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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.

Happy Pride!

Humboldt's 22nd GLBTIA Pride parade and festival will be on Saturday Spetember 13th. The parade starts at 11:30 (gather at 11) at 2nd & C streets in Eureka, and the Festival goes from 1-5 pm at Halvoresn Park in Eureka. Join the Parade with the L-Wrod Banner! There's also more than a week of Pride-related activities--here's a very short summary, see more at Saturday: Big Gay Boat Party - DJ Pressure/Anya, 7:30pm on the Madaket (sold out). 9/7 Sunday: PFLAG Movie Event 5:30 potluck, 6:30pm movie 1st Congregational UCC. 9/8 Monday: Softball game OUTfielders vs. Balls Deep, 6:30pm at Coopers Gulch North. 9/9 Tuesday: Where's Queer Bill Dinner, 6pm, Mekong Cafe, Eureka 9/10 Wednesday: Flash Mob, 5:45pm, Arcata Plaza. 9/11 Thursday: Applebees Dinner benefiting Humboldt Pride, 5pm to 9pm, Eureka. 9/12 Friday: Where's Queer Bill Dance/Event, DJ Razorburns, 9:30pm, Humbrews, Arcata. 9/13 Saturday: Festival & Parade, 11:30 parade, 12pm Festival at Halvorsen Park, Eureka. 9/13 Saturday: Post Pride All Ages Drag Show—With The Red Carpet Girls & DJ Razorburns, 9:30pm at Siren's Song, Eureka 9/13 Saturday: Post Pride party with DJ Pressure/Anya @ Palm Lounge, 9pm, Eureka Inn. 9/14 Sunday--Pride conversation at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 9 & 11 am.

Feminist Forward: A Celebration of Women

5pm-10pm on Friday, September 12th at the Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road in Bayside. 5pm: Film Screening of Signs Out of Time: The Story of Archaeologist Marija Gimbutas 7pm: Speaker Sam Berg on Pornstitution: Sexual Capitalism in the 21st Century and what you can do about it. 9pm: Speaker Rachel Ivey on Radicalizing Reproductive Rights Presented by Womens Liberation Front 10$ Suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Peacemaker's Ball

Humboldt Mediation Services is sponsoring holding their annual "Peacemaker's Ball" starting at 6:45 on September 6th at the Bayside Grange. This year’s festivities include East Coast Swing lessons with Donna and Bryan Landry-Rehling at 7:15 p.m, the Jim Lahman Band starting at 8:00 p.m., a silent auction featuring fabulous arts, crafts, products, and services of the North Coast, mystery do-your-best costume contest, superior locally brewed ales, ice cream floats, and a buffet to keep your socks hopping all night long! $13 in advance, $15 at the door. $2 student discount. Refreshments & food available for purchase. For tickets and other information, visit the Works in Eureka, or People’s Records in Arcata.

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