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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
ALOHA MAUI GLBT & FRIENDS HIKERS
Here are the details for our Monthly Hike next Saturday, February 14th.
We’re heading back to the Makawao Forest Reserve.
We hope you can join us!
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2014
Where: Makawao Forest Reserve – Kahakapao Loop Trail
Time: 8:30 am
Meet @: We will gather at the Starbucks Parking Area (and probably carpool as usual)
(Maui Marketplace Starbucks Parking Lot near BOH / Lowes)
Please be on time as we’ll need to leave the parking lot by 8:45.
If you are running late, please call or text 870.2564 to let us know.
Bring: Sunscreen + a Hat ( and maybe a poncho just in case!)
Water/Sports Drinks & Snack!!
Wear: Hiking boots or good sneakers (slippers not recommended)
Moderate Intensity Hike
Please reply to this email by February 6th so we know how many Hikers to expect.
Makawao Forest Reserve – Kahakapao Loop Trail
Where: Makawao/Piiholo/Olinda Area, Maui
Length: 5+/- Miles (Round Trip)
Hiking Time: 2 1/2 hours
Difficulty Level: 3 of 5 (5 being most difficult)
Elevation Gain: 800+/- ft
Trails are marked every mile clockwise (East to West Loop)
You can take on multiple trails in the area, but the main one is marked with aluminum arrows stamped to the trees for the East/West Loop.
Signs are marked at forks to delineate.
Picnic tables are on the West Loop Side
Mountain Biking and Running can happen on this route, so when it rains the path can get real slick.
Quick Forest Reserve History: The Forest Reserve was once the subject of a timber experiment in which many different kinds of trees from the US and various other countries were planted there. The objective was to find out if any of these species would thrive enough to be consistently harvested in this moist, high elevation environment. Although many non-native trees were introduced to the island for the sake of this experiment, some native species can still be found there, including the well-known ohia lehua tree that provides nectar for native honycreepers.
Directions: We plan to gather at Starbucks, but if you would prefer to meet us there – here are the driving instructions from the airport:
From Airport in Kahului, turn right on Hana Highway (Hwy. 36) and continue driving north until the next intersection, where you will turn right onto Haleakala Highway (Hwy. 37) up toward Haleakala. Turn left on Makawao Avenue (Hwy. 365). Once in Makawao, continue east through main intersection (4-way stop signs) on Makawao Ave. for .02 miles. Turn right on Piiholo Road immediately past St. Joseph’s Church and Cemetery. Continue on Piiholo Road for 1.5 miles then turn left on Waiahiwi Road, which is the first paved left. Follow Waiahiwi Road till you see Kahakapao Road on right side going mauka (mountain). Follow the road to a gate indicating the hours it will be open (7-7). Proceed inside, there will be “inverted” speed bumps, TAKE NOTE: It may not look like cars can make it, but they can, just take it slow. Follow road and keep going up till you see a huge gravel parking lot on right, turn in and park. Crawl through the Yellow gate at the end of the Lot and follow the warmup trail to the “East/West Loop” Sign
As always, please remember that this is a non-sponsored Hike. All participants accept full responsibility for their safely by choosing to participate in the Hike.
Please RSVP by February 13th 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!):|
|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!
“All Aboard!” Join Maui Pride & the Maui Sunseeker Resort as we take you out to sea for our second of two, 2015 LGBT cruise and whale watch tour. We’ll have fun music, amazing raffle prizes, socializing and tons of whales posing for photos! On-board snacks and drinks will be available for purchase from the Pacific Whale Foundation. This is an ALL AGE event, so be sure to bring your photo ID if you wish to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Your adventure will be aboard the “Ocean Odyssey”. CLICK HERE to download the fact sheet about this vessel. We will be departing from Ma`alaea Harbor’s North Loading Dock (next to the Coast Guard Dock). Be at the Check-In Point between 2:15pm to 2:30pm. Check in starts at 2:30pm and the vessel departs at 3:00pm. We will return to the harbor at 5:00pm.
Be sure to come early as parking can at times be far away. Tickets are $45 + Tax per person and must be purchased in advance. This cruise fills up fast, so get tickets now! Tickets are available to purchase online here on MauiPride.org. Funds raised from this event will go towards the 2014 Maui Pride Festival as well as the Maui Pride Scholarship Fund. We look forward to seeing you there and mahalo for your support!
Maui Pride is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your ticket purchase is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID #: 45-4219936