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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.

Queer Battle of the Bands

"Are you queer? In a band? Or just love live music? On April 4th join the Eric Rofes Center for HSU's very first Queer Battle of the Bands! From 8:00-11:00pm queer bands will be performing at the Kate Buchanen Room on the HSU Campus and battling it out for various prizes. Email if you are interested in playing or volunteering. Come make history with us and be part of the very first annual QBOB!" Free, All Ages

Take Back the Night!

Take Back The Night is about healing, support, and empowerment for those who have experienced sexualized trauma and remembering those lost to this violence. It's a week of events on the HSU campus, concluding with a rally, speakout, and march on Friday April 10th from 5-11pm starting in the Kate Buchanan Room.

Stop the Violence week events

Monday Aril 6th--Open Mic on Sexual violence against Trans & Queer folk, 4-6 pm, KBR. Tuesday 7th--Check it! workshop, 5-7 pm Siemens Hall 120. Wed. 8th--3-5 pm survivor's support, Founder's Hall 163; 5:30-9 pm, "Anita:speaking truth to power" film screening, Gist Hall 218. Thursday 9th--"Sister Spit" queer/feminist/alternative literary folks, spoken word & more. 7-9 pm KBR

Take Back the Night rally, speakout, & March

Friday, April 10. 5-6pm KBR Rally With Music and information, including display of the t-shirt project (tshirts made by survivors or in memory of people who have died due to sexaul violence) and the silent witness project, life-sized silhouettes of people (almost all women) who have been killed by intimate partner violence in Humboldt county. 6-9pm KBR Survivors of All Genders Speak-Out: A time for survivors of sexualized trauma and/or violence to share their own story, experience, feelings. 9-9:45pm Women Identified March Through HSU to Arcata Plaza: People who identify as women will march through HSU campus and the city of Arcata to protest the disproportionate sexualized violence women-identified people experience. 9:45-10:15 Community of All Genders Ceremony and Vigil at Arcata Plaza: At the plaza Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, community members, and supporters welcome the marchers with a ceremony and a vigil in memory of those who have died as a result of sexualized violence. 10:15-11pm Community of All Genders March from Arcata Plaza to HSU.

Pancakes for PRIDE

On Sunday 4/26 from 9AM-1PM at the Bayside Grange at 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd in Bayside, “Pancakes for Pride” will benefit Humboldt Pride. Cocked & Loaded Boylesque will be doing a performance starting at 11, featuring some of the same performers from Caravan of Glam. There will be a PAJAMA theme and all are encouraged to dress up.


A play by Daniel Talbott, "Slipping" is a story of a young man dealing with the death of his father and starting a new relationship with a boy at school. April 23-25, 30 and May 1-2, at 7:30 p.m, May 3 Matinee at 2 p.m. Gist Hall Theatre HSU.

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