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:

Accepting Submissions: Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

Film Freeway

The Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival is officially open for submissions now via Film Freeway and looking forward to viewing your creations for #HRFF2021. ( April 15, 2021 Regular Deadline June 15, 2021 Late Deadline July 1, 2021 Notification Date July 30 – August 15, 2021 Event Date In light of the global pandemic, #HRFF2021 will again … Continue reading Accepting Submissions: Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

International Women’s Day


#ChooseToChallenge. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women's Day successful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained "The … Continue reading International Women’s Day

Bacchus Online Trivia Night

Bacchus Waikiki 408 Lewers Street, Honolulu

Join us for Waikiki's Most Outstanding Trivia Night! ONLINE. Let's see what happens! Teams will compete in 4 rounds of general knowledge trivia. There's always a twist and unexpected turn at Bacchus Trivia Night. Bacchus ONLINE Trivia Night is hosted via Zoom video conference. If you don't already have the Zoom app, download it for … Continue reading Bacchus Online Trivia Night

COVID-19 State of Hawaii Portal


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.    

Application deadline: April 1 | Kuleana Academy


Kuleana Academy offers participants an opportunity to examine their own political kuleana and develop an understanding of how to engage in the issues that matter to them and their communities. Sessions provide leadership development, community organizing, communications, and advocacy skills as well as campaign training sessions conducted by professional trainers, plus educational sessions on and … Continue reading Application deadline: April 1 | Kuleana Academy

Through March 9: Paycheck Protection Plan for Nonprofits & Small Busiensses


On February 22, President Biden announced a series of changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed to make the program more accessible to underserved small businesses, particularly BIPOC- and women-owned businesses. For a two-week period, the Small Business Administration and Paycheck Protection Program lenders will process loan applications ONLY from nonprofits and for-profit businesses with fewer … Continue reading Through March 9: Paycheck Protection Plan for Nonprofits & Small Busiensses

Spotlight Hawaii

Star Advertiser Online

In this Star Advertiser live stream Yunji de Nies and Ryan Kalei Tsuji host discussions with community leaders about the latest news, resources and concerns related to COVID-19 in Hawaii. Recent guest have included DOE Superintendent Dr. Christina Kisimoto, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Gov. David Ige. Watch, send your questions and … Continue reading Spotlight Hawaii

Hawaii State Legislature Online


The 2021 session of the Hawaii State Legislature is in progress, so stay informed and express your position on upcoming legislation through its online portal. Create an account and sign up for Measure Tracking, Hearing Notifications, Testimony and more. Although the State Capitol building remains closed, your participation is as crucial as ever in making … Continue reading Hawaii State Legislature Online

Women’s History Month


Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s … Continue reading Women’s History Month

Civil Cafe: Legislative Update


Join Civil Beat politics and opinion editor, Chad Blair, as he hosts this virtual panel featuring Hawaii's lawmakers. Tune in to get a sense of what bills are still alive and which ones will need to be revisited next year. Panelists include: Chad Blair, Civil Beat Politics and Opinion Editor Blaze Lovell, Civil Beat Reporter … Continue reading Civil Cafe: Legislative Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Tele-Town Hall


Lieutenant Governor Josh Green and Ron Balajadia, from the Hawaii State Department of Health will answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine during a Telephone Town Hall at noon on Wednesday, March 10. Register to get a phone call to join the conversation or watch on the AARP Hawaii Facebook page on Facebook Live. Register … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Tele-Town Hall

ACLU Systemic Equality Action Series


The ACLU recently launched its Systemic Equality Agenda, a multi-year racial justice agenda, building off its past century of civil rights advocacy and seeking to address America's legacy of racism and systemic discrimination. ACLU believes that "Together, we can fight for a world in which every person can achieve their highest potential, unhampered by structural … Continue reading ACLU Systemic Equality Action Series

Diversity, Inclusion & Empowerment


All of Hawaiʻi benefits when the makeup of our local institutions and organizations reflect the diversity of the communities served. Join this conversation about diversity and inclusion in the legal community, and the importance of creating an environment that empowers individuals from varied backgrounds to fully engage and contribute to the success of their institutions … Continue reading Diversity, Inclusion & Empowerment

Through April 16: Island Feminisms 2021 Virtual Speaker Series


Island Feminisms 2021 Virtual Speaker Series: Place, Justice, Movement will engage with scholars and activists working in island and feminist studies to spark collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue on social justice for islands and islanders. March 12 /  2021 1:00-2:15PM HST The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu A video-recording of the play in two parts Directed by Justina … Continue reading Through April 16: Island Feminisms 2021 Virtual Speaker Series

Through March 13: HPR Atherton Concerts Winter 2021


The magic of the Atherton virtual! HPR presents a special virtual winter concert season featuring some of Hawaiʻi's best local musicians, livestreamed to your living room or mobile device. Join HPR wherever you happen to be, across the Hawaiian islands or beyond. These concerts are open to the public by RSVP only; they will not … Continue reading Through March 13: HPR Atherton Concerts Winter 2021

March 14: Application deadline | 2021 ACLU National Advocacy Institute


"The Future We Dare to Create" The ACLU's National Advocacy Institute is a program on grassroots organizing and advocacy for young people. It has virtual week-long programs this summer for both high school and college-aged students – and scholarships are available to help cover the full cost including program fees. High School Program (Ages 15-18) … Continue reading March 14: Application deadline | 2021 ACLU National Advocacy Institute

Ongoing: AlohaTrace | Crowdsourcing COVID-19 Information

Aloha Trace

AlohaTrace is a collaborative effort between several public and private organizations in Hawaii to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by crowdsourcing local data on positive cases, pending test results and those simply exhibiting various symptoms. Answer six anonymous, confidential questions once a day to help provide near real-time data to research organizations and Hawaii … Continue reading Ongoing: AlohaTrace | Crowdsourcing COVID-19 Information

Pre-Order “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage”

"The road to making same-sex unions legal was much longer than many know. It is a story that begins in Hawaii in 1990, when a rivalry among local activists triggered a sequence of events that forced the state to justify excluding gay couples from marriage. In the White House, one president signed the Defense of … Continue reading Pre-Order “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage”

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

Now online: Hawaiʻi Sector Pulse: Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Report


HANO and Hawaiʻi Investment Ready (HIR), are sharing their report on COVID impacts on nonprofits and social enterprises. The report is based on a survey conducted during summer 2020. The nonprofit sector, which contributes 10% to State GDP and employs 56,000 employees (pre-COVID), has a significant role to play in Hawaii’s economic recovery and resilience. … Continue reading Now online: Hawaiʻi Sector Pulse: Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Report

Leading for Equity Impact


Leading for Equity Impact is a six-session workshop series that will invite participants to consider history, race, culture, power, and privilege through a national, local, and personal lens. Participants will grow their knowledge and understanding within their cohort, moving from awareness to concrete actions that can advance the values of Hawaiʻi, both in our personal relationships … Continue reading Leading for Equity Impact

March 18 – April 3: X Other: A Micro Story


Told backward in time during the 2000s, featuring the traditional trickster god  Letao,  x other: a micro-story  illustrates the challenge of fitting into a new world faced by the Marshallese in Hawai‘i, who arrived dreaming of a future for their families. Notorious trickster Letao shepherds both audience and actors alike through this backward theatrical journey of … Continue reading March 18 – April 3: X Other: A Micro Story

March 18 – 21: Podcast Workshop for High School Students

Wai Wai Collective

Exploring identity, culture, representation, and storytelling through the lens of podcasts; building multi-media capacity in Pacific Islander youth. Enrollment limited to 12 participants. This event will adhere to social distancing, health and safety protocols. For more information:

Shining A Light On Public Records


Join Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra and Brian Black from the Civil Beat Law Center for a discussion on Hawaii's public records law and the push to end the suspension Gov. Ige placed last year during the pandemic. This discussion will be recorded and sent to everyone who registers. Transcripts will be available by request. Send your questions to

Civil Beat Talk Story: What’s happening on the Westside?


Do you live, work or are from West Oahu? Join Civil Beat for a conversation about the issues that matter most in your community. This event will be a Zoom Meeting that asks for your participation in breakout groups. Civil Beat encourages attendees to turn on their cameras and contribute to the conversation. This event will not be … Continue reading Civil Beat Talk Story: What’s happening on the Westside?

Science & Sustainability Festival

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu

This year’s 2021 Science & Sustainability Festival  theme is Sustainable Seas, will showcase the Bishop Museum’s natural science collections and research, plus local partners' efforts to support ocean sustainability. Visit with Bishop's ichthyology, malacology, and zoology researchers as they share their work from across the Pacific – including new fish specimen identification, deep ocean exploration, … Continue reading Science & Sustainability Festival

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