greet you and hope you stop by soon! We have a terrific student staff at the Cantu who are eager to help you find your way around campus, learn about queer (and other) resources. So, if you need "orienting", come to the center where "orientation" is our speciality!

One way YOU can help fellow students, staff, faculty, and alumni stay CONNECTED to queer events on campus and in the community is to ask them if they're subscribed to QConnect. If not, direct them to our website   queer.ucsc.edu. The SUBSCRIBE button is on our homepage.
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Keep the Cant˙ Strong!