Queer Student Orgs @ the Cant˙!

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 ~ Poly Open Space 
7-9:30pm ~ LGBTQQIAAP Film Series 
5:30-7:30pm ~ Blender 

Alphabet Soup:
PGP or Preferred Gender Pronoun is a short-hand way of indicating which pronoun/s you're most comfortable with: she/her? he/him? ze/zir? they/them? We don't want to make assumptions about your gender identity! You'll find them used during intro- ductions, at the beginnings of meetings, and on name tags.
Join Theta Pi Sigma! 
Tabling: 9/30-10/11,
12-4pm, Quarry Plaza
Rush Week: 10/7-10/11
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

SPARK! 2013 
Thu, 10/3, 6pm, 450 Powell, SF
The Transgender Law Center presents a VIP Reception and

Awards Ceremony for the outstanding trans* activists of 2013, include UCSC's own alumnus ('03), Kory Ryan Ziegler!  Buy tickets here.


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.

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

Sun, 10/6, 11am, The Nickelodeon, SC

A documentary film about early LGBT life and activism in LA. Post-film discussion with filmmaker Glenne McElhinney and a short Q & A with local LGBT elders who will share their stories of Santa Cruz area LGBT life during that period. 


DANM Undergrad Independent Studies: Fall 2013 
Gay Latino L.A.
Students in this interdisciplinary independent study will work alongside the existing production team in LA to edit and produce content for Videos.GayLatino.LA. Info: Johnathan@ucsc.edu
Qulture is intended to be multi-device application for queer people of color-- a platform that will allow community activists, artists, leaders, organizers, and students to connect, interact and meet up with a focus on political activism, cultural education and entertainment. For internship, apply here. 

Who are you?

I am Maya. I'm a Literature major. I'm Co-Chair for Familia X -UCSC's Queer/Latin@ organization. I identify as a Lesbian within the Queer community, PGP as She/Her.


What has the Cant˙ done for you? 

The Cant˙ has helped me find a community I can relate to and friends I care about immensely. (Plus, the couches are AMAZING :P)


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




Sept 28th ~ Nicola ËkinFrioli Documents Muxes In 'We Are Princesses In A Land Of Machos."



Sept 27th ~Judge Says Same-Sex Marriages Can Start in New Jersey Oct 21st

Sept 27th ~ South Korea's First Public Same-Sex Wedding, Kind Of

Sept 23rd ~ Transgender Theology Professor Asked To Leave California's Azusa Pacific University
models of pride conference goers

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


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

creating change

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


Upcoming Events 
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

coming out of rainbow closet
Celebrate Community and get ready for  
National Coming Out Day! 
Thu, 10/10, 
C9/C10 Dining Hall-
Drop by the booth for button-making, card-making, music, Coming Out stories, info, fun activities, good company, and more!

Fri, 10/11, 11am-1pm, Cantu Queer Center
Story sharing and panel led by Maya Borgueta of CAPS. Come tell listen, talk, support!
Fri, 10/11, 12-3pm, Cowell Courtyard, Bracelet-making and an interactive photo booth.

DOMA-What's Next? Presentation by The Community Foundation
Thurs, 10/10, 7pm, Community Fdn, 7807 Soquel Dr, Aptos
The U.S. Supreme Court's rulings earlier this summer on DOMA and California Proposition 8 have rocked the lives of many same-sex couples with impacts that will be felt in many ways for years to come.   
rainbow pumpkinsLGBTQ Family Halloween Party! 
Sun, 10/27, 4-7pm, First Congregational Church, 900 High St, SC 
Come join us for a spooky fun time! Dress up in your wildest costume for our costume fashion show!  First Congregational Church will be transformed into a full Halloween experience. Enjoy games for all ages and treat giveaways. Info: Sharon at Diversity Center, 425.5422
What Has the Cant˙ Done for YOU? 
CA Forum for Diversity in Grad Education: Oct 26th
Emphasizing opportunity for students from dis- advantaged backgrounds. Info: click here.
LGBT Congressional Internship: Spring 2014
The Victory Institute invites outstanding LGBT college students to apply by Oct 28th. Apply here.
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.

 Song of the Loon


Published in 1966 by Greenleaf Classics, 
Song of the Loon
is a romantic novel that tells the story of Ephraim MacIver and his travels through the wilderness. Along his journey, he meets a number of characters who share with him stories, wisdom and gay encounters.
Available for check-out now from the Cant˙ Library

Welcome to all of our new QConnect readers! Many of you subscribed last week at OPERS or when you dropped by the Cantu for the first time. This column gives you an inside peek into the Cantu's less visible activities and is the spot where we communicate with YOU, our loyal subscribers.

OPERS Fall Festival brought hundreds of new students to our table. If you managed to catch some fliers before they blew away, you know we'll be having our fun Fall Under-grad Mixer at the Cantu THIS Thursday. We hope to see all of you there!

On Saturday, 24 of the Cantu's staff, interns and volunteers gathered to work on making this academic year a terrific one for you! We have a fab team and you can expect amazing things from them!
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Keep the Cant˙ Strong!