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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.

YESFEST community picnic

Let's kick Pride season off together, as a community. Come to Humboldt Pride's community potluck picnic on Saturday July 19th, 11 am to 3 pm at Sequoia Park in Eureka. Bring food and games to share, instruments, rainbows, and fun. All Wecome! Sponsored by PFLAG; Humboldt Area Transgender Support; Eureka Sisters & Humboldt Pride. See you there!

"Drag me to the Beach"

The Red Carpet Girls & Where's Queer Bill's July event, on the 11th at Humbrews in Arcata, is DRAG ME TO THE BEACH - SUMMER DRAG SHOW & DANCE PARTY. Dress in your Cheesiest Beach Outfit for some Unique & Fun Prizes! Raffle drawings will be held all night long. DJ Razorburns will keep the place bangin'. Door profits, raffle profits and a donation from The Red Carpet Girls+ will go to Queer Humboldt and The AIDS Task Force Emergency Fund. As an added bonus The Red Carpet Girls+ will be holding our Amateur Open Drag Auditions, sign-up to take the stage and a chance to be selected as a future Red Carpet Girl+. Doors at 9:30 PM, $5, 21 & over please.

Old Lesbians in Oakland

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change is celebrating 25 years at their National Gathering in Oakland from Wednesday-Saturday July 23-27, "Lesbian Activism Changing the World". Featured speakers include Dorothy Allison, Cherrie Moraga, and Chrystos. Wednesday will be a pre-Gathering intensive on the varied roots of our activism and developing strategies we can bring forward from our past. Thursday through Sunday we have a full schedule of workshops, fishbowls, a panel with OLOC founders, keynotes and exciting cultural events, including a first-ever Author's Night, the Memorial, Del Martin Old Lesbian Pride Award, and a dance with the Bay Area Lesbian Legends Boogie Band. There's also Sister Carolyn Gage's Lesbian Tent Revival, an intergenerational panel, a live auction with Alix Dobkin, and more. Lesbians 60 or over (and female partners/female caregivers of any age) are invited. It's at the Oakland Marriott hotel and convention center. Early registration is $300, and financial assistance is available. Deadline for both is May 15th. More information and links to online registration at

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 its Facebook page at direct access to the surveys, participants can go to:.
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