Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 Applications Available & KUMU HINA

Aloha ALL you PRIDE Filled People!

What a difference a YEAR makes! We are closer to FULL equality!

We look forward to Pride every year, but this year we can feel the excitement in the air regarding Pride and Honolulu Pride is still 2 whole months away!

The Grand Marshal nominations need to be in by April 15, 2014. The nomination form can be found on our website –

While there you will also find all the applications for the 2014 Honolulu Pride Parade & Celebration!

These include:
Pride Parade Application,
Pride Celebration Vendor Application

Pride Celebration Food Vendor Application
, and 
Volunteer Application

We are so excited to announce that our good friends over at Urban Aloha have agreed to take on arranging entertainment for the Honolulu Pride Celebration! So if you are interested in performing at Honolulu Pride Celebration on the Kapiolani Park Bandstand, please fill-out the Application and someone from Urban Aloha will contact you!

– KUMU HINA - Hina Wong-Kula’s documentary WORLD PREMIER is this Thursday (April 10) as the closing film of the Honolulu International Film Festival Spring Showcase, showing at Hawaii Theatre. Honolulu Pride is asking people to wear a rainbow lei.

Honolulu Pride is giving away two tickets to the showing. To enter the drawing all you have to do is go to our Facebook Page ( and like the contest posting by 8 PM Tuesday (April 8).

Not feeling lucky and want to buy tickets go to:

That is it for now, if you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Mahalo for your support!

I mua

Michael Golojuch, Jr.
Honolulu Pride

Monday, December 9, 2013

Deadline Coming! & Congrats to all!

Aloha ALL You PRIDE Filled People!

Can you believe that is has already been a week since Marriage Equality became the law of the land here in the Aloha State!

Congratulations to ALL the couples that have gotten married and will get married!

Reminder that you only have until this Sunday (12/15/13) to get your theme suggestions in for the 2014 Honolulu Pride. Go to and use the on-line entry form to submit your ideas.

There is only three weeks left in 2013 we wanted you to know that we are working to ensure that 2014 Honolulu Pride will be the best yet - we have SO much to PROUD about!

Here are some things to look forward to in 2014 from Honolulu Pride:

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014 Honolulu Pride Theme Release Party at Bacchus Waikiki

February 2014:
Float Building Workshop led by Willie Sabel - Set designer from Diamond Head Theatre

2014 Honolulu Pride
Saturday, June 7, 2014
10:00 AM - The 24th Annual Honolulu Pride Parade starts at Magic Island

11:30 AM - The Honolulu Pride Celebration program begins at Kapiolani Park

We will have other events in the months ahead so keep your eyes pealed for future emails. Plus there will be bills that will need our support in the 2014 Legislative Session and we will work to ensure that you are kept abreast of the bills that matter to our community!

Mahalo to you all for your support and here is to JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON and a VERY Happy New Year!

Michael Golojuch, Jr.
Honolulu Pride

Saturday June 7, 2014!
Celebrating 24 years of PRIDE in paradise!

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

REMINDER! All COUPLES need come to - Marriage Equality: Family Day/Wedding Rehearsal

REMINDER - If you are looking to get your Marriage License at the Waikiki Sheraton after midnight on December 2, event organizers ask that you email them at

ALL couples looking to get married NEED to come to the Marriage Equality: Family Day/Wedding Rehearsal at Thomas Square on Sunday, December 1 from 12 - 4 pm.

Here is the Facebook event -

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Info for Marriage Equality Ceremonies & Celebrations

Aloha ALL you PRIDE filled people!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reminder - If you are looking to get your Marriage License at the Waikiki Sheraton after midnight on December 2, we ask that you email them at

Details can be found on our website at:

And on Facebook

Here is a quick rundown on what is happening on Sunday, December 1

Marriage Equality: Family Day/Wedding Rehearsal (Community Celebration)

Co-sponsors: Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Mayor’s Office on Culture and Arts (MOCA) &
Citizens For Equal Rights, GLBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Honolulu Pride, Integrity Hawaii, Pride@Work Hawaii, and Pride Alliance Hawaii.

Thomas Square Park (across from NBC Concert Hall)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free Bouncy house for the kids
**Information tent for the midnight ceremonies - this is where we will be able to answer ALL your questions regarding the midnight festivities!**
The six couples will be on hand!!

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for Save-the-Food Basket in honor of World Aids Day

‘oli from Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Royal Hawaiian Band
Starr Kealaheleokalani (Award winner)
other surprise musical guests

More information on Facebook:

Then the main event:
Hawaii’s Marriage Equality Midnight Ceremonies

Leahi the Club Lounge
30th Floor of the Waikiki Sheraton

Sunday, December 1

11:45 PM - Doors Open

Monday, December 2
12:00 AM - Recognition of all same-sex couples married in other states that will now have their relationships recognized here the Aloha State.

Couples begin the marriage license process.

The first ceremonies begin with an `oli by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

The first ceremonies start with 6 couples that help represent the struggle for Marriage Equality in Hawaii.

Keola Akana and Ethan Wung
Gary Bradley and Paul Perry
Shaun Campbell and Baijnauth James Singh
Donna Gedge and Monica Montgomery
Saralyn and Isajah Morales
Richard J. Rosehill and Shawna Okami

All the couples have asked that in lieu of gifts that donations be made to Kokua For the Philippines -
We will also be accepting donations at the event.

After the first service all couples that wish use Leahi the Club Lounge will be able to use it for their marriage at no charge.

After 1:00 AM the official Marriage Equality Licensing Office will move to the Lobby of the Waikiki Sheraton.

Recommended Dress Code:
Aloha Attire - We recommend no shorts or slippers.

If you are looking to get your Marriage License at the Waikiki Sheraton after midnight on December 2, event organizers ask that you email them at

Mahalo nui loa for all the support!

Michael Golojuch, Jr.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Love Makes A Family - Testimony NEEDED For Marriage Equality

Aloha ALL you Pride Filled People!

We are 30 hours away from the start of Love Makes A Family and we have some HUGE news!

Willie K will be headlining the event! We are so happy to have him on board! The speaker line-up is just as exciting too! We hope that each and everyone of you will join us for Love Makes A Family. Please check out our website for more details on the event. ( )

While there check out the useful tools we have posted to help with your written and verbal testimony. PLEASE make sure you to get your written testimony in before 10:30 AM Sunday, October 27 of the Senate hearing. 

Schedule for Special Session Week

Sunday, October 27:
12 PM - 4 PM: Love Makes A Family at the State Capitol

Monday, October 28:
8 AM - 12 PM: Lobby Day at the State Capitol
10:30 AM: Senate Hearing on the Marriage Equality bill (SB 1) in the State Auditorium (Chamber Level)

Thursday, October 31:
Time to Be Announced: House Hearing on the Marriage Equality bill (SB 1)

Friday, November 1:
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Sign Waving at the State Capitol

MAHALO NUI LOA for your help and support.

Michael Golojuch, Jr.
Honolulu Pride


Saturday, October 12, 2013

LOVE MAKES A FAMILY: A community gathering in support of MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Aloha ALL you PRIDE Filled PEOPLE!

On Sunday, October 27th there will be a community gathering called “Love Makes A Family” at the Hawaii State Capitol in support of Marriage Equality.

This gathering is to give all the different groups, organizations, and individuals a chance to come together before the start of the Special Session and recharge our batteries!! If history has taught us anything we know the hearings for the Marriage Equality bill will be long and we will hear things that will cause us pain and stress - so to help get everyone through the hearings, in one piece, we will need our strength!

At the gathering we will have:
* Special musical guests,
* Voter registration &
* Helpful tools to contact legislators!! &

SO much more!

12:00 PM: Brown Bag Picnic

2:00 PM: Official Program Begins

Our headliner is Willie K!
Also performing is Gay Men's Chorus of Honolulu!

With special guest speakers like:
Ariyaphon Southiphong
(Andy South)
Rep. Chris Lee
Andrea Anderson
of Planned Parenthood of Hawaii &

more surprise guests!

We will also be collecting donations for the Hawaii FoodBank because with the government shutdown and the holidays right around the corner the Foodbank will need donations!

We hope to see you ALL THERE!

Michael Golojuch, Jr.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Keeping PRIDE Alive!!

Aloha ALL you PRIDE Filled People!

What a GREAT week!! (with the exception of SCOTUS gutting the Voter’s Right Act)

In case you have not heard – SCOTUS dealt discrimination a death blow by striking down DOMA and then they allowed the lower courts ruling on Prop 8 to stand bringing Marriage Equality back to California!!

While neither of these decisions brings marriage equality to Hawaii, their indirect impact will have a great impact and help in EVERYONE’s fight for marriage equality. But you can help change that by emailing Governor Abercrombie and asking him to call a Special Session to pass Marriage Equality here in Hawaii -

We all here at Honolulu Pride believe that Pride should be more than a one day, one weekend, or even one month a year – it should be something we carry with us ALL year long!! To that end we will be posting on our Facebook page ( a different group or business that participated in Honolulu Pride this year starting July 1.

If you have not taken our survey regarding Honolulu Pride please take 3 minutes and go to and give us the information we need to help make Honolulu Pride even better in 2014!

Mahalo and HAPPY PRIDE!

Michael Golojuch, Jr.
Honolulu Pride

Here are some upcoming events to help keep that PRIDE feeling ALIVE:

March with PFLAG-Oahu in the 67th Annual Kailua 4th of July Parade.

Meet PFLAG-Oahu (Unit #70) at Pukoa St. & N. Kalaheo Ave on Thursday July 4 by 9:00 AM. The Parade starts at 10 AM. More details are available on our Facebook page ( right now and will be posted on website by Saturday afternoon.

Big Island Pride – July 6

For the first time EVER Big Island will have a Pride Parade on July 6 and this year it will take place in Hilo. The parade starts at 11 AM from Mo’oheau County Park near the band stand and it is followed by a celebration Mo’oheau County Park. For more information check out  (

DOMA and Prop 8 Decision – What does it mean to Hawaii?!? – July 13

The GLBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii is hosting a panel at Hawaii State Capitol on Saturday, July 13 in room 329. On the panel will be retired Justice Steve Levinson and other knowledgeable people on these subjects. To register for the event please visit their website -