Honolulu Pride: LGBTQIA+ Events in July 2023

Enjoy an evening of art at HoMA, make a splash at Wet ‘n’ Wild and celebrate 30 years of marriage equality at the Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation gala.


Hawai‘i Youth Services Network Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, July 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

HYSN’s annual meeting spotlights the challenges and experiences of LGBT youth, featuring presentations on “Sexual Minority Youth in Hawai‘i” and “Creating Safe Spaces: A Guide for Effective Engagement with LGBT Youth.” Tickets are available to the public and include lunch and an opportunity to network with youth service providers.



$25–$35, Airport Honolulu Hotel, 3401 N Nimitz Hwy., hysn.org, @hawaiiyouthservicesnetwork


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Walking Together 2019

Salman Toor (American, b. 1983), Walking Together, 2019, Oil on panel
Private collection, New York. © Salman Toor
Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York, credit Farzad Owrang


Artist Talk: Salman Toor

Friday, July 14, 7 p.m.

Experience the work of contemporary painter Salman Toor and his new exhibition, “No Ordinary Love,” then join him at 7 p.m. at the Doris Duke Theater for a conversation. Toor’s paintings draw upon his life in New York City and Pakistan and explore Brown and queer lives amidst a changing cultural landscape. The exhibition is open from July 14 through Oct. 8.



Free for HoMA members and 18 and under, $10 for Hawai‘i residents, $20 general admission, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S Beretania St., honolulumuseum.org, @honolulumuseum



Vision Without Limits Gala

Thursday, July 20, 5–9 p.m.

The LGBT community gathers for a night of celebration with performances by singer-songwriter Deborah Cox and Hālau Nā Mamo O Pu‘uanahulu. This year, the Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation celebrates thirty years of marriage equality in Hawai‘i by presenting the Visionary Legacy Award to Judge Daniel R. Foley and Supreme Court Justice Steven H. Levinson, as well as presenting the Visionary Award to Native Hawaiian cultural leader Hinaleimoana Wong Kalu.



$150–$1000, Hyatt Regency Waikīkī, 2424 Kalākaua Ave., hawaiilgbtlegacyfoundation.com, @honolulupride


SEE ALSO: Meet Randy Soriano, First Executive Director of the Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation


Splash Party

Photo: Courtesy of Gay Island Guide, credit Kelli With An Eye Photography


Splash Party

Sunday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Splash in the summer sun at this party for all ages at Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawai‘i. Enjoy games and prizes, performances, gogo dancers, a scavenger hunt and of course, pools and slides. Guests ages 21+ can book a seat on a round-trip party bus that departs from Waikīkī.



$39.99–$99.99, Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii, 400 Farrington Hwy., wetnwildhawaii.com, @wetnwildhawaii



The Actors’ Group Presents “Rotterdam”

Thursday, July 27, to Sunday, August 20, Thursday to Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.

As Alice prepares to tell her parents that she is a lesbian, her partner Fiona announces that she wants to become Adrian, a trans man. Alice’s struggle to reconcile her love for her partner with her own sexual identity forms the heart of this comedic play about sexuality, gender, and love.



$20–$30, The Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Rd. Ste. 101, taghawaii.net, @tagactors


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Queer Womxn Hike at Makapu‘u Lighthouse Trail

Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. – noon

Join the O‘ahu Hawai‘i Queer Hiking Group for their very first womxn-only hike at the popular and beginner-friendly Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse Trail. This paved, wheelchair-accessible, 2.5-mile round-trip hike offers panoramic coastline views. Dogs on leashes are welcome.


Free, Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse Trail, Makapu‘u Lighthouse Rd., linktr.ee/oahuqueerhiking, @oahuqueerhiking



To find more Honolulu Pride events and support Honolulu’s LGBTQIA+ community, visit the Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation website and community calendar.