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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
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 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.

We Are Queer History (and Herstory)

Are you ready to celebrate Pride Week? Humboldt Pride has organized more than a week of activities, cuminating in the Parade, starting at 1st & C in urka at 11:20 on Saturday Sept. 12th, and the festival from 12-5 at Halvorsen Park. Events start with the Caravan of Glam at th Blue Lake Casino on Saturday the 5th. Sunday there's a PFLAG potluck and movie "Stonewall Rebellion", 5/6 pm at 900 Hodgson in Eureka. Monday 11-2 is a picnic at Mad River Pump station #1, Tuesday 5-9 dinner at Applebees benefits Pride, and so on throughout the week. Mor info at Humboldt Pride

Women's Herbal Symposium

The final session of the Women's Herbal Symposium for 2013 is on Labor Day weekend, September 4-7. Four full days of inspiring Herbal and Sustainability classes, gourmet vegetarian meals, talented campfire capers, amazing handcrafted marketplace items, Rites-of-Passage Ceremonies, powerful campfire drumming and dancing, refreshing swimming hole dips, and conversations with remarkable & inspiring women!
We meet together under the ancient oaks, douglas firs, and bay trees of Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville. Our main gathering area is encircled by sixteen tipis with a large firepit in the center. All classes are held sitting on the ground under these majestic trees, or under shade tarps. At night we camp together, either in the tipis or in tents that we each bring. It's $380-$475 sliding scale for all classes, meals, camping, and events. The sliding scale is designed to provide access to women of low income. We depend upon a percentage of high paying participants in order to meet the Symposium budget. We expect women with access to money to pay the full fee. Please be honest. There are a limited number of spaces for young women, ages 12-20 ($150-$175), and Elders, ages 60 and over ($200-$250) if needed. Children: $40-$80. More info at

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