November 3rd ~ November 9th

 Queer Student Orgs/Groups @ the Cantú! 
5:30-7pm ~ Queer Men's Group

7-10pm ~ Queer Geeks
1-3pm ~ Queers Abroad Peer Advising

5-6:30pm - Familia X

6:30-9pm ~ Queer Coffeehouse 


3:30-4:30pm ~ Queer Book Club

5-6:30pm ~ Queer Women's Group

7-10pm ~ Queer Student Union 


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

1-2pm ~ Love Outside the Binary: Bi/Pan Safe Space

7-8:30pm ~ Queer People of Color (QPOC) Meeting at The Cantu Queer Center


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! 

Queer Quote

"Lots of my writing can be accurately called lesbian, but I myself am queer and date people of all genders."


Cantú Queer Center's Residential Student Council 2014-15 Application 
Calling all students who want to get involved in queerifying their UCSC residential setting! NOW OPEN!
Queers Abroad
Tue,11/04, 1-3pm, Cantu Queer Center
Meet with peer adviser, Ryan Maganini,
every Tuesday for study abroad opportunities!  
Test. Talk. Split.
Thu, 11/06, 10am-12
Cantu Queer Center 
Take a quick, painless HIV TEST every Thursday.TALK with a trained peer/staff counselor about safer sex and sexuality. Reward yourself with a banana SPLIT after your 20 minute test. Then you can SPLIT!



Love Beyond the Binary

Thu, 11/06, 1-2pm, Cantu Queer Center  

Come join other students who identify along the queer and questioning spectrum. Led by Jamie Epstein. Come talk & listen! 



Survive and Thrive

Thu, 11/6 4-6pm 

College Eight Red Room

A workshop to support transfer students of color and allies through the narratives of transfer students and staff experiences at UCSC. Following the panel will be Q&A discussion, mingling, and dinner.   


Sworn to Protect: Sexual Assault in the Military
Thu, 11/6,  7pm, Music Recital Hall
Provost and academic dean Elizabeth Hillman will address the controversies that have erupted over a problem that is often misunderstood and rarely reported. The overall goal is to improve the response systems to sexual assault in civilian and military arenas. $5 ticket includes parking. Free tix for UCSC students.

qpoc QPOC 

Thu, 11/06, 7-8:30, Cantu Queer Center

Join this great gathering! Meeting at the Cantu for the rest of Fall quarter.




What to do at the Cantu

  Relax on our comfortable couches!


If you had a long day come over to the Cantu Queer Center. Enjoy the #1 couches on campus. They're a great place to nap, relax, enjoy some Netflix time, or sit in one of our queer group meetings. Whatever you choose, a seat is always open for you here at the Cantu.

                            Upcoming Events 

Diversity Center's Trailblazers Panel
Tues, 11/11, 7 - 9 pm 
Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High Street, SC
The Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County will present a panel of 5 trailblazers which  will include 2 lesbians, 2 gay men, and a trans* woman, all of whom were active in the early Gay Pride days in Santa Cruz, during the 70s and early 80s. Come hear their stories. There will be time for questions of course!

BLAQQ! A Mixer for Queer/Questioning Students of the African Diaspora
Sat, 11/15,1-3 pm, ERC Lounge & the Cantu Queer Center
Join other queer/questioning black students at the ERC Lounge to mingle, eat delicious food, and listen to bopping beats. Then head up the hill to the Cantu where we'll eat dessert and chill some more! Info:Nathan or Deb

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Sunday November 16th 4:45PM at the Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Ave, SC

Purchase tickets here

Q Video
Tips. News.  
Clips. Reviews.
All things trans* at UCSC.

Tip #4
Don't over-validate the gender of other trans* people.

It is not necessary to constantly compliment a trans* person for looking so "manly" or "womanly," or "androgynous." If you feel compelled to genuinely compliment someone on their beauty, don't do it with the mindset that you need to in order to validate their gender or be a good ally. Treating a trans* person differently for any reason is considered a form of transmisogyny. As a good ally, what you need to do is treat trans* people like respected human beings.

QT*ips by Blender, UCSC's trans*/genderqueer student group. 

 Adri Arauz

Q1: Who are you and what are your interests?
A1: My name is Adri, pgp she. I'm a sociology major and double minor in education and film. I'm a Merrill affiliate. My interests vary from the spooky and dark to baking delicious confections and rocking out at concerts. I must say one of my favorite things to do is go to a show and/or concert.

Q2: What has the Cantu done for you?
A2: The Cantu has not only provided a safe space for me, as a queer woman of color, but also lead me to amazing queer resources and my wonderful queer family, Theta Pi Sigma. I wouldn't be where I am now as a 3rd year at UCSC if it weren't for the Cantu connecting me to the queer community on campus.

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                 QConferences                                   Your QueerCareer
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  register here

Internship opportunity that focuses on LGBTQ issues within the youth and young adult population. Email for more  info. 

What has the Cantu done for you?

L A ! 
One of the behind-the-scenes things happening at the Cantu is our work with (props to Nathan and Sha!) the African American Resource and Cultural Center on a first-ever mixer for queer/questioning students of the African diaspora. We're excited to announce that the event is now scheduled for Saturday, Nov 15th! (See Upcoming section for details.) Future events will be open to allies; this first mixer is a solidarity building space. DO help us spread the word!

Another Cantu collaboration last week was with the Women's Center's Haunted House. Tam & crew did an over-the-top job converting the space into a truly spooky one. The Cantu's Santos de la Paz took photos of zombies, bats, and more!


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


Want to give your feedback and share your ideas in person? Director Deb is ALWAYS open to meeting with you. Her motto: "Don't talk about me. Talk to me." Email her here. 

Partings At Dawn
By: Stephen D. Miller

This wide collection ranges from the 12th to the 20th century.  Its stories shed light into gender and sexuality of both historical and present Japanese culture and its views on homosocial relationships and its transcendence to homosexuality.

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