Who is Who in the Local Queer Community?
Here in Humboldt, we have several LGBTQ serving non-profit organizations. People get us confused all the time. In case you’ve ever been confused about who does what, here is a breakdown of our ever evolving, local queer community organizational nexus. If there’s a group that you see missing, let us know! We recognize this is an incomplete, imperfect list, and that things are constantly evolving.
Queer Humboldt - That’s us! We do mental health services, community education, micro-grants/mutual aid, Two-Spirit capacity bridging, and youth workforce development. We are mostly funded by grants and donations. Poke around our website to learn more about our 501(c)3 non-profit!
Redwood Pride - This is a volunteer based group that puts on Pride events in the Eureka/Arcata area. They are fiscally sponsored by the Ink People and put on lots of community events, like the Pancake Breakfasts and a Pride Halloween Festival. Here is a link to their website: https://redwoodpride.wordpress.com/
The Eureka Sisters, Inc.: Abbey of the Big Red Wood - This is our local branch of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an international charity group. The Sisters do fundraising events, like Sisters bingo, and annual community events, like International AIDS Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance and Beltane. Here is a link to their website: https://www.eurekasisters.org/
Lost Coast Pride - the newest of our local LGBTQ groups, LCPride puts on Pride events in the Eel River Valley, including the annual Ferndale Pride March (which happens the last Sunday in June). LCP is fiscally sponsored by Queer Humboldt. They have a page here on our site: https://www.queerhumboldt.org/lost-coast-pride
These are the LGBTQ focused non-profit type organizations that we know of locally, but there are also lots of organizations that have LGBTQ inclusive services and program branches, like Two Feathers Native American Family Services, Open Door Community Health Centers, Humboldt IPA, and Raven Project (just to name a few). There are also lots of amazing individuals doing incredible work, including on social media and in person. And, of course, we have an amazing local drag scene which has so much going on!
We hope this handy resource is helpful in educating our community about the different Pride groups that work together towards joyful queer liberation here in the Pacific Northwest of California.