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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, Revisiting Black Feminism, Siemens Hall 116, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. More info at, 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.

Kay Ryan at HSU

Kay Ryan will be reading her poetry in the Kate Buchanen room, HSU, at 7 pm on March 26th. Kay is a former Poet Laureate of the US, a winner of the Pulitzer prize and a MacArthur fellowship, a resident of Northern California (she lives in Marin), bike rider, community college teacher, lesbian, and a really good poet. It's free. Come listen. Book sale and signing after hosted by our friends at Northtown books.

Women’s Environmental Conference

The 2015 Humboldt Women’s Environmental Conference is a focus on women at the forefront of the struggle for environmental and social justice. This conference was created by Yurok elder and activist, Jene McCovey and is supported by California Women’s Agenda, Unified Students of Humboldt, HSU Multicultural Center and Women's Resource Center, Native American Studies Dept. and others. It will be free and open to the public.
Come hear women who fight for the land, air, water, creatures and people threatened by mismanagement, corporate greed, and climate change. There will be tablers and local entertainment. It will be a time to come together, get educated, and create solutions for our future. Womens Environmental Conference

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