URGENT: Testimony Needed for Caucus Priority Bills & FairVote Training

Testimony Need for 3 Priority BillsFairVote Training on Rank Choice VotingFebruary Meeting of the LGBT Caucus Mahalo to everyone that has already submitted their testimony and for those that have not please take 5 minutes to get it in for the LGBT Caucus Priority Bill. Your testimony doesn’t have to be long and please also encourage your friends to submit testimony. Click here for instructions on how to submit testimony. LGBT CAUCUS PRIORITY BILLS HB 2037 – Establishes the Hawaii State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,

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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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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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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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