Youth + Families

The Hawai’i LGBT Legacy Foundation is committed to supporting LGBTQIA+ youth and families: it’s a crucial part of our mission to nurture inclusion and engagement across the full spectrum of Hawai’i’s larger diverse communities.

Our projects, like the Youth Hui, 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 the University of Hawai’i Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center, Hawai’i Queer Parents, NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance), The Bishop Museum, Arts at Marks Garage, The Contingency, the Rainbow Alliance, Mark Kanemura, University of Phoenix Hawaii, Lambda Law Students Association, Ward Village Courtyard Cinema, Waikiki Health, and many others.

On February 11, 2023, the Māhūi of the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation hosted the first annual Pride Pāʻina Lā ʻOhana.  It was a night to celebrate LGBTQIA+ youth and provide a safe space for queer families. The Pāʻina is part of our Pride365 initiative that celebrates pride as more than a day, week or month, but a year-round endeavor.

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

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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