Marriage Equality 5 Year Anniversary

Marriage Equality 5 Year Anniversary Five years ago today (12/2/13) Marriage Equality went into effect with midnight ceremonies at the Waikiki Sheraton’s Leahi Club. At a midnight a community ceremony co-sponsored by the LGBT Caucus of the DPH a total of 37 couples tied the knot thanks to the generosity of the Waikiki Sheraton and the hospitality of then General Manager Kelly Sanders. We hope that each and everyone of you will take a moment today to celebrate and to

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URGENT: Protect the Mueller Investigation Protests – Thur. Nov 8 #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw

Mahalo to everyone that voted in the General Election! A special shout out to everyone that volunteered to get our fellow citizens out to the polls. There was a rainbow of newly elected officials all across our country. Here in Hawaii we saw KipuKai Kuali’i to be re-elected as a member of the Kaua’i County Council – CONGRATULATIONS to Councilmember KipuKai Kuali’i! CONGRATULATIONS to Senator Mazie Hirono on her re-election to the Senate! The Constitutional Convention was soundly defeated! Now

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LGBT Caucus – Honolulu Pride Unit #30, Meet & Greet, Voting & November Presentation

As we prepare for the Honolulu Pride Parade we remember why we have Pride & that is thanks to the brave rioters outside Stonewall who said ENOUGH! They fought back against the inhumanity shown to them by the raids on the gay bars! They said ENOUGH to being treated as second class citizens! In doing so they began the modern fight for justice and equality for the LGBTQIA community that we continue today! Details for the Honolulu Pride Parade LGBT

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Happy HNL Pride Month & Preparing for the General Election

Happy Pride & LGBTQIA History Month and remember October 11th is National Coming Out Day! Details for the Honolulu Pride Parade: Saturday, October 20th we meet-up at 9:00 AM at Magic Island & we need to be in place by 10:00 AM Honolulu Pride Parade starts at 11:00 AM with the Pride Parade route starting at Ala Moana & Atkinson and follows Ala Moana to Kalakaua and end at Kapiolani Park. Facebook Event Click Here Details for the Honolulu Pride

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September LGBT Caucus Meeting

The LGBT Caucus will be meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 AM at the DPH HQ – 627 South St. STE 105. We will be going over the following: 1. 2018 remaining Pride Activities (Maui Pride & Honolulu Pride) 2. 2019 Legislative Priorities for the LGBT Caucus 3. Establishment of the following committees: Fundraising, Membership, Communication & Legislative 4. Begin discussing changing the name of the LGBT Caucus to be more inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community 5. Upcoming DPH

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Hurricane Lane – BE PREPARED! Results for the LGBT Caucus election of Officers & Steering Committee Members

With Hurricane Lane now at a Category 5 Hurricane and that there are only 2 shelters in Hilo that can handle a Category 3 Hurricane and every other shelter can handle less than a Category 2 PLEASE make sure that you use the next 36+ hours to prepare. If you need tips to being prepared please visit NOAA’s website for tips. Tonight at 4:30 PM at ILWU HQ (Mahalo nui loa to our labor o‘hana) we held our elections in

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DPH Membership Committee Needs YOUR Help

Membership Committee Update The DPH Membership Committee is off and running and they have two projects that need your kokua: The first is Poll Watching for the 2018 General Election on Tuesday, November 6. Poll Watching serves 2 purposes: 1.    Making sure we find out which Democrats have not voted so DPH can contact them and encourage our fellow Democrats to get to the polls. 2.    Ensure that ALL voters get to cast their vote. To do this program correctly

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Families Belong Together March & Rally – June 30 – Hawaii State Capitol

45’s federal agents (ICE & Boarder Patrol) are taking children, from infants to teens, away from their immigrant parents — tearing apart families and meting out physical and psychological abuse at our border, every day. There are thousands of children living in detention centers and tent cities now. Now is the time! We’re gathering nationwide to demand that America keeps families together! WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 30th 2018 9:00am Gather at the Hawaii State Capitol 9:45am Welcome remarks 10:00am March to

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WE DID IT! Conversion Therapy is BANNED in Hawaii

Today, Friday, May 25, 2018 Governor David Ige signed SB 270 into law in a public signing ceremony! The law goes into effect upon signing and it creates a taskforce to ensure the LGBTQIA youth are able to access mental health services. Statement from our Chair about this historic piece of legislation: Aloha – The LGBT Caucus of Democratic Party of Hawai’i would like to say MAHALO NUI LOA to Senator Stanley Chang, Senator Roz Baker and Senator Karl Rhoads

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Celebration of 3 Years of Marriage Equality

We want to say MAHALO NUI LOA to our Sponsors: Champion Sponsors: Kaniela Ing for Congress Campaign Rainbow Family 808 (via Mike & Carolyn Golojuch) Planned Parenthood Young Leaders (Hawaii) Ally Sponsors: Nate Yuen Location: Dave & Buster’s Honolulu 1030 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96814 Date and Time Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM HST Description The LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i was founded in 2001 – we were the first caucus of the

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