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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.

Glitter Critter Bingo

Do you like to cavorting with curiously creative critters and laughing the night away? Join your Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence October 15th at the Bayside Grange for "Glitter Critter Bingo"! Combining the loves of everyone's lives, glamor and cute animals, this Bingo Fundraiser will benefit Redwood Pals Rescue and all the work they do for vulnerable critters in our community! There of course will be a Costume Contest to see who is the most outrageously fabulous creature of them all. So dress as the most cuddly puppy or most debonair minx, there will be someone who loves it! To foster unity across all species, the Eureka Sisters are once again encouraging a potluck. Please bring a dish that you would like to share with your community, including a card with allergy information. Be sure to also bring a prize to donate to the raffle in exchange for some tickets! The majority of proceeds from this event will benefit Redwood Pals Animal Rescue, with a portion going to the Eureka Sisters' Operating Fund to ensure that we are able to bring you a plethora of amazing activities. Buy your tickets online at or "Glitter Critter" Bingo is on Saturday, October the 15th at the Bayside Grange. Doors at 5 pm, estimated end time is 9pm. Tickets available online or at the door for $15 each. 18+

Help Humboldt Pride be more inclusive

We had an interesting community meeting to discuss the future of Humboldt Pride, Inc, the non-profit that sponsors our yearly Pride parade. All the current board members will be leaving as of November 1st, and there is conversation in the community about trying to have Pride events include and involve a wider range of the LGBTQ+ community. There will be a committee formed to consider applications for future board seats, and more community meetings but those aren't set up yet. See for notes from the meeting, info on the board structure & bylaws, and an application to be on the board.

Fight Cancer and have fun!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there are a series of Zumbathons benefiting the Breast and GYN Health project. Also, many local businesses will be donating part of their proceeds for the month, a week, or just a day to the Project. The first two Zumbathons are at the Adorni Center in Eureka, on Saturday Oct. 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm and Wed. Oct. 19th at 3 pm. $15, all proceeds to the Breast & GYN Health project. The Zumbathon at the Bayside Grange is the day before Halloween, the 30th, and costumes are encouraged. $10-$15 sliding scale. More info and details on what you can buy where to benefit BGHP at

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