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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2019 Legislative Wrap Up

LGBT Caucus Bill UpdateThe LGBT Caucus had a very good legislative session! In fact the 2019 Legislative Session we saw the most LGBTQIA specific bills passed in any single session. Mahalo to everyone that submitted testimony and/or reached out to your elected officials. We were able to help pass the following bills (bold are LGBTQIA specific legislation) and they are now on the Governor’s Desk for him to sign into law (hopefully):HB 330 – Suicide intervention & prevention for Hawaii’s

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Help Us, Help You!!

It’s time for our annual fundraiser celebrating four years of marriage equality Sunday, June 2 at Dave and Busters (details below). We want to make this event bigger and better; raising more money than ever. We are asking for donations for themed baskets for the silent auction. We have five suggested themes: Movie Night (tickets, popcorn, movie candy) Wine Tasting (assorted wines, nuts and cheese) Car Wash Kit (soap, wax, bucket, shammy) Home Spa (gift cards, lotions, bubble bath, candles)

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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 – 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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