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Rainbow Town Hall

A virtual panel discussion series

The Rainbow Town Hall series explores important issues affecting LGBTQIA+ people and Hawaii's larger diverse communities. It's part of a new initiative to ensure that Pride in Honolulu extends beyond the month of October, with queer celebration, conversation, and empowerment year-round. For more information contact Ian Tapu at tapu@hawaiilgbtlegacy.com

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Addressing LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

Addressing LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

Wed., Nov. 17 at 7pm on Zoom

A conversation about how we can best address LGBTQ health -- and health disparities -- here in Hawaii, from the level of medical education into everyday healthcare practice.

Addressing LGBTQ+ Health Disparities is now online at the Rainbow Town Hall archive page at HawaiiLGBTLegacyFoundation.com and @HonoluluPride on YouTube.

For more information, please contact Ian Tapu.

Addressing LGBTQ+ Health Disparities

The Panelists

  • Thaddeus Pham

    He / Him

    Thaddeus Pham

    Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator for the Hawaii Department of Health in the Harm Reduction Services Branch

  • Dee-Ann Carpenter, MD

    She / Her

    Dee-Ann Carpenter, MD

    Associate Professor at JABSOM, in Department of Native Hawaiian Health and Office of Medical Education

  • Camaron Miyamoto

    He / Him

    Camaron Miyamoto

    Director, UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center

  • Scott Denny, MSPA PA-C

    Scott Denny, MSPA PA-C

    Provider at the Care Pathway Center at Kaiser Permanente, specializes in Infectious Disease, HIV and transgender services

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Above All, Love

Above All, Love

Sun, Oct 24 from 4-6 PM

Queerness and religion are often contentious bedfellows in the LGBTQ community. This safe space allowed panelists to examine and explore their relationship to, and intersection between, sexual identity, gender expression, and spirituality.

Above All, Love: Exploring the Intersection of Queerness and Spirituality is now online at the Rainbow Town Hall archive page at HawaiiLGBTLegacyFoundation.com and @HonoluluPride on YouTube.

Above All, Love

The Panelists

  • B. Lani Prunés

    B. Lani Prunés

  • Rev. Kyle Lovett

    (she/her)

    Rev. Kyle Lovett

  • Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios

    Rev. Dr. Moses D. Barrios

  • Rev. Blayne Higa

    Rev. Blayne Higa

  • Kristin Wiberg

    (she/her)

    Kristin Wiberg

  • Lina Robins

    Lina Robins

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How to Start a Movement

October 21, 2021

How to Start a Movement

The internet, social media, and especially the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, have transformed how humans engage with each other. How do these changes affect communication and relationship building? And what does advocacy and community organizing look like during and post-pandemic? Panelists explored these questions, and the lessons learned in their own advocacy and community organizing work.

How to Start a Movement: Queer Community Organizing is now online at the Rainbow Town Hall archive page at HawaiiLGBTLegacyFoundation.com and @HonoluluPride on YouTube.

How to Start a Movement

The Panelists

  • Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin

    Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin

  • Thaddeus Pham

    (he/him)

    Thaddeus Pham

  • Dr. Tatiana Kalaniopua Young

    Dr. Tatiana Kalaniopua Young

  • Sarah Kamakawiwoʻole (MS Ed, MPH)

    Sarah Kamakawiwoʻole (MS Ed, MPH)

  • Mana Shim

    (she/her/‘o ia)

    Mana Shim

  • Izik

    Izik

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Queer Indigeneity

October 2, 2021

Queer Indigeneity

What does it mean for someone to be both queer and Indigenous, and how do these and other identities intersect? In this Rainbow Town Hall, panelists Sha Merirel Ongelungel, Kumu Hina, Kamakakehau Fernandez and Phylesha Brown-Acton will explore the role of history, colonization, culture and how it has informed their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The discussion with be moderated by Akea Kahikina with a special performance by Lina Robins.

Queer Indigeneity

The Panelists

  • Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

    Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

  • Phylesha Brown-Acton

    she/her

    Phylesha Brown-Acton

  • Sha Merirei Ongelungel

    Sha Merirei Ongelungel

  • Kamakakehau Fernandez

    Kamakakehau Fernandez

  • Lina Robins

    Lina Robins

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