Honolulu Pride 2020

Honolulu Pride’s theme for 2020 was “Shaka and Shine”– a great way to virtually share LGBTQ+ love and pride, while respecting and protecting our friends, families and community. Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and community members, highlights from 2020 include:

• Pride Through Giving:
$20,000 donated to frontline nonprofits

• Rainbow Town Hall:
our first-ever virtual LGBTQIA+ panel discussions
• aloha with pride:
Broadcast tv debut Reached our largest audience ever
• Shaka And Shine:
original song by Keilana, produced by Honolulu Pride
• Virtual After Party:
3-hour live stream by the LGBTQIA+ community

Scroll down for details, and learn more about our 2020 activities by reading our 2020 Impact Report. Mahalo.

In honor of 2020 Honolulu Pride Month, the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation hosted  Rainbow Town Hall, a series of virtual panel discussions from Oct. 14 -28. Educators, health care providers, members of the business community and activists on the front lines discussed how to move forward on critical issues facing Hawaii’s LGBTQIA community: criminal justice, inclusive education, the economic impact of COVID-19, stigma and mental health and safe and stable housing.

Learn more and watch the Zoom videos here.

If you have questions about Rainbow Town Hall, email Randy Soriano at randy@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com

You can find official 2020 Honolulu Pride merchandise at the Pride Shop: caps, t-shirts, pins, stickers, and, new for 2020, a fabulous holographic fanny pack. And we still have some vintage gear from 2019 Pride including “Flying Rainbow Musubi” shirts, beach towels and pins, as well as the highly collectible limited edition 2020 promotional “Vision Test” t-shirt. Get your Pride while supporting Honolulu Pride and the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation. Just head over to honolulupride.com/shop

Though the official 2020 Honolulu Pride events were virtual, the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation sponsored the physical installation of Rainbows Over Waikiki: more than 120 rainbow banners along Ala Moana Blvd. and Kalakaua Ave. from Oct. 10 – 24.

We may be social distancing, but we’re always proud to share these visible signs of LGBTQIA Pride and Aloha as a vital part of Hawaii’s diverse and inclusive culture.

If you’d like to support the Rainbows Over Waikiki project, please contact Tim L. Jones at tj@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com

Honolulu Pride also presented a special new half hour program “Aloha With Pride: Shaka and Shine”. Produced by Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation and Lei, it explored the history of LGBTQ+ culture in Hawaii, profiled trailblazers in the community, and shared diverse voices on what “Aloha, With Pride” truly means. This inspiring and fun local show, hosted by Matt Guevera and Francine Beppu, with various interviews and performances, featured the World Premiere of Shaka and Shine, an original song produced by Honolulu Pride and performed by Keilana.

This special program was broadcast on KHON2 on October 15th at 7:00 pm, KHII on October 16th at 8:00 pm, KHII on October 17th at 6:30 pm, and KHON2 on October 18th at 7:00 pm. The program was also live-streamed on KHON2.com, KHON’s Facebook, and KHON’s You Tube.

You can watch a special commercial free version on the Honolulu Virtual Pride Guide page. Just click here.

For more information about “Aloha With Pride: Shaka And Shine” please contact Francince Beppu at francine@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com

On October 17, the inaugural Honolulu Pride Virtual After Party was live streamed on our website. Hosted by Candi Shell and DJ My Friend George, it featured video contributions from Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ community, music and performances, shout outs, and our first ever Tiny Float Parade!.

Watch the videos by clicking on the titles above.

As part of our Pride Through Giving project, the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation made a special donation of $2,000 each to four organizations providing critical help to the people of Hawaii during the COVID-19 pandemic:  Aloha Harvest, Gregory House Programs, Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center and Hawaii Foodbank.

Through our Pride Through Giving project, and in partnership with our sponsors, our donations for 2020 were nearly $20,000.

For more information, please contact a member of the Honolulu Pride team:

Media Inquiries and Aloha With Pride: Shaka And Shine:
Joe Bock and Francine Beppu

General Inquiries and Honolulu Pride Virtual After Party:
Will Coleman

Rainbows Over Waikiki:
Tim L. Jones

Joe Bock and Jim Miller

Volunteer Opportunities:
Gilbert Rodriguez

Missing the in-person community celebrations of years past? Scroll down to enjoy memories of the 2019 Honolulu Pride Parade + Festival, our largest and most colorful Pride celebration ever!

Mahalo to our 2020 Sponsors.

Our work depends on the generosity of people across Hawaii who support the LGBTQ community, our families and allies. Please make a contribution today. Every donation, however large or small, makes a real difference. Thank you.

Enjoy memories of the 2019 Honolulu Pride Parade + Festival, our largest and most colorful Pride celebration ever! Mahalo to all our volunteers, performers, sponsors, vendors, community groups and to everyone who came out last year and made it an amazing day of pride and aloha. We’ll be back together soon!

Follow these links to learn more about Pride Month Events, the Performers, Paraders, Festival Vendors and Travel Partners. Or take a look at a few Videos created by our Partners. And follow #honolulupride on social to see photos from the community.

Be sure to share all your Pride pics with #honolulupride.

Did you miss the 2019 Honolulu Pride Parade? Don’t worry! KHON’s Justin Cruz and Mikey Monis joined Francine Beppu of the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation to celebrate, and you can watch the parade in its entirety in the video now online. Just click the image.

The Honolulu Pride Parade + Festival is the culmination of a month of social, cultural and athletic events for Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ community. Click here for details on all the 2019 Pride Month events