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LGBTQIA+ events in June 2023

QASI Fest / Queer Arts Festival at HiSAM

Friday, June 2, 6–9 p.m.

The QASI Fest / Queer Arts Festival will dazzle you with a drag tour of the museum’s galleries, a drag show, workshops and live performances. The night’s headliner is Lady Laritza “Lala” Labouche (TJ Keanu Tario), a multifaceted composer, pianist, practitioner of Hawaiian culture by day and ballroom drag performer by night.

Free, Hawaii State Museum of Art, 250 S. Hotel St., hisam.hawaii.gov, @hawaiistateartmuseum


Can’t Cancel Pride 2023: The Future Starts Now

Thursday, June 15, 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT / 2 pm HST

Hosted by JoJo Siwa, this fundraiser will feature performances by some of today’s most popular artists, including Hayley Kiyoko, Billy Porter and Adam Lambert, as well as appearances by influential voices in the LGBTQIA+ community. Stream the show on iHeartMedia’s Facebook either Youtube.

Free online streaming cantcancelpride.com, @iheartmediaofficial


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Honolulu AIDS Walk 2013

Photo: Kelli Bullock

Honolulu AIDS Walk

Saturday, June 17, 8 am – noon

The Walk for Life returns for 32 years to Kapi’olani Park. Festivities begin at 8 am and the walk begins at 10 am Register online for free and raise funds to support people living with HIV and fight the stigma surrounding the disease.

Free, Queen Kapiʻolani Regional Park, 3840 Paki Ave., safe.qgiv.com, @hhhrc_


Book signing: i am a rainbow

Saturday, June 24, 11 am – 3 pm

Hawaiian professional dancer, LGBTQIA+ advocate, and social media star mark kanemura has written a picture book, illustrated by Richard Merritt, based on his childhood in Hawaii. The story encourages readers to find safe spaces that allow them to shine. Join him at the book signing and enjoy ʻohana and keiki activities, drag queen story time, food, performances, dancing and much more.

Free, Hawaii State Museum of Art, 250 S. Hotel St., hawaiilgbtlegacyfoundation.com, @honolulupride


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Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 30, 5–8:30 p.m.

The Hawaii Rainbow House is celebrating its fifth birthday at Dave & Buster’s. Learn more about HiRCC membership benefits and network with other LGBTQIA+ people working in Hawaii’s business and nonprofit sectors.

Free (with a suggested $25 donation), Dave & Buster’s, 1030 Auahi St., hirainbowchamber.org, @hirainbowchamberrecord here


To find more Honolulu Pride events and support Honolulu’s LGBTQIA+ community, visit the Hawai’i LGBT Legacy Foundation Community Calendar and Website.



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