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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
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.

Switch Hitters

We have a new local LGBT softball team! The Switch Hitters are managed by Stephanie Allen, and they're in the city of Eureka co-ed competitive slow pitch league. August and September games: August 2, 6:30 pm, Hartman; Aug. 9, 9 pm, Hartman; Aug. 14, 6:30 pm, Kennedy; Aug. 21, 7:45 pm, Hartman; Aug. 28, 6:30 pm, Hartman; September 11, 7:45 pm, Kennedy; and Sept. 18, 9 pm, Kennedy.

Redwood Pride

We've applied for a permit for a parade/march and gathering on the Plaza in Arcata on Sept. 24th. The route will start at and circle the Creamery district and then go in to the Plaza on 8th street. We're still working on all the various pieces, come help us plan!
The next community meeting is Friday August 18th, 5:30 pm, Sieman's Hall rm 117 at HSU. There are also community meetings on August 24th, 5:30 pm, at the Jefferson Community Center in Eureka (subject to confirmation), and on September 1st back at Siemen's Hall 117 at HSU. There are also lots of committees you can join. You can join our facebook group or sign up for a committee on our new website, at: Or email us at northcoastqueers on gmail, or call 633-4473. If you're a non-profit or community group interested in tabling at the festival, or in being in the parade, contact Jonathon. If you're interested in performing or speaking, contact Hannah . And you can make donations at Just tell them it's for Pride, or for the LGBT Community Center group.

Arcata Lantern Ceremony

The 35th annual Lantern Ceremony, honoring those killed at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and also remembering folks who've recetnly died will be on Ausgust 12th. It's at Klopp lake in the Arcata Marsh at 7:30, and walking, biking, or carpooling is encouraged. There will be a shuttle from Samoa and I streets.
There are also lantern-related events that week. "The Oracles of Pennsylvania Avenue" at 7pm on Saturday, August 5th at The Sanctuary, 13th and J streets in Arcata, with lantern-making at 6. On Friday, August 11,during Arts Arcata, Arcata Exchange will be hosting a workshop on making paper cranes. Also on the 7th, there will be a community singalong with songs of Peace and Justice at 7 pm at Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 24 Fellowship Way in Bayside. Doors and lantern-making at 6. And on Saturday the 12th, during the Farmers Market, you can make a lantern for the ceremony later that evening on the NW corner of the Arcata Plaza during the Farmers market, 9 am-2:30 pm.

Hot Summer Nights

It's summertime so let's dance! Queer Humboldt presents Hot Summer Nights at the Logger Bar in Blue Lake. Come out and enjoy the summer evening with an outdoor patio. Bring your beach attire. And dance! Saturday, August 12, 8:00pm to 12:30am Jell-O shots, Piņata, Raffle Prizes and dancing to DJ Joe-E. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Queer Humboldt organization. The Logger Bar is at 510 Railroad Ave, Blue Lake. Ages 21+, No Cover Charge.

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