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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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HSU Women's Center
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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.

Inaguration week events

Many of us are concerned about what will happen to our rights under the new U.S. administration. Locally, there are a number of events to show solidarity and support each other as we celebrate ourselves and prepare to defend our lives and our rights.

Martin Luther King Day march.

President Liz Smith of the Humboldt Chapter of the NAACP and Chief Andy Mills of the Eureka Police Department are excited to sponsor this march and invite all members of the community to participate. The march will commence at the Eureka Police Department Headquarters, 604 C Street, at 11am on Monday, January 16, 2017 and will conclude at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Drive, where the Eureka Branch of the NAACP, will then host their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Join us! For more information, please contact Eureka Police Department Public Information Officer, Brittany Powell, at 707-441-4388.

Women in Black

On inaguration day, January 20th, people in black will be standing on the Arcata Plaza from 8:30 am to 11 am. The gathering is intended to show our strong non-compliance with any and all injustice meted upon any American citizens and Immigrants, and strong non- compliance with any and all injury made to our earth.

Women's March

The Women's March on January 21st is a national movement for women, men, and children who stand for human rights, civil liberties, diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity, including the main march in DC and local sister marches across the country. Mission: The goal of this day is for women to stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. This all-inclusive, non-partisan event allows us to send a bold message to our administration and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. HEAR OUR VOICE! The Eureka march will be from 1-4 pm on the 21st, starting at FIRST AND C STREETS in Eureka (note location change). It will start with a rally & tabling, followed by a march through old town. More details and opportunities to volunteer on the march facebook page, at WomensMarchonEureka. You can email the organizers at or call (707) 440-9029.

Nina Gerber & Chris Webster at the Playhouse

Nina Gerber, an amazing blues guitarist who played with Kate Wolf for years, will be at the Arcata Playhouse at 8 pm on Jan 21st. She'll be playing with Cris Webster, who sings covers and originals that are "a heady, touching mixture of blues, country, pop and R&B". More info and tickets at, or call 822-1575.

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