Queering the Census – LGBT Caucus Mtg on Jan 18, 2020 & other upcoming events

We hope that you had a fun, happy & safe holiday season. 2020 is here with a vengeance and we have a lot of coming up in the next several months at the Caucus and the DPH as a whole. First is: Opening of the 30th State Legislature This Wednesday, Jan 15 at 10:00 AM at the Hawai’i State Capitol 415 S. Beretania, Honolulu If you want to be able to sit-in during the opening ceremonies you either need to get

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Happy New Year – A Decade in Review & Looking Forward to 2020

Saying Goodbye to a Rollercoaster of a Decade When we began this decade we known as the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Caucus today we are the LGBT Caucus and looking how we can be more inclusive. We as a community were fighting for Civil Unions at the state level and now Marriage Equality is the law of the land. While that last one was a huge win for our community it was in no way the only major win for our

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Update on the Party-run Presidential Primary for the 2020 Election

The Democratic Party of Hawai’i has made many changes to how we all are able to vote for our respective candidate that we each support to  become the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States of America. These changes were done to be as inclusive as possible. CHANGE #1: We have separated the Precinct meetings from the Party-run Presidential Primary (PPP). The Precinct meetings, as you know is where we elect our Precinct & District officers as well as the delegates to

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Happy Articles of Impeachment – Updates & December LGBT Caucus Meeting Canceled

Articles of ImpeachmentDecember LGBT Caucus Meeting CanceledDPH Holiday Pau Hana – Dec. 30th2020 Election & PPP This was a historic week as the House released and the House Judiciary passed the Articles of Impeachment against the occupant of the White House! As someone who has watched as much of the hearings as possible and read the Articles of Impeachment I am happy they are moving forward. But for this endeavor to be successful we need to make sure that our members in the House hear from each and

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Blue & Rainbow Wave 2019 & November Meeting Sat Nov 16 @ 10 am

Thank you to everyone that reached out to me about the open At-Large position on the LGBT Caucus Steering Committee. I am excited to announce that I have appointed Sherry Alu Campagna to the position (we cannot replace Kainoa). Please welcome Sherry on board! What an amazing day America had on Tuesday! We saw the BLUE WAVE continue – Democrats took control of both chambers in Virginia which looks like that will bring the ratification of the ERA Amendment to the US Constitution (98 years in

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LGBT Caucus – Honolulu Pride Info

LGBT Caucus & Honolulu Pride Parade & FestivalSaturday, Oct 19th LGBT Caucus’ contingent info:9:00 AM meet at Magic Island parking lot10:30 AM everyone be in place11:00 AM the 2019 Honolulu Pride Parade beginsFacebook event for more information LGBT Caucus’ booth info:8:00 AM set-up at Waikiki Shell back area11:30 AM Honolulu Pride Festival begins6:00 PM Honolulu Pride Festival ends Soul Dancer has agreed to lead for the LGBT Caucus’ booth at the Honolulu Pride Festival so please email him to volunteer to staff our booth. LGBT Caucus 2020 Legislative Priorities Getting the State to fund/secure

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LGBT Caucus September 2019 Meeting

September LGBT Caucus Meeting Join us Saturday, Sept 21 at 10:00 am at DPH HQ for our monthly meeting. After the meeting we will be cleaning the DPH HQ as a fundraiser for the Caucus. We have to move the voting for name change of the Caucus until our November meeting. Here is what we will be covering at the meeting: Setting the LGBT Caucus 2020 Legislative Priorities Implementation of legislation we helped pass – banning conversion therapy & expanding gender markers on State

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June 26 – Equality Day Hawaii expands its protection for our community (& first night of 2020 debates)

June 26 – Equality Day Tomorrow, June 26, at 1:30 pm Governor David Ige will sign House Bill 711 – Relating to Criminal Defense and House Bill 1165 – relating to Gender Identification into law at a public signing ceremony in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room at the Hawai‘i State Capitol.  With the signing of HB 711 Hawai‘i will become the 6th state to ban Gay and Transgender Panic as an affirmative defense for murder charges, joining California, Connecticut, Illinois, Nevada, and Rhode Island. 

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HAPPY PRIDE: June Pride Mtg, Kauai Pride, Upcoming Training – OH MY!!!

Another major victory for the LGBTQIA community – Botswana has become the 19th African country to decriminalize homosexuality, the first to do it through the courts! Another reason to celebrate Pride on the 50h Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots! June LGBT Caucus MeetingSaturday, June 15 at 10:00 AM @ DPH HQ2020 PPP & Caucus Name ChangeWe will have a presentation on the 2020 Presidential Preference Poll (where you get to vote on who you support for the Democratic Nominee for President) because there have been some MAJOR changes

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Breaking News: LOVE WINS! Marriage Equality Comes to Taiwan & US House Passes the Equality Act

BREAKING NEWS: Friday, May 17, 2019 TAIWAN – The Taiwanese Parliament in a vote of 66 to 27 passed Marriage Equality, making Taiwan the FIRST Asian country to win this historic landmark. Taiwan’s LGBTQIA community won a landmark court case in 2017 when the court ruled that same-sex couples had the constitutional right to marry. The court gave the Taiwan’s government until May 24, 2019 to extend these rights. There were three competing bills to achieve this requirement. Taiwan’s President

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