Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation 2019 Annual Gala

Vision Without Limits, the 2019 LGBTQ+ Gala will be held Saturday, March 30 from 6pm – 10pm at the Sheraton Waikiki. Click here to purchase your tickets.

We hope you’ll join us at this annual benefit for Honolulu Pride, the LGBT Center Waikiki and the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation. It will be a fabulous event with great music, special cocktails, heavy pupus, and friends old and new. 

10-Person Reserved Tables are available with unique benefits to make the evening even more special. Individual Tickets are also available. Scroll down for more details or click here to purchase your tickets now. For more information, email DJ Dole at gala@hawaiilgbtlegacy.comKim Coco Iwamoto is the recipient of the 2019 Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation Visionary AwardA highlight of the evening is the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation Visionary Award celebration, honoring a long-time advocate who’s made outstanding contributions to our community. We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Visionary Award recipient is Kim Coco Iwamoto.

Kim Coco was born and raised in Hawaii. In 1993, she was working in New York City’s fashion industry when she was terminated by her employer for being trans – she had no civil rights protections at that time. Soon after, Kim Coco became an early member of Transexual Menace, which mobilized street protests when trans people were murdered or left to die – they brought attention to the fact that trans lives mattered.

Kim Coco went to law school to make sure our laws would reflect this inclusion. After passing the bar in 2001, she started her career at Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii, coordinating free legal clinics across the state. Kim Coco also worked with local activists to expand her state’s civil rights laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity. She became a state-licensed foster parent to gay and trans teenagers and was angered by the bullying and harassment they were encountering at school.

In 2006, she ran for a seat on the Hawaii State Board of Education, because she knew that if she did not have a seat at the table, her kids would continue to be thrown under the bus. Her election, made her the “highest ranking, openly-transgender elected official in the U.S.” according to the Victory Fund. Kim Coco was re-elected in 2010 with 25% more votes. In 2012, she was appointed by the Governor, with senate confirmation, to the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission.

In 2013, Kim Coco was honored by the Obama White House as a “Harvey Milk Champion of Change” for her advocacy against bullying in schools. Three years ago, Kim Coco adopted her daughter Rory who is turning six years old this year. 

Please join us as we honor Kim Coco Iwamoto with the 2019 Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation Visionary Award.Didn’t make it to last year’s event? Enjoy this video of the celebration and be sure to join us at this year’s Gala: Saturday, March 30.

Vision Without Limits  Saturday, March 30, 2019, 6pm – 10pm, Sheraton Waikiki.

Individual Ticket – $150

‘Ilima Table – $5,000

10 Person Reserved Table, includes:
• Validated self-parking or discounted valet parking for 10 people
• Large Logo and Name on Gala Slideshow Screens
• Large Logo and Name on Gala Printed Program
• Small Logo and hyperlink on Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation website
• One-time Recognition on Foundation Social Media
• 5-day advance auction item preview with option to “Buy It Now” the day before the Gala for immediate pickup at check in
• Voice recognition at Gala
• Table marker at Gala
• Logo in Official 2019 Honolulu Pride Guide
• Business/Organization name and small color logo on Honolulu Pride Travel Partner’s webpage
• Name recognition on Pride Community Picnic Partner Banner
• 2’x2’ banner placement at SPLASH (banner to be provided by sponsor)
• 2’x2’ banner placement at the 2019 Honolulu Pride Festival (banner to be provided by sponsor)
• Exhibitor Booth space at 2019 Honolulu Pride Festival (single sided booth with awning, 2 chairs, table, and 6 wrist bands)
• 4 Festival Fast Passes for the 2019 Honolulu Pride Festival
• Use of Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation logo for 2019

Pikake Table – $3,000

10 Person Reserved Table, includes:
• Validated self-parking or discounted valet parking for 10 people
• Small Logo and Name on Gala Slideshow Screens
• Small Logo and Name on Gala Printed Program
• Small Logo and hyperlink on Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation website
• One-time Recognition on Foundation Social Media
• 3-day advance auction item preview with option to “Buy It Now” the day before the Gala for immediate pickup at check in
• Voice recognition at Gala
• Table marker at Gala
• Logo in Official 2019 Honolulu Pride Guide
• Name recognition on Pride Community Picnic Partner Banner
• Exhibitor Booth space at 2019 Honolulu Pride Festival (single sided booth with awning, 2 chairs, table, and 4 wrist bands)
• 2 Festival Fast Passes for the 2019 Honolulu Pride Festival
• Use of Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation logo for 2019

Orchid Table – $2,000

10 Person Reserved Table, includes:
• Validated self-parking or discounted valet parking for 10 people
• Small Logo and Name on Gala Slideshow Screens
• Small Logo and Name on Gala Printed Program
• Small Logo on Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation website
• 3-day advance auction item preview with option to “Buy It Now” the day before the Gala for immediate pickup at check in
• Voice recognition at Gala
• Table marker at Gala
• Printed Name in Official 2019 Honolulu Pride Guide

Click here to purchase your tickets.

The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation hosts several events each year to bring our community together to celebrate, create solidarity, highlight our sponsors and partners, and to raise funds for our projects. Click here to learn more about the Pride Community Picnic, SPLASH, Honolulu Pride and our other events.