Everyone joining the Equality March should assemble at the Hawaii State Capitol Building. Below is a map of the Honolulu Equality March route with will also end at the Capitol.
After the March be sure to join us for the rally featuring some great speakers including: Kathryn Xian, Kumu Hina, Dan Chang and Chef Will Chen.
Join Gay Island Guide as we participate in the National Movement at the Equality March 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:30am to 12:30pm at the Hawaii State Capitol Building in Downtown Honolulu. Bring your banners, signs, posters, voices and most importantly lots of LOVE!
The Honolulu Equality March for Unity and Pride (HEMUP) is part of an international grassroots movement to mobilize the LGBTQ+ community and its allies and address concerns about the current political landscapes and how they are contributing to discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals. Our goal is to unify all the members of our ‘ohana to bring attention to the issues that are affecting both our entire community as a whole and our most vulnerable brothers, sisters, and siblings.
In the current political climate, people with bigotry and hatred for our community in their hearts and minds are emboldened more and more each day, with violence, discrimination, and political assault of our human rights on the rise. This march of solidarity of our community and allies supports equality, visibility, and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people here in Hawai'i and around the world. As the only Equality March solidarity organizers in Polynesia, we believe it is our responsibility to highlight the unique issues that LGBTQ+ people in our region face, and show the LGBTQ+ people of Polynesia that they are loved and accepted.
We march for so many reasons. We march for equal access to family-building opportunities for all LGBTQ+ people. We march because transgender and genderqueer people have a right to equal access to bathrooms. We march for equal employment opportunities and professional, safe, and affordable healthcare for LGBTQ+ people. We march for LGBTQ+-inclusive sexual education courses for our youth. We march because LGBTQ+ youth make up a disproportionate 40% of the houseless youth in the United States. We march to stop violent crimes against LGBTQ+ people, especially women and people of color. We march because, in Hawaiʽi and many other places across the globe, hatred for people who do not conform to gender and sexuality binaries is rooted in a history of Western colonialism and imperialism. We march because the systems of power which oppress LGBTQ+ people intersect with those systems of power which oppress other minority groups, and because our struggle for equality will not end until every human being is safe and has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive. We march for all of this and so much more.
Please join us on June 11th, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Hawaiʽi State Capitol building for a march and rally for human rights and dignity.
You can also get more info on the Facebook Event Here