Honolulu Pride’s theme for 2020 is “Shaka and Shine”– a great way to virtually share LGBTQ+ love and pride, while respecting and protecting our friends, families and community.
In honor of Honolulu Pride Month, the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation is hosting 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 will discuss 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. Panelists will be announced a few days before each discussion. Get more information at our Facebook Events pages.
If you have questions about Rainbow Town Hall, email Randy Soriano at firstname.lastname@example.org
Official 2020 Honolulu Pride merchandise has arrived: caps and t-shirts and, new for this year, 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 Honolulu Pride events this year are 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 proud to share these visible signs of LGBTQIA Pride and Aloha as a vital part of Hawaii’s diverse and inclusive culture. Until we can all be together again, look for these Rainbows when you’re out for a stroll. Take a selfie with a banner and tag it #rainbowsoverwaikiki
If you’d like to support the Rainbows Over Waikiki project, please contact Tim L. Jones at email@example.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 explores the history of LGBTQ+ culture in Hawaii, profiles trailblazers in the community, and shares 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, features 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.
For more information about “Aloha With Pride: Shaka And Shine” please contact Francince Beppu at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!.
The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation has also 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.
Consider showing your Pride during this time of social distancing by making a donation to a charity that’s making a difference in our communities. Together, we can support one another today, and build a better tomorrow.
For more information, please contact a member of the Honolulu Pride team:
General Inquiries and Honolulu Pride Virtual After Party:
Rainbows Over Waikiki:
Tim L. Jones
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.
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.