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08 Jul 2020

PRIDE 2019 Centers Margins 

Large rainbow flags draped some attendees, while smaller ones rippled in others’ hands. Drivers honked in support as they drove past. Bubbles floated through the air, their rainbow tint reflecting the bright colors of the crowd.   Members and allies of the UC Santa Cruz…

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Slugs in Stilettos 

Ornamented with stiletto heels, leotards and shimmering highlighter, the UC Santa Cruz queer community celebrated the annual Drag Ball — a brave space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to explore and express their identities. While many people came as spectators, several were courageous enough…


Post-Modern Family 

No, that’s not my uncle or a family friend. When I say it’s my dad’s partner, I don’t mean he’s a police officer. No, I’m not adopted. These are the answers to questions I’ve been asked my whole life. But what’s the big deal? My…


A Conversation with Travis Becker 

Travis Becker is just reaching his one-year mark as the director of Cantú Queer Center on campus. Becker is only the second director of the center, which first opened its doors in the late ’90s as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Community and Resource Center. Becker…