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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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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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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LGBT Caucus – Honolulu Pride Unit #30, Meet & Greet, Voting & November Presentation

As we prepare for the Honolulu Pride Parade we remember why we have Pride & that is thanks to the brave rioters outside Stonewall who said ENOUGH! They fought back against the inhumanity shown to them by the raids on the gay bars! They said ENOUGH to being treated as second class citizens! In doing so they began the modern fight for justice and equality for the LGBTQIA community that we continue today! Details for the Honolulu Pride Parade LGBT

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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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