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The L-Word is a monthly publication from Humboldt County, CA written by and for local lesbians highlighting local and international events and hot topics.

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Humboldt Pride
HSU Women's Center
Marriage Equality USA-Humboldt
Queer Student Union

Welcome to the L-Word online!


We're happy to have this space to share some of what we put in the paper plus things that we find out about too late to get them in. We update the site at least monthly, so when the L-word's paper publication comes out you should see some changes reflected here as well. And there are often changes in between when we find out about something exciting, so check back.

Our site holds a local calendar of intriguing events, archives of Kulture Klatch, Ruth's Review, and Montanna's spirituality column, and a summary of last month's Queer news as reported by "the other barb", as well as local resources. If there's something else that you think is important to get up here, please, don't hesitate to contact us! We are always looking for the next best idea.

Women's History at HSU

The HSU Womens Resource Center is planning several events for Women's History month. There's an open mic on "Telling Herstory" in the Great Hall from 6-8 pm on Monday March 2nd, a discussion of "women and gaming culture" on March 10th from 5-8 pm in the recreation/wellness lounge, and later in the month a "Women's Herstory Bingo Trivia night" from 5-8 pm on the 25th at the Multicultural center. There will also be a presentation on Black History and Feminism, tba. Info will be posted soon on the WRC's facebook page, or call 826-4216.

The Good Body

The Good Body will premiere in Humboldt County on March 6 & 7 at The Studio at Humboldt State University at 7pm; March 19 at The Garberville Theater at 7pm; March 20 at the Arcata Playhouse at 7pm, and March 22 at The Eureka Women’s Club at 4pm. Performances will benefit Humboldt Domestic Violence Services and the Garberville Theater. The Good Body, written by Eve Ensler, is a look at the female body. Women from all over the world tell stories of botox injections, eating ice cream illegally and legally, the pressure to keep a drop dead figure, and why women feel compelled to change their bodies.

Andrea Gibson in Arcata

Andrea Gibson, an amazing queer spoken word artist and poet, will be at HSU on Monday & Tuesday March 9th & 10th. On the 9th, there's a FREE spoken word performance at 7pm in the Kate Buchanan Room at HSU. And then on Monday the 10th there's a Gender Queer Identities Writing Workshop from 2:30-4pm in the Great Hall at College Creek at HSU (also free!).

Two Poet Friends

Ruth Mountaingrove and Pat McCutcheon will be reading from their newest chapbooks at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 13 at Northtown Books as part of Arts Arcata. Ruth’s chapbook, I Remind Myself, has poems ranging from lesbian songs to a medical septet. A lifelong poet, at 92 she says of her work, “My poetry helps keep me alive. Looking back, it gives me a sense of wonder, curiosity and humor about all the things that have happened to me.” The poems in Pat’s chapbook, Slipped Past Words, have been described by poet Naomi Shihab Nye as “Rich with imagery, warm in tone, they feel as close as a comfortable friend. . ." Books will be available for sale and the authors will be glad to autograph copies.

Drag wars trilogy

Where's Queer Bill & The Red Carpet Girls+ are gearing up for our 3rd annual Drag competition. THE 2015 DRAG WARS TRILOGY - The Disco Drag Audition is on Saturday March 14th at Humboldt Brews in Arcata. This drag show/dance party is about, "Disco Drag". So get out your paisley shirts, bell bottoms, pant suits and BIG Hair. Prepare to Lip sync to your favorite Disco hit. Contestants who enter THE 2015 DRAG WARS – Disco Drag Audition will get the chance to move up in the competition and earn a chance to win CASH Prizes plus the opportunity to perform at future events. competition rules for competition rules. Special Prize for the BIGGEST & MOST OUTRAGEOUS DISCO LOOK! Pop-up Drag performances all night long by our Red Carpet Girls + and Special Guest performers. DJ Drag sensation DJ Harmony Hazbolz Spinning Dance, Club & House with Exclusive Remixes and Mashups. WQB events are ALWAYS targeted specifically to the LGBT community but always welcoming to EVERYONE, so don't be shy. If you've never been to a WQB dance party check us out , you won't regret it! $5, 21 & over please.

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