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

Black August

This month marks the sixth Black August in Honolulu, a month-long observance started by Black activists in the 1970s to commemorate fallen political prisoners, educate the community about conditions in US prisons, and to honor the long traditions of resistance and liberation of Black people around the world. The Popolo Project is taking the month … Continue reading Black August

Registration Open: 2022 Aloha Rainbow Classic


Registration is now open for the 2022 Aloha Rainbow Classic Softball Tournament, which will take place October 29-30 at the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. For more information, visit the Aloha Rainbow Classic website or email

Through October 16: The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI

The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu exhibition explores the past and contemporary meanings of four large stones that were long ago placed on Waikīkī Beach to honor four māhū, extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit, who brought healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaiʻi. Although the stones have survived for centuries, the story behind them has … Continue reading Through October 16: The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

Bacchus Musical Bingo

Bacchus Waikiki 408 Lewers Street, Honolulu, HI

Head over to Bacchus Waikiki every Wednesday for Musical Bingo! Games at 7, 8, and 9pm and Instead of numbers, Bacchus Musical Bingo uses trivia song titles - like “Come On Over” or artist’s names - like “Christina Aguilera”. It’s super fun, it’s free, and there are lots and lots of prizes handed out.

Tig Notaro: Hello Again

Hawaii Theatre 1130 Bethel Street, Honolulu, HI

Tig Notaro is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director originally from Mississippi. Hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence, her subject matter ranges from the delightfully absurd to the monumentally serious. Rolling Stone recently named Tig “one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.” Tig and her wife/writing … Continue reading Tig Notaro: Hello Again

Aloha Bears Booze Cruise

Bacchus Waikiki 408 Lewers Street, Honolulu, HI

The Aloha Bears' popular Catamaran Cruise sets sail every second Sunday of the month. Ticket purchasers meet at 11:30 a.m. at Bacchus Waikiki, 408 Lewers Street to check in, meet and greet other passengers, and enjoy a cocktail or two, and then walk over Waikiki to board the the boat as a group at 12:40 … Continue reading Aloha Bears Booze Cruise

Justice Sabrina Shizue McKenna on Marriage Equality

Tapa's Restaurant & Lanai Bar 407 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI

A evening at Tapaʻs Waikiki with Justice Sabrina Shizue McKenna of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court discussing the future of marriage equality. Three couples will also be renewing their marriage vows at this special gathering. For more information, contact John Ing or Tapaʻs Waikiki.

Bacchus Trivia Night

Bacchus Waikiki 408 Lewers Street, Honolulu, HI

It’s Bacchus Trivia Night Live in Person at 408 Lewers. Everyone's welcome to join at the bar for trivia every other Monday night at 7pm where teams of 2-6 players are quizzed on a wide variety of themed topics. The winning teams get prizes that vary from cash and gift certificates to swag and doo-hickeys! … Continue reading Bacchus Trivia Night

Musical Mondays at Bacchus

Bacchus Waikiki 408 Lewers Street, Honolulu, HI

Musical Mondays has returned to Bacchus. Join the gang every second and fourth Monday as Bacchus plays their favorites (and your requested) clips of musical numbers from television, stage, and movies. It’s free, fun and a great way to spend a Monday night. For more information, click here.

ʻAha Lōkahi Hawai’i Community Conference

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Campus Center 2465 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI

The theme of the 2022 'Aha Lōkahi CommUNITY Conference is Ua Ola Loko i ke Aloha: Thriving Youth Starts With Us (Love gives life within. Love is imperative to oneʻs mental and physical welfare. #2836). It recognizes the need for love and care for ourselves in order to love and care for the youth and families … Continue reading ʻAha Lōkahi Hawai’i Community Conference

Hawaiian History Month

ʻO Ka Poʻe i Aloha I Ka ʻĀina – The People Who Love The Land. The Hawaii Pono'ī Coalition was founded in 2007 to educate those who live in and visit Hawai‘i about its true history and the Native Hawaiian people. The Coalition takes its name from the title of the Hawai‘i National Anthem written … Continue reading Hawaiian History Month

Kona Pride

"Kona Pride Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization serving to enhance the visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and allied community through year-round events to promote LGBTQ awareness, equality, and support." Kona Prideʻs Parade and Festival traditionally takes place the third weekend of September. For more information about 2022 events, click here.

Celebrate Bisexuality Day

The culmination of Bi Awareness Week, Celebrate Bisexuality Day on September 23 recognizes and celebrates bisexuality, bisexual history, community, and culture. Celebrate Bisexuality Day is the brainchild of three bisexual rights activists: Wendy Curry of Maine, Michael Page of Florida, and Gigi Raven Wilbur of Texas, and was officially observed in 1999 at the International … Continue reading Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Queer Family Camp at Camp Erdman

Camp Erdman 69-385 Farrington HighwayWailua,

Join YMCA Honolulu for an incredible weekend of fun, community, adventure, support, love and pride at their LGBTQ+ Family Camp. The weekend will include activities such as a ropes course, archery, arts & crafts, hiking, swimming in the pool, relaxing by the beach, roasting marshmallows over a beach-side fire, and making new friends. For more … Continue reading Queer Family Camp at Camp Erdman

LGBT History Month

According to Equality Forum,"The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions."  The annual observance of LGBT History Month during … Continue reading LGBT History Month

Kapaemahu Ceremony

Nā Pōhaku Ola O Kapaemahu A Me Kapuni Kuhio Beach Park, Honolulu, HI

Join the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation and the Honolulu Pride team for a Kapaemahu Ceremony on Saturday, October from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. to mark the beginning of 2022 Honolulu Pride Month. Members of the Foundation’s Cultural and Educational Events Committee will lead the program at Nā Pōhaku Ola O Kapaemahu A Me Kapuni … Continue reading Kapaemahu Ceremony

Rainbows Over Waikīkī

Thanks to Rainbows Over Waikīkī Presenting Sponsor Hawaiian Airlines, there will once again be dozens of Rainbow Banners along Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalākaua Avenue during Honolulu Pride Month, sharing LGBTQ+ Pride and Aloha. Post your pictures to social media using #RainbowsOverWaikiki. Send them to us and your photos might appear right here on the Honolulu Pride 2022 Rainbows Over … Continue reading Rainbows Over Waikīkī

Gay Bowl XXII  October 6-9, 2022

Finally! The National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL) annual tournament will take place at Kapiolani Park October 6-9, 2022. Over 1,200 athletes and their friends and family will converge in Waikiki for a competitive week of flag football and more! Our local league HIGFFL is planning the off field activities and are looking for sponsorships … Continue reading Gay Bowl XXII  October 6-9, 2022

Universal ShowQueen Pageant

Hawaii Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua AvenueHonolulu,

"The Ultimate in Boy Beautiful". Established in 1984, Universal ShowQueen is the premier pageant of female impersonation in Hawaiʻi, promoting and enhancing the art of female illusion and impersonation. The 37th Annual Pageant will take place Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Hawaii Convention Center. For more information, click here.

Aloha Maui Pride

The Aloha Maui Pride Festival is held the second Saturday in October, but Mauiʻs LGBTQIA+ ʻohana hosts gatherings throughout the year. For more information about 2022 events, click here.

Honolulu FrontRunners/FrontWalkers Pride Run 5K

Ala Moana Beach Park 1201 Ala Moana BlvdHonolulu,

The Honolulu FrontRunners/FrontWalkers and Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club are happy to sponsor the 2022 Honolulu PRIDE RUN/WALK 5K. Saturday, October 8, 2022, 7am, Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island. Kick off Pride Week in an active, healthy way! To register, click here. For more information, click here. 

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day was established 34 years ago--on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights--as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. Keith Haring (1950-1990) created his now iconic image (see above) that year for the National Gay Rights Advocates. … Continue reading National Coming Out Day

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Opening Night

Consolidated Ward Theatres 1044 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI

The 33rd Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival opens with a special screening of Potato Dreams of America at Ward Theatres, HRFFʻs first in-person theatrical screening since the pandemic. Potato Dreams of America, a dark comedy about a gay boy growing up in the USSR and escaping to America, is full of twists and turns, proving that life … Continue reading Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Opening Night

Mahu Madness at the Bishop

Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI

The fabulous Brandy Lee and Linda Brown are survivors of a time when they had to wear “I Am A Boy” buttons– and theyʻre still kicking!  Mahu Madness at the Bishop - An Evening with Legends of the Glade Era will be held on the great lawn as part of the Bishopʻs After Hours event … Continue reading Mahu Madness at the Bishop

Honolulu Pride 2022

ROOTED IN PRIDE is the theme for 2022 Honolulu Pride, our first in-person celebrations since 2019. Join us for community programs throughout Honolulu Pride Month in October, and for our main event, the Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, October 15. Honolulu Pride takes place in October to coincide with LGBT History Month, National … Continue reading Honolulu Pride 2022

lei After Pride Pool Party

Save the date for the lei After Pride Pool Party! Sunday, October 16 at the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. For more information contact Francine Beppu at

Spirit Day

Spirit Day was started by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan in 2010 in response to bullying-related student suicides. According to GLAAD, "LGBTQ youth disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Each year, millions go purple for Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Pledging to ʻgo purpleʻ on Spirit … Continue reading Spirit Day

Hawai’i Coronation XLI: “I’ll Remember You”

The Imperial Sovereign Court of Hawai‘i exists to offer positive support for the betterment of all humankind throughcharitable, cultural, educational, and social activities. For more information visit

Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex Awareness Day commemorates the first intersex protest on held on October 26, 1996, outside the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference in Boston, Massachusetts. It’s an international day of grass-roots action to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children. Learn more by visiting InterACT and and Planned Parenthoodʻs informative … Continue reading Intersex Awareness Day