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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 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.

V-Day 2018

Local actors will perform Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at North Coast Repertory Theater in Eureka on February 23rd and 24th, 8 pm plus 2pm on Saturday. The Vagina Monologues brings together divergent female voices, from a young girl to a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter. All ticket sales from this event will benefit North Coast Rape Crisis Team. Raffle tickets will also be sold. The show is not advisable for young children due to its mature subject manner.) $8 Seniors 65+/Students w/ IDs/18 & Under / $10 General. More info at e: 442-6278,,
Also, there will be a gathering as part of One Billion Rising against Violence on the Arcata Plaza from 1-3 pm on Friday February 16th, with the dance at 1:45. Check out to find out where you can learn the dance moves!

Queer Craft Fair

How Bazaar is a new monthly queer craft fair at Outer Space, 11th and M in Arcata. The first fair will be on Sunday February 11th, from noon-5pm, and crafters, makers and artisans that identify as part of the queer continuum are invited to apply.(Plus everyone's invited to come shop!). The fair is organized by Frankie Howell and Corinna Rosella. Email or to apply

Climbing Poetree and Social Justice

HSU's annual Social Justice Summit will be held on Friday and Saturday March 2nd and 3rd. The theme this year is "Who Am I? Back to Our Roots", and community members as well as HSU students, faculty, and staff are invited to present and participate in workshops sharing information and skills that provide tools for effective advocacy.
Climbing PoeTree will give a keynote performance and facilitate a workshop for the Summit. Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of two boundary-breaking soul sisters, Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, who have sharpened their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. We assume they'll be presenting on Friday evening, probably in the Kate Buchanen room, but location and time are still tba. More info at climbing Summit info at, or contact the HSU Multicultural Center at email or 826-3364.

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