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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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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.

Singing & Lanterns for Peace

There will be an evening of songs of Peace and Justice on August 9th at 7 pm at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, off Jacoby creek road in Bayside. Free, kid-friendly and wheelchair accessible. We'll also be making lanterns for the ceremony on the 16th.
On Saturday August 16 there will be a Lantern Floating Ceremony at Klopp Lake in the Arcata Marsh, beginning at 7:30, with lantern launching at dusk. There will also be lantern-making on the Plaza from 9 am to 1 pm. The lanterns are in memory of those who died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and a statement for Peace.

"Superheros meet Sci-Fi"

The Red Carpet Girls & Where's Queer Bill are doing a Super Heros and Sci-Fi drag show/dance event in August. It's on Saturday the 16th at Humbrews in Arcata. Doors at 9:30 PM, $5, 21 & over please.

Queer Latinas sought for study

Queer Latina immigrants age 18 and older are needed to take part in a new research study looking at their life experiences. Alison Cerezo, Ph.D., an assistant professor at San Francisco State University's Department of Counseling, will be conducting the study, which is aimed at trying to understand the challenges queer Latinas face.
The online survey takes about 20 minutes to complete; 12 percent of the participants will be chosen by lottery to receive a $25 debit Visa card. The deadline to participate is August 15.
To access either the English or Spanish version of the study, visit direct access to the surveys, go to:.
En Espanol:

Community Center meeting August 31

The group working on an LGBTQIA Community Center finished looking at their survey from last year, and they're moving forward. Next goals include creating more intergenerational engagement, promoting supportive local businesses and health care providers, strengthening Humboldt PRIDE's community building, and organizing support groups. We would appreciate community feedback. We're having a discussion/potluck on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, August 31st, at 1 pm at the Jefferson Community Project in Eureka. Everyone is welcome! You can also e-mail us at

PRIDE is coming

"Rainbow Revolution" is the theme for Humboldt PRIDE 2014. It's on Saturday September 13th, with the parade starting at 11:30 (gather at 11) at 1st & C streets in Eureka, followed by the festival from noon to 5 pm at Halvorsen Park. There are also lots of community activities the week before. More details at

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