World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials observe the day, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.
AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children.
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 Fellow Hikers!
Please mark your calendar to join us for our Maui GLBT & Friends Hike on Saturday, December 14th. We will be hiking the Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust. Check back towards the end of November for more details.
If you are already planning on attending this hike, you can RSVP early 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.
|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!
Maui Pride Organization and The Epstein Family Foundation are proud to present Grammy Legend Thelma Houston, live on Maui, 7 p.m. on December 13, 2014 at the Maui Theater in Lahaina. Ms. Houston will perform seasonal songs as well as her greatest hits from the disco era, such as ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ and ‘If It’s The Last Thing That I do.’ Opening for Ms. Houston will be Maui’s own Shea Derrick! General Admission Tickets are $25 with Backstage Pass Tickets at $100 (+Tax). Backstage Pass Tickets include premium seating and a cocktail meet and greet with Ms. Houston after the concert.
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
We will have live holiday music from Maui’s famous Shea Derrick! Along with the live music, we are also holding a toy drive to help assist local families in need. Please bring along an “unwrapped” children’s toy to donate to the Women Helping Women organization. (Please not weapon toys or toys with weapon accessories)
A little about the restaurant…Kono’s on the Green, located at the at the Elleair Golf Club in Kihei, offers a beautiful setting with great ambiance and spectacular view. Enjoy a delicious fusion of Japanese and European cuisines with an island twist. Chef Kono Akao takes pride in preparing dishes that utilize the island’s bounty – fresh fish and seasonal local ingredients. Kono’s on the Green’s menu offers a variety of dishes to please your appetite – from fillet and fresh ahi to pizza, pastas and the all American burger.
Menu entree prices range from $12 on up with an average entree price of $26. 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 100 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!