Thursday, June 19, 2014

MAHALO NUI LOA & Happy PRIDE Month


Aloha You PRIDE filled people!

First let me say MAHALO NUI LOA on behalf of all of us at Honolulu Pride for helping to make the 2014 Honolulu Pride Parade & Celebration the largest and most inclusive to date.

We had a record number participants in the Pride Parade and attendees at the Celebration! This could not have been possible without your support and participation!


We are already starting to work on 25th Annual Honolulu Pride Parade & Celebration and here is where we need your help once again! Please go to our website www.honolulupride.org and take the 2014 survey. We use your input to help us plan.


Lastly we are launching our 2014 Vote With Pride campaign since Pride has its roots in social justice and political activism. The goal of the Vote With Pride campaign is:
1. Make sure that every member of Hawaii's LGBTQIA community is registered to vote,
2. Educated about the candidates stances and
3. VOTES!


We will be sharing voting guides from other LGBTQIA organizations and supportive organizations. While we will never tell you who to vote for - it is our goal to help provide you with the resources to know where the candidates stand on LGBTQIA issues.


Remember it is PRIDE Month & beyond!


The Gay Men's Chorus of Honolulu has their PRIDE concert at Diamond Head Theater this Saturday,
Pride@Work Hawaii has their Pau Hana at Chiko's Tavern tomorrow night,
the GLBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii has their monthly meeting on Saturday at 10 AM,
Bacchus is hosting a fundraiser for the Gay Flag Football League on Sunday,
Kauai Pride is taking place all weekend long and then

Next month Rainbow Family 808 is marching in 4th of July Kailua Parade as well as having our friend Hina (star of KUMU Hina) as their guest speaker on July 10th &
then July 12th is Big Island Pride Parade and Celebration in Hilo!



As we all saw at Honolulu Pride and from this list, our community is alive and very busy! Which is great since we have so much more work to do (banning conversion therapy, transgender protections, helping homeless LGBTQIA youth and so on) and we can do it working together! 


Mahalo again for your support and have great PRIDE month! 

Michael Golojuch
Chair
Honolulu Pride

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Another Surprise for Honolulu Pride

Surprise #3



Former #HonoluluPride Grand Marshal - Kumu Hina Wong-Kula will give the Oli for the 24th Annual Honolulu Pride Celebration at the Kapiolani Bandstand at 12:00 PM #KumuHina #Pride #JustGettingStarted #LoveIsLove #APlaceInTheMiddle

Honolulu Pride Surprises for Thursday!

Surprise #1 - 

A secret that we are letting out of the bag - emcee for Saturday is none other than Mele Apana from Hawaiian 105

 

Surprise #2 - 

Carrie Gerendsay from the Bay Area's The Average Dyke Band will take the stage Saturday at @ 1:15 pm in Kapiolani Park at the Bandstand!

She is a high energy folk singer with a big voice for rock and blues, a sweet sound for ballads and a lightning-fast flat picking hand. Her songs inspire and her stage presence lights up the room. 

She has played women's festivals, pride festivals and folk concerts throughout the world but, lately, plays mostly with her band, The Average Dyke Band in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Her band will be headlining 2 festivals in the Bay Area in Sept., so, if you're in the Bay Area, look out for the Average Dyke Band. #Pride #LoveisLove #AverageDykeBand #Surprise

One Last Grand Marshal Named for 2014

Aloha!

We wanted to let you all know that Honolulu Pride received permission last night and we will be adding one more Grand Marshal for the 2014 Honolulu Pride Parade and Celebration and that Grand Marshal is Steve Dinion from Pride@Work - Hawaii

For those of you that did not know we lost Steve last month. We wanted permission from his widow before moving forward. 

This selection as with Bill is meant as a Celebration of their lives. #WeCarryOn #WeMissYou #LoveisLove

Mahalo nui loa,

Michael Golojuch, Jr.
Chair

Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 Honolulu Pride Grand Marshals!

Aloha ALL You Pride Filled People!

Honolulu Pride is just days away and we are getting things ready!

We are happy to announce the 2014 Grand Marshals!

Sheraton Waikiki (Business Grand Marshal)
Kaleo Tevaitea Tanoa Ramos (Individual Grand Marshal)
Kathryn Xian (Individual Grand Marshal)
Bill Woods (In memoriam - Individual Grand Marshal)
Aloha Bears (Organization Grand Marshal)

Remember the 24th Annual Honolulu Pride Parade starts at 10:00 AM from Magic Island and ends at Kapiolani Park where the FREE Honolulu Pride Celebration will take place.

We have a great variety of food vendors, local crafters, LGBTQIA organizations, LIVE entertainment, and a keiki area! Plus some surprise guests ;-)

Remember to check out the FAQs at http://www.honolulupride.org/faq.html

This is going to be an amazing year and we look forward to seeing you all!

Mahalo for your support!

Michael Golojuch, Jr.
Chair
Honolulu Pride

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Honolulu Pride Update ;-)

Aloha ALL you PRIDE filled people!

The 24th Annual Honolulu Pride Parade and Celebration is only 5 weeks away!!

We are excited about this year’s Pride Celebration and we hope that you are too!


We are working to help ensure that this year’s Honolulu Pride Parade and Celebration is even more successful than last years gathering. Last year was a record breaking year! We had over 10,000 people attend see the Pride Parade and over 6,000 attendees to the FREE Pride Celebration in Kapiolani Park.

The application for the Pride Parade can be filled out on-line at:
http://honolulupride.org/parade.html


The Pride Celebration Vendor application can be found here:
http://honolulupride.org/vendor.html


Or if you want, you can download and print out the applications and mail the applications in by going to:
http://honolulupride.org/


Please tell you friends, family, neighbors and co-workers for this will be one CELEBRATION that you will not want to miss!

Mahalo for your continued support!


Michael Golojuch, Jr.
Chair
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Saturday June 7, 2014!
Celebrating 24 years of PRIDE in paradise!


The theme for 2014 Honolulu Pride is:
Pupukahi I Holomua (United to Move Forward)
Love is Love

Fiscal Sponsor: Rainbow Family 808


Sponsors: Pride Guide Hawaii & Bacchus Waikiki

Media Partners: eXpression! Magazine & Odyssey Magazine Hawaii

Get YOUR official Honolulu LGBT Pride Gear here - http://www.cafepress.com/HnlPrideParade

Follow us on-line at http://www.honolulupride.org or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/honoluluprideparade