We are in Santa Cruz, California. This city is a haven for liberals and lefties like me. The first night we were here, we saw two guys walking down the street holding hands. The downtown area is great and the beach is beautiful. We spoke with some local folks about the queer community and the politics of Santa Cruz. We are working on setting up interviews with the Diversity Center, the university, and the owner of the local gay bar. Lots of good stuff to come.