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 ~


Donate now to Typhoon Relief for the Phillipines! Every little bit helps. Click here to help. There is also a donation box located in the Cant˙ Queer Center.


Queer Book Club Discussion!

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel 


 Wed, 12/4, 3:30 pm, Cantu Queer Center

An incredible graphic memoir discussing themes of family & growing up queer. Join the discussion even if you haven't read the book! Copy of the book available at the Cantu for preview. Led by Adrian Diaz. 


Convivial & Queer: Queer Faculty, Staff & Friends Mixer

Wed, 12/4, 4-7 pm, Cowell Provost House

Come join other queer faculty, staff, and friends/allies at this convivial celebration. Hors d'oervres, wine, and bubbly. Info: Deb Abbott, dabbott@ucsc.edu 


The Big Break-"Y/Our family: Creating a World of Love!"

 Fri, 12/6, 6:30-9pm, Oakes Learning Center
Come enjoy food, crafts, games, music, photo booth and laughs with your chosen family and friends here at UCSC. All are welcome! $1 Photo Booth proceeds donated to Typhoon Haiyan Relief

   sc prideGrab Some Chocolate and Support Santa Cruz Pride!

Treat yourself to the yummiest candy on earth, AND support Santa Cruz Pride at the same time!  Gift certificates and non-chocolate candies are also available.  Shop online here to help us reach our fundraising goals and make the 40th anniversary of Santa Cruz Pride the best event Santa Cruz has ever seen!


Upcoming Events
PFLAG PFLAG Holiday Party & Celebration
Tues, 12/10, 7-9pm, Peace United Church of Christ, SC.
Bring your family and friends as we celebrate another wonderful year of PFLAG Santa Cruz County in a fun, family atmosphere with potluck dessert and entertainmentWe'll have decorated tables & fun entertainment -- You bring your family's favorite holiday dessert!


San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Christmas Concert

 12/14, Peace United Church of Christ, SC

The SF Gay Men's Chorus returns to Santa Cruz on December 14th to present an effusive holiday concert hosted by Peace United Church of Christ.

This year's fundraiser benefits the Santa Cruz AIDS Project, The Diversity Center, The Queer Youth Task Force, and PFLAG, and is a celebration of our church's commitment to an Extravagant Welcome for ALL people.  Enjoy a world class choir, a cookie and champagne reception, and a fabulous raffle filled with lovely prizes!  You won't want to miss this evening of holiday cheer! Buy tickets here. 


Queer Undergrad Winter Mixer
Tue, 1/14, 7-11pm, Location: TBA
Take off the chill! Hot chocolate. Warm company. Fun and gaymes! Co-sponsored by Theta Pi Sigma and the Cantu Queer Center. Info:thetapisigma@gmail.com 
What Has The Cant˙ Done For You?
Josue Ayala
Who are you?
My name is Josue Ayala, aka Josh. I was born & raised in LA.  My favorite hobbies include listening  to music, doing people's makeup, and watching Netflix. You will often see me tabling along with my fellow co-workers around campus so don't be afraid to approach me or anyone here at this center. 


What has the Cant˙ done for you?
I walk into the center with the feeling of having a community. A home away from home that I feel safe in and am not judged for my behavior, actions, sexuality, & identity. The Cant˙ has challenged me to think outside the box & become a more open person to many new experiences. 


Nov 29th ~ Pro-LGBT Companies 


 Nov 29th ~ National Adoption Month: 'Let Love Define Family' 


 Nov 27th ~ Bob Harper Comes Out As Gay To Help A Contestant On 'The Biggest Loser' 

Back from the 4 day Thanksgiving break, I've been hearing many of your stories. Yummy meals with many featuring turkey and some no meat at all! Gong 'home' has meant many things. Many queer students went to their friends' parents' homes. Sometimes students were 'out', sometimes not. Many students gathered together with their chosen families of friends. For some of you, there's a need for support related to what came up during the visit to your families. We encourage you to find a trusted friend, resource center staff person, or counselor to talk with. Stuffing is only for the bird!
Take UC Davis Queer Surveys! 
1) Experiences with the 'Heterosexual Assumption' (Take here)
2) Transgender Minority Stress Survey
  (Take here )

Queer Women in College Survey
(Take here)


Tipping the Velvet
 by Sarah Waters

Remake of the 19th Century British Novel with a Queer twist, Waters thrusts you into the life of young girl drawn to the theater, and falls in love with a gender performer best known as Kitty Butler.  While the story revolves mostly around the hidden Lesbian culture of London in the early 1880's, the novel dives into what living as a queer individual would be like in an era where homosexual identity was widely regarded as a mental disorder. This exciting work of fiction truly grasps the spirit of exploring sexual and gender identities fully knowing the risks of possible punishments if ever caught.



Oakes 150: Queer US History & Theory

(Winter 2014 T/Th 2-3:45pm) 

Were there "lesbians," "gays," "bisexuals," "trans" and "queer" people in the past, as we understand those identities today? Info: Dr. Philip Longo plongo@ucsc.edu 




Engaging Education (e2) Activism Class: 2014

This seminar is student-run and student-focused, emphasizing progressive models of education and non-traditional classroom settings.





Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship 
(Deadline: Jan 21st)
Info: click here. 
Jan 18th ~ TABLA Conference @ UC Riverside


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





April 10-13th ~ Out & Greek Conference for  LGBT & Ally Fraternity & Sorority Leaders. San Diego, CA. 



May 16th-17th ~ Queer Places, Practices, & Lives Symposium @ Ohio State Univeristy

hands surrounding earth
Keep the Cant˙ Strong!