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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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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.

Her Own Way

One hundred years ago Humboldt State Normal School, now known as HSU, opened its doors. The Minor Theatre in Arcata also opened that year, and Humboldt State Normal School drama students performed the Broadway hit “Her Own Way” at the Minor. In commemoration of that double anniversary, HSU's drama department will do a “staged reading” of “Her Own Way” at the Minor on Monday, December 8 at 7 PM. The characters will be in costume, but will read their lines into a radio microphone. Playwright Clyde Fitch created strong central roles for women, and his heroine, Georgiana, exhibits great independence and integrity. Tickets are $12, available in advance at the Minor box office. All ticket sales benefit the Emma Center in Arcata, a non-profit that provides services to women who have experienced traumatic abuse.

World AIDS Day

December first is World AIDS day, and will be observed in various ways throughtout the county. There will be a World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil & Awareness Walk in Eureka, presented by the Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on Saturday December 7th. Meet at the Old Town Boardwalk Compass at 6pm. On the HSU campus, there will be information and testing on the quad on Monday the 1st during the lunch hour. And on Thursday Dec. 4th there will be a World AIDS Day Week Film "Positive Youth" , an empowering look at youth and HIV. Pizza provided. It's at 6pm in Gist Hall #218. In Southern Humboldt, there will be an interactive display and health education booth at the Mateel Community Center’s Recycled Youth Theater, December 12-14.

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