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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".
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
Age: ULOAH is now approaching 13 years
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
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
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!
Do you like to hike, camp or fish? ULOAH Outdoors was created
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
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
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: