2022 Honolulu Pride



2022 Honolulu Pride was Saturday, October 15.
ROOTED IN PRIDE is the theme for 2022 Honolulu Pride, our first in-person celebrations since 2019. Join us for c
ommunity programs throughout Honolulu Pride Month in October, and for our main event, the Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, October 15.

The Parade, kicking off at 10am from Magic Island, follows a route along Ala Moana Blvd. and Kalākaua Ave. to Kapiʻolani Park. The Festival, at the Waikīkī Shell and Diamond Head Greens, begins at 11:30am and continues until 6pm.

Honolulu Pride takes place in October to coincide with LGBT History Month, National Coming Out Day, and Spirit Day. Read our announcement here.

Registration for the 2022 Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival is now open! We welcome non-profits, businesses large and small, government agencies, faith organizations, professional associations, community groups, student groups and, well, everyone! 

Click here to register for the Parade and here to have a booth at the Festival. Stay tuned for more information and be sure to get updates by subscribing to our newsletter.

Support our Sponsors who Support our Community. Our 2022 Travel Partners are committed to diversity and inclusion, and theyʻre offering travel, lodging and services with Aloha. Learn more.

Scheduled Honolulu Pride Month events, hosted by the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation include:
October 1
KAPAEMAHU CEREMONY
Honoring ancestors and culture at the healer stones in Waikīkī.

October 2 – 15
RAINBOWS OVER WAIKĪKĪ
Presented by Hawaiian Airlines

Pride Rainbow Banners go on view along Ala Moana Blvd. and Kalākaua Ave.

October 12
PAU HANA CELEBRATING HNL PRIDE
A fabulous pau hana at International Market Place with music, entertainment, cocktails, gift cards and more. Details coming soon.
October 15
HONOLULU PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL
Hawai’i’s largest and most colorful Parade and LGBTQ+ Festival celebrating diversity and inclusion.

Scheduled events hosted by our partners and other community groups include:

 

October 1-31
GAY ISLAND GUIDE EVENTS
Performances, parties and more from “Your Compass to Navigating LGBTQ+ Hawaiʻi”
October 1 – 16
THE HEALER STONES OF KAPAEMAHU  / BISHOP MUSEUM
The long-hidden history of Waikiki’s mysterious stones and the legendary mahu healing spirits within them.
October 6 – 9
GAY BOWL XXII  
Players and fans from across the US and Canada gather in Honolulu for the first games of the 2022 tournament, hosted by the Hawai’i Gay Flag Football League.

October 6 – 29
ARTS OF PRIDE  
The 2nd Annual Arts of Pride project hosted by Gay Island Guide, Dark Mirror Productions and ARTS at Marks Garage.

October 8
ALOHA MAUI PRIDE  
Promoting acceptance, integration, diversity, connection, and celebration.

October 8
PRIDE RUN/WALK 5K
The Honolulu FrontRunners/FrontWalkersʻ annual 5K.
 

October 8
UNIVERSAL SHOW QUEEN PAGEANT
“The Ultimate in Boy Beautiful” 

October 11
COMING OUT DAY RESOURCE FAIR
UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center
October 13-23
HONOLULU RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL
Celebrating its 33rd year, HRFF is a bridge between Hawai’i and the Pacific, Asia, and the USA. 
October 14
HONOLULU RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL
An Evening with Legends of the Glade Era at the Bishop Museumʻs After Hours event. 

October 16
LEI AFTER-PRIDE POOL PARTY
The annual pool party hosted by LEI for the LGBTQ Traveler.

October 19
MEMORIAL DAY
Playwrite Paul Donnellyʻs exploration of AIDS in the early 1990s at UH Mānoʻs Kennedy Theatre.

October 20
SPIRIT DAY
Supporting LGBT youth and speaking out against bullying.
October 21
THE BUSINESS OF PRIDE
Pacific Business Newsʻ 5th Annual Business of Pride awards special issue recognizing outstanding LGBTQ leaders and advocates.

October 22
IMPERIAL SOVEREIGN COURT OF HAWAIʻI CORONATION XLI
Presented by the Hawaiʻi Chapter of the international organization founded in 1966.

October 26
INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY
An international awareness day highlighting human rights issues faced by intersex people.

October 29-30
ALOHA RAINBOW CLASSIC
Hawaiʻiʻs annual LGBTQIA+ softball tournament played at the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. 

Stay tuned for more information and be sure to get updates by subscribing to our newsletter.

And if you’d like to make a donation to support Honolulu Pride and our other projects including Rainbow Town Halls, the LGBTQ+ Center Honolulu, and our Student Grant Fund, just click here. MAHALO.

For more information, please contact a member of the Honolulu Pride team:

Honolulu Pride Chairperson: Randy Soriano
HonoluluPride@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com

Honolulu Pride Parade
Francine Beppu and Andrew Ogata

Honolulu Pride Festival: Will Coleman
HNLprideFestival@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com

Media Inquiries
Chad Yamamoto and Francine Beppu

Sponsorships
Sponsorships@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com
Sandy Harjo-Livingston / Francine Beppu / Nathan Leo

Marketing and Public Relations
Chad Yamamoto and Jeffrey Eslinger

Kapaemahu Ceremony & Rainbow Town Hall Series
Ian Tapu

Community Partnerships
Ian Tapu and Sami Akuna and Tatiana Kalani’ōpua

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com

Website & Social Media
Nathan Leo

Merchandising
Andrew Ogata and Randy Soriano


From the Archive: 2021 Honolulu Pride: Shaka And Shine

Click above to watch our special 30-minute program hosted by Cocoa Chandelier and Ākea Kahikina. Featuring entertainers, influencers, and trailblazers from Hawai’i’s LGBTQIA+ community.

With the Party Monsters Haus, Maddalynn Sesepasara and Shalani Dante, and Jim Corry and Evans Siskel. Take a look and move your mind, body and soul, and keep the LGBTQIA+ aloha growing and flowing.

Support Hawai’i’s LGBTQ+ community.

The Hawai’i LGBT Legacy Foundation produces Honolulu Pride, hosts the LGBTQ+ Center Honolulu and creates educational programs that inform and empower Hawai’i’s LGBTQIA+ community. We also provide financial and in-kind support to organizations addressing social, health and economic inequalities in our communities. You can help us continue our work by making a contribution today; just select one of the options above. Thank you! 

Mahalo to our 2022 Sponsors