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the lesbian voice of the northcoast
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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.

Crab & Drag

"Under the Stars" is a Celebrity themed Drag Party, with a Crab dinner, bar, dancing, and entertainment, benefiting Humboldt Pride and EPIC (the Environmental Protection & Information Center). Saturday Jan. 31st from 6 pm-midnight at the Bayside Grange. ***Dress as a STAR! Celebrity, Rock Star, Pop Star, Famous person or fictional character, comedian, Super Star, Bright N' Shiny Sun Star, Sea Star, the Star that YOU are!!! get creative and shine bright!..*** Prizes for: Kingest King, Queenest Queen & Queerest Queer! Dinner can be purchased from 6-8 pm, your choice of local-caught crab with oyster shooters or a vegan option, price approx. $15. Live music while you dine, and entertainment featuring: MC Hostesses Mantrikka Ho and Mizz Humboldt, Circus of the Elements, DJ Anya, Girrrls 2 Men, Fushia Rae, Dolly HardOn & The Coquettes, and more. Bar with Local Beer, cocktails, and Kombucha from Its Alive! Plus Yummy Desserts!--Bring a pie, cake, or plate of cookies to donate for the fundraiser! 18 & over, Tickets: $10. Contact or call EPIC (707)822-7711 for questions or to volunteer.

V-Day is coming!

The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler's theater piece about women and our bodies, will return to Humboldt from February 20-22 at the D Street Community Center in Arcata. Auditions for this year's showing will be on January 17th and 18th at Sunnybrae middle school at 5 pm. No experience necessary! Email to set up an appointment.
The monologues are part of a worldwide movement to stop violence against women and girls. Productions benefit local organizations that support women and girls (this year's local beneficary is North Star Quest Camp), and there will be other local fund- and awareness-raising events in February, including a One Billion Rising dance mob on the Arcata Plaza at 2:14 on 2/14, and another in Eureka TBA.

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