Upcoming cultural, social and advocacy projects and events for Hawaii's LGBT people, their families and allies. Provided as an informational service by Equality Hawaii.
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EQUALITY HAWAII / LGBT LEGACY FOUNDATION PROJECTS AND EVENTS
"THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY"
Olelo 54 and www.olelo.org/Olelo54. Watch the panel discussion presented by Equality Hawaii and the LGBT Legacy Foundation. With Former Governor Neil Abercrombie, Justice Steven Levinson (ret.), Dr. David McEwan, Clyde Wadsworth, Esq., and Deirdre Marie-Iha, Esq. To watch online: click here.
LGBTQIA COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND EVENTS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 / 5:30 doors open / 6:30 film screening
"THE MASK YOU LIVE IN"
The ARTS at Mark's Garage (Honolulu). Film screening and discussion of the critically acclaimed documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. Presented by Hawaii Women in Filmmaking. FMI: click here.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 / 5:30 pm
"PRIDE AT WORK HAWAII PAU HANA"
Chiko's Tavern (Honolulu). Pride At Work Hawaii mobilizes support between the labor movement and the LGBT community to build full equality, greater inclusiveness and dignity for all workers. Join them for for their monthly pau hana for news and updates, free pupus, talk story and fellowship. FMI: (808) 626-9728 or click here.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm
"HAWAII PEOPLE'S FUND ANNUAL DINNER & COMMUNITY EXPO"
Japanese Cultural Center (Honolulu). Join Hawaii People's Fund -- one of the most progressive foundations in Hawaii dedicated to social justice -- at their annual dinner and community expo. This year's theme is "Celebrating Generational Connections" and, as always, the event will be an inspiring gathering of Hawaii's grassroot activists working for positive social and cultural change. With live music, poetry, a silent auction and much more! FMI: Hawaii People's Fund. To purchase tickets, click here.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 / 3:00pm
"SWORN VIRGIN / HAWAII EUROPEAN CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL"
Consolidated Ward Theatres (Honolulu). Hana Doda, still a girl, escapes her imposed destiny of being a wife and servant by taking an oath of eternal virginity. In exchange for this sacrifice, Hana is permitted to live as a man amidst the inhospitable mountains of Albania. A special screening as part of the Hawaii European Cinema Film Festival. FMI: click here.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 / 2:00pm
"GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF HONOULULU BEER BUST AT BACCHUS"
Get your ghoul on at Bacchus Waikiki for an early Halloween beer bust celebration and fundriaser for the Gay Men's Chorus of Honolulu, the only openly gay chorus in Hawaii! FMI: click here.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 / 1:00pm - 7:00pm
"HALLOWEEN SPLASH POOL PARTY & BBQ"
A pre-Halloween fundraiser for the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation. More details coming soon, but it's not too early to get your scarey suit or lurid costume ready for this not-to-be-missed pool party of the season! FMI: click here.
THROUGH OCTOBER 28
"A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE: THE TRUE MEANING OF ALOHA"
Hawaii State Public Libraries (Oahu, Hawaii Island, Maui, Kauai, Molokai). Join story creator Kumu Hina Wong-Kalu and directors Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson for a screening of, and conversation about their film, "A Place In The Middle." A one-hour program "at the heart of a new bullying prevention campaign" centered on cultural empowerment and gender inclusion. FMI: (808) 321-8089 or click here.
THROUGH OCTOBER 31
"LGBT HISTORY MONTH"
October is LGBT History Month and it's a great time to learn more about the often overlooked people and events that have helped shape our world. The Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) offers some fascinating oral histories, videos and other resources on its website, and the Equality Forum posts a cool mini-biography on an LGBT icon every day throughout October. Check it out!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
"TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE"
According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, "Transgender people today face an epidemic of anti-trans violence...on our streets, in our schools, in our homes or at the hands of law enforcement...The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) serves as a somber reminder of the losses suffered because of senseless and unjust acts of cruelty against transgender people. If your organization is planning an event for TDOR, please let us know so we can post details here. Contact us at: email@example.com.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 / 5:30pm
"A HOLIDAY CAROL: GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF HONOLULU"
Take a journey through the Holidays with Scrooge at the Gay Men's Chorus of Honolulu's winter concert. From Valentine's Day, Fourth of July, Halloween and finally Christmas, the GMCOH's holiday concert is sure to be another of the group's spectacular productions! For tickets, go to hawaiitheatre.com. FMI: click here.
PBS Learning Media. A short film and discussion guide about an eleven year-old girl who dreams of leading the all-male hula troupe at her school in Honolulu. She's fortunate that her teacher understands the traditional Hawaiian embrace of mahu -- those who are "in the middlle" between male a female. By Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer, the award-winning filmmakers of "Kumu Hina." FMI: A Place In The Middle and "Countering Bullying with Aloha."
"OUR TOMORROW: SHARE YOUR VOICE. SHAPE OUR FUTURE."
A social media campaign supported by more then 100 LGBTQ organizations and foundations working to engage our community in a conversation about how to shape the future of a bigger, bolder movement that leaves no one behind. FMI: Our Tomorrow