Queer Student Orgs @ the Cantú!
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 ~


Indian Blood: Decolonizing Gender, Sexuality, and Mixed-Race Identity in the Face of Colonial Haunting and HIV
Tues, 10/29, 6-7:30pm, Merrill Lounge.
Andrew Jolivette received his Ph.D. in Sociology from UCSC, and is currently an associate professor and chair of American Indian Studies at SF State University. Hosted by UCSC's American Indian Resource Center.

Tue, 10/29, 7-9 pm, Cantu Queer Center 

Show us your pumpkin arving skills! Rainbows, ghouls, and all that jazz! Socialize & eat yummy treat!



Thu, 10/31, 7-9:30 pm

Watch a move "Is there a monster in your closet?" Come eat cookies made by a special witch. Wear your costume!


Celebrate World Vegan Day!

Friday, Nov 1st

Many queers have learned that our food choices are a queer issue. Learn more about veganism through the display board in the Cantu's kitchen. Learn more

here. And here.


See conference section below. Register here!

Fri, 11/1, 2-5 pm 
Come honor Lionel Cantu and other queers/allies who ave made a difference in our lives. Help build an altar. Bring pictures or objects. We will have supplies to personalize the altar. Treats! FAmilia X will help out with our craft. 
Dinner and a movie with Blender!
Fri, 11/1, 5:30-7:30pm
Blender will be opening the group back up to trans* allies and significant others! And just to show how much we missed you, we will be having dinner and a trans*-themed movie! Gabryel will be making his not-quite-world-famous veg-friendly Moroccan stew. It should be really relaxed and fun! If you've ever been curious about the group, this is the day to come on by the center! Info: Gabryel at gsgutier@ucsc.edu


UCSC Theater Arts Department Presents: The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer 
Nov 1-3, 7-10, Experimental Theater, UCSC
Focusing on the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, the play is seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish-American founder of a prominent AIDS advocacy group. Ticket info: $12 general - $11 seniors/students w/ ID - UCSC undergrads 1 FREE ticket w/ student ID! Buy tickets at santacruztickets.com, UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159), or the SC Civic Auditorium Box Office (831-420-5260) 

What Has the Cantú Done for YOU? 
Adrián Díaz 

Who are you?

My name is Adrián Díaz, PGP he or they. I'm a third year at College Eight, majoring in Literature. I'm an intern at the Cantú who is obsessed with book things. I'm the facilitator of the Queer Book Club (meets 1st and 3rd Wednsday at 3:30pm at the Cantú if you're interested).  


What has the Cantú done for you? 

The Cantú became a second home to me from the start of my second year at UCSC. It was my place of comfort where I didn't feel judged for being my whole self and exploring my own identity. I'm absolutely grateful that this space could be available for these needs.  


Tell us about your growth-from when you first came to the Cantú to now.
When I first came to the Cantú I kept to myself. I was still in the process of coming out to my community, and the space and people at the Cantú helped significantly during times I wasn't doing too well. I couldn't be happier about contributing back to the center after how much of a home it's become to me. 

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

Oct 26th ~ 12 Of The Best Halloween Costumes For Gay Male Couples

Oct 24th ~ High School Sweethearts Receive New Jersey Marriage License


Oct 22nd ~ 'Asexuality: An Overview'




  The Cantu means many things to many people. One thing we have a reputation for is being THE place to drop by for instant results. We have lots of visitors every day who drop by with their various interests, needs, and requests. Our fabulous student and professional staff have answers for most every question thrown our way and when we don't, we know who will! In this past week we've had: prospective students and parents stop by; several tours of EOP students curious about our resources; student orgs wanting to use our center for baking fundraisers; students who are just coming out as trans* and wanting support; students with colds needing hot cups of tea and kleenex; students needing computers for writing essays; lots of people needing smiles, hugs, and listening ears!   


We make EVERY effort to keep the Cantu open 9-5 (and often later) Mondays through Fridays. However, because we have lost half of our professional staff this year, we advise you to call us before you hike up that big 'ol hill! 459.2468 main line or 459.4385, Deb's line. Deb is away from the center when she's at meetings, giving trainings, advocating for all-gender bathrooms, attending events, running errands (e.g. buying pumpkins this week!), etc. 



Upcoming Events 

 Queer Book Club's Current Selection: Rolling the R's by R. Z. Linmark

Weds, 11/6, 6:30pm, Cantú Queer Center
Series of mini chapters around a group of queer Filipino youth living in Hawaii around the late 1980's.  Hypersexualized preteens come of age in this 150 page novel while clashing the cultures of modern day with Filipino and Hawaiian tradition. Join us to discuss this book! (Even if you haven't read all or any of it).


Santa Cruz Queer Film Festival 2013 Presents:
Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story
Thu, 11/7, 7pm, Del Mar Theatre, SC.
Prof. 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. 
Queer Shorts Program: Queer Shorts from Around the World
Sat, 11/9, 12pm, Del Mar Theatre, SC.
Beginning Taiko (Japanese Drumming) Workshop For Queers & Allies!
Weds, 11/20, 6:30-8:30pm, OH-IN Taiko Studio, 2440-B Monarch Street, Alameda, CA
Kristy Oshiro is a kick-ass queer Asian taiko artist unlike anyone you've ever met before. Three parts crazy, one part cool, she grew up playing taiko from age nine in Hawai'i where she was born and raised. Taiko became an important outlet for self expression and pride particularly during her coming out process. Her dream is to share her love for taiko with as many people as possible. Cost: $35. Space is limited! To register, contact Kristy Oshiro ASAP at psychotaikogirl@gmail.com 
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 Low Road

In 1705 Scotland, young Charles Gordon  sets out to discover the truth about his father, but instead is kidnapped by mercenaries and sold into slavery as the plaything of a group of corrupt military officials. Charlie's talents, in and out of bed, win him powerful friends as well as dangerous foes. Eventually leading a makeshift army of sex-crazed layabouts, Charlie faces the might of the English forces. 
Available for check-out now from the Cantú Library
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. 

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Keep the Cantú Strong!