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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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Redwood 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.

Poetry in Trinidad

Some of our favorite poets are reading at the Trinidad Library on Saturday September 16th. Join us at 2 PM at the library and listen to Pat McCutcheon, Suzanne Moore and Jacqueline Elizabeth Letalien speak their souls. Free.

Redwood Pride

Redwood Pride planning is moving along! Join us on Sept. 24th, for a short parade, starting at 9th & L in Arcata at noon (gather at 11:30) followed by an afternoon of sharing on the Plaza, with music, speeches, food, crafts, and YOU--there will be an open mike where you're welcome to sing, talk, do acrobatics, or whatever, on the subject of "what do you want from the queer community?" We hope you'll get involved!

The next community meeting is on September 15th, Siemen's Hall 117, HSU.
You can sign up to volunteer or to be in the parade by going to the signup page on our website.
And you can make donations at Just tell them it's for Pride, or for the LGBT Community Center group.

You can also join our northcoastqueers facebook group, check out our website at:, Or email us at northcoastqueers on gmail, or call 633-4473.

Pride Week events

There will be a series of events during the week before Pride.
On Saturday Sept. 16th, there's poster making and t-shirt printing at the Ink People, 525 7th in Eureka, 1-3 pm. On Monday the 18th, the Switch Hitters will be playing at Kennedy field in Eureka at 9 pm. On Wednesday the 20th, there are two events: A candlelight Vigil for Peace, sponsored by the Kunle Center and WILPF, at the Gazebo in Old Town from 7-8 pm; and a panel of Queer Women of Color at HSU's Great Hall (above the College Creek store) from 7:30-9:30 pm. On Thursday the the 21st, Check It will lead a workshop on bystander intervention from 5:30-7 pm in Harry Griffith Hall rm 204 on the HSU campus; and also on the 21st PFLAG is sponsoring a potluck and showing of "Moonlight" at the Adorni center, 1101 waterfront, Eureka--potluck at 6:15,film at 6:45. End your busy week with a family picnic during the Arcata farmers' market, 10 am to noon on the Plaza, east side of the lawn, and later an All ages All body Workout Party from 6-8 pm at Body Tuners, 718 5th, Eureka on Saturday the 23rd.

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