Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation’s (“the Foundation”) LGBT Center-Waikiki (“the Center). For more information, please contact Randall McCready.
Q: Can my organization use the Hawaii LGBT Center?
A: Any nonprofit organization that serves Hawaii’s LGBT community may use the Center upon approval by the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation. A short interview with a Foundation board member is usually all that is required to become approved.
Q: What is the cost for using the Center?
A: Usage of the Center is provided as a free service to our community, but donations are appreciated! The Foundation provides the Center free of charge to many organizations, and is run exclusively by volunteers. Your donations will keep our doors open–even the smallest amount will help!
Q: Upon approval, what is the process of accessing the Center?
A: A refundable deposit of $50 is required to obtain a card key to the Center. The card is issued to an individual, who is personally financially and legally responsible for the card, and for the Center when the card is used. Cards may not be shared or traded. The cardholder must be present for any meetings at which the individual’s card is used for entry and exit to and from the Center. Please follow all card key procedures.
Q: Where is the Center located?
A: The LGBT Center – Waikiki is located at 310 Paoakalani Avenue, Suite 206E in the heart of Waikiki in Honolulu.
Q: Is there parking at the Center?
A: There are limited parking spaces at the Center for a few cars, but there is ample parking in the Honolulu Zoo lot, an easy two block walk away.
Q: Are there bathrooms at the Center?
A: There are bathrooms, but their access codes change monthly. Be sure to check in with the board member with whom you make your reservation to get the current codes.
Q: Is the Center wheelchair accessible?
A: Unfortunately, the Center is not wheelchair accessible at this time.
Q: Is there WiFi at the Center?
A: Yes, Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, but the Foundation requests that our guests use the service respectfully.
Q: What kind of audio-visual equipment is at the Center?
A: The Center has a large screen for projection of movies and presentations. Guests are permitted to interface with the projection system using their own devices (iPads, laptops, etc.) Please be respectful of the Center’s equipment. For more information about audio-visual equipment at the Center, please contact us,
Q: Is the Center air conditioned?
A: Currently the Center is not air conditioned, but it is a priority of the Foundation to install air conditioning soon. There are electric fans and a wall of windows that can be opened to increase air flow. Windows may be opened during use, but must be closed, and fans turned off, prior to leaving.
Q: Is there security at the Center?
A: The Center is equipped with a camera system that is monitored by members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, as well as an alarm system that is monitored by a security company. Guests should always deactivate the alarm upon entry to the Center and re-activate it when leaving. For questions about the Center’s security system contact Randall McCready.
Q: May guests bring food and beverages into the Center?
A: Yes, food and drinks are permitted in the Center, but must be confined to the long conference table. The Center does not have regular staff and no cleaning crew. We ask guests to help us please keep the Center clean. Take any trash you make with you, but do not use the Waikiki Community Center’s dumpster. We are not authorized to dispose of trash in the dumpster.
Mahalo and enjoy our Center!
For more information, please contact Randall McCready.