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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. Their first game is on Wednesday July 5th, at 7:45 pm at Hartman field, 3555 W. street, Eureka. Other games: July 10, 9pm, Kennedy field (3550 Dolbeer, Eka.); July 26, 9 pm, Hartman; July 31, 7:45 pm, Cooper North (8th & R, off Myrtle--closest to parking lot); 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.

Pride 2017 Planning--help us choose a name!

We had a great meeting on the 11th where we got much more organized about planning for our September Pride Parade and events in Arcata. One of the things we talked about was what to call this event, and there's now an online poll where you can vote for your favorite or add a write-in. The pool will end July 19th (or maybe the 22nd), so vote now! Here's the link:
We're proposing several community-building activities in the week before Pride, a Parade, and a festival where no alcohol is sold, with local speakers and booths from non-profits that provide services to the community. We have a new route that starts at and circle around the cremery district and then goes in to the Plaza on 8th street. It's flatter and shorter so it's easier for folks with physical challenges. September 24th, parade at noon, festival at 1 pm or so.
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