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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.

Stop the Violence!

April is Sexual Assult Awareness Month, and there are events around the county all month.
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" features men and other supporters walking a mile in high heels to raise awareness and money for the Northcoast Rape Crises Team. It starts at the Gazebo in Old Town Eureka at 5:30 pm on Saturday April 5th, during Eureka Arts Alive.
At HSU, there are events every day from April 7th-11th. There's mural making all week from 11-2 in the Art Quad. "Consent-Centered Yoga", is on Monday the 7th from 6-8:30 pm at the Women's Resource center room 126. On Tuesday, there's the "Men's Story Project" film and discussion from 5-7 pm in Founders Hall 232. "Check it" is doing two workshops: "Party with Consent", on Wednesday, 4-5 pm in Art 027, and "Check it--it's what we do" on Thursday from 6-7:30 pm in Sieman's Hall rm 110. Friday April 11th starts with the clothesline project, on the UC Quad all day, and "silent witnesses" on the art quad from 11 am-3 pm. From 5:30-6:30 in the Kate Buchanen room there will be tabling, speeches, music, poetry, and resistance-themed interactive activities. From 6:30-8:30 there's a gender-inclusive speakout for survivors of gender-based violence, and at 8:30 the Take Back the Night march will leave for the Arcata Plaza. The march will be women-identified down to the Plaza, and open to all genders coming back.

The DRAG WARS 2014 -- Newcomer Drag Competition

Humboldt County's Premier Monthly LGBTQ Ally Dance Party is bringing "The DRAG WARS 2014 - Newcomer Drag Competition" to Arcata on FRIDAY APRIL 4th. Don't even think about missing this event hosted by your favorite Red Carpet Girl, Mantrikka Ho. Enter THE DRAG WARS 2014 Newcomer Drag Competiition & Win $50 Cash Prize & the opportunity to perform at future events. (3 people will be selected to Compete Dress to Impress & you might be chosen). Complete Drag Competition rules at Or just Dress BIG & OUTRAGEOUS for a chance to Win! Special Prize for the BIGGEST & MOST OUTRAGEOUS LOOK! Plus Pop-up Drag performances by our very own Red Carpet Girls....all night long. Our Resident DJ......DJ Razorburns will hit it hard Spinning Dance, Club & House with Exclusive Remixes and Mashups.
Humboldt Brews - 856 10th St, Arcata, CA. Doors open at 9:30PM - Cover only $5. 21 & over please. for info:www.wheresqueerbill

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