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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
HSU's Queer Student Union
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

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.

Sisters Picnic

The Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgance will be having their annual annivrsary picnic in August. The date isn't set yet, nor the location. It will probably be Saturday the 13th or Saturday the 27th, and the location will be the Mad River Pump Station park or Freshwater park. But wherever it is it will be fun, and there will probably be a pie contest. Check out queer humboldt or a little later in the month, and we'll try to get it here also

Big Day Out

On Sunday August 21 bring your kids, your folks, your friends and even your dogs (on a leash, please!) and head on out to Blue Lake for an afternoon of soaking up sun in the beer garden surrounded by people you love! Featuring: * BBQ specials from our kitchen *Hoppy Hour beer prices (for those of you of legal drinking age!)* DJ Goldylocks spinnin’ groovy tunes. Reps from Humboldt Pride will be there to sign up volunteers for the Pride celebration in September. Plus they’ll also be selling raffle tickets for their amazing gift baskets!

Pancakes in McKinleyville

"The Pancake Agenda does Mack Town" will be on Labor Day, Monday September 5th, 8am to noon at Grace Good Shepherd Church in McKinleyville. The other sponsors and beneficiaries are Humboldt State YES House's Queer Mentoring and Advocacy Program and the McKinleyville High School Diversity Club.If you'r interested in helping make it happen, email

Pride is Coming!

Humboldt's LGBTQ Pride celebration will be on Saturday September 10th, with the parade probably starting at 11 and the festival from noon-5 pm. If you want to have a booth, the application deadline is August 8th so you need to do it soon. Check out the Humboldt Pride webiste for details. The L-Word will have a booth, and of course some of us will be in the Parade with our banner--join us, or come by and visit the booth, and if you're willing to spend some time in the booth that would be great--email Back to top