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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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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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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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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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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