The 2018 Community Pride Picnic was held on June 2 at Queens Surf Beach Park to celebrate the beginning of National Pride Month.

The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation is working to make Honolulu Pride™ a true destination event, and we host our Pride celebrations in the Fall–the last two weeks in October–to allow the mainland LGBTQ+ community to join us after their hometown Prides have taken place.

But that doesn’t mean that National Pride Month and Summertime aren’t very important to us. In fact, it’s when we host two of our most well-attended super fun community events!

Our 2018 Community Pride Picnic brought together more than 400 friends and families to enjoy a tasty cook-out, “summer camp” games, special activities for the keiki, and an incredible wave of LGBTQ+ love and aloha. Mahalo to everyone who made it a very special day!

Click here for photos from the picnic by Kat Wade in the Star Advertiser.

Thanks to our community partners, we had a great day that included:

• Free Cook Out for all attending with Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Mac Salad, Green Salad, Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob, Watermelon, Ice Cream Stand, Water and Sodas

• Fun Games for all including Water Ballon Toss, Gunny Sack Races, Tug-of-War

• The Ultimate Beauty Drag Race

• Free Keiki Bags for all children, special Children’s Games and Face Painting

More than 400 friends, families and co-workers joined us for a great afternoon celebrating LGBTQ Pride.  

Mahalo to our volunteers and to the Community Partners that helped make it all happen.

Alaska Airlines | Alohalani Resort | Aqua-Aston Hospitality | Barefoot Cellars | Castle Resorts & Hotels | Enterprise Rent-A-Car | Gay Island Guide | Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu | H4 Bar | Hawaiian Airlines | Hawaii Gay Flag Football League | Hawaii Gay Kickball League | Hawaii Tourism Authority | Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival | Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand | Imperial Court of Hawaii | Sheraton Waikiki | Tapa’s Restaurant & Lanai Bar | The Aloha Bears | University of Phoenix Hawaii | VERC | Wang Chung’s | Winning With Rehab

Businesses and organizations that wish to contribute to next year’s picnic can contact Willie Sabel at wsabel.hievents.com

Interested volunteers please contact Randall Jadulang at randy@hawaiilgbtlegacy.comThe Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation hosts several events each year to bring our community together to celebrate, create solidarity, highlight our sponsors and partners, and to raise funds for our projects. Visit the Our Events page–updated monthly–to learn more about the SPLASH, Rainbows Over Waikiki and Honolulu Pride™. 

Interested in partnering with us to support Honolulu Pride™, The LGBT Center-Waikiki and The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation? We have Sponsorship packages with opportunities to help you enhance your engagement with Hawaii’s diverse and vibrant LGBTQ community. For more information click here or contact Jim Miller at Jim@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com