"Civil Rights--Passing The Torch." Dr. David McEwan, founding board member of the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation, will be a featured speaker at Lambda Law's "Diversity Dinner" on Fri., March 24.
Other featured speakers include key members of the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission: Chairperson Linda Hamilton Krieger and Commissioner Kim Coco-Iwamoto. Learn more about how issues facing Hawaii's LGBTQ community intersect with other civil rights issues and how diversity makes us stronger together. Included in the cost of tickets are heavy pupus, two host drinks and music by Aja Gamble and Kamakakehau Fernandez. We hope you'll join us for this special evening in support of the LGBTQ advocacy group Lambda Law Students Association. Click here to get your tickets, or contact Chad Au.
On April 20 the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation is hosting a Family Acceptance Workshop for parents who want to share the range of experiences and feelings that are part of coming to better understand and accept their LGBTQ children.
The workshop, held at the Hawaii LGBT Center-Waikiki from 6pm-9pm, is part of a nationally touring series of programs developed by NQAPIA--the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance--in conjunction with their PSA project "Family Is Still Family".
The Honolulu workshop will be lead by three proud parents of LGBTQ children: Nora, born in American Samoa and mother of widely known Lady Gaga dancer Mark Kanemura; Marsha, a Japanese mother of a transgender son and author of Two Spirits, One Heart; and Laurin, a mixed-race Japanese mother of a gay son and author of One of a Kind, Like Me, a children's book that uplifts those who don't fit gender stereotypes.
Space is limited so reserve your spot soon by contacting Camaron Miyamoto at the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation.