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 ~


SAVE THE DATES--details in Upcoming!
Queer People of Color Mixer  
Tues, 11/12, 6-10pm ARCenter, UCSC  
Queer Sex 101
Fri, 11/15, 12-4pm, Cantú Queer Center 


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

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
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 from Around the World
Sat, 11/9, 12pm, Rio Theatre
These five visually rich shorts from a variety of genres showcase the diverse roles that LGBTQ characters play in work being made by up-and-coming filmmakers. Featuring UCSC F&DM alum Ewan Duarte's "Change Over Time!" 

Dance of the Steel Bars

Sun, 11/10, 9:15pm, Pacific Arts Complex

Frank, a retired US fireman accused of murder and jailed in the Philippines, is losing faith in everything he believes in when he meets Mando, a convicted murderer who denies his passion for dancing just to prove his masculinity, and Allona, a transsexual inmate trying to contribute to prison reforms and teaching fellow inmates dance exercises. 

 SF Transgender Film Festival 
11/8-11/10, Roxie Theatre, SF.
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) made history as North America's first transgender film festival in 1997 - and screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge mainstream media stereotypes of our communities.
CAPS presents Let's Talk Program  
Every Weds, 1-3pm, Bay Tree Conference Rms. 

Let's Talk is a drop-in program where students can stop by for a brief, confidential conversation with a counselor to receive consultation, support, referrals, and advice.

What Has the Cantú Done for YOU? 
 Alphonso Ramirez


Who are you?

 My name is Alphonso Ramirez. I am a 4th year, double majoring in Psychology and Feminist Studies. I love to watch Sailor Moon and draw cute stuff on my tablet.  


What has the Cantú done for you? 

The Cantú has provided a safe space I can visit whenever I am in need of it. I love coming here during my spare time and catching up on some readings, or just hanging out with people. Everyone I've met at the Cantú has been very friendly and made me feel comfortable.  


What are you hoping to offer by being involved with the Cantú?

I hope to provide this safe space for those that do not have one. I also want to make cute flyers so that they stand out in the bus stops.

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



Oct 29th ~ Morgan State University Student Rejected From Fraternity Because He's Gay


Oct 29th ~ LGBT Students Can Face Long Road To Financial Aid


Oct 29th ~ Sandra Day O'Connor Officiates Gay Wedding At Supreme Court


Oct 28th ~ Gender-Neutral Restrooms Become PA Law


 Last week Cantu interns organized, publicized and produced 3 wonderful events. Stop by the center and check out the carved pumpkins and add your remembrances to the altar Manee, Lesley, and others created to honor Dia de los Muertos.


QPOC group based at the Cantu is gearing up for a terrific mixer on Tues Nov 12th! Read details below and MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS DO-NOT-MISS EVENT!


We are working with SHOP to produce an exciting event QUEER SEX 101 on Friday, Nov 15th. Find out the details in our Upcoming section.


Director Deb is taking a birthday vacation this week and next. We have our incredible student staff in charge of operations with Resource Center Specialist Tam Welch offering support. 


Stay warm and well! Remember: comfy couches, hot tea, warm smiles and plenty of hugs await you at the Cantu. (Not to mention computers, wi-fi, library books, and a zillion resources!)





Upcoming Events 


Gangsters, Geeks and Geishas:  Asian Americans and the Challenges of Transformation: A dialogue with Helen Zia
Tues, 11/12, 3-4:30pm, College 9 Namaste Lounge
Join us for this dialogue-format event with award-winning journalist, renowned scholar-activist, and lesbian Helen Zia.  Helen Zia will present on invisibility and stereotypes faced by Asian Americans, exploring voice as a tool of transformation.  She requests questions and participation from the audience.  All are welcome to this remarkable opportunity to engage with one of the most influential community leaders of our time.

Queer People of Color Mixer!  
Tues, 11/12, 6-10pm ARCenter, UCSC 
Come out and connect with fellow queer students, faculty, and staff of color! There will be yummy food, music, ice breakers and lots of networking opportunities. Let's color the woods! Info: queer@ucsc.edu 

Two Spirit Film and Discussion (please add picture of film)
Fri, 11/15, 12-4pm, Ethnic Resource Center Lounge  


Queer Sex 101
Fri, 11/15, 12-4pm, Cantú Queer Center 
Join us at the Cantú for a fabulous day of queer sex health and education! Come and go as you please-we'll be here all day hosting a range of fun interactive gaymes, free and anonymous rapid HIV testing in a private room, and SEXY banana spits! You won't want to miss out. Questions and/or want to get involved? Contact shop@ucsc.edu. See you there! 


Speaking Peace In Community Conflicts
With Aviva Longinotti and Rick Longinotti, MFT
Sat, 11/16, 10am-4pm
How do we build up our community or organization? How do we
communicate when values seem so different? What if we don't have a seat at the table of power? Is righteous indignation useful? What do we do when the other side isn't "playing fair"? Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication" offers a way of overcoming obstacles to civil dialogue. It enhances advocacy by transforming us vs. them thinking. Sliding scale. Please register in advance: 831.423.1626. 
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 
Queer Grad Student Events
Monthly Lunches: 
2nd Tuesdays, 12:30-2pm, Grad Student Commons
Thirsty Thursdays: 
3rd Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm, Seabright Brewery
Support the rights of trans* and gender-nonconforming students and workers at UC. Sign this petition to Demand More All-Gender restrooms at the University of California! All welcome to sign!

Tell your senators: pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Anti-LGBT workplace discrimination endangers hardworking Americans every day - and it's time we help put an end to it. Sign here!


Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence  

Compilation of short stories by queer authors for young adults growing up as queer identified or with queer friends or parents.  The collection includes original stories from sixteen different renowned authors.  The stories cover a broad range of genres, styles, and tones, each with a unique prose that makes for a wildly entertaining ride through the minds of authors who've lived through their tales. 


Available for check-out now from the Cantú Library!
Nov 15-17th Students of Color Conference @ UCLA
Jan 18th ~ TABLA Conference @ UC Riverside

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

hands surrounding earth
Keep the Cantú Strong!