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 Meeting
Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 AM @ DPH HQ
2020 PPP & Caucus Name Change
We 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 to make in more accessible and inclusive than ever before.
After that we will continue the conversation about the name change for the LGBT Caucus.To help ensure that everyone can have a say we have created this survey. Please fill it out and encourage your friends to fill it out.
We will have two raffle prizes at our meeting in honor of Pride month & the LGBTCaucus’ 18th Birthday, a rainbow lei & a Canadian Equality coin! Everyone that comes or calls in will automatically get a raffle ticket! You can purchase additional raffle tickets, with the funds being used to support the LGBT Caucus.
If you can’t make it in person we have teleconference & video-conference available:
Teleconference: Dial-in Number: (712) 451-0200; 938390 (Access code)
Video conference: Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/dph2018
Online Meeting ID: dph2018
LGBT Caucus Turns 18!
In 2019 we honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall but also the LGBT Caucus turns 18! When we were founded our community was still dealing with the loss of the Constitutional Amendment, anti-sodomy laws were still on the books in 13 states, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ & the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” were the law of the land, and on and on.
Today Marriage Equality is the law of the land, we have ensured that gender identity & expression are included in the list of protected classes for public accommodation law & employment protection, banned conversation therapy, ensured that members of the transgender community can change their gender markers on birth certificate without surgery, and so many other advancements. This last legislation alone we worked & passed THREE LGBTQIA specific bills, the most in any session, cleaned up the language of the conversion therapy ban, expanded gender markers for State IDs & Driver’s Licenses, as well as ban ‘gay panic’ & ‘trans panic’ as an affirmative defense and we are working to ensure that Governor Ige signs them into law. And we have more work to do!
Since it is our birthday month we also use that ask everyone to pay their voluntary LGBTCaucus $10.00 membership dues. So if you can we hope that you will pay your membership dues so we have the resources for the battles and celebrations ahead. Click here to pay your membership dues on-line or you can mail a check made out to the ‘Democratic Party of Hawaii’ with ‘LGBT Caucus’ in the memo section to DPH 627 South St. #105, Honolulu, HI 96813.
2019 Pride Schedule
Kaua’i Pride FIRST Parade & Celebration – Saturday June 22
LGBT Caucus Contingent in the Kauai Pride Parade Facebook Event
We will be gathering at 8:30 AM
Kauai Pride Parade starts at 9:00 AM
Followed by a celebration from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
After Kaua’i Pride Parade Party – Nawilili Tavern 6 pm
Hawai’i Island Pride – June 28 – 30
Maui Pride – October 5 & 6
Honolulu Pride – October 26
Join the Democratic Party of Hawai’i and the National Democratic Training Committee in Honolulu on September 14th for a FREE in-person training focusing on fundamental aspects of running a campaign, including fundraising, messaging, digital communications, and field operations
Click here for more information and/or to register. (Registration required)
Be The Change
If you missed Be The Change: Becoming a Foster Parent you can watch the video by clicking here.Mahalo nui loa!
Michael Golojuch, Jr. (He/Him)
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i