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Each October marks Honolulu Pride Month on Oʻahu, one of Hawaiʻi’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, queer+ (LGBTQ+) celebrations. The University of Hawaiʻi is observing the month-long commemoration with an array of events sponsored by the UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center and UH Commission on LGBTQ+ Equality.

“Pride affirms members of our UH community and lifts up the experiences of LGBTQ+ and māhū (identity with male and female characteristics) people,” said Camaron Miyamoto, director of the UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center. “Too many of our LGBTQ+ and māhū students grew up with negative messages about themselves and their communities and this is a positive step to celebrate every aspect of who we are.”

Pride Month events

UH Mānoa

The Glades: Transgender Talk Story with Legendary Performer Brandy Lee: October 6
Legendary Hawaiʻi drag artists will share stories about performing at the Glades nightclub in Honolulu’s Chinatown in the 1960’s.

National Coming Out Day Fair: October 11
The fair will showcase LGBTQ+ resources available in Hawaiʻi and provide a chance to celebrate with friends and make new connections.

Honolulu Pride ParadeUH Mānoa group: October 15
All members of the UH Mānoa community are invited to march with the campus’s group. The theme is “The UH Mānoa Rainbow Warrior QUEERtoons.” Meet at the Magic Island parking lot in Ala Moana Beach Park no later than 8 a.m.

UH Hilo

Coming Out Day Resource Fair: October 11
11 a.m.–2p.m., Library Lānai

Students will learn the basic terminology of LGBTQ+ and put their knowledge to the test through trivia style games. The LGBTQ+ Center will distribute resources and pride themed giveaways.

Windward Community College

National Coming Out Day Fair: October 11
11 a.m.–1 p.m., Hale Laʻakea Breezeway (in front of the library)
Join the Windward CC LGBTQ+ Commissioners to celebrate National Coming Out Day and Honolulu Pride Month. Enjoy free ice cream, learn about campus and community resources, and get free pride goodies.

Related: Queer-centered superhero fantasy Demigods Anonymous at Palikū Theatre

Demigods Anonymous: October 28–November 6
Palikū Theatre
​​Action, magic and humor abound in this queer-centered, superhero fantasy about people manifesting ancient kupua (demigod) powers to transform into animals.

Leeward Community College

Getting to Know Our LGBTQ+ Students: October 27
Noon––1 p.m.
A workshop featuring students who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Workshops and Trainings

Queerify Series

UH Mānoa Online Safe Zone registration for 2022

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