Queer Student Orgs/Groups @ the Cantú!

groups meet this week unless otherwise noted 
5:30-7pm ~ Queer Men's Group (starts 10/13)

7-10pm ~ Queer Geeks


1-3pm ~ Queers Abroad Peer Advising (starts 10/14)

5-6:30pm - Familia X (starts next week!)

6:30-9pm ~ Queer Coffeehouse 


3:30-4:30pm ~ Queer Book Club (starts 10/15)

5-6:30pm ~ Queer Womyn's Group (starts 10/15)

7-10pm ~ Queer Student Union (starts next week) 


10am-noon ~ Test. Talk. Split. (HIV Testing and more) (starts 10/16)

1-2pm ~ Love Outside the Binary: Bi/Pan Safe Space (starts 10/16)

7-8:30pm ~ Queer People of Color (QPOC)  


5:30-7:30pm ~ Blender (Trans*/Genderqueer)

7:30-9pm - Ace of Clubs (Asexual Safe Space)
For more about our queer student orgs & groups, go here! 


We are all ears, seeking your piercingly honest, constructive anonymous feedback, answering your
probing questions,
 and soaking up your ringing praise about all things queer at UCSC and the Cantú. Give your feedback here! 


3 & 8 pm shows. Nickelodeon Theater, 210 Lincoln, SC
After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding. The adventure unfolds from there. Trailer here.   

Women's Center Chicken & Waffles Open House
Tues, 10/7, 4-7 pm
Women's Center at Cardiff House
Learn about the resources the center has to offer while enjoying food and games! All welcome.

Triangle Club
Tues, 10/7, 6-7pm, Terry Freitas Cafe, Coll 9/10
Monthly gatherings for celebrating and strengthening the queer community at College 9/10. Open to all LGBTQ students and allies.
Ethnic Resource Centers Open House
Wed. 10/8, 11am-2pm, 3rd floor Bay Tree building (above bookstore)
Learn about the resources the centers have to offer. Meet other students!

American Indian Welcome Reception
Wed, 10/8 - 5pm
Third floor Bay Tree building.
Learn about the resources the center has to offer and meet students and staff.


Cantu's Fall Quarter Undergrad Mixer
Wed, 10/8, 7-11 pm, Cantu Queer Center
3 fab queer spaces--dancing! game-playing! meeting new friends and finding out about queer student life and resources. Info: queer@ucsc.edu

National Coming Out Day Booth
Thurs, 10/9, 11am-1pm, College 9/10 Dining Hall: Join us in a variety of fun and creative activities to get in the spirit for National Coming Out Day on Sat, Oct 11th!
Welcome Black BBQ! 
Fri, 10/10 4pm-6:30pm at Oakes Lower Lawn
Come enjoy some BBQ, make friends, and learn about resources available on campus. 

"Carnaval" Chicano Latino Student Welcome
Sat, 10/11, 5pm, Coll 9/10, Multipurpose Rm
Come enjoy a fun evening, meet new people, and learn about resources on campus. 

Come out for Cookies!
Sat, 10/11, 7-9pm
College 9/10 Apt Community Rm 
Enjoy cookies, comedians, and community in honor of National Coming Out Day. 
Sat, 10/11, 7-11pm
Merrill Multicultural Center
Come out and sing your heart out with pride at our Karaoke night in honor of National Coming Out Day.  A great place to bond with others and make new friends.
                            Upcoming Events 

A Conversation with Kris Perry
Mon, 10/13, noon, Kresge Town Hall
Kris    Perry,  Merrill alumna, was one of the key litigants in the Supreme Court ruling to overturn California's controversial Propsition 8, the ban on same sex marriage.  Come meet this civil rights champion. Co-sponsored by the Staff Diversity Group, the Cantu, ODEI, Feminist Studies, Kresge College, and others.

Queer Graduate Student Monthly Lunch!
Tues, 10/14, 12:30-2 pm, Graduate Student Commons
Queer grad students gather every second Tuesday for this low-key mingle with a healthy lunch provided. Meet other queer grad students, plus the Cantu director, the Grad Commons coordinator, and the Sexuality/Gender Specialist who can support you through your years of study. Info: queer@ucsc.edu
Queer Beer! 
Thu, 10/16 7-9ish pm
Seabright Brewery, 519 Seabright Ave, SC
Join queer UCSC graduate students, faculty, staff, and friends every 3rd Thursday for no-host good drinks, conversation, and food. Look for the rainbow on the table outside. Email for info. 
Asian American/ Pacific Islander Community Reception
Fri, 10/17 5pm-7pm, Coll 9/10 Multipurpose Rm
All are welcome at this Fall welcome event!

Diversity Center's 25th Anniversary Gala

Sat, 10/18, 6pm-1am  

Michael's on Main, 2591 So. Main St., Soquel

Guests will enjoy an incredible dinner and casino night experience, with a scandalous Pee Wee's Playhouse After Party, including performances by Broadway's Frenchie Davis and American Idol's Lazaro Arbos, an insane drag show - and a dance floor that's gonna be burnin' up! Tickets here.  


Sexi Sami Sez:  
Ask Sexi Sami is an anonymous weekly column for the UCSC community sponsored by the Cantú Queer Center and Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP). Sexi Sami will answer questions related to healthy queer sex and relationships. One question will be answered and published in the Cantú's QConnect newsletter every Monday, starting next week!  

 Submit your question to Sexi Sami here!
Q Video
What Has The Cantú
Done For You?

The Cantu Queer Center is up and running with TONS of queer and allied students hanging out in our beautiful space. Many, but not all, of our queer student orgs are starting up this week.

Our very own Greek Theta Pi Sigma is gearing up to decorate for our BIG FALL STUDENT MIXER THIS WEDNESDAY! Don't miss it! Dancing! Gaymes! Meet & mingle! If you don't like big crowds, drop by at a quieter time and meet the community. We can't wait to meet you!

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Health Survey
Provide insight to help reduce LGB health disparities.
 Participants are entered in a raffle to win a $50 gift card. Info here.  

Victory Congressional Internship Spring 2015

(Deadline: Oct 27th)


The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress.



Nov 3rd-6th ~Out & Equal Workplace Summit, SF.

Nov 7-9th ~ UCSA Student of Color Conference, UC Merced

Apply to represent UCSC here!

Feb 27-28th ~ Asterisk Trans* Conference @ UCR

Join the UCSC contingent!


More upcoming queer conferences here

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Keep the Cantú Strong!