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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