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July 18th ~ Obama Finally Ready To Sign Executive Order Targeting LGBT Job Discrimination
July 15th ~ Glenn Burke, Baseball's Gay 'Pioneer,' To Be Honored By MLB 
July 14th ~ Trans* in America: Gender Identity and the Struggle for Civil Rights
More news here.


Wednesday Student Lunch this week!
Drop by the Cantu this week between noon and 1:30pm. We'll have healthy snacks to supplement your own lunch. Play gaymes, chat with other students on campus this summer! Info: dteal@ucsc.edu
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.
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! 
Join the Party! 
Weds, 7/23, 4-8 pm 
Diversity Center, 1117 Soquel Ave, SC  
Stop by your community queer center for a fun-filled mailing party! Come by and stuff some envelopes while you meet some new friends. Food will be provided. Info/RSVP: Sarah, smollenb@ucsc.edu


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. 
                            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.
What Has The Cantú
Done For You?
Donate to keep Kate, a pansexual college student, in school. Kate's family stopped financially supporting her because of her queer identity, but you can lend a hand here! 
Did you know that if YOU are a queer student whose family has cut you off from financial support due to your queerness, Financial Aid and the Cantu will help you? Contact Director Deb for more information.  


Closet Free Radio 

DJ's Kai and Richard

Out in Santa Cruz 
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DJs Shaun Ordinario and
Steph Taylor 
Director Deb is busy meeting with campus folks to plan Fall trainings. RA's, TA's, Admissions' advisers, and CAPS interns are just a few of the staff who receive a GLBTIAQ cultural competency training every year. These trainings aren't that visible, but the results are that queer students step onto a campus where staff have a basic level of knowledge of their unique needs.  
Lesley is busy making improvements to our already wonderful website! Tam and DJ are back from their vacations and rolling up their sleeves. Hope all are having a fabulously queer summer!
Quotable Queer
Trans Haven
A space for SOFFA's of trans* people 

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."  ~Oscar Wilde

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


More upcoming queer conferences here

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Keep the Cantú Strong!