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: calendar@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com 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. 


Hawaii Gay Flag Football League (HIGFFL) 2021 Season

Kapiolani Regional Park 3840 Paki Avenue, Honolulu, HI

The Hawaii Gay Flag Football League (HIGFFL) 2021 Season is October 9 through November 20. Six teams will play every Saturday with games at 11am and 1pm at Kapiolani Park.  All spectators are welcome (small groups that adhere to the current guidelines). Dates: • October 9 • October 16 • October 23 • October 30 … Continue reading Hawaii Gay Flag Football League (HIGFFL) 2021 Season

November 4 – 28: Hawaii International Film Festival

Hawaii International Film Festival

The Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekuani runs throughout November with the majority of in-person screenings at the newly renovated Consolidated Kahala Theatres at Kahala Mall.  Screening over 60 films, the newly refurbished and upgraded theater has been upgraded with state-of-the-art amenities. HIFF41's Online Box Office is open 24/7 with in-person and virtual tickets … Continue reading November 4 – 28: Hawaii International Film Festival

Scarlet Honolulu ReOpening Weekend

Scarlet Honolulu 80 S Pauahi Street, Honolulu, HI

Celebrate Scarlet Honolulu's ReOpening with the Fresh Fish Drag Revue, Pop-up performances and DJs EmVee and Vaughn. For more information, click here.

Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour

Hawaii Theatre 1130 Bethel Street, Honolulu, HI

Ronny Chieng is a stand up comedian, actor and Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He starred in the worldwide hit movie Crazy Rich Asians and on his Netflix stand up comedy special "Asian Comedian Destroys America!". He has featured on NBC's Young Rock, Godzilla vs Kong, Bliss, The Late Show with Stephen … Continue reading Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour

Giving Tuesday

Online

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. It’s a simple … Continue reading Giving Tuesday

World AIDS Day Hawaii: Unfinished Business

Online

On December 1, World AIDS Day Hawaii will be celebrated online, hosted by the Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center (HHHRC). We will come together as a community to provide support for people living with HIV and commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illness. Learn more and register at World AIDS Day Hawaii.

Hawaii Women In Filmmaking

Hawaii Women In Filmmaking (HWF) is offering several programs running December 2021 - May 2022 focusing on youth and young adult filmmakers. The HWF Video Lab is a virtual space for youth participants to get help for any film projects, to ask filmmaking questions, and/or start film-related discussions. In LIKE BREATH, HWF explores different forms of … Continue reading Hawaii Women In Filmmaking

Maui AIDS Foundation: World AIDS Day

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A virtual event in honor and remembrance. World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. Each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, speak out against HIV stigma, and call for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic in … Continue reading Maui AIDS Foundation: World AIDS Day

Through December 4: Dear Saumolia

the POD by HiSAM 250 South Hotel StreetHonolulu,

Saumolia Puapuaga's exhibition "Dear Saumolia" represents a personal journey of acceptance as a queer, feminine, innocent young boy becomes an accepting, lovable understanding adult. The artist says "it's a small glimpse into the life of a Pacific Islander artist who has found acceptance and the love inside of himself to be authentically and courageously Saumolia." … Continue reading Through December 4: Dear Saumolia

@HRFilmFest Pool Party: Make the Yuletide Gay!

White Sands Hotel 431 Nohonani Street, Honolulu, HI

Kick off the holiday season by grabbing your tickets to HRFF's festive, nighttime Fundraising Pool Party at Waikiki's White Sands Hotel. Live music from the CopyCatx and festive tunes by DJ Low Tide. And don’t forget your swimwear! All proceeds go toward the annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, one of the longest continually running LGBTQ … Continue reading @HRFilmFest Pool Party: Make the Yuletide Gay!

December 8 -10: OutSummit 2021

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The OutRight Action International annual OutSummit is a gathering of LGBTIQ advocates and allies, meeting virtually over 3 days to reflect on LGBTIQ organizing, strategize collectively, and celebrate queer people. OutSummit is a space where people from across civil society, State, and private sector boundaries who believe in LGBTIQ equality come together to build momentum for … Continue reading December 8 -10: OutSummit 2021

NGLCC Live: Sip & Pitch Fridays

Online

Pour a drink; pitch a business; make an invaluable connection. The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) invites you to take advantage of what they do best: bring business leaders together and create new relationships. Even in this time of social distancing, virtual meetings allow us to be closer than ever. THIS EVENT IS OPEN … Continue reading NGLCC Live: Sip & Pitch Fridays

COVID Booster Pop-Up at Scarlet Honolulu

Scarlet Honolulu 80 S Pauahi Street, Honolulu, HI

Scarlet Honolulu and Project Vision Hawaii will host their first nightlife focused COVID Booster pop-up Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen (J&J) will all be available, and no appointments are necessary. Bring your ID and physical Vaccine Card to be updated. In Scarlet style, music will get the evening … Continue reading COVID Booster Pop-Up at Scarlet Honolulu

Starting an LGBTQ Business

Online

Are you a queer, trans or gender non-conforming person looking to launch a business? If so, this workshop will help get you headed in the right direction. Learn the business fundamentals that will give you the tools and resources that will help you start a strong and resilient business. Topics discussed include: Permits and licenses … Continue reading Starting an LGBTQ Business

Pool Party Benefit for Aloha Lives Here – Pu’uhonua O Waianae

Residence Inn by Marriott Oahu Kapolei 731 Kunehi StreetKapolei,

Join Gay Island Guide at Residence Inn by Marriott Kapolei on the sunny side of Oahu for the final pool party of 2022! Featuring DJ Emvee from Scarlet Honolulu and performances by Kalista Fox and Anna Mei! A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit Aloha Lives Here - Pu'uhonua O Waianae, and free HIV … Continue reading Pool Party Benefit for Aloha Lives Here – Pu’uhonua O Waianae

Hawaii Gay Flag Football League Holiday Beer Bust

Bacchus Waikiki 408 Lewers Street, Honolulu, HI

All are welcome! For the first time in FOREVER— well, it seems like it—join us for the HIGFFL Holiday Beer Bust. It’s fundraiser for the Hawaii Gay Flag Football League and their hosting of Gay Bowl XXII! What’s a beer bust? It’s way more than beer! The HIGFFL will be raffling off prizes and selling … Continue reading Hawaii Gay Flag Football League Holiday Beer Bust

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Love

Calvary By The Sea 5339 Kalanianaʻole HwyHonolulu,

The Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios and Calvary by the Sea invites the LGBTQIA+ community to join them for a special Lighting of the Advent Candle of Love ceremony with musical guest Lina Robins. Pastor Barrios writes, "Calvary by the Sea welcomes and affirms our LGBTQIA+ siblings and friends, and boldly declares that truth for … Continue reading Lighting of the Advent Candle of Love

Artists of Hawai‘i Now

Honolulu Museum of Art 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI

HoMA's major fall exhibition Artists of Hawai‘i Now featires 13 new works by 18 contemporary Hawai‘i artists. Through a mix of technology, new media, performance, site-specific works, and traditional art practices, the dynamic, thought-provoking works in Artists of Hawai‘i Now examines some of today's most crucial and timely themes. Explore the collective vision of this diverse … Continue reading Artists of Hawai‘i Now

#LGBTQfamily @HonoluluPride

@honolulupride

#LGBTQfamily @HonoluluPride. Celebrate the many forms our families take by sharing your photos of family gatherings during this holiday season. As the ballroom legend and advocate Hector Xtravaganza of the House of Xtravaganza famously said, "Blood does not family make. Those are relatives. Family are those with whom you share your good, bad and ugly, … Continue reading #LGBTQfamily @HonoluluPride

Policy and Advocacy Training Series

Online

The Policy and Advocacy Training Series is a free series of virtual trainings that feature insights from local policy and advocacy experts. Session 3, on January 8, is "Take the next step: Get your message out and learn from public officials" with presenters: Ryan Catalani, Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network, and panel to be announced. The … Continue reading Policy and Advocacy Training Series

Civil Cafe: Legislative Preview + Pau Hana

Hawaii State Art Museum Cafe 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu, HI

As we approach the 2022 Hawaii Legislative session, Civil Beat invites you to join them at the Civil Cafe Legislative Preview + Pau Hana in partnership with the Hawaii State Art Museum. At this in-person and online event, Civil Beat’s legislative reporting team and invited lawmakers will share their expectations for the 2022 session. Submit your questions for … Continue reading Civil Cafe: Legislative Preview + Pau Hana

What’s In Store During the 2022 Legislative Session?

PBS Hawaii

In 2022, Hawai'i state lawmakers will begin a third legislative session under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Priorities, transparency and accountability will be part of the discussion. Learn more by watching Insights On PBS Hawaiʻi on Thursday, January 13 at 7:30pm. You can join this conversation on the 2022 Legislative Preview by phoning in … Continue reading What’s In Store During the 2022 Legislative Session?

Nominations open: 2022 Hawaii’s Best Workplaces

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Nominate your company for the Pacific Business News 2022 Hawaii's Best Workplaces. PBN wants to see which companies have the best culture, leadership, and, most importantly, engaged employees. Hawaii's Best Workplaces is designed to honor the islands' leading employers, going beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees For more information, … Continue reading Nominations open: 2022 Hawaii’s Best Workplaces

Honoring Our Past and Protecting Our Future: The 2022 AFL-CIO MLK Conference

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LGBTQ+ working people were significantly more likely to have lost their job or to have their income reduced at the height of the COVID pandemic. And for LGBTQ+ working people of color, the impact was even more pronounced. Join Pride At Work and the civil and human rights community to learn and strategize at this … Continue reading Honoring Our Past and Protecting Our Future: The 2022 AFL-CIO MLK Conference

Get Boosted at the Oasis Pool Party

White Sands Hotel 431 Nohonani Street, Honolulu, HI

Gay Island Guide is partnering with Project Vision Hawaii to provide FREE Booster Shots this Sunday at their first Oasis Pool Party of the year at White Sands Hotel from 1pm to 5pm. Bring Your Vaccine Card and ID to get boosted and updated! For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here.

HHHRCʻs Medical Mobile Unit (MMU)

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Every 2nd & 4th Monday, from 4pm-8pm, HHHRC's medical mobile unit (MMU) brings low-threshold and high-impact harm reduction interventions to those with a range of barriers that prevent them from accessing traditional medical care. Fondly named Ka'a Lawe Pono, or "the vehicle that deliv­ers wellness," our MMU and its staff help clients navigate the healthcare … Continue reading HHHRCʻs Medical Mobile Unit (MMU)

Live rehearsals: Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu

Unity Church of Hawaii 3608 Diamond Head CircleHonolulu,

The Gay Menʻs Chorus of Honolulu welcomes new and prospective members for live, in-person rehearsals on Monday nights from January 10 - 31 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Unity Church of Hawai'i located at 3608 Diamond Head Circle. Join GMCoH as they prepare for their Spring Season and other events during the … Continue reading Live rehearsals: Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu

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.