Queer Student Orgs @ the Cant˙!
5-6:30pm ~ Women's Group
7-10pm ~ Queer Geeks
2:30-4pm - Queer People of Color
4-5:30pm ~ FamiliaX 
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 
Dine Out for Queer Youth at Saturn Cafe!
Weds, 10/16, 
It's simple! Go to the Queer Youth Task Force website here, print out the flyer and give it to your server, and Saturn will give Queer Youth Task Force (QYTF) 10% of your bill! Buy raffle tickets at Saturn for wonderful prizes!

Third Thirsty Thursday!
Queer Grad Student Night Out
Thu, 10/17, 8:30 - 10:30 pm
Seabright Brewery, 519 Seabright Ave, SC
Look for the table with the rainbows and come unwind with other queer grad students--no host drinks!
Info: errgreen@ucsc.edu 


11th Annual Practical Activism Conference: Tools for Local and Global Change
Sat, 10/19, 10:45am-5pm, College 9/10 MPR
A day long student led conference featuring keynote speaker Jose Hernandez, hands-on activist activities, music, spoken word by Storm Thomas, and tabling by campus and community organizations. Workshop topics include: Activism Through Art, Gender and Sexuality, Rape Culture and the Media, and Immigration Reform and Marriage Equality. 

What's the "A"?

Unlike celibacy, which is a choice, asexuality is a sexual orientation. Asexual people have the same emotional needs as everybody else and are just as capable of forming intimate relationships. Asexuality is an orientation in which someone experiences no sexual attraction. Asexuality is often misunderstood by people with other sexual orientations.To learn more about asexuality click here.

What Has the Cant˙ Done for YOU? 

Kaymie Mattison


Who are you? 

I was a sociology major at UCSC. I recently graduated and I am currently working in television as a casting producer. I identify as bisexual.


How did your experience at UCSC shape your queer identification?

UCSC gave me the courage to come out to my very religious family. I thank UCSC everyday for its ability to allow me to be myself.  Coming out was a two step process for me. The first part was accepting that fact that I am attracted to women. The other part was accepting that it's okay and that I am still Kaymie. Once I did that, it was easier to come out to everyone else.


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


Oct 12th ~ Israeli TV Ad Puppets Electrify Gay Rights Debate



Oct 10th ~ Harvey Milk To Be Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp



Oct 10th ~ Argentina Grants Lulu, 6-Year-Old Transgender Child, Female ID Card



Oct 8th ~ Are Gender-Neutral Pronouns Actually Doomed?


This last week we had SO many new visitors to the Cantu Queer Center! It was a joy to welcome each and every one of you who dropped by. Hope to see you again soon. 


Our many queer student groups are going strong. DO get involved if you haven't already! Manee will be making pumpkin pie for Queer Coffeehouse this Tuesday! The Queer Women's Group TODAY (and every Monday from 5-6:30pm) is having great conversations, so do join in. Thanks to group leader Maya Borgueta of CAPS for her great facilitation of this group as well as her National Coming Out Day program here at the Cantu last Friday.  


We had a terrific turnout of queer grad students at our Queer Grad Mixer last Thursday. We appreciate co-sponsorship by the GSA!  THIS Thursday, we've got the Third Thirsty Thursday for queer grad students happening. Grab a brew and join in the conversation! 


Upcoming Events 
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, (831) 425-5422
Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story
Thu, 11/7, 7pm, Del Mar Theatre, SC.
Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, two ecosexuals in love, raise performance art hell in West Virginia to help save the region from mountaintop removal destruction. This film, chronicles their love, activism, and struggle to save their family home, climaxing with their wedding to the Appalachian Mountains. 
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.


The Bottle Ghosts


In this sixth book in the Dick Hardesty gay mystery series Dick is commissioned to find a missing alcoholic and finds that several men with an alcoholic history have disappeared in the last few years. Dick and his young lover join an alcoholic's discussion group to try to solve the mystery.



Available for check-out now from the Cant˙ Library

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


Nov 15-17th Students of Color Conference @ UCLA
Jan 3rd-5th ~ T*Camp: Retreat for Trans/ Genderqueer & Gender Questioning Students. Nov 1st Deadline!   

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


hands surrounding earth
Keep the Cant˙ Strong!