#ZoomForPride – Special Announcement
Zoom for PRIDE &
Caucus’s 20th Anniversary
Happy Pride! TODAY in US history we had 3 landmark cases come down – Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, Windsor v. US in 2013, & Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 so we have a lot to celebrate!
As we are preparing for ‘Zoom for Pride‘ we wanted you to know that DJ A.i.T. (you can follow her on Insta @pasiaggressive) will be providing the music and we are going to be having a SPECIAL GUEST performance from Princess Shantel Torres who you can follow as well @princess96796.
‘Zoom for Pride‘ supports the following non-profits representing the following counties:
- Kaua’i – YWCA Kaua’i: Their programs focus on women’s empowerment, racial justice, and violence prevention and intervention in response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. We seek to eliminate family violence in all of its forms, provide treatment to those who have been traumatized by violence, and provide the skills necessary for individuals who were once violent to live productive and caring lives. YWCA Kaua’i is a leader on issues of women’s empowerment and the elimination of racism on the island of Kaua’i and across the state of Hawai’i.
- O’ahu – Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center serves Hawai’i communities by reducing the harm and fighting the stigma of HIV, hepatitis, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, and poverty in our community. We focus our efforts on those disproportionately affected by social determinants of health, including but not limited to: people living with and/or affected by HIV, hepatitis, substance use, and the transgender, LGBQ and the Native Hawaiian communities. We foster health, wellness, and systemic change in Hawai’i and the Pacific through care services, advocacy, training, prevention, education, and capacity building. (see video below)
- Maui – Maui AIDS Foundation is focused on promoting the sexual health and well-being of the members of our community. MAF is the only AIDS service organization serving Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. MAF provides direct services that include linkage to medical care, access to HIV medications, food, and emotional and educational support to those in need. MAF also provides comprehensive educational and testing programs. These preventative programs provide information, preventative tools and testing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV, Hepatitis-C (HCV) and Syphilis. Maui AIDS Foundation has provided these vital services free of cost to the community of Maui County.
- Hawai’i – Hawai’i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation is also going through a name change to Kumukahi Health & Wellness. Rooted in the principles of Harm Reduction, Kumukahi Health & Wellness provides a safe space for people affected by or living with HIV and others in need by addressing the social determinants of health for all underserved communities on Hawai’i Island. Kumukahi Health & Wellness strives to enhance the quality of life for its participants and aspires to be the model of accessible, client-centered, and culturally competent support and care for other service providers across Hawai’i and the Pacific.
Your donation will be split evenly between all four of these wonderful organizations. They were selected because they provide essential social services throughout the year for Hawai’i’s LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.
Use #ZoomForPride when posting to social media to share how you are preparing and/or celebrating ‘Zoom for Pride‘.
Click here or on the picture to hear from one of our amazing benefactors Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center about the amazing work they are doing as well as from Miss Hawai’i 2020 Samantha Neyland the leader of the fight to get Juneteenth recognized here in the state of Hawai’i:
Stonewall Caucus 20th Anniversary
Mahalo nui loa to Representative Sylvia Luke and Senator Karl Rhoads for sponsoring these proclamations from their respective chambers in recognition of our 20th Anniversary as well as to Speaker Scott Saiki and Senate President Ron Kouchi. Mahalo to all the Representatives and Senators that signed on as well.
We have also received proclamations from Kaua’i’s Mayor Derek Kawakami and City & County of Honolulu’s Mayor Rick Blangiardi in recognition of the Stonewall Caucus’s 20th Anniversary.
We hope that you encourage all your friends and family to join us for ‘Zoom for Pride‘ #ZoomForPride.
Reminder that we are meeting on July 17th at 10 AM more information as we get closer.Mahalo nui loa & HAPPY PRIDE!
Michael Golojuch, Jr. (He/Him/His)
ChairStonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i
52nd of the Stonewall Riots
51st of the Pride Marches
20th for the Stonewall Caucus of the DPH
and the following US Supreme Court rulings:
18th of Lawrence v. Texas
8th of Windsor v. US
6th of Obergefell v. Hodges
1st of Bostock v. Clayton County
Hawai’i is represented by the rainbow lei (pictured above) in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History‘s exhibit ‘Illegal to Be You: Gay History Beyond Stonewall’, which is dedicated to the fight for justice and equality for the LGBTQIA+ community.
This exhibit is on loan to the White House in honor of Pride month! Yes the lei is there along with all these other historical items from our community’s fight for justice and equality!
Pride Exhibit Debuts on White House Ground Floor