LGBT Caucus Nominations Are In for the ’20 – ’22 Term

Nominees For LGBT CaucusOfficers & Steering Committee Members 2020 General Election Info Happy National Coming Out Day! Today (Oct 11) at 5:00 pm was the deadline to submit nominations for the LGBT Caucus’s Steering Committee positions for the 2020 – 2022 term. Here are those people that were nominated and since there were no races these nominees they will be elected by acclamation at our meeting this coming Saturday, October 17th at 3:00 PM on Zoom pursuant to the procedures that

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Vote With Pride! 2020 General Election

Make Sure Your Vote is Counted Happy LGBTQIA+ History Month! (Reminder that this Sunday is National Coming Out Day!) As ballot start arriving we wanted to make sure that everyone had the tools to make sure they are able to vote and that their vote is counted. Here is a video that will give you that information. Click here to watch the video. Power Point Presentation: http://bit.ly/LGBT2020GenElectionWhere to find the nearest Places of Deposit & Voter Service Centers: https://elections.hawaii.gov/voter-service-centers-and-places-of-deposit/ More information on How

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1 in 5 LGBTQIA people are NOT registered to VOTE!

A study earlier this year showed that 1 in 5 members of the LGBTQIA+ community is NOT registered to vote! Make a difference today on National Voter Registration Day and make sure that every one of your friends and family are registered to vote in the 2020 General Election! After they register or if they already are registered to vote ensure that they have a plan to vote! Hawai’i residents can register on-line at olvr.hawaii.gov; and Everyone can go to iwillvote.com to register to vote as well

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Supporting VP Biden & Senator Harris, Announcing our September Guest Speaker

Support Biden-Harris in Battle Ground States We are weeks away from the most important election of our lives, and we need YOUR help reaching LGBTQ+ and pro-equality voters in battleground states to ensure Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris are victorious in November. The shift is every Tuesday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM (Hawaii Time) and you can do it from the safety of your own home. You don’t have to do the entire 2 hours, even 30

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LGBT Caucus September 2019 Meeting

September LGBT Caucus Meeting Join us Saturday, Sept 21 at 10:00 am at DPH HQ for our monthly meeting. After the meeting we will be cleaning the DPH HQ as a fundraiser for the Caucus. We have to move the voting for name change of the Caucus until our November meeting. Here is what we will be covering at the meeting: Setting the LGBT Caucus 2020 Legislative Priorities Implementation of legislation we helped pass – banning conversion therapy & expanding gender markers on State

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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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2019 Legislative Wrap Up

LGBT Caucus Bill UpdateThe LGBT Caucus had a very good legislative session! In fact the 2019 Legislative Session we saw the most LGBTQIA specific bills passed in any single session. Mahalo to everyone that submitted testimony and/or reached out to your elected officials. We were able to help pass the following bills (bold are LGBTQIA specific legislation) and they are now on the Governor’s Desk for him to sign into law (hopefully):HB 330 – Suicide intervention & prevention for Hawaii’s

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Give OUT Day & Give the gift that keeps on giving!

The LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i is Hawaii’s only LGBTQIA political (policy & legislative) organization. So we hope that you will take advantage of #GiveOutDay to donate to the LGBT Caucus or buy your ticket to our annual celebration of Marriage Equality becoming the law of the land! 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (the birthplace of LGBTQIA rights modern day movement) & the 4th Anniversary of Marriage Equality becoming the law of the

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Anniversary Celebration 4 Years of Marriage Equality

Location:  Dave & Buster’s Honolulu1030 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96814 Date and Time Sunday, June 2, 20196:00 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 Democratic Party of Hawai’i. On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States brought Marriage Equality to America. So what two great reasons to come together to celebrate!  We hope that you will come and join us

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