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 FOR OUR NEXT
MONTHLY MAUI GLBT & FRIENDS HIKING GROUP
This month we’re heading to one of Maui’s Best Hikes — The Waihe’e Ridge Trail!
Here are the details:
WAIHE’E RIDGE TRAIL HIKE
Meet: At 8:30 am (we should complete the Hike by 12:30pm)
We will leave the parking lot at 8:45 am. Call 870.2564 if you are running late.
Where: Ceramic Tile Plus Parking Lot – 25 South Kahului Beach Road
Park along the South Kahului Beach Road end of the parking lot.
We can carpool from here as desired or you can meet us
at the trailhead (see directions below)
Trail length: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate = 3.5 of 5
Elevation: 1563 foot gain (1000 to 2563)
Bring: Water and a snack!
We’ll rest at the top before returning back down the path.
Rain jacket — just in case!
WAIHE’E RIDGE TRAIL (2.5 miles)
ACCESS: From Kahekili Highway (34), turn up the Maluhia Road leading 0.9 mile Mauka to just before Camp Maluhia. A sign on a fence marks the beginning of the trail, which follows a series of right-of-way markers through the pasture before entering the forest.
ROUTE: This trail climbs the windward slope of West Maui 2.5 miles to a peak overlooking Wailuku. It begins just below the Boy Scout’s Camp Maluhia in the pasture and climbs through a brushy guava thicket, a young planted stand of trees and finally into wet native scrub forest. As one progresses up the ridge the view continually changes. First one looks down on the Boy Scout Camp, then into Waihe’e gorge with its dark verdant cliffs, then north into Makamakaole Gulch, and finally at the top one can see Wailuku and central Maui, to the north the Kahakuloa slopes and directly inland Mount Eke can be seen high in the clouds.
The trail is well marked and in good condition although somewhat steep at times. It climbs from 1,000 feet to 2,563 feet in elevation. Boots or good sneakers are recommended for protection and traction. The weather while sometimes beautifully clear is usually overcast at the summit with frequent passing showers. Trade winds blowing inland usually keep the area cool. Although the area is damp there is no drinking water along the trail. Be sure to bring your own supply. There are no facilities along this trail as it was designed for natural environment day use.
As always, please remember that this is a non-sponsored Hike.
All participants accept full responsibility for their safety by choosing to participate in the Hike.
Please RSVP by May 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.
|Remaining Hikes for 2014 (this calendar may change as we find new adventures!):|
|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!
|Maui Pride & The Epstein Family Foundation PresentsHosted on the beautiful Pacific Terrace Rooftop of the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, join us at sunset on Saturday, May 9th for an evening of music by the Deborah Vial Band, socializing, fabulous food and an amazing silent/live auction all to raise money for scholarships.
Full Luau Dinner
All money raised from this event entirely benefits the Maui Pride Scholarship Fund. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
For questions or more information, please contact us at (808) 446-0549 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Maui Pride greatly appreciates your support. The ticket pricing includes Hawaii State Tax. SELF-Parking at Event is complimentary when parking in Parking Garage ~ Optional Valet service is $35.00 and payable at the event.. Mahalo for your support! Don’t forget to wear RED to the party!
Special thanks to Deborah Vial Band, Caron Barrett,The Epstein Family Foundation, Maverick Events &Panache Decor!
Join the Maui Pride Committee as we plan out our monthly LGBT events, fundraising ideas, and our next steps towards having another FABULOUS Maui Pride Weekend! If your are interested in attending a board meeting, please contact us at 808-446-0549 or email@example.com for the location of the meeting. We look forward to you bringing your energy, ideas and suggestions! The Maui Pride Committee meets the 2nd Monday of every month.
Meanwhile back in Kihei, the Rainbow Dine-Out Group takes us to the Tech Park for a new restaurant called “Cow Pig Bun”! A twist on classic pub food, Cow Pig Bun features traditional American and Island flavors spun into modern comfort foods…Burgers, Bourbon. They also offer vegetarian options including substituting the beef patty on all of their signature burgers with a veggieburger patty.
Menu entree prices range from $12 on up with an average entree price of $13.50. 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!