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October 19, 2024

Get ready to don your rainbow gear and shimmy your way down to the sun-kissed beaches of Hawaii, because the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation is gearing up to host the fabulous Honolulu Pride!

Honolulu Pride is an annual celebration that brings together the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the gorgeous city of Honolulu, in the state of Hawaii on the island of Oahu. The event is typically held in the month of June, which is recognized as Pride Month in many countries around the world. Honolulu Pride is a joyous and colorful celebration on Oahu that honors the history and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community and the indigenous peoples of Hawaii.

History

Pride in Honolulu has a rich history that dates back to the 1970s when a small group of activists organized Hawaii's first gay liberation march. The march was held in Waikiki in 1974 and marked the beginning of the LGBTQ+ rights movement in Hawaii. Since then, the event has grown significantly and increases with more love each year.

Pride Details

Today, Honolulu Pride is a massive event that draws thousands of people from all over Hawaii and beyond its islands. The festivities typically begin with a parade that winds through the streets of Waikiki, featuring brightly decorated floats, marching bands, and participants dressed in elaborate rainbow costumes and traditional Hawaiian clothing like the malo (loincloth) and paʻu (skirts). The parade is a true spectacle, filled with upbeat music, lively hula dancing, and plenty of rainbow-colored flags and banners.

After the parade, the celebration continues with a festival at Kapiʻolani Park. The festival features live entertainment, food vendors, and a marketplace where local businesses and organizations showcase their products and services. Visitors can enjoy music from local and international artists, dance performances, and of course the sandy beaches!

Local Gay Bars in Honolulu

BacchusWang Chung's Karaoke Bar, Hula's Bar and Lei Stand, Scarlet, and Tapa's Restaurant & Lanai Bar.

Honolulu Pride is a great opportunity for LGBTQ+ people and allies to come together and celebrate their shared values of love, acceptance, and equality. The event is also an opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, such as discrimination, healthcare, and equality.

In addition to the parade and festival, Honolulu Pride also includes a number of other events around the Waikiki area, such as educational workshops, film screenings, and social gatherings. These events provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ people and allies to connect and build community.

One of the unique features of Honolulu Pride is its location in the islands of Hawaii, which are known for their warm climate, beautiful beaches, and laid-back vibe. Visitors to Honolulu Pride can take advantage of the city's many attractions, such as the stunning Diamond Head State Monument, the historic Pearl Harbor, and the vibrant nightlife of Waikiki.

Honolulu Pride is a fun, vibrant, and important celebration that honors the history and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community while promoting love, acceptance, and equality. With its rich history, diverse community, and beautiful setting, Honolulu Pride is an event not to be missed. So put on your rainbow-colored clothing and head to Honolulu to join in the festivities and show your support for our fabulous LGBTQ+ community in this pineapple paradise!

Festival - Saturday, October 19

The festival and its events are centered around Waikiki, where most of the LGBTQ+ venues are located also. When the parade ends, pride-goers go to Diamond Head Greens (adjacent to Kapiʻolani Park), which hosts the parade after party, at the base of iconic Diamond Head crater. Afterwards, most attendees go out to the local LGBTQ+ venues or find an after-party, so be ready to have a fun-filled night in Honolulu!

Pride Parade - Saturday, October 19

The Honolulu Pride Parade is set upon the stunning and world famous Waikiki Beach as it travels from Magic Island across Ala Moana Shopping Center and down Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue, then marches through the main part of Waikiki and ending at Kapiʻolani Park. After the parade, festivities will continue at Kapiʻolani Park to celebrate pride, so get those rainbow flags ready to wave!

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