Marriage Equality 5 Year Anniversary

Marriage Equality 5 Year Anniversary Five years ago today (12/2/13) Marriage Equality went into effect with midnight ceremonies at the Waikiki Sheraton’s Leahi Club. At a midnight a community ceremony co-sponsored by the LGBT Caucus of the DPH a total of 37 couples tied the knot thanks to the generosity of the Waikiki Sheraton and the hospitality of then General Manager Kelly Sanders. We hope that each and everyone of you will take a moment today to celebrate and to

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September LGBT Caucus Meeting

The LGBT Caucus will be meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 AM at the DPH HQ – 627 South St. STE 105. We will be going over the following: 1. 2018 remaining Pride Activities (Maui Pride & Honolulu Pride) 2. 2019 Legislative Priorities for the LGBT Caucus 3. Establishment of the following committees: Fundraising, Membership, Communication & Legislative 4. Begin discussing changing the name of the LGBT Caucus to be more inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community 5. Upcoming DPH

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WE DID IT! Conversion Therapy is BANNED in Hawaii

Today, Friday, May 25, 2018 Governor David Ige signed SB 270 into law in a public signing ceremony! The law goes into effect upon signing and it creates a taskforce to ensure the LGBTQIA youth are able to access mental health services. Statement from our Chair about this historic piece of legislation: Aloha – The LGBT Caucus of Democratic Party of Hawai’i would like to say MAHALO NUI LOA to Senator Stanley Chang, Senator Roz Baker and Senator Karl Rhoads

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Celebration of 3 Years of Marriage Equality

We want to say MAHALO NUI LOA to our Sponsors: Champion Sponsors: Kaniela Ing for Congress Campaign Rainbow Family 808 (via Mike & Carolyn Golojuch) Planned Parenthood Young Leaders (Hawaii) Ally Sponsors: Nate Yuen Location: Dave & Buster’s Honolulu 1030 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96814 Date and Time Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:00 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

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2018 DPH State Convention Videos and Reports

To help prepare all the Delegates and Alternates for the 2018 DPH State Convention we have the following information: Agenda for 2018 DPH State Convention DPH STANDING RULES FOR 2018 CONVENTION For more information about the 2018 DPH State Convention please visit the Party’s Website. DPH Chair’s Race To help everyone get to know the three candidates running for DPH Party Chair the LGBT Caucus held a candidate forum on May 19. Here are the videos for Keali’i Lopez &

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2018 Candidate Forums

2. Congressional District 1 & 2 Races – Part 1 To help prepare for the 2018 Primary Election the LGBT Caucus, Labor Caucus and Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i hosted a candidate’s forum for the Democratic candidates for the Congressional District 1 & 2 races. Candidates that participated in the forum (in order of appearance) 1. Sherry Campagna (via video conference) 2. Doug Chin 3. Donna Mercardo Kim 4. Kaniela Ing Click here to see CD-1

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LGBT Caucus Events Deadlines 2018 State DPH Convention and Leg Update

Upcoming LGBT Caucus events: Meet & Greet with Rep. Sam Park of Georgia Come out and meet Rep. Sam Park – Georgia’s first out LGBTQIA legislator! He was one of the few bright spots from the 2016 Election. This event is co-sponsored by Senator Stanley Chang and the LGBT Caucus of the DPH. Light pupus will be served. When: Friday, April 27 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Where: Square Barrels – 1001 Bishop St Ste 108 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Cost:

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Conversion Therapy Ban Has its FINAL HEARING

Because of your support we have a hearing for SB 270 – Relating to Minors We need testimony in STRONG SUPPORT for Senate Bill 270 – RELATING TO MINORS SB 270 prohibits persons licensed to provide professional counseling from engaging in, attempting to engage in, or advertising sexual orientation change efforts on persons under 18 years of age. Read the bill here. SB 270 is being heard by the House’s Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

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Legislative Update – March 16, 2018

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: We had a great week – SB 270 the bill to ban conversion therapy passed the House’s CPC committee (10-0) and HB 2739 the medical aid in dying bill passed the Senate’s CPH committee (6-0) now we are already looking at next week: Testimony needed in strong support in the Senate Labor Committee for: HB 1489 – RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS Prohibits a state agency or program or activity receiving state financial assistance from excluding from participation, denying

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URGENT: Testimony for Senate Hearing Needed in Support of Medical Aid in Dying – HB 2739

We need testimony in STRONG SUPPORT for House Bill 2739 – RELATING TO HEALTH HB 2739 establishes a regulatory process under which an adult resident of the State with a medically confirmed terminal disease and less than six months to live may choose to obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life. Imposes criminal sanctions for tampering with a patient’s request for a prescription or coercing a patient to request a prescription. Read the bill here. HB 2739

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