Give OUT Day & Give the gift that keeps on giving!

The LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i is Hawaii’s only LGBTQIA political (policy & legislative) organization. So we hope that you will take advantage of #GiveOutDay to donate to the LGBT Caucus or buy your ticket to our annual celebration of Marriage Equality becoming the law of the land! 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (the birthplace of LGBTQIA rights modern day movement) & the 4th Anniversary of Marriage Equality becoming the law of the

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Anniversary Celebration 4 Years of Marriage Equality

Location:  Dave & Buster’s Honolulu1030 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96814 Date and Time Sunday, June 2, 20196:00 PM ā€“ 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 Democratic Party of Hawai’i. On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States brought Marriage Equality to America. So what two great reasons to come together to celebrate!  We hope that you will come and join us

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Crossover Bill Check, Exec Dir & County Conventions

We have a lot of bills still alive! So please check out our spreadsheet to see exactly what is still standing. – CURRENT list of bills that the LGBT Caucus is supporting &/or tracking in 2019. MINIMUM WAGE On Tuesday, March 12 we are joining in on the Raise Up Hawaii’s (Minimum Wage increase) Lobby Day! Room number at the Capitol is TBD. (They will post it on their facebook event page.) Here’s the schedule of the day. If you can’t

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Upcoming 2019 County Conventions

The County Conventions are coming up for O’ahu, Maui & Hawai’i counties (Kaua’i doesn’t convene in odd years)! If you were a County delegate in 2018 you are a County delegate in 2019. If you were not delegate in 2018 but want to be one in 2019 contact your district chair. 2019 O`ahu County Convention Nomination form for OCC Executive Committee (Must Be Received by April 24, 2019) Standing Rules for 2019 OCC Convention Deadline to submit Resos & changes

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Help Clean Up the Conversion Therapy Ban

TESTIMONY NEEDED in Support of SB 674 we are asking that you support the bill but also ask that you in your testimony that you support the LGBT Caucus & the Task Forces combined recommendation for an amendment. Our amendment removes out dated language and simplifies the bill to BAN Conversion Therapy. #BornPerfect #LGBTCaucusPriorityBill SAMPLE TESTIMONY:“I support SB 674 and ask that you follow the Task Force and the LGBT Caucus’ combined recommendation and amend the bill to clarify the

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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 BillClick here for the current listing (PDF) of all bills. 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

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