November 10th ~ November 16th

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

7-10pm ~ Queer Geeks


center closed today!
groups resume next week.
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!


Cantú Queer Center's Residential Student Council 2014-15.
Apply NOW!
Calling all students who want to get involved in queerifying their UCSC residential setting! NOW OPEN


Queer Grad Student Lunch
Every second Tuesday of the month
NOT meeting today due to holiday. See you Dec 9th.

Queers Abroad 
Tuesdays, 1-3pm, Cantu Queer Center 
Meet with peer adviser, Ryan Maganini, NEXT Tuesday for study abroad opportunities!  

Diversity Center's Trailblazers Panel
Tues, 11/11, 7 - 9 pm Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St, SC
A panel of 5 trailblazers that includes 2 lesbians, 2 gay men, and a trans* woman, all of whom were active in the early Gay Pride days in SC, during the 70s & early 80s. Come hear their stories and ask questions! 

BLAQQ! A Mixer for Queer/Questioning Students of the African Diaspora
Sat, 11/15,1-3 pm
ERC Lounge & 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
Sun, 11/16, 4:45pm
Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave,SC
Do NOT miss this film about trans icon Kate Bornstein! Tix here.

                       Upcoming Events 
ΘΠΣ Fundraiser
Tues, 12/2, 5-9pm Woodstocks, 710 Front St, SC
Mention Theta Pi Sigma and 15 % of your order will be donated to make Queer Prom this year a huge success! 

The Kinsey Sicks 
Thu, 12/11 7:30pm,  Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Ave, SC
A gay a cappella drag quartet is coming to town to perform their legendary Oy Vey in the Manger. Acclaimed for their succulence, sarcasm, and style, the group has been called "the hottest ticket in town, taking the cabaret world by storm" by the New York Times. Tickets here. 

Tips. News.  
Clips. Reviews.
All things trans at UCSC. 
Tip #5
Victim Blaming
Alex's rap about transgender acceptance - at Camp Aranu'tiq 2014 

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

Queer Quote

"When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."  

 Michael Mangiaracina

Q1: Who are you?
A1. My name is Michael Mangiaracina, my pgps are He/Him/His and I am a second year Cowell affiliate. My major is Global Economics with a focus in German. This year I am the IVC (Internal Vice Chair) of the Queer Student Union and a member of Theta Pi Sigma.

Q2: What are your interests/ hobbies?
A2: In my free time,
I enjoy spending time with my significant other, Dillon, watching movies or TV shows. But outside of that, I am at the gym or volunteering my time with Triangle Speakers, the Queer Student Union and Theta Pi Sigma, the gender neutral Greek organization on campus. Above all, I am always listening to music, any kind from classical piano to rap music--anything I can dance to works for me.

Q3: What does the Cantu mean to you?
A3: If I had to sum up what the Cantú means to me in one word, that word would probably be, acceptance. It is the physical manifestation of what most of us as humans and especially queer people look for in life. The Cantú is a safe, happy and loving environment in which to grow, have fun and feel accepted. It does not matter if you are there for a meeting or there to bake cookies, everyone is glad you are comfortable enough to be you no matter what anyone has every told you about your identity or orientation. I am very thankful for the amount of time I get to spend at the Cantú and everyone I meet there.
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                 QConferences                                   Your QueerCareer
Feb 27-28th ~ Asterisk Trans* Conference @ UCR  register here

APRIL 10-11th, 2015 ~ BlaqOUT Conference @UCR info

Out in the open: Is science LGBT-friendly?

Deadline 11/21
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 ! 

It's happening THIS Saturday! A first-ever gathering of queer/ questioning African diaspora students. Details above.

Queer Residential Student Council--Apply Now!
Speaking of firsts, the Cantu is launching a gathering of student reps from all of the residential areas on-and-off campus. We encourage you to apply to be the voice for your college or living area. The council will be a fabulous place for cross campus queer collaborations, networking, and problem solving. Application for council reps is above. Don't delay. Application deadline has been extended but just for a week!


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. 

Gertrude and Alice
by Diana Souhami
This biography is of both Gertrude Stein and Alice Babette Tolkas, both members of the Parisian avante-garde of the early 20th Century.  They're described to be each other's confidantes, lovers, critics, and muses.  They were a couple from 1907 until Stein's death in 1946. 
QReview provided by our own Queer Book Club facilitator, Adrian Diaz.
hands surrounding earth
Keep the Cantú Strong! 

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