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​Queer Camp 2013 was fabulous!


Queer Camp 2014 this Fall: November 7-9!

Do you want to Sign-up for QUEER CAMP 2014?  Sign up here


Check out our online list of Queer Youth Resources in the Diversity Center Resource Directory.


STRANGE provides supportive, educational and social activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth and their allies. With the help of adult mentors, STRANGE participants take a leadership role in supporting middle and high school campus Gay-Straight Alliances, providing peer counseling and leadership training, and advocating for LGBTIQ youth, event planning, and more. STRANGE is a program of the Diversity Center and Encompass Community Services (formerly Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center)

Weekly Groups:
STRANGE holds weekly groups which provide a safe space for adolescents through 18 to be themselves! Our group includes and hour check-in with Vic, our amazing counselor, and an hour to connect with new and old friends, plan events, or just hang out!
GSA Support:
STRANGE offers support to all Santa Cruz County Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA's). Whether a GSA is planning an event, looking for guest speakers, needs help with organizing, and more, STRANGEs is here to help.

STRANGE supports events that youth are looking for! We've hosted GSA summits and other educational conferences, trips to conferences outside the county, Breaking the Silence, and more! STRANGE prides itself on youth taking the lead on planning these events with a supportive and partnership role from adults.

For more information on Encompass:

Please call 831-325-0656
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If you would like to directly contact the Youth Program Coordinator for Diversity Center, you can contact