EQUALITY HAWAII is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that works for advocacy and legislative education on issues facing the LGBT community and their allies. Our Board: Mathew Bellhouse-King • Scott Larimer • Jacce Mikulanec Our Advisory Board: Donald L. Bentz • Danny Castro • Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong • The Hon. Steven Levinson • Bradford Kaiwi Lum • Dr. David McEwan • Ken Plonsky • Evan Wolfson
In collaboration with transgender community leaders, educators and social service agencies EQUALITY HAWAII works to secure full economic, political and cultural equality for Hawaii’s transgender people. In the most recent legislative session we worked to successfully pass a bill — signed into law as Act 135–ensuring transgender people in Hawaii have equal access to health services.
EQUALITY HAWAII supports legislative efforts to prevent bullying and to create safe-schools laws in Hawaii. To learn more about how you can help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawaii’s Sen. Brian Schatz is a champion of the “Restore Honor To Service Members Act.” EQUALITY HAWAII supports Sen. Schatz’s efforts through education and outreach to our members. To learn more about the bill, and to thank Sen. Schatz for his leadership, click here.
The Equality Act (#equalityforward) would amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity across the U.S. To learn more about the Equality Act, visit the Human Rights Campaign’s website.
Hawaii’s CARE Act: helping family caregivers who care for a loved one so they can live independently in their own home. LGBT elders are particularly vulnerable and the CARE Act would help recognize and support their chosen families and the love and care they provide. To learn more, visit AARP Hawaii’s website.