Skip to: site menu | section menu | main content

The L-Word

the lesbian voice of the northcoast
Currently viewing: The L-Word Online » home


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.

/The L-Word


Redwood 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.

Pride 2018 Family Game Night and more..

Redwood Pride is hosting a queer family game night at Redwood Discovery Museum (612 G Street,Suite 102, Eureka) Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. Games for all ages will be available, including chess, board games,card games and museum offerings for little kids. There is talk of a few rounds of the cards and words game Apples to Apples. A bake sale is in the mix and we welcome your donated bake goods. Suggested donation at the door is $5. With your energy and imagination we can make this night our own. We look forward to seeing you.

Redwood Pride calendar for January 2018

January 26, 5:30 p.m.: Planning meeting at the Jefferson Center, 1000 B Street, Eureka January 29: The Pancake Agenda goes on tour to an undetermined location, probably Fortuna. Stay tuned for details, at NorthCoastQueers on facebook.

Together We Rise Up

On Monday, January 15, 2018, the Eureka Branch of the NAACP will host The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday.
This year's theme is TOGETHER WE RISE UP. We face a time in our nation unlike any in recent memory. Numerous groups have taken Dr. King’s message around peaceful protest to promote the issues nearest and dearest to them. Whether the concerns surround faith, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, poverty, environment or educational reform; we stand united, together as one Eureka and one Humboldt County to seek the best for all residents - TOGETHER WE RISE UP.
The celebration takes place Monday, January 15, 2018 at noon at the Adorni Center (1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, CA). Join us! , Contact the Eureka NAACP at or call 707-502-2546

Women's March 2018

Just about a year after the world-wide demonstrations last January,on January 20 & 21 2018, women are again marching and gathering all over the U.S. and the world to demand all of our rights, including reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers' rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, Indigenous people's rights, environmental justice and ending violence. The Eureka march will start at 1 pm on the 20th from the foot of "C" street (same place as last year)see Women’s March on Eureka 2018 on facebook. There's also a gathering & march in Crescent City, with kickoff speeches and such at the Crescent Elk Middle School theater at 10 am. National organizers are encouraging people to go to Las Vegas, a swing state with recent experience of gun violence, and there are many other marches all over the country, including, close to us, Ft. Bragg, Ukiah, Medford, Grants Pass, and the Bay Area. There's a pretty good list at facebook/womensmarch2018USA/events.

Choices Breakfast

Planned Parenthood will have their annual choices breakfast on Friday, January 26th, from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m at The Lodge, 445 Herrick Avenue in Eureka. Crystal Strait, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, will speak about how California continues to lead the nation in reproductive rights and justice and what we must do in 2018 to ensure our patients continue to have access to the lifesaving services Planned Parenthood provides. Tickets, $30 advance (RSVP by 1/19), $40 at the door, support Planned Parenthood Northern California. Available online at planned parenthhood's website or by calling Tia Baratelle (707) 502-3008.

Back to top