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
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 / 12:00pm + THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 / 6:00pm
"SEXUAL DIVERSITY, GENDER IDENTITIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN CUBA"
9.8.15 / Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (Waianae) and 9.10.15 / LGBT Center Waikiki (Honolulu). Openly gay Cuban phusician Dr. Alberto Roque (Medical University of Havana) will speak about the changing situation for LGBT people at a new moment of openness in US / Cuba relations. Presented by the Cubanakoa Foundation, a charitable trust dedicated to promoting communication and cooperation amongst cultural organizations and communities in the Caribbean, Oceania and Southeast Asia. FMI: Cubanakoa Foundation or email Jesus Puerto at email@example.com.
...AND FOLLOWING DR. ROQUE'S TALK ON SEPTEMBER 10...
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
"HOW DO I UPDATE THE SEX MARKER ON MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"
LGBT Center Waikiki (Honolulu). A hands-on workshop for transgender people with Hawaii birth certificates, following the talk by Dr. Alberto Roque. Presented by Cubanakoa Foundation & Kumuhina.com with support from the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation and UH Manoa LGBT Student Services.
"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.
COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND EVENTS
SEPTEMBER 3 - SEPTEMBER 7
"ALOHA BEARS LEIBEAR DAY WEEKEND"
Various locations (Honolulu). The Aloha Bears present a "LeiBear" Day Weekend of great events including a Pool Party at Wikiki Sand Villa Hotel, the Makani Catamaran 3 hr Swim and Sail, a Beer Garden at Bacchus, Eat the Meat BBQ at Ft. DeRussy Beach and more!. FMI: click here.
"A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE"
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."
AUGUST 27 - OCTOBER 4
Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu). In this play by Yilong Liu, set around the fight for marriage equality in Hawaii, Joe's normal simple life unravels as a promise kept is threatened by a visit of a man from his past. Love, secrets and betrayal abound in this realistic look into lives touched by fear of exposing one man's love for another. FMI: Kumu Kahua Theatre.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 / 8am
"OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK TO FIGHT SUICIDE"
"MODELS THAT WORK FOR CHANGEMAKERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY"
Roots Cafe (Honolulu). The next Hawaii People's Fund "Kipuka for Change: Peer Learning Circle" explores new ways for activists to evaluate the impact of their work, including indigenous knowledge transfer, participatory models, non-linear approaches and assets-based and evidence-based methodologies. An informal, interactive discussion over dinner with some of Hawaii's most progressive changemakers. FMI: (808) 593-9969 or click here.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 / 8:30am - 3:00pm
"2015 ADVOCACY CONFERENCE"
Catholic Charities (Honolulu). Come together to learn, share and build bridges to advance social justice through training in legislative advocacy and skill-building. With keynote speeches from Rachael Wong (Dept. of Human Services), Kat Brady (Community Alliance on Prisons) and Colin Moore (Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa). Presented by Hawaii Appleseed, Catholic Charities and PHOCUSED. Free lunch and light breakfast included. FMI: click here.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
"HANOCON: RESOURCEFUL - MAXIMIZING OUR INGENUITY"
Dole Cannery - Pomaikai Ballrooms (Honolulu). This year's conference -- presented by the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations -- "will highlight our ability to creatively look beyond our own organzation's resources to the community around us as a source of ingenious solutions." FMI: click here.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
Various locations (Maui). Join Maui's LGBT community for a weekend of great events: the 2nd Annual Maui Pride Film Festival, "Love Is Love" Dance Party, the Community Pride Festival, Gala Awards Dinner and more! For a full calendar of events and to learn more about Maui Pride and their scholarship program: 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.
"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