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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.

Coming Out at HSU

HSU's multicultural center is celebrating National Coming Out Day (which is October 11th) with a Queer resources fair and a Queer community reception. The resources fair will be on October 9th, from 11am-2pm at the HSU quad. The Queer Creating Community reception with be at the Kate Buchanen room from 4-6 pm on Friday the 10th. Community people are welcome at both, as well as HSU students, faculty, and staff. More info at 826-3369 or

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. There's the "silent witness project" (life-sized silhouettes of people and animals killed due to domestic violence) and a candlelight vigil during Eureka Arts Alive on October 4th, a proclamation by the humboldt county board of supervisors and silent witnesses on the courthouse lawn from 9 am-1 pm on Tuesday the 7th, a Hoopa "walk against violence" on the 29th from 10 am-2pm at Hoopa High field, and an award ceremony honoring folks who've performed "extraordinary service" in preventing domestic violence, also on the 29th from noon-1:30 at the Humboldt Area Foundation off the Indianola road cutoff on 101.

Breast and Gyn Health

October is also breast cancer awareness month,and there are several things going on to benefit the Breast & Gynecologic Heath Project (formerly Humboldt Community Breast Health Project), plus theatre at the Arcata playhouse.
"Sales for Survivors" features local businesses donating a potion of their proceeds for a day or a week (or all month)to the Breast & Gyn health project. For a full list of businesses & the dates they're doing it, go to
Jonna's Body will be at the Arcata Playhouse on October 18th. It's a one woman show about a woman who survived breast cancer twice. Tickets & info at the Arcata Playhouse, 822-1575.
On October 26th There's a Zumbathon to benefit the Brest & Gyn health project. 11am-2pm at the Bayside Grange, $10-$15 sliding scale donation.

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