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.
Please mark your calendars for our next Hike on Saturday, March 14th.
We are going to hike 13 Crossings. After that we are also going to cross the road and hike down to the two or three waterfalls below.
Looks like a great day!
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 8:30 am
Meet @: We will gather at the Starbucks Parking Area (and probably carpool as usual)
(Starbucks at the Queen Kaahumanu Mall)
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) You will get wet.
Please reply to this email by March 11th so we know how many Hikers to expect.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS FOR OUR HIKE
Makamakaole Stream “13 Crossings”
Where: Past Waihe’e and before Kahakuloa on Highway 340
Length: 2.5+/- Miles (Round Trip) + 1 mile to lower falls.
Time: 3 hours +/-
Difficulty: 3 of 5 (5 being most difficult)
Elevation: 813 ft
Parking: Very Limited along road (we will need to car pool)
The Makamakaole Stream runs down the north slope of West Maui, one of the least developed regions of our island.
This hike is nicknamed “13 Crossings,” because that is the number of times the trail crosses the stream through a bamboo forest before the trail ends at a waterfall.
The trail head is located 8/10 mile west of mile marker 7 on highway 340 (except we’re told that Mile markers “6″ and “7″ are often reported as missing — so we need to drive 2.8 miles past mile marker “5″ on highway 340). There is room for 2-3 cars to park right at the entrance to the trail head 3 cars about 100 feet before and 3 cars 100 feet after the trailhead.
We are told that the GPS noted the coordinates for this “parking location” as: N 20 57.500 W156 32.085 (elevation 813 ft.) for anyone interested
Reconnaissance Report: “The hike took us about an hour to get to the end of the trail. At the 12th crossing, the stream forks left and right.
We took the right fork and it ended at a 30 foot 2 tier waterfall.
The water is very shallow so it was not the best place to swim but
the water fall is nice and it’s a great spot to cool off.”
NOTE: These are non-sponsored hikes. By selecting to participate, hikers accept the full responsibility for their safety.
Please RSVP by March 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!):|
|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!
Many people may not know this, but the Maui Ocean Center has an award-winning restaurant called Seascape! So we now take the Rainbow Dine-Out to Ma’alaea Harbor!
A little about the restaurant…Seascape Ma’alaea Restaruant offers an enticing menu of island-inspired cuisine along with spectacular views of Ma‘alaea Harbor. It’s the perfect dining destination to relax with a refreshing Cucumber Watermelon-rita while watching for Humpback whales or surfers, depending on what season we’re in! Locally grown ingredients bring out the best of Maui flavors. Mouthwatering 100% wild caught blue crab cakes and the chef’s creatively prepared fresh catch of the day are just a few dishes on the diverse, sustainable seafood-friendly menu. Kids’ menu and gluten free or vegetarian options are also available.
Menu entree prices range from $10.95 on up with an average entree price of $13.95. 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 50 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!