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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
HSU's Queer Student Union
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

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 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.

Dominique Christina & Social Justice

HSU's 23nd Annual Social Justice Summit, “Art as Social Activism: Voices for Change”, will take place on March 3 & 4. It features keynotes by poet, feminist, and activist Dominique Christina as well as lots of workshops. The Friday night keynote will be at 7 pm in the Kate Buchanan room at HSU, and Saturday morning's will be at 10 am, also in the KBR. Full workshop schedule available soon on the Summit website, at

Zero to Fierce

The first annual Zero to Fierce Festival: Celebrating Creative Women will kick off on March 2 and run through March 11 in Arcata’s Creamery district.It features a re-staging of Women of the Northwest (local women's history) and The Secret life of Spansta, an International Women's Day celebration on March 8th, and workshops and a concert by Rhiannon, and lots more. Details at

Melanie DeMore

World-renowned song writer, composer, choral conductor, and vocal activist Melanie DeMore’s special message of reconciliation and hope will come to Arcata on Saturday evening, April 1st at 7:00 in the Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State University. This free concert is sponsored by the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Coast Central, and HSU.

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