Check out this listing of upcoming cultural, social and advocacy events for Hawaii's LGBT people, their families and allies, provided as an informational service by Equality Hawaii. To have your event listed, email email@example.com. Equality Hawaii encourages the community to research voting records and/or position statements for events produced by candidates. Listing on this calendar does not imply endorsement of the event, sponsoring organization or candidate.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center (Honolulu) UH Manoa graduate Janet Mock, an award-winning author, cultural commentator and advocate for transgender women's rights, will present a free public lecture followed by a book signing. FMI: (808) 956-9250 or click here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
"PRIDE FILM SCREEN WITH REGGIE BLENNERHASSETT"
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, Rm. 110 (Honolulu). Special film screening and discussion of PRIDE; a film about LGBT activists supporting the miners strike in homophobic "Thatcherite" England in 1984. With Reggie Blennerhasset, one of the characters the film is based upon. A powerful story about how two underground cultures work toward mutual respect and solidarity. FMI: (808) 956-6958 or click here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
"PRIDE AT WORK HAWAII PAU HANA"
Hula's Bar & Lei Stand (Honolulu). Join Pride At Work Hawaii for pupus, talkstory, fellowship and legislative updates and announcements relevant to the intersection of the LGBT and labor movements in Hawaii. FMI: (808) 543-6054 or click here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
"UNITY + PRIDE = HAWAII LGBT LEGACY FOUNDATION"
Sheraton Waikiki Kahaloa Kona Lanai and Leahi Lounge (Honolulu) The first annual fundraiser to support the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation and LGBT Center Waikiki. Live entertainment, heavy appetizers, no host bar dancing and a special award ceremony to honor Princess Abigail Kinoki Kekaulike Kawananakoa. FMI: (808) 369-2000 or (808) 729-7476 or click here.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
"2015 HONOLULU AIDS WALK"
Kapiolani Park (Honolulu). Register yourself or your team now for the 2015 Honolulu AIDS Walk to benefit the HIV prevention, education and care programs of the Life Foundation. "Walk With Aloha" and help be part of the solution by making a difference and saving lives! FMI: click here.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
"KUMU HINA FILM SCREENING & TALK STORY"
The People's Hale - Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium, 5:30pm - 8:00pm (Honolulu). A special screening and talk story event featuring "Kumu Hina," an inspiring film about Honolulu native Hina Wong-Kalu, a teacher and community leader who brings to life Hawaii's traditional embrace of mahu, those who embody both male and female spirit. FMI: click here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
"[respect] Give it! Get it! Live it!"
Chiko's Tavern, (Honolulu). Pau hana with a purpose! April is sex assault awareness month and here's your chance to stand up against gendered violence. Share food, fun and laughter to send the message that everyone in our LGBT communities deserves respect in their relationships. FMI: RespectHawaii.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
"GENDER, IDENTITY & JUSTICE"
Kapiolani Community College, Ohelo Bldg., (Honolulu). A participatory workshop for social justice activists and anyone looking to expand their perspectives and understanding about gender, non-binary expressions and the vast spectrum of identities. FMI: Hawaii People's Fund (808) 593-9969 or click here.
FRIDAY, MAY 8
"BUILDING COMPENTENCY IN SERVING LGBT YOUTH"
Koolau Ballrooms & Conference Center, (Kaneohe, Oahu). A training conference for juvenile justice, social services, education and health professionals. Sponsored by the Committee on LGBT Youth in Hawaii's Juvenile Justice System. FMI: (808) 383-2111 or click here.