HONOLULU PRIDE™ 2018


Honolulu Pride: Hawaii's largest and most colorful celebration for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied communities.

Please note: the Honolulu Pride™ Parade is a free event for all who want to participate or attend. No one will be charged any fees by the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation although donations are fine and greatly appreciated. Any Parade Entry fee charged for participation in Honolulu Pride™ will be reimbursed upon request.

Celebrate The Rainbow! Honolulu Pride™ is Hawaii’s largest and most colorful celebration for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied communities. 2018 Honolulu Pride Month featured more than 30 cultural, social and educational events hosted by the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation, our Sponsors, Partners, and Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ community.

The Parade + Festival on Saturday, October 20, was our most successful ever, with record-breaking attendance, numerous new and returning sponsors and an inspiring range of participating groups.  Additionally, Rainbows Over Waikiki Pride Banners brightened Waikiki from October 7 -21, sharing LGBTQ aloha with residents and visitors. And After-Parties and Halloween events wrapped up the month in a truly fabulous fashion.

Click here to watch videos from the Parade and Festival.

Honolulu Pride 2018 videos

Mahalo to everyone who helped make Pride Month an incredible celebration of diversity, inclusion and aloha.

Rainbows Over Waikiki — dozens of Pride Banners along Kalakaua Avenue sharing LGBTQ aloha — kicked off 2018 Honolulu Pride™ Month.

Thanks to our sponsors and community partners, there were more than 30 social, cultural and educational events during 2018 Pride Month.

The Honolulu Pride™ Parade, with more than 100 moving units, 3,000 participants and over 30,000 spectators, was the largest Pride Parade in our 28-year history.

 

Meet the 2018 Honolulu Pride™ Parade Grand Marshal Kelly Sanders.

In honor of his tireless efforts and innumerable contributions to our community, Honolulu Pride™ is proud to announce Kelly Sanders as our 2018 Grand Marshal. Kelly is also the recipient of the 2018 Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation Visionary Award.

He is committed to serving the community through his engagement on multiple b

oards including the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Diamond Head Theater, and American Red Cross. For the last five years, he has served as the Creative Entertainment Director for the Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association.

With over 30 years of hospitality experience, Kelly recently joined Highgate as Vice President of Operations, overseeing six hotels in Waikiki including the new ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. Kelly was previously the Area General Manager for Marriott Hawaii.

“I find passion in inspiring and supporting our community,” he says. “We are all a part of these beautiful islands. Each of us must c

ontribute where and how we can to help our communities thrive and show the world the true essence of the Aloha spirit.”

The Honolulu Pride™ Festival, at Diamond Head Greens, followed the Parade, and continued until 6pm. It featured an incredible lineup of local and national performers including American Idol finalists Jurnee and Ada Vox. Share your favorite photos using #honolulupride

The Honolulu Pride™ Celebrate the Rainbow Community Flag led the Pride Parade on October 20, and then welcomed festival goers at the entrance of Diamond Head Greens. Photos: Jen May Pastores and Willie Sabel

Official 2018 Honolulu Pride™ merchandisecaps, shirts, pins and more are still available. Click here to visit our online store, and get your Pride on! 

To learn more about how you can become involved in Honolulu Pride™, contact one of the the Pride Planning Committee members below.

Honolulu Pride™ Planning Committee and Sponsorships Chair:  Jim Miller

Honolulu Pride™ Festival Chair: Will Coleman

Honolulu Pride™ Parade and Rainbows Over Waikiki Chair: Willie Sabel 

Honolulu Pride™  Media, Marketing and Advertising Co-Chairs: Joe Bock and Francine Beppu

Honolulu Pride™ Finance and Contracts Chair: Melvin Jadulang

Honolulu Pride™ Festival Entertainment Chair: Walter Enriquez 

Honolulu Pride™ Volunteer Chair: Randy Jadulang

Honolulu Pride™ Social Events Chair: Sean Barrett


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Mahalo to our 2018 Sponsors.

 

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