Honolulu Pride: LGBTQIA+ Events in June 2023

Attend HiSAM’s queer arts festival, join the Walk for Life and celebrate Mark Kanemura’s new picture book “I Am a Rainbow.”



QASI Fest / Queer Arts Festival at HiSAM

Friday, June 2, 6–9 p.m.

The QASI Fest / Queer Arts Festival will dazzle you with a drag tour of the museum galleries, a drag show, workshops and live performances. The headliner for the night is Lady Laritza “Lala” Labouche (T.J. Keanu Tario), a multifaceted composer, pianist, Hawaiian cultural practitioner by day and ballroom vogue drag artist by night.


Free, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., hisam.hawaii.gov, @hawaiistateartmuseum



Can’t Cancel Pride 2023 – The Future Starts Now

Thursday, June 15, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. HST

Hosted by JoJo Siwa, this fundraiser will feature performances from some of today’s hottest artists, including Hayley Kiyoko, Billy Porter and Adam Lambert, as well as appearances from influential voices in the LGBTQIA+ community. Stream the show on iHeartMedia’s Facebook or YouTube.


Free, streaming online, cantcancelpride.com, @iheartmediaofficial


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Honolulu AIDS Walk 2013

Photo: Kelli Bullock


Honolulu AIDS Walk

Saturday, June 17, 8 a.m. – noon

The Walk for Life returns for its 32nd year to Kapi‘olani Park. Festivities begin at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Register online for free and raise funds to support those living with HIV and fight stigmas surrounding the disease.


Free, Queen Kapiʻolani Regional Park, 3840 Paki Ave., secure.qgiv.com, @hhhrc_




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Book Signing: I Am a Rainbow

Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hawaiʻiʻs own professional dancer, LGBTQIA+ advocate and social media star Mark Kanemura has written a picture book, illustrated by Richard Merritt, based on his childhood in Hawaiʻi. The story encourages readers to find safe spaces that allow them to shine bright. Meet him during the book signing and enjoy ʻohana and keiki activities, drag queen storytime, food, performances, dancing and more.


Free, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., hawaiilgbtlegacyfoundation.com, @honolulupride



Youth Pride Fest

Friday, June 30, 5–8 p.m.

Spill The Tea Cafe is hosting its 2nd Annual Youth Pride Fest Fundraiser, where you can enjoy music, food and activities while supporting the inclusive mental health clinic’s mission. Donations will fund mental health services for at-risk youth in Hawai‘i, regardless of their insurance type or ability to pay.


$50–$100 tickets, Free for youths age 18 and under, Central Pacific Plaza, 220 South King St., spilltheteacafe.org, @spill_theteacafe, RSVP here by June 25


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Hawai‘i Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 30, 5–8:30 p.m.

The Hawai‘i Rainbow Chamber is celebrating their 5th birthday at Dave & Buster’s. Learn more about HiRCC’s membership benefits and network with other LGBTQIA+ people working across Hawaiʻiʻs business and nonprofit sectors.


Free (with a suggested donation of $25), Dave & Buster’s, 1030 Auahi St., hirainbowchamber.org, @hirainbowchamber, register here



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