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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.

Happy Pride Month!

June is Pride month, and we're celebrating it. Our Pride Parade and associated events will be in September, but there's lots going on this month also:

Rainbow Poetry

On Sunday, June 25, from 3-5 PM, at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, at 24 Fellowship Way in Bayside, queer folk will have the opportunity to read their own poetry aloud, and listen to others do the same. Or come share a poem you love by a writer who's anywhere in the LGBTQ+ spectrum, whether you're queer or not. If you'd like to share a poem, call Sue at 822-3405 or email by June 19.

Pride 2017 Planning meeting June 21

A group of commmunity members is starting the process of organizing an inclusive Pride Parade and events in September. 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. In Arcata, probably September 24th.
We're having a community meeting at 5:30 on June 21st in the conference room next to the Arcata Library--come share your ideas and get involved! Email us at northcoastqueers on gmail, call 633-4473, or check out NorthCoastQueers on facebook.

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