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(United Lesbians Of
African Heritage)

We are best known as the sistahs who put on SISTAHfest, the ultimate black lesbian retreat... but we are that, and much more.... Read on!

Once upon a time, there was a dream,
a dream of women,
a dream of women coming together
and turning the world around...
and it still lives.
It lives for those who would be sisters".
-Pat Parker

Since 1989, United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH) has been the leading voice of the Black lesbian community in southern California. ULOAH is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the visibility, unity and empowerment of lesbians of African descent.

We build self-esteem, challenge heterosexism, and work for lasting social change through visibility, education, and advocacy.


Age: ULOAH is now approaching 13 years old!
Home Base: Los Angeles, CA
Population: Black women who love other women!

How do you say ULOAH? "You-low-uh"

What is SISTAHfest? For the past eleven years, ULOAH has been host to one of the more exciting events for black lesbians, a three day Fall retreat in the hills of Malibu, California.

Number of women who participate in ULOAH: Currently, there are approximately 1600 women on ULOAH's regular mailing list, and 900 on the e-mail list. Last year, nearly 350 women from the North America and abroad attended SISTAHfest.

Who runs ULOAH?  ULOAH is run entirely by her board members and other sistah volunteers who are dedicated to ensuring that a safe place exists for lesbians of African heritage.

Membership?  All women of African heritage who love other women belong to ULOAH. However, if you would like to support ULOAH in her activities you can become a member for $15. Additional donations are also welcome!

Statement of Purpose

Promote visibility and unity among Lesbians of African Heritage, thereby increasing self-esteem, and wellness in our lives;
Challenge all forms of oppression affecting Black lesbians;
Provide educational seminars, public discussion groups and workshops, and publish literature and materials which educate Black lesbians and others regarding our rich cultural heritage;
Provide an organization sensitive and responsive to the spiritual needs of Black lesbians;
Increase the economic security of lesbians of African Heritage by providing education relating to business and career development, financial planning, and resource management; and
Educate and inspire through artistic, and cultural expression.




ULOAH's 12th Annual
Black Lesbian Retreat


For Info On Last Year's SISTAHfest Click Here

United Lesbians of African Heritage

1626 N. Wilcox Ave., #190,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Please e-mail us at for more information, or to be placed on our online or postal mail mailing lists!




ULOAH Outdoors

Do you like to hike, camp or fish? ULOAH Outdoors was created for you.

Every year after SISTAHfest, women who never camped before, enjoyed being outdoors in a "camp" style atmosphere, and women who camp on a regular basis always wished that ULOAH would do more.

ULOAH saw a need in our community to provide a venue where our sistahs can get their camp on. This is how ULOAH Outdoors was born.

Our first meeting will be a hike/meeting on Saturday, June 1st at 9:00am sharp.

We will be meeting on the corner of Franklin and Canyon (1 block east of Bronson) in the Mayfair parking lot. From there we will go to our starting point, and we will be heading to the "HOLLYWOOD" sign. Leashed dogs are welcome to join us.

For more information, call the ULOAHline 323-960-5051. or send us an email:


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