The Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation is committed to supporting MVPFAFF/LGBTQIA+ youth and families as an integral part of our Pride365 programs and events.
A central part of our mission is to nurture inclusion and engagement across the full spectrum of Hawai’i’s larger diverse communities, celebrating pride as more than a day, week or month, but a year-round endeavor.
Our ʻohana and keiki projects, in collaboration with our sponsors and community partners, provide safe, creative and empowering events and spaces for queer youth and families to learn, connect and share with one another, and with their friends and allies. Partners have included Capitol Modern: The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, the University of Hawai’i Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center, Hawai’i Queer Parents, Spill The Tea Cafe, Hawaiʻi Health & Harm Reduction Center, NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance), Bishop Museum, Rainbow Alliance, Mark Kanemura, Ward Village Courtyard Cinema, Waikīkī Health, and many others.
The second annual Pride Pāʻina Lā ʻOhana was held at the Bishop Museum on Saturday, February 10 for from 3-7pm. Hawaiʻiʻs MVPFAFF/LGBTQIA+ families gathered together for a community celebration for all ages with entertainment, Hawaiian/Pacific crafts, fun activities, onolicious food, and resource fair vendors. For more information about next yearʻs Pride Pāina Lā ʻOhana, contact Sami L.A. Akuna.
On October 7, 2023 the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation supported the 2023 Rainbow Prom, a magical evening of music, dancing, entertainment, fun, food and festivities, Rainbow Prom, a free event open exclusively to Hawai’i High School Students, is part of our community partner HHHRCʻs efforts to provide safe spaces for queer youth to flourish and enjoy living their authentic selves.
On June 24, 2023, the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation hosted I Am A Rainbow, an ʻohana gathering of over 350 folks of all ages at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, celebrating Mark Kanemura‘s new picture book with arts activities, drag performances and story hours, and a fabulous dance party led by the social media star. It was a joyous and high energy party for keiki and ʻohana arts and books lovers. Mahalo to everyone who joined the celebration!
On February 11, 2023, the Māhūi of the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation hosted the first annual Pride Pāʻina Lā ʻOhana. Featuring a Youth Drag Showcase, arts and crafts vendors, food and a resource fair, it was aa amazing night to celebrating MVPFAFF/LGBTQIA+ youth and Hawaiʻiʻs queer families.
If you’d like to work with us to develop programs for Hawai’i’s LGBTQ+ youth and families, or are looking for sponsorship for an existing program, please email us at email@example.com
Our work depends on the generosity of people across Hawaii who support LGBTQIA+ people, our families, friends and allies. Please make a contribution today. Every donation, however large or small, makes a real difference.
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