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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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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.

Sales for Survivors

Many local businesses and people are honoring Breat Cancer Awareness Month by supporting our local, independent Breast & GYN Health project. In "Sales for Survivors", businesses donate at least 10% of their proceds on a given day to the BGHP. There are also several special events, including two Zumbathons, an all-female DJ night, a cider night, and a special pet wash day. More details at!

Women Musicians at the Playhouse in October

The Arcata Playhouse is bringing two all-female groups to Arcata in October. Americana trio Red Molly, on Saturday October 7th at 8 pm, is known for their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together American music from folk to bluegrass, ballads to barn-burning honky tonk. Tickets are $27 general and $25 members and students. They're already sold out, but you might be able to show up and get in.
Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, on Thursday, October 26 at 8 PM, have a vision for their band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and Zoe Guigueno (bass/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. Tickets $18 general & $16 students and Playhouse/Folklife members

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