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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.

Defending Womyn

April is Sexual Assult Awareness month, and the North Coast Rape Crisis Team and the HSU Womyn's Resource Center have many activities planned. Full details at North Coast Rape Crises team on facebook. Highlights include: The clothesline project t-shirt making Monday April 3, 2-4:40 pm, NHE room 106, HSU, and displays throughout the month; Immigration activist Jennicet Guitierrez at the Kate Buchanen Room, HSU, 6 pm on the 3rd; Indiginous Women's Resistance wuth Chisa Oros at 6 pm in BSS room 166 on Tuesday the 4th, and a Workshop on Human Trafficking with Elle Snow at 6 pm on Thursday the 6th, room 109 Siemens Hall, HSU.

The Take Back the Night Rally, Speakout, and March will be on Friday April 7. The Rally is at 5:30 pm and the Speakout at 6:30 on the Quad at HSU. The March though Arcata (women, trans, and gender nonconforming going to the Plaza, all genders coming back) starts at 8:30 pm from the Plaza and will arrive back at the Plaza somewhere close to midnight.

Drag Queen Storytime

On Saturday, April 15, at 2:00 the Eureka Library,there will be a special children's storytime. Meet special guest 'L. Ron Hubby' and hear stories that welcome exploration of gender identity and gender roles. Children and their families are invited to dress up in their most sparkly, extravagant outfits and/or in whatever they find most comfortable. Directly following story time, attendees will have the opportunity to chat with L. Ron Hubby and make a fancy crown of their own to wear. L. Ron Hubby has performed at the Castro Street Fair, the California Academy of Sciences, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and in front of her mirror, singing into a hairbrush. No wig is too big for her. Come join in the fun!

Jane Doe in Wonderland

This play about sex trafficking is on tour in Humboldt in early April. Public shows in April include: April 3-5 at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Eureka, 6:30pm; April 8 at HSU in Gist 02, The Acting Lab at 7:00pm, $5 for HSU Students; and April 12 at the Eureka High School Theatre, 6:30pm. More information and tickets at

March for Science

There's a March for Science through Arcata on April 22nd. It's preceeded by a Scince expo at the D street community center from 9 am-1:30 pm. At 2pm there's a rally in the cul-de-sac outside the D street center, and the March will start from there about 3 pm. More at march for science arcata on facebook

Real Women Have Curves

Excelente Cosas Vienen en Paquetes Con Curvas, by Josefina Lopez, will be at HSU's Gist Hall Theatre in April. Evening shows, April 21-22 and 27th-29, are at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on Sunday the 30th at 2 pm. It's the outrageously funny story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under. A microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, the play celebrates real women's bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.

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