Projects and programs that educate, unify and empower LGBTQ+ people as integral members of Hawaii’s larger diverse community.To have your program listed, contact: calendar@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com Please note, the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation (HLLF) provides this Community Calendar as a service to the community. For more information about particular listings, please contact the presenting organizations, not HLLF. Read our disclaimer here. Mahalo. 

Hawai‘i Shorts on the Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

While documentary work has defined the visual language of Hawai‘i cinema for decades, a rise in narrative filmmaking in recent years signals an evolution in Hawai‘i-based storytelling—helmed by a burgeoning generation of filmmakers actively engaged in collective world-building through narrative fiction, particularly from a Native Hawaiian lens. Selected by Doris Duke Theatre programmer Taylour Chang, … Continue reading Hawai‘i Shorts on the Criterion Channel

U.S. Census New Data Visualization: How Do People in Same-Sex Couples Compare to Opposite-Sex Couples?

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A new data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau allows users to explore characteristics of same-sex and opposite-sex married and unmarried couple households at the state level in 2019. Since the visualization is based on ACS data, only couples that include the householder are reflected. There were roughly 980,000 same-sex couple households in the United … Continue reading U.S. Census New Data Visualization: How Do People in Same-Sex Couples Compare to Opposite-Sex Couples?

April 15 – 25: HIFF Indigenous Lens Showcase Series

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In a re-imagined 2021 Spring Showcase edition, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani, is expanding their annual spring programming into a HIFF Showcase Series season--4 unique mini-festivals, each with a thematic focus, and presented monthly starting in April through July. HIFF Showcase Series's programmatic intention is to celebrate the broad spectrum of HIFF … Continue reading April 15 – 25: HIFF Indigenous Lens Showcase Series

April 19 – 21: Kōkua Exchange Orientations

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Kanu Hawaii is launching Kōkua Exchange — their Hawai’i-focused Timebank to support community building, economic sustainability, and exchanges of Aloha —  with a series of online orientations. • Monday, April 19, 2021 – 4PM – 5PM HST Kōkua Exchange Orientation for Organizations  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – 5PM – 6PM HST Kōkua Exchange Orientation … Continue reading April 19 – 21: Kōkua Exchange Orientations

April 7 – 21: Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Community Meetings

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For the first time ever, the Department of Land and Natural Resources’s State Parks Division will be focusing on how to better manage cultural and recreational interests as a part of the division’s regular, five-year reevaluation and updating of its Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. According to Sierra Club of Hawaii, "As tourism continues to grow, our … Continue reading April 7 – 21: Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Community Meetings

Growing up Filipino-Hawaiian in Hawai’i: A Conversation

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Young musical artists from the album Kāwili talk about their experiences growing up both Hawaiian and Filipino in Hawai'i in this conversation moderated by Lance D. Collins, with Kalanikini and Kahikina Juan, Chelsea Sagon and Zachary Lorenzo. The Kāwili project is a playful musical reinterpreting of traditional Philippine folksongs as Hawaiian mele, and seeks to … Continue reading Growing up Filipino-Hawaiian in Hawai’i: A Conversation

Bacchus Online Trivia Night

Bacchus Waikiki 408 Lewers Street, Honolulu

Join the Bacchus 'ohana every Monday for their online Trivia Night. Teams compete in 4 rounds of general knowledge trivia, and there's always a few twists and unexpected turns. Registration is free. Click here.

Application deadline: April 30 | 2021 MMAA Military Spouse Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship

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The Modern Military Association of America is committed to education, advocacy, and support for military spouses and their families. The MMAA Military Spouse Scholarship is a key tool in its mission to support those who are often overlooked and under appreciated. The 2021 MMAA Military Spouse Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship proudly funded by Parsons, honors the life … Continue reading Application deadline: April 30 | 2021 MMAA Military Spouse Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Pre-Order “Heart Of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story”

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The intimate and inspiring life story of Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate. // “ sparkling, revelatory memoir.” —Oprah Daily // “If a life can be called implausible, Mazie Hirono has lived it. In Heart of Fire, she tells an astonishingly compelling story. As a child born … Continue reading Pre-Order “Heart Of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story”

Hot Box: A Smoketacular Drag Show

Arts At Marks Garage 1159 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu

Gay Island Guide is partnering with Dark Mirror Entertainment to help revive live in-person shows in Hawaii with this very special night of entertainment-- Hot Box: A Smoketacular Drag Show. The Queens are going "green" to celebrate Earth Month at The Arts at Marks Garage, in conjunction with the Restore Our Earth Art Exhibit. Enjoy … Continue reading Hot Box: A Smoketacular Drag Show

COVID-19 State of Hawaii Portal

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Get the latest information on vaccinations, social distancing, travel and more from the State of Hawaii Department of Health. Available in English, Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Spanish, Tagalog, Samoan, Thai and Vietnamese. Click here.    

Lei: Aloha, With Pride

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Lei explores the stories that reflect the meaning of Aloha through the lens of the LGBTQ+ community in Hawaii and around the world. Their streaming platform Lei TV features original episodes celebrating LGBTQ+ pioneers like big wave surfer Keala Kennelly, social media star Bretman Rock, trans civil rights activist Kim Coco Iwamoto, choreographer and Lady … Continue reading Lei: Aloha, With Pride

The Green Room LIVE with Joy Harjo & Indigenous Pacific Islander Poets

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A virtual Green Room event with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Indigenous Pacific Islander Poets as they read selections from When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through (W.W. Norton, 2020) and discuss the making of this anthology of native nations poets, edited by Harjo. Participating poets include ʻĪmaikalani Kalahele, … Continue reading The Green Room LIVE with Joy Harjo & Indigenous Pacific Islander Poets

2021 CHANGE Event Series

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Hawaii Business Magazine is hosting six events intended to drive progress on important issues facing Hawaii. The CHANGE Event Series features voices across the Islands –from Kaua‘i to Hawai‘i Island, and Hawaii Business Magazine is inviting change makers to join as attendees and panelists. CHANGE is our shared kuleana throughout all of Hawai‘i. The six … Continue reading 2021 CHANGE Event Series

The Giving Project: Environmental Justice

Arts & Letters Nuʻuanu 1164 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu

Join six writers from The Value of Hawai'i 3: Hulihia, the Turning, a recently released collection of essays from over fifty scholars, poets, activists, and community organizers. Part three of the Author x Artist x Activism Giving Series from Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, this event will offer an evening of dialogue and discussion on three … Continue reading The Giving Project: Environmental Justice

Fridays through April 23: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Viewing Party at Hula’s

Hula's Bar & Lei Stand 134 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu

Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, also known around the world simply as Hula’s, is not only a legend among LGBTQ+, but is also known among everyone as the epitome of “Aloha for All." Hula’s has been serving Hawaii and international guests for 46 years. In our Post-Covid-19 world, Hula’s is taking extra precautions, with traditional … Continue reading Fridays through April 23: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Viewing Party at Hula’s

April 30 deadline: Hawaii People’s Fund Grant Applications

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Hawaiʻi Peopleʻs Fund is now accepting applications from grassroots organizations working towards a safe, secure Hawaiʻi. According to HPF, "Our incredible ʻohana came through BIG TIME to ensure that community-raised funds are available to FUND the POWER." This year, HPF will be accepting requests up to $10,000 for proposals promoting sustainable social change in our communities. … Continue reading April 30 deadline: Hawaii People’s Fund Grant Applications

LGBTQ+ In The Workforce

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In this panel discussion presented by the UHM LGBTQ+ Center, LGBTQ+ professionals will share their stories about how they arrived at their current careers in Hawaii. With Anthony Bagnoli (HiClimb and Hawaii Business Magazine), Bryan Kapeckas (Hawaiian Airlines), Ian Tapu (Hawaii State Judiciary) and Gail M. Abrena Agas (Alexander & Baldwin). For more information email lgbtq@hawaii.edu or … Continue reading LGBTQ+ In The Workforce

Try Think: About Gender – Transition to Self

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The Try Think Community Discussions are moderated by staff of the Hawaii Council for the Humanities, and the stimulus for this conversation is the short documentary, The Rogers of Samoa, produced and directed by Dean Hammer and Joe Wilson. Following the 16-minute film screening, attendees will connect with each other in community conversation; to share ideas, questions, … Continue reading Try Think: About Gender – Transition to Self

Through April 28: She Speaks Community Conversations

Arts & Letters Nuʻuanu 1164 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu

A four week program that focuses on female voices in our community. She Speaks Honolulu strives to cultivate a safe space that empowers women to share their stories, speak their truths, and draft a narrative that accurately portrays the world we live in. Each month wāhine will gather and talk story around a particular topic … Continue reading Through April 28: She Speaks Community Conversations

April 29 – 30: Power In Prevention Conference

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The Los Angeles LGBT Center will host its inaugural Power in Prevention Conference virtually on April 29th and April 30th. This conference will bring prevention workers and educators from across the nation to participate in workshops focused on the intersections of LGBTQ youth and prevention work. The conference will provide adult attendees with: A plenary speaker … Continue reading April 29 – 30: Power In Prevention Conference

The First 100 Days: LGBT Rights, Racial Equity, and Reproductive Justice

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In this UCLA School of Law / Williams Institute webinar, national leaders in LGBTQ rights, racial equity, and reproductive justice will discuss what the Biden administration has accomplished in his first 100 days and what is still left to be done. The Williams Institute is the leading research center on sexual orientation and gender identity … Continue reading The First 100 Days: LGBT Rights, Racial Equity, and Reproductive Justice

April 30 – May 9: Alika in Wonderland + the underneath

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Windward Community College presents a double bill of LBGTQ+-themed Alika in Wonderland and the underneath April 30 through May 9, 2021, both directed by Taurie Kinoshita. Alika in Wonderland is adapted from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and follows a young gay man suddenly transported into a land of wonder and freedom. the underneath takes the audience on an expressionistic dream journey, following one … Continue reading April 30 – May 9: Alika in Wonderland + the underneath

Try Think: Hulihia

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Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, in partnership with Value of Hawaiʻi: Hulihia, is hosting deep-dive community conversations on our ideas, wonderings, hopes, and challenges for our post-pandemic futures. Small groups of very diverse voices from across our islands will tackle different topics together, and spend time listening, sharing, imagining, and building new connections.   Friday April … Continue reading Try Think: Hulihia

NGLCC Update: International Business & Leadership Conference

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce will continue to assess conditions to determine if the NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference will take place as scheduled for August, 2021. Fill out the FORM LINKED HERE to be the first to receive updates related to the 2021 event. Questions?  Email NGLCC at info@nglcc.org

Hawaiian Airlines May Day 2021: Mākaʻikaʻi

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Inspired by the Aina Aloha Economic Futures declaration and Huliau Statement, Hawaiian Airlines May Day 2021: Mākaʻikaʻi will take viewers beyond the aesthetic pleasures of song, dance and storytelling. The program supports an ʻĀina Aloha Economic Future by having viewers experience "mākaʻikaʻi", visits to endeared places, shared by "kamaʻāina", those who are deeply rooted in … Continue reading Hawaiian Airlines May Day 2021: Mākaʻikaʻi