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 let us know if you will be able to join us Saturday, October 10th for our PALI HIKE (through Kaheawa Wind Farms).
Please meet before 8am at the Kihei Parking Turn Off area at the corner of North Kihei Road and Honoapiilani Highway (HW 30). We will leave some cars at the Maalaea side of the hike (where we will finish) then carpool to the Ukumehame trail head (just past the Lahaina end of the Pali Tunnel).
It looks like another great day.
We hope you can join us!
Date: Saturday, October 10th
Meeting Time: 8:00 am
We will leave the parking area at 8:00 am.
Text or call if you are running late (870.2564)
Length: 5 miles
Hiking Time: 3.5 hours
Difficulty Level: 3.75/4 of 5
Elevation Gain: 160o+/- ft
Bring: Sunscreen (for sure!) + Dress for the heat + a definitely wear a Hat
(you’ll need it)
Extra Water (2-3 bottles recommended)/Sports Drinks & Snack!!
Wear: Hiking boots or good sneakers (slippers not recommended for this hike)
This is a non-sponsored hike.
By participating each hiker accepts responsibility for their own safety.
Let’s take on The Pali Trail!
This is a rugged and strenuous 5-mile trail from Ukumehame to Maalaea. We will have a 1600 ft.elevation gain at the top of the ridge at the 2.5 mile mark, then descend back toward sea level for another 2.5 miles. The Lahaina Pali Trail is rocky, and the uphill portions can be strenuous and slow-going. It will take a person in good physical condition 3-3.5 hours including several short stops; 4+ Hours if you are in a lesser state of conditioning or plan on taking longer breaks. It’ll be a significant hike – but well worth it!
Lahaina Pali Trail
The trail from either direction winds up steep rocky hills to the Kealaloloa Ridge – a feature you can easily spot from much of Maui because this is where the gigantic wind turbines for Kaheawa wind farm are found. The trail crosses directly through the middle of the wind farm. The Kaheawa Wind Farm consists of twenty 1.5 Megawatt GE turbines for a total output of 30 Megawatts. It is owned and operated by UPC Wind Management & Makani Nui Associates, and provides power for Maui Electric Company (MECO).
The trail was hand-built in the 1800′s for horseback and foot travel between Wailuku and Lahaina. You may see native birds such as Nene and Pueo. There are many historical features.
The entire trail is though an area of very low rainfall. Most years, significant storms periodically bring just enough rain so that the parched hillsides temporarily explode with tall, green grasses. But when storms decrease in frequency, the grasses become brown, and very, very dry.
This is also an area with reliably steady and strong winds. The winds will often keep you cool, but don’t forget your sunscreen and plenty of water.
Here is an interesting LINK to the History of the trail:
Please RSVP by October 9th 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!):|
|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!
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender—coming out regarding one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people. The day is observed annually by members of the LGBT community and allies on October 11.
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.
In early October 2010, Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan promulgated the observance of a new commemoration called Spirit Day, the first observance of which took place on October 20, 2010, it now however takes place on October 17th. On this day people wear the color purple to show support for LGBT youth who are victims of bullying. Promoted by GLAAD, many Hollywood celebrities wore purple on this day to show their support of this cause, and many websites added a prominent purple shade to their design.
The name Spirit Day comes from the purple stripe of the Rainbow flag, whose creator Gilbert Baker defined it as “representing ‘spirit'”.
The observance was inaugurated in response to a rash of widely publicized bullying-related suicides of gay school students in 2010, including that of Tyler Clementi.
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.
Visit our Rainbow Dine-Out page for current schedule and locations.
Maui Pride looks forward to having you join us for a future Dine-Out!