July 1st ~Muslim World's Largest LGBT Celebration

June 30th ~ 'Dear Femme Lesbians, Love Butches' 

June 30th ~ This Man's Mom Had The Best Reaction To His Trans Partner

June 29th ~ 'Orange Is The New Black' Gay Pride Parade Float Stuns

Wednesday Student
If you're interested in having lunch and munching on some healthy snacks provided by the Cantú
next Wednesday, please fill out the following Doodle to let Dillon know that you are interested and know what time you could make it! Doodle is here.

Queer RPG! Fan of adventure? Like games? Enjoy snacks? Kinda queer? Look no further! Our new Queer RPG group is here for you! If you're interested, please fill out the following doodle to let us know what the best time for you is. Doodle here.

PFLAG PFLAG Santa Cruz Monthly Meeting
Tues, 7/8, 7-9pm, Peace United Church, 900 High St., SC.

PFLAG Santa Cruz County Celebrates Unbreakable Love-Staying Together Through The Changes in Life. Join us as we listen to Ann and Nancy Forsberg tell their Unbreakable Love Story.


Gay Men's Beach Volleyball 
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, Main beach by Coconut Grove
All levels of play are welcome. No commitment necessary...stop by once or every week. Weekly all summer! 


HICK: A Love Story: The Romance of Lorena Hickock and Eleanor Roosevelt.
7/10-7/27, Eureka Theatre, SF.
One-woman play starring Terry Baum. Terry Baum, Pioneer Lesbian Playwright uses ER's letters and Hick's own writing to recreate Hick's life.  This is a powerful part of our lesbian heritage. Tickets here.

blood equals blood National Gay Blood Drive

Fri, 7/11, 1-7pm, 119 Center St. SC.

This event is to draw attention to the FDA ban on gay and bi men from donating blood. We're asking people to donate or bring allies to donate in their place to show support for ending these homo & bi phobic policies. Come show your support! Info: Lori Nixon, llnixon@ucsc.edu

Cabrillo Stage Presents: 2 for 1 night for Altar Boyz 
Fri, 7/11, 7:30 pm, Cabrillo Stage, 6500 Soquel, Aptos
A great musical with queer characters and fabulous songs. Review here. Tickets here. 
                            Upcoming Events 

Women & Trans Bicycle Workshop  
The Bike Church, 703 Pacific Ave, SC  
(Enter around the corner on Spruce Street)                    
This workshop provides a safer space for women and transfem identified people to work on their bikes and learn new skills.
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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."  ~Dr. Seuss  



Closet Free Radio 

DJ's Kai and Richard

Out in Santa Cruz 
KSCO 1080 AM
DJs Shaun Ordinario and
Steph Taylor 
Director Deb and interns Lesley and DJ are hard at work preparing the Cantu to work like a "well oiled machine" come Fall. We're doing everything from creating art for our publicity materials, to dreaming up new programs, to working on adding more all-gender bathrooms, to tweaking our website so it's more resource rich than ever! If you have ideas or energy to contribute or you just want to hang out, stop by!


by Julia Serrano


While feminist and queer/LGBTQIA+ movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality--sometimes just as fiercely as the straight-male-centric mainstream does. Here, acclaimed feminist and queer activist Julia Serano chronicles this problem of exclusion within these movements.   

Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) Foundation Scholarship 
(Deadline: July 15th)
This awards up to three scholarships of $1000 each to students who have demonstrated outstanding activism and leadership within the API LGBTQ community. Apply here! 

July 11th-13th ~ Gaymer X2 Convention, SF

August 13-14th ~ Gender Odyssey, Seattle, WA 


More upcoming queer conferences here

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Keep the Cantú Strong!