Testimony NEEDED for 2 Priority Bills

We have TWO priority bills that need your support! So please submit testimony in support of the following measures. Reminder your testimony does not have to be long we just need you to get it in šŸ˜‰ SB 429 – Which will expand gender markers on driver’s licences & state IDs.Bill details: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=429&year=2019Hearing: Friday, 02-22-19 @ 9:00 AM in RM 016Deadline to submit testimony: Thurs, 02-22-19 @ 8:00 PM SB 768 – Expands access to mental health care for minorsBill

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Fixing the BAN to Conversion Therapy

TESTIMONY NEEDED in Support of HB 644 we are asking that you support the bill but also ask that you in your testimony that you support the LGBT Caucus’ recommendation for an amendment. Our amendment removes out dated language and simplifies the bill to BAN Conversion Therapy. #BornPerfect #LGBTCaucusPriorityBill SAMPLE TESTIMONY:”I support HB 644 and ask that you follow the LGBT Caucus’ recommendation and amend the bill to clarify the language and simplify the bill. Mahalo for your support” Hearing:

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Testimony needed for 4 LGBT Caucus Priority Bills

Happy Aloha Sunday – I hope you are staying safe and warm in this weather! I have great news we have 4 (four) priority bills that have hearingsĀ  and now we NEED your kokua to help keep them moving! Please take a couple of minutes to get your testimony in STRONG SUPPORT. Reminder your testimony does not have to be long. For SB 674 we are asking that you support the bill but also ask that you in your testimony

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URGENT: Testimony needed in STRONG Support for HB 580, SB 538, SB 768 & HB 671

I have great news for the first time in the history of the LGBT Caucus of the DPH there was not ONE bill submitted to attack Hawaii’s LGBTQIA community. I wish the news across the country and the globe was this great for our community.This week we saw two attacks from the federal government and one from Japan: SCOTUS allowed 45’s Transgender ban for those serving in the military. Health and Human Services allows adoption agencies in South Carolina to

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LGBT Caucus Bills for 2019

LGBT Caucus 2019 Priority Bill Click here for a PDF of ALL the bills the LGBT Caucus is Supporting and/or tracking Barring ā€œGay Panicā€ & ā€œTrans Panicā€ as an affirmative defense Prohibits defendants from claiming that discovery, knowledge, or disclosure of a victim’s gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation resulted in extreme mental or emotional disturbance sufficient to reduce a charge of murder to a charge of manslaughter unless the other circumstances of a defendant’s explanation are already

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How to submit testimony

Make sure YOUR voice is heard on the issues that matter to you! 1. Write your testimony in a word processing program. (Remember to do check your spelling and grammar.) 2. Go to: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ 3. Click the “Sign In” link if you already have an account or the “Register” link if this is your first time submitting testimony. 3A. Fill in the your email address and password or fill out the Registration Form 4. Click the “Submit Testimony” orange button

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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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