PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) — Maui Chapter. Meet in the Fujitomo Hall at the Iao United Church of Christ.
Our Vision. We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.
Our Mission. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Our Strategic Goals
One. Build the capacity of our organization at every level so that we may have all the resources, in the form of information, people and funding, necessary to move forward in our work with the greatest possible effect.
Two. Create a world in which our young people may grow up and be educated with freedom from fear of violence, bullying and other forms of discrimination, regardless of their real or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation or that of their families.
Three. Make our vision and our message accessible to the broadest range of ethnic and cultural communities, ending the isolation of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family members within those communities.
Four. Work toward full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their chosen communities of faith.
Five. Create a society in which all LGBT persons may openly and safely pursue the career path of their choice, and may be valued and encouraged to grow to their full potential in the workplace.
Six. Create a society in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons may enjoy, in every aspect of their lives, full civil and legal equality and may participate fully in all the rights, privileges and obligations of full citizenship in this country.
We welcome the participation and support of all who share in our Vision and Mission and who hope to realize our goals.
Aloha Fellow Hikers!
Please mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, November 11th for our Kahakuloa Ridge Hike.
Information about the Kahakuloa Ridge Hike:
This hike is just past Kahakuloa town on Highway 340. It turns uphill from the Highway past the Poelua Hunter Check Station. The sign says 4-wheel drive only, but trucks and good SUV’s (loaded with hikers) made it last time too with no problems. It is 1.6 miles up to the gate where we will start our hike. There is plenty of parking near the Hunter Check Station. As most know, the road to Kahakuloa is one lane some of the way and can be very slow going, so we should carpool and take as few cars as possible, and then squeeze together even more from the check station up to the trailhead.
If you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and are willing to carpool – please let us know.
We will be meeting in front of the Starbucks in Kahului at the Queen Kaahumanu Mall at 8:30 am. We will car pool as the group desires and head out at 8:45 am from the Starbucks Parking area.
It looks like another great day.
We hope you can join us!
Date: Saturday, November 11th
Meeting Time: 8:30 am
Length: 3 +/- miles
Hiking Time: 3/3.5 hours
Difficulty Level: 3.5 of 5
Elevation Gain: 40o+/- ft
Bring: Sunscreen + a Hat and maybe poncho/jacket in case of rain
Water/Sports Drinks & Snack!!
Wear: Hiking boots or good sneakers (slippers not recommended for this hike)
Please RSVP by November 8th so we know how many to expect.
If you are planning on attending this hike, you can RSVP by clicking the button below:
The Maui GLBT & Friends Hiking Group invites both locals and visitors on our many hiking adventures around maui! We meet the second Saturday of every month. Hikes are discussed by the group then planned 1-2 months in advance. If you have any questions or hiking trip suggestion, please contact Jim at email@example.com. We will post more details about this specific hike as we get closer to this excursion.
|Remaining Hikes for 2014:|
|November 8||Kahakuloa Ridge Hike|
|December 13||Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike|
|2015 Hike Plan (this calendar may change as we find new adventures!):|
|January 10||Oluwalu Cultural Reserve Stream Hike|
|February 14||Makawao Forest Reserve|
|March 14||13 Crossings|
|April 11||La Perouse Bay Hike|
|May 9||Waihe’e Ridge Trail|
|June 13||Lower Waikamoi Trail|
|July 11||Poli Poli Forest Trails|
|August 8||Iao Table Lands Trail|
|September 12||Kapalua Coastal Trail|
|October 3||Special Pride Hike – TBA|
|October 10||Pali Hike (Wind Turbines)|
|November 14||Kahakuloa Ridge Hike|
|December 12||Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike|
Mahalo and we will see you out there!
A little about the restaurant…This casual, yet elegant, cafe sits in the heart of Front Street in Lahaina and has a beautiful overlook of the Lahaina harbor. As you enjoy one of their local creative Hawaiian cuisine dishes and upscale tapas, you can wash it down with one of their signature drinks or an icy cold Long Board Draft. Service at this restaurant is rated to be top notch!
Menu entree prices range from $9 on up with an average entree price of $20. Sugar Cane Maui is giving 20% OFF their food item prices for our Kama’aina Attendees with Hawaii ID! To see a menu CLICK HERE
In order to reserve you seating, you must submit an RSVP to attend. There will be a maximum limit of 40 seats available for this specific Rainbow Dine-Out event. All RSVPs should be received at least 3 days in advance of the dinner.
The Rainbow Dine-Out Group is an opportunity for our LGBT ohana and visitors, to meet socially & enjoy a delicious meal on the third Tuesday of every month. Maui Pride looks forward to having you join us for this and future dine-outs!
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which occurs annually on 20 November, is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.