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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.

Pancakes in McKinleyville

"The Pancake Agenda does Mack Town" will be on Labor Day, Monday September 5th, 8am to noon at Grace Good Shepherd Church in McKinleyville. The other sponsors and beneficiaries are Humboldt State YES House's Queer Mentoring and Advocacy Program and the McKinleyville High School Diversity Club.If you're interested in helping make it happen, email

Creating our Queer Future

Humboldt's LGBTQ Pride celebration will be on Saturday September 10th, with the parade probably starting at 11:30 and the festival from noon-5 pm. Lots more info and a list of activites all week at Humboldt Pride. The L-Word will have a booth, and of course some of us will be in the Parade with our banner--join us, or come by and visit the booth, and if you're willing to spend some time in the booth that would be great.

International Peace Day

True Entertainment and The Humboldt branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom are sponsoring a celebration of International Peace Day on September 21st at the Arcata Playhouse. Doors at 6 pm, with snacks, beverages, and activities, including screen printing, making peace flags and cards, and a collaborative creation of a Peace Pole. From 7-8:30 pm there will be music, poetry, and stories of inner and global peace. The stories and poetry will be true stories by and about young people from Yemen, Isreal/Palestine, Bosnia, and the U.S.

Pride community meeting

Humboldt Pride invites you to join the community for a facilitated conversation so grievances can be aired, heard and a path forward can be developed together. Friday, September 23rd, 6-9PM, Great Hall, Harpst & Rossow streets, HSU

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