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HA WA I I

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4 Staff and Contributors
5 From Our Publisher
6 Welcome From
Our Elected Representatives
16 Welcome to Hawai’i
20 Island Royalty
24 Civil Unions in Hawai’i
34 Island Romance
38 My Hawai’i Adventure
46 Calendar of Events
50 2012 Business Directory
52 Kaua’i
58 O’ahu
76 Moloka’i
82 Lana’i
88 Maui
102 Big Island Hawai’i
110 Index to Advertisers
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ALOHA! It i s w i t h great pi hoi hoi and ha’aheo (exci t ement and
pri de) t hat I w el come you t o t he i nt roduct or y 2012 Hawai ’ i Pri de
Gui de Edi t i on. The Pri de Gui de f ami l y st ar t ed seven years ago
w i t h i t s first publ i cat i on i n Ari zona. The Pri de Gui des are t he onl y
gui des of t hi s t ype i n t he count r y. The Pri de Gui de concept has
been so w el comed t hat I am especi al l y proud t o provi de t hi s t ot al
LGBT resource… t he most comprehensi ve t ravel , rel ocat i on and
w eddi ng l i st i ngs t o t he Al oha St at e, al so know n as t he Rai nbow
and Pi neappl e St at e.
We are ver y proud t o be t he first LGBT publ i cat i on t o promot e
Haw ai i as a t ravel & w eddi ng desi t at i on on t he mai nl and and en-
dorsed by Haw ai ’ i Governor Nei l Abercrombi e. As of Januar y 1st ,
2012 Ci vi l Uni ons became l egal f or Gay & Lesbi an coupl es w hi ch
i s est i mat ed t o bri ng i n over 54 mi l l i on dol l ars i n t o t he st at e’s
economy i n t he next f our years.
The Gay, Lesbi an, Bi sexual , and Transgender vi si t ors w i l l find a
saf e and w el comi ng envi ronment . Whi l e experi enci ng a w ar m
sunny cl i mat e year-round, you w i l l enj oy w orl d- cl ass cul t ural
at t ract i ons and f est i val s, recreat i onal advent ure, breat ht aki ng
scener y, i ncredi bl e di ni ng, and uni que shoppi ng oppor t uni t i es.
Thi s gui de w i l l hel p pl an your vacat i on, honeymoon or w eddi ng.
We are a publ i cat i on t hat val ues bei ng par t of t he communi t y
and are proud t o show of f Haw ai i and i t s LGBT communi t y as
never bef ore. Just as i mpor t ant , w e are an asset t o l ocal busi -
nesses and muni ci pal i t i es as t hey at t ract LGBT vi si t ors and new
resi dent s t o t hi s beaut i f ul area of our count r y.
M any t hanks t o you al l !
M ahal o nui i a ‘oukou!
Michael McFall, Publ i sher
5 wel c ome ou r pu bl i s h er h awai i pr i degu i de 2012 4
F R O M O U R P U B L I S H E R
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and some st r at egi cal l y sel ect ed nat i onal and i nt er nat i onal di st r i but i on. Copi es of t he Haw ai i Pr i de Gui de may be
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S T A F F A N D C O N T R I B U T O R S
From l eft to ri ght :
Jason Posey, Cont r ibut or
Michael McFal l , Publ i sher
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h awai i pr i degu i de 2012 6 7 wel c ome f r om ou r el ec t ed r epr es en t at i v es
6 W E L C O M E F R O M O U R G O V E R N O R 7 W E L C O M E F R O M M A Y O R O F K A U A ’ I
ALOHA AN D W ELCOM E t o t he readers of t he Hawai ‘ i Pri de Gui de
vi si t i ng our beaut i f ul i sl ands.
The Hawai ‘ i Pri de Gui de provi des t he LGBT communi t y wi t h i mport ant
i nf ormat i on about t he Al oha St at e. In t he pages ahead, you wi l l find out
about t he many product s and servi ces of f ered speci fical l y f or t he
LGBT communi t y.
You wi l l al so di scover t hat t he peopl e of Hawai ‘ i t rul y bel i eve i n cul t ural
di versi t y and t hat we recogni ze Gay and Lesbi an t ouri sm as an i mport ant
i ndust ry t hat wi l l support t he revi t al i zat i on of our economy.
On February 23, 2011, I si gned Act 1, whi ch makes ci vi l uni ons l egal i n
Hawai ‘ i . Coupl es wi l l be al l owed t o st art ent eri ng i nt o a ci vi l uni on on
January 1, 2012. The Hawai ‘ i Pri de Gui de serves as a val uabl e resource
f or LGBT busi ness owners and vi si t or i ndust ry servi ce provi ders t o
promot e t hi s mi l est one l egi sl at i on and move t owards equal i t y, as wel l as
support LGBT coupl es and t hei r f ami l i es t o creat e personal memori es t hat
l ast a l i f et i me.
I hope Haw ai ‘ i Pri de Gui de readers enj oy your st ay i n our i sl ands.
Mahal o (t hank you) f or choosi ng Hawai ‘ i as your vacat i on, weddi ng and/ or
honeymoon dest i nat i on. Best wi shes wi t h f ut ure endeavors and a l i f et i me
of happi ness.
Wi t h warmest regards,
Neil Abercrombie, Governor, St at e of Hawai i
ALOHA! M ahal o f or your i nt erest i n Haw ai ’ i , t he Al oha St at e!
The Hawai ’ i Pri de Gui de i s a great resource f or i nf ormat i on on t he spec-
t acul ar si ght s, sounds and experi ences Haw ai ’ i has t o of f er, especi al l y
f or t he LGBT communi t y. I am sure t hat you w i l l l earn a l ot f rom t hi s
uni que publ i cat i on.
M ahal o f or choosi ng t o vi si t t he 50t h St at e, and w hi l e you are here,
I i nvi t e you t o come t o Kaua’ i , t he Garden Isl e. The i sl and’s rel axed
at mosphere and gent l e, f ragrant t radew i nds w i l l surel y carry you aw ay
t o t he paradi se you’ ve of t en dreamed of .
On behal f of t he peopl e of t he Count y of Kaua‘ i , I ext end my best
w i shes t o you f or an enj oyabl e st ay and hope you w i l l t ake home f ond
memori es t hat w i l l l ast a l i f et i me!
Al oha pumehana,
Bernard P. Carval ho, Jr., M ayor, Count y of Kaua‘ i
h awai i pr i degu i de 2012 8 9 wel c ome f r om ou r el ec t ed r epr es en t at i v es
8 W E L C O M E F R O M M A Y O R O F H O N O L U L U 9 W E L C O M E F R O M M A Y O R O F M A U I
I T GI VES M E GREAT PLEASURE t o of f er my w armest Al oha t o t he
readers of The Hawai i Pri de Gui de.
Congrat ul at i ons t o t he st af f and management of The Hawai i Pri de Gui de f or
l aunchi ng t hi s publ i cat i on. Your mi ssi on t o provi de resource gui des t o LGBT
resi dent s and vi si t ors i s commendabl e.
To our first -t i me vi si t ors, I hope you wi l l t ake t he opport uni t y t o enj oy
t he many act i vi t i es, ent ert ai nment , shoppi ng, and recreat i onal opport uni -
t i es t hat make our ci t y a popul ar dest i nat i on choi ce. Honol ul u of f ers fine
di ni ng, worl d cl ass accommodat i ons, shoppi ng, cul t ural event s, and so
much more — al l i n and around a dynami c and growi ng ci t y f amous f or i t s
warm weat her, pri st i ne beaches, and beaut i f ul sunset s. Whet her you are
on vacat i on, l ooki ng t owards an upcomi ng ci vi l uni on, or here on busi ness, I
hope your vi si t i s pl easant and t hat you wi l l ret urn soon.
On behal f of t he peopl e of t he Ci t y and Count y of Honol ul u, I ext end best
wi shes f or a memorabl e st ay, and a happy and prosperous new year.
Peter B. Carl i sl e, M ayor, Ci t y of Honol ul u
ALOHA! Congratulations to the staff and management of The Hawai’i Pride
Guide f or al l your hard work i n est abl i shi ng t hi s publ i cat i on f or vi si t ors.
Maui County consists of the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai and Kahoolawe.
Each i sl and i s an ext raordi nary pl ace wi t h i t s own t ype of beaut y.
I i nvi t e you t o expl ore and experi ence our vari ous act i vi t i es, f rom snorkel -
i ng of f t he coast of Mol oki ni t o hi ki ng i nt o t he dormant crat er of Hal eakal a.
Enj oy fine di ni ng, or f ami l i ari ze yoursel f wi t h one of our l ocal eat eri es. Take
advant age of our cul t ural event s, shoppi ng and ot her recreat i onal opport uni -
t i es t hat cause peopl e t o say Maui No Ka Oi (Maui i s t he best ). Af t er al l t he
exci t ement , rel ax and enj oy t he warm wat ers, t he amazi ng beaches and t he
mi racul ous sunset s.
On behal f of t he peopl e of Maui Count y, e komo mai (wel come), best wi shes
and we hope you make our i sl ands an unf orget t abl e experi ence.
Alan M. Arakawa, Mayor, Count y of Maui
h awai i pr i degu i de 2012 10
10 W E L C O M E F R O M M A Y O R O F H A W A I ’ I
No matter where your travels lead you in the Southwest or
Pacific,the Pride Guide Famiy is there for you.
TO REACH THE LGBT COMMUNITY IN THE SOUTHWEST & PACIFIC STATES,
CONTACT US AT 888.830.3022 OR WWW.THEPRIDEGUIDES.COM
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ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE of t he Count y of Haw ai ’ i , I am pl eased
t o w el come you t o our beaut i f ul i sl and. GLBT vi si t ors t o t he Isl and of
Haw ai ’ i w i l l f i nd a t hri vi ng gay communi t y, a w arm, f ri endl y and di verse
l ocal popul at i on and an i nt erest i ng and ecl ect i c of f eri ng of recreat i onal
act i vi t i es f or day and ni ght .
When you’ re here, you’ l l soon di scover t hat t he Isl and of Haw ai ’ i (t he
Bi g Isl and) i s l i ke no ot her i n regards t o t he expansi veness and sheer
nat ural beaut y. Our vi si t or accommodat i ons range f rom quai nt Bed and
Breakf ast t ype l odgi ngs t o aw ard w i nni ng, w orl d-cl ass, 5-St ar l uxury
resort propert i es and everyt hi ng i n bet w een.
Hawai ’ i ’s host cul t ure has a l ong t radi t i on of accept ance, al oha and pri de
f or t he GLBT communi t y, as we recogni ze t he i nval uabl e cont ri but i ons t hat
GLBT resi dent s and vi si t ors bri ng t o our di verse, mul t i -et hni c communi t y.
We w el come you t o come and experi ence f or yoursel f t he beaut y,
w armt h and aut hent i ci t y of t he Isl and of Haw ai ’ i and our peopl e.
Al oha,
Bi l l y Kenoi , M ayor, Count y of Haw ai ’ i
L et u s be y ou r gu i de!
HAWAII
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W el com e t o t he H awai i an I sl ands!
The Al oha St at e, and al so know n at t he Rai nbow St at e. Thi s st at e wel comes
you w i t h open ar ms t o t he LGBT t r avel er w i t h al l ow i ng Legal Ci vi l Uni ons
for same-sex couples and LGBT non- discriminat ion policy in accommoda-
t ions, at t he wor kpl ace and i n housi ng. When you ar r i ve i n Hawai i t he
f r esh, fl or al ai r ener gi zes you. The war m, t r anqui l wat er s r ef r esh you.
17 wel c ome t o h awai i
he breathtaking, natural beauty
renews you. Look around. Tere’s
no place on earth like Hawai’i.
Whether you’re a new visitor or
returning, the six unique islands offer
distinct experiences that will entice
any traveler. We warmly invite you to
explore the Hawaiian Islands and dis-
cover your ideal travel experience.
No matter which island you visit, each
has its own character, flavor and person-
ality of its own. While the rich history,
culture and hospitality irrevocably con-
nect the Islands, the geography itself
defines the unique feeling of each one.
Let the Aloha spirit and friendliness
capture your imagination and your heart
as you enjoy the Hawaiian Islands.
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17 W E L C O M E T O H A W A I ’ I . W E L C O M E T O P A R A D I S E .
WELCOME TO WELCOME TO
HAWAI’I
HAWAI’I
HAWAI I VI SI TORS AND CONVENTI ON BUREAU (HVCB) / LI NDA CHI NG
FLYING INTO THE HAWAI ’I ISLANDS
Honolulu International Airport is Hawai’i’s
major airport, serving as the entry point
for most of the Islands’ visitors. Tere are
some direct flights to Kaua’i, Maui and
the Hawai’i’s Big Island, however, all ma-
jor domestic carriers and 16 international
carriers serve O’hau. Te Honolulu Inter-
national Airport is also Hawai’i’s hub for
interisland fights.
HAWAI ’I TIME ZONE
Hawai’i Standard Time is 2 to 3 hours
behind Pacific Standard Time, 5 to 6
hours behind Eastern Standard Time
depending on the time of year since Hawai’i
does not observe daylight savings time.
CLIM ATE
Tere are two seasons, Winter (November
through Apri l), when temperatures
range in the low-70’s to mid-80’s, and
summer when the high can run into the
low-90’s. Tis can change from 10 to
20 degrees when traveling in the high
elevation of the mountains.
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WEAR SUNSCREEN
With the cool breeze coming off the
ocean you are not feeling the heat as
much, but you are in the tropics and
closer to the eqator. So the sun is stron-
ger here and sunburn will develop fast-
er than you thought possible, so be sure
to use sunscreen.
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Te USDA enforces strict rules regarding
the importation and exportation of un-
inspected plants and animals. Before
landing in Hawai’i you will be asked to
declare any such items. When departing,
luggage must pass a pre-flight check at the
airport to ensure that no plant insects
or diseases are hitching a ride back with
you. You’re welcome to take inspected
fresh flowers and fruits home.
THE LANGUAGE OF HAWAI ’I
Hawai’i’s two offi cial languages are Ha-
waiian and English. Te melodious Ha-
waiian language is a Polynesian dialect.
Tere are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian
alphabet A,E,H,I,K,L,M,N,O,P,U,W
and the ‘okina(‘). Te ‘okina is a global
stop like the sound between the ohs
in oh-oh and is considered a conso-
nant. Te glottal stop (‘) or ‘okina, and
macron (-), or kahak-o, are often used
to help clarify pronunciation.
A few common words to know:
Aloha: a greeting with love, hello,
good-bye
Mahalo: thank you
Lei: a flower garland given for
an occasion
‘Ohana: family
Ha’aheo: pride
wel c ome t o h awai i
T H E B A S I C S O F H A W A I ’ I
HAWAI I TOURI SM AUTHORI TY (HTA) / KIRK LEE AEDER HAWAI I VI SI TORS AND CONVENTI ON BUREAU (HVCB) / LI NDA CHI NG
A m ong t he st at es of t he A m er i can
Uni on, Hawai ’ i i s t r ul y uni que - not onl y f or her i solat ed l ocat i on, wondr ous
climate, and idyllic scenery, but for her culture and history. Two of the fif t y states
of t he Uni t es St at es wer e f or mer l y sover ei gn nat i ons: Texas and Hawai ’ i .
Of t hese, Hawai ’ i had by f ar t he l ongest t r adi t i on of i ndependent exi st ence.
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t is also the only one of the fifty states
to have existed formerly as an indepen-
dent monarchy. Hawaiian history prior
to the twentieth century was defined in
large part by the actions of her ali’ i (chiefs
and kings), and the legacy of the Hawaiian
monarchy remains very much alive today.
For the many centuries following the
establishment of major Polynesian settle-
ments in about 1200 CE, the Hawaiian
Islands were a shifting patchwork of minor
states, ruled by local chiefs and minor kings.
Unification would not come about until
the reign of Kamehameha I, who came to
power on the Big Island of Hawai’i in the
1780s. After a series of battles, in which
Kamehameha made use of Western advisers
and weapons, by 1795 he succeeded in uni-
fying all of the islands from O’ahu to the
Big Island. Te western most major islands,
Kaua’i and Ni’ihau, were eventually added
as vassal states in 1810, through diplomacy
rather than war, completing the establish-
ment of the united Kingdom of Hawai’i.
Brilliant, cunning, ruthless, but also a
visionary, Kamehameha came to be known
as “the Great,” not only for his superb mili-
tary skill but for his cleverness in business,
diplomacy, and governance. His policies
not only unified the islands but, by secur-
ing trade and recognition from multiple
nations, helped to ensure their indepen-
dence from the Great Powers. His legacy
also remained in his establishment, early
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ferred to as Hawai’i’s “Merrie Monarch.”
An avid traveler, inventor, and musi-
cian, Kalakaua was also a firm believer in
the sovereign powers of the monarchy, and
made full use of his authority to appoint and
dismiss his Cabinet until his powers were
curtailed by the “Bayonet Constitution” of
1887, so called because he was forced to sign
it at gunpoint. Tis constitution, imposed
largely by Western business interests, both
stripped the king of much of his authority
and effectively stripped voting rights from
a large part of the population, particu-
larly native Hawaiians as well as Asians. It
was Kalakaua who revived the traditional
Hawaiian dance, the hula, which had
previously been banned under Protestant
influence. He popularized the ukele and
wrote “Hawai’i Ponoi,” which is the state
song today. He also built ‘Iolani Palace, the
only extant royal residence on what is now
American soil, and which was at the time
a showcase of the most modern household
inventions, including the electric light bulb,
an innovation which had yet to be installed
at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Following his death in 1891, Kalakaua
was succeeded by his sister, Lili ’u
Kamaka’eha, who assumed the throne as
Queen Lili’uokalani. Like her brother,
Lili’uokalani was an accomplished musi-
cian. She composed hundreds of songs,
most famously Aloha Oe, “Farewell to
Tee,” as well as translating the Hawaiian
creation chant, Kumulipo, and writing a
history and memoir, Hawai’i’s Story by
Hawai’i’s Queen. Her short reign was to
be marked by tragedy, for she was the last
of the sovereign rulers of Hawai’i. She
was deposed by Western business inter-
ests in 1893, after attempting to replace
the “Bayonet Constitution” with one that
would have restored some of the monarch’s
powers - and voting rights to a majority of
the population. After a failed restoration at-
tempt, Lili’uokalani was imprisoned within
her own palace before finally being forced
to accept her removal from power. Te era
of Hawaiian monarchy, and of Hawai’i’s
status as an independent nation, had come
to an end.
‘Iolani Palace continued to be used as
the seat of government for the new U.S.
Territory, and later State, of Hawai’i until
1968. Te Palace had suffered badly, both
from remodeling undertaken after the fall
of the monarchy and from neglect. Follow-
ing extensive renovations, the Palace was
opened to the public in 1978. Renovation
work continues to this day, spearheaded by
the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace, an organiza-
tion dedicated to restore and preserve this
unique piece of history as it was in the glory
days under Kalakaua and Lili’uokalani.
Tanks to their ongoing efforts, both
natives and visitors to Hawai’i have the
opportunity to appreciate the unique royal
history of the islands.
in his reign, of the Mamalahoe Kanawai
or “Law of the Splintered Paddle.” Te
law is named after an incident early in his
reign, in 1782. While leading a raid, the
young warrior chief caught his foot on a
rock, and two frightened fishermen hit him
over the head with a canoe paddle, splin-
tering the paddle and leaving the future
king unconscious. Twelve years later, with
Kamehameha enthroned as supreme ruler,
the fishermen were captured and brought
before him for punishment. Rather than
have them executed, as was expected, the
king expressed remorse for having attacked
innocent people, and established this new
law - “Let every elderly person, woman and
child lie by the roadside in safety.” Tis be-
came the first written law of the Kingdom,
maintained in the Hawaiian constitution
even after statehood, establishing the rights
of noncombatants, and has been cited as
an influence on humanitarian laws of war
ever since.
It was also Kamehameha I who in 1816
commissioned the offi cial flag of Hawai’i,
which remains in use to this day. Te flag
was designed by, or with the advice of,
British naval offi cers, and resembles the
contemporary flag of the British navy and of
the British East India Company. Tis is why
the Hawaiian flag incorporates the Union
Jack in the canton (upper corner, where the
stars are in the American “Stars & Stripes”) -
a source of confusion for some. Hawai’i was
never part of the British Empire.
Kamehameha the Great continues to
be revered to this day. His most famous
statue - one of four - stands in front of
the Ali’iolani Hale, seat of the Hawai’i
Supreme Court, and facing ‘Iolani Palace.
Every June 11 in Hawai’i is Kamehameha
Day, when his statues are draped with huge
wreaths of flower lei.
KAMEHAMEHA II –KAMEHAMEHA III
Following his death in 1819, Kamehameha’s
son Liholiho would assume the throne as
Kamehameha II, while his favorite wife,
Ka’ahumanu, would serve as de facto re-
gent with the offi ce of kuhina nui (a title
roughly equivalent to Prime Minister, in
fact co-regent) for both Kamehameha II
and the next king, Kauikeaouli, known
as Kamehameha III, until her death in
1832. It was under Queen Ka’ahumanu’s
guidance, after the death of Kamehameha
I, that the ancient kapu (taboo) religious
and legal system was abolished and
Protestant Christianity established in
the Kingdom.

KALAKAUA
Te rule of Kamehameha’s dynasty ended
with the death of Kamehameha V in 1872.
Te next King of Hawai’i was elected.
David C. Lunalilo, a grandnephew of
Kamehameha I, received the unanimous
support of the legislature but ruled for
only a year before dying without issue. A
new election was then called, which proved
far more contentious, pitting the widow
of King Kamehameha IV, Queen Emma,
against David Kalakaua, a descendant of
chiefs allied to Kamehameha I, and who
had lost to Lunalilo in the previous elec-
tion. Kalakaua eventually won the contest,
becoming King Kalakaua, and often re-
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The H awai i an I sl ands have l ong been
a popular weddi ng dest i nat i on, a peacef ul , beaut i f ul l ocale f or a couple’s
special day. But , as wi t h el sewher e, t he st r uggle f or equal i t y f or LGBT
(lesbian, gay, bi sexual , t r ansgender) couples has been an ar duous one.
25 c i v i l u n i on s i n h awai i
ndeed, Hawaiian courts had initially
ruled in favor of same-sex marriage as
early as 1996, before their decision was
overturned by constitutional amend-
ment - and helping to set the stage for
the struggle for marriage equality which
has been waged nationwide ever since.
But, as of January 1, 2012, civil unions
granting couples legal rights similar
to marriage are the law in Hawai’i,
affording LGBT couples a degree of legal
recognition they had not enjoyed previ-
ously and making Hawai’i once again
one of the more progressive states in the
Union. Furthermore, because there is no
residency requirement to obtain a civil
union in the state of Hawai’i, couples
from across the United States and around
the world can now come to the Rainbow
State to receive a civil union.
But what is it about Hawai’i that
makes it such a popular wedding desti-
nation? Why should LGBT couples come
here for their wedding or commitment
ceremony? And what do they need to
know? Te Hawai’ i Pride Guide asked
questions like these of various people in
the Hawaiian wedding and hospitality
industry, both gay and straight, and this
is what we found:
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sees the sun setting all year long,
whereas from other parts of the is-
land the sun may set behind one of
our neighboring islands. Tis beach
is also located on the dry part of the
island so less chance of rain on your
wedding day.”
But, as Darren Keala, of Civil Unions Maui
and Ku ‘O Lani Floral+Design, says:
“Luckily we live in Paradise and
every location on this Island creates
spectacular memories and beautiful
moments. From sunset backdrops to
stunning waterfalls, it’s practically
impossible to pick a favorite.”
As a general rule, if you are looking to have
a more urban experience for your wedding
or reception, particularly some nightlife,
Honolulu, on the island of O’ahu, may
be your best choice. If you’re looking for
a more quiet, romantic experience, pretty
much anywhere on the islands, including
O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i, Moloka’i, Lana’i, or
the Big Island - is perfect. Tere’s a bit more
in terms of shopping, restaurants, and bars
on the Big Island, on Maui, and on Kaua’i.
Moloka’i and Lana’i are sparsely populated
and definitely more quiet and secluded.
Hawaii’s biggest draw is romance and
outdoor adventure, so check out what the
different islands have to offer and choose
the one that best suits your needs.
2. PLAN AHEAD
Plan - and make reservations - as early as
possible. Tis is generally good advice for
wedding planning anywhere, but with
Hawai’i being the popular marriage des-
tination that it is, that particular resort,
beach, or event you were hoping to book
may be taken if you don’t plan far enough
ahead. According to Darren Keala:
“I personally suggest 18 months
if that is possible. More and more
people are booking venues earlier
and sometimes a year is not enough
time to get the venue/location that
you really want. Tere are many
great sites on Maui. Having the
opportunity to choose from as
many as possible is best.”
1. CHOOSE YOUR LOCATI ON
There’s a ton of potential wedding
locations to choose from. Hawai’i con-
sists of six inhabited islands, each one
practically overflowing with beautiful
spots to hold a ceremony or a recep-
tion. You’ll want to think about such
factors as cost, travel time, and what
sort of activities you and your wed-
ding party (if any) prefer. When asked
what she thought was most important
for an LGBT couple to consider when
planning their wedding on O’ahu,
Dianna K. Shitanishi, Director of
Special Events for Hawai’i Weddings
and Events, had this to say:

“When determining their location,
they may want to consider what
activities their guests may be inter-
ested in while visiting the islands.
For example, those that like to be in
the heart of the city, want shopping,
etc., may want a venue within 45
minutes of Waikiki. For those guests
who want a quiet environment and
enjoy outdoor activities, they may
consider the North Shore.”
When asked for her personal favorite
spots on Oahu, she states:
“Tere are several with their own
unique charm. Lanikuhonua ‘Where
Heaven Meets the Earth,’ Kathy
Ireland Oasis Oceanfront and Beach-
front Estate, and Kuoloa Ranch.”
Kevin Rebelo, of Hawaiiwedding.com,
Inc., had this to say about the best place
for a wedding on Maui:
“We consider Poolenalena Beach
on the South Shore of Maui to be
the most beautiful and romantic
spot for holding a ceremony. It is a
secluded beach that is convenient to
get to yet is tucked away from the
hotels and resorts. It consists of a
long stretch of golden/white beach
at the end of which are 2 beautiful
coves formed by black lava rocks.
Tere are palm trees at each end of
the beach. Tis is also a location
that offers the best vantage points
for sunset. From this location one
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Kevin Rebelo states:
“Typically couples plan 4 to 6
months in advance. Tough we
are always available for last-minute
weddings.”
Speaking for O’ahu, Dianna Shitanishi
says:
“(It) depends on the venue they
are considering and how flexible
they are with their wedding date.
Weekends and “prime” dates such
as February 14th, 12/12/12, etc. go
very fast. For destination weddings
we suggest weekdays as there is more
flexibility with venue availability as
well as vendors. On average, our
couples book about 1 year out, but
we have some that have booked less
than a month out.”
3. LET THE PROFESSI ONALS HELP
Don’t feel that you have to handle all the
details yourselves - unless you really want
to. Tere are wedding planners, some of
them specializing in LGBT ceremonies,
who can handle most of the work for you
- just pick a package and work with them
to get things the way you want. Similarly,
a number of the resorts on the islands,
will handle the wedding day planning
for you, and are happy to help book and
plan same-sex ceremonies. According to
Darren Keala, when it comes to work-
ing with a couple to plan their wedding,
“For me personally, to know the couple
makes a big difference in what is created
and suggested. If I know more details
about the couple like what they are
going to wear, what they are going to
say at the ceremony or where they met...
makes a big difference and the coordina-
tor can suggest locations, details to the
day that are heartfelt for the couple.”
Of course, doing your research and
choosing the right wedding planner and
vendors is crucial. Kevin Rebelo warns:
“Select a wedding coordination
company that is dependable, been
in business for a long time and has
a good reputation. Many new start-
up companies pop up, take clients
deposits and then are not avail-
able months down the road when
the wedding is to take place. Find
out if that company uses LGBT/
or LGBT friendly vendors even for
their straight clients. Most wed-
ding companies on Maui continue
to use vendors who are extremely
homophobic for their weddings.
Tere is a large faction of the Maui
Wedding Association who are not
happy about Civil Unions being
legal in Hawaii.”
Of course, whether you’re using a wedding
planner to handle all the details or not,
it’s good to know what vendors will be
providing the various items needed for
your ceremony, such as floral arrange-
ments and food and wedding cake for
the reception. Cheryl Logsdon of Maui
Wedding Cakes had this to say on choosing
a wedding cake vendor:
“First you should check with your
venue to see who you can work
with. Many hotels and resorts have
restrictions about bringing in out-
side food items. Many restaurants
also have rules in place, and rela-
tionships with certain preferred
vendors. Maui Wedding Cakes is
the exclusive vendor for many of
Maui’s top wedding restaurants.
You should check the website to see
the quality of the work displayed
(and make sure all the pictures
shown are their own work), and also
to make sure they are licensed.
Once you have chosen your ven-
dor, keep asking for clarification on
what will be provided and be sure
to provide as much info as possible
for delivery and storage of cake to
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go smoothly. All the details of your
cake should be clearly listed in your
final order confirmation. Please
review them to make sure you get
exactly what you want.”
4. M AKE YOUR WEDDI NG UNI QUE
Even if you are using a wedding plan-
ner, this is you and your partner’s big day.
Details matter, and if you’re going to go
through the trouble to plan your ceremony
in Hawai’i, you may as well make it special.
Include elements to make the Hawaiian ex-
perience distinctive - which can be anything
from the obvious - holding your ceremony
on the beach - to other special touches, such
as having traditional Hawaiian elements in
your ceremony, or choosing native flowers
for lei and bouquets and native foods and
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also very popular. Of course we also
offer coconut and pineapple fillings
either separately or together for a Pina
Colada flavor.”
Also there’s the catering for your wedding
feast. Some wedding planners and resorts
have an exclusive caterer, or, you may get to
choose your own. Chef Raja, proprietor of
Tikitorch Productions, who has appeared
on the hit TV show “Extreme Chef,” works
his culinary magic for both small, intimate
dinners and big events - a wonderful
option, whether for your wedding or for an
intimate dinner on your honeymoon:
“‘Tikitorch Productions’ now offers
intimate sunset dinners at condos,
houses and other private locations
which borders beaches, or not. A
fantastic 3-5 course feast under the
blue sky amidst waving palm trees
and bordered by one of Maui’s
world famous sunsets!!! I also offer
personal chef services and catering
for all occasions at your vacation
residence, estate, or condo.”
5. HI RE A PHOTOGRAPHER
Finally, don’t forget about your wedding
photos - and don’t expect your father-in-
law’s camera or your best friend’s smart
phone to take the sort of pictures you’d
want to frame. Tere are several quality
photographers in Hawai’i who are very
happy to work with LGBT couples, and
can preserve your big day the way it should
be remembered - such as Kelli Bullock
Photography and Jeannemarie Photography.
Of course, whether it’s photographers,
caterers, florists, or general wedding plan-
ners, check which vendors operate on
which islands - some will travel to any
island, some only work on one or two.
Hawaiians are very excited about the
new civil union law and what it means for
their state. Darren Keala says, “I don’t be-
lieve we can begin to describe the impact
this will have on Hawai’i. We are one of
the most romantic places in the world with
the greatest weather, sandy beaches, water-
falls, rainbows and sunsets. Who would
want to get united anywhere else?”
Civil unions are available to anyone in
Hawai’i - again, there is no need to establish
residency. Tat said, remember that, as of this
writing, the Federal government does not rec-
ognize same-sex marriages or civil unions nor
does it require other states to do so - though
we are hopeful that may be changing soon.
Check the laws in your home state to see
what rights and responsibilities a civil union
contracted in another state might give you.
flavors for your wedding cake and reception
meal. Darren Keala had this suggestion for
flowers:
“I am pretty sure that the Cymbidium
Orchid or Phaleanopsis Orchid is the
most sought after as both are grown
locally. Lei’s are mostly traditional in
style and offered as female lei being
the Fragrant White Tuberose lei and
for the male lei being the Maile Lei
with either a tuberose lei wrapped or
a white orchid lei wrapped. Te white
orchid is non fragrant as an alterna-
tive to the fragrant tuberose.”
Cheryl Logsdon had this to say about the
selection Maui Wedding Cakes has to offer:
“We feature an entire page of Maui-
Temed wedding cakes on our site
that feature Tikis, Palm Trees and
Dolphins among other items. Many
of our other categories also have a
very Hawaiian feel to them. Most of
our cakes feature stunning local flow-
ers such as Cymbidium Orchids and
Plumerias. We also offer some more
elaborate cakes like our Aloha Shirt
Cakes, the 3D Honu Turtle cake, and
one of my favorite original designs fea-
turing Vintage Hawaiian Prints on it.
Our seashell wedding cakes are very
popular, and everyone has fun eating
the hand made edible white or dark
chocolate shells we place on them. For
sand we always use Maui Raw Sugar.
For flavors we always recommend
our Signature Logsdon Lilikoi. It
is light, refreshing, and very tropi-
cal tasting. It is a perfect balance to
our white cake with vanilla whipped
cream custard, which is a light and
fluffy vanilla mousse. Another popu-
lar choice is the Fresh Strawberry
filling. We always use local Kula
grown berries when possible, for that
perfect Strawberry Shortcake feel.
With our chocolate cake I love our
Tahitian Vanilla filling, made from
real Tahitian Vanilla Beans. The Vanilla
Macadamia Nut mouse is also ex-
cellent with chocolate cake, and the
Chocolate Mac Nut Mousse is great
with marble cake body. Te more
traditional chocolate cake with choco-
late mousse and a layer of raspberry is
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complete - indeed, even a cursory -
listing of everything a couple
can do together in the Hawaiian
Islands would require a book unto
itself. Instead, we’d like to highlight a
few of the things we at the Pride Guide
found particularly appealing, especially
to LGBT couples.
One important factor to consider,
when planning your honeymoon, is just
how alone the two of you want to be
together. Your choices range from the
bustling urban atmosphere of down-
town Honolulu to the very, very quiet
beaches of northern Lana’i. If you want
to include some nightlife and good old-
fashioned bar time in your Hawai’i
honeymoon, then Honolulu is a good
choice. Tere are still plenty of calm,
beautiful places within a short drive
from the city on the island of O’ahu,
when you’re not enjoying a beer or mai
tai with the LGBT “family” at a spot
like Tapas Restaurant & Lanei Bar or
Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand. On the other
hand, if you’re looking for a more qui-
et experience together, perhaps in the
company of other LGBT couples, then
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Maui , Kaua’i, or the Big Island may
be right for you. Moloka’i and Lana’i,
on the other hand, are definitely more
“off the beaten path,” depending on
exactly where you go - and your will-
ingness to hike or 4-wheel your way
over some rough terrain - the two of
you could find yourselves enjoying a
beautiful secluded beach, with no one
else in sight.
One thing to look at is accommo-
dations. Tere are a huge number of
hotels, resorts, and bed & breakfasts
to choose from in Hawai’i. Are you
looking for a large, luxury resort, or the
more intimate atmosphere of a bed and
breakfast? Something mainstream, or a
resort catering to the LGBT community?
Also, think about how you want to
spend your time. If you plan on being
out and about for most of your honey-
moon or vacation, then a small, simple
room may be adequate. If you plan on
spending some quiet time with each
other, or perhaps having friends over
for dinner or drinks, then a suite
at a resort or bed & breakfast may be
more appropriate.
Several of the major hotel/resort
chains not only offer luxurious and
varied accommodations, but are gay-
friendly and are listed and supporters
of this Hawai’ i Pride Guide. At many of
these establishments you can easily end
up spending most of your time never
leaving the resort itself, as they come
with their own beaches, pools, spas,
salons, restaurants, and bars. Alternatively,
some of the smaller resorts and bed
& breakfasts have fewer amenities but
offer a more friendly, quiet atmosphere.
On Maui, you can check in to the
Pineapple Inn, a charming bed & break-
fast with both gay and straight guests.
The world-famous Maui Sunseeker
LGBT Resort, also on Maui, caters pri-
marily to the LGBT community and
offers a variety of suites, where you can
either relax in peace in your room or go
down to the pool, or to the deck over-
looking the beach, mingle and make
new friends with the staff and fellow
guests, mostly other gay and lesbian
couples. Both of these are in Kihei, on
the southern and western side of the
island. On the island of Kaua’i, there is
the luxurious Mahina Kai Ocean Villa
Bed & Breakfast, another establish-
ment catering to the LGBT community.
On the Big Island, there’s Hilo Bay
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Hale Bed & Breakfast, and Absolute
Paradise B&B, both on the east side of
the island. Hilo Bay Hale draws both
gay and straight guests, while Absolute
Paradise is clothing optional and caters
to a primarily gay clientele.
While you can easily keep yourselves
occupied just enjoying the beautiful
weather, the gorgeous beaches, the
ocean water, and the shopping and din-
ing, it might be fun to spend some of
your honeymoon having an adventure
or two together. Tere are a number of
options available for hiking, canoeing,
snorkeling, surfing, helicopter tours,
and other ways get your adrenaline
pumping in the great outdoors. On
Maui, you should check out Hawaiian
Paddle Sports, who will take the two of
you out on a private canoe, kayak, and/
or snorkeling tour where you may get
to see tropical fish, adorable green sea
turtles (“honu” in Hawaiian), dolphins,
and majestic humpback whales. Seeing
these amazing creatures up close, in the
clear Hawaiian waters, as the sun rises
over the great mountain Haleakala, is
an experience neither of you will forget.
For your landward exploration,
check out No Ka Oi Adventures. Wade,
your guide, knows the secrets of Maui
like no one else, and can take you to
charming taro farming villages, bam-
boo forests, lava tunnels, and splendid
pools of mountain water hidden in the
forests of the island and fed by pictur-
esque waterfalls. What could be more
romantic than a dip in the cool, fresh
waters, surrounded by green tropical
forest, as a waterfall cascades beside you?
To round out your day of adventure,
why not take a sunset cruise? Several
companies on the various islands offer
boat tours and excursions, such as the
Ali’i Nui in Maui. Te Ali’i Nui’s sun-
set cruise is just one of the trips they
offer on their magnificent catamaran; oth-
ers include snorkeling and whale watching
excursions, as well as private weddings.
We could go on and on - there are so
many romantic options for couples on
Hawai’i, gay or straight, to choose from.
Take a look through this Hawai’ i Pride
Guide, get some ideas, and start making
plans. Paradise awaits.

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in November 2011. The islands had always been a sor t of faraway fantasy-land
to me since childhood; a tropical paradise in the midst of the ocean, featuring
hula dancers and other festive natives, where the weal thy went of ten to vaca-
tion and the average person might get to go once. Being decidedly non-weal thy
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y partner and I set out for Phoenix
Sky Harbor International Airport
on what was an unusually chilly - ac-
tually, downright cold - November
morning for Phoenix. Tis meant dressing
warm, with jeans and jackets, knowing, or
rather hoping, we’d be wanting to change
into something lighter once we arrived at
our destination. Te flight itself - on the
largest airplane I personally have yet been
on - took nearly six hours, enough time to
read all the remotely interesting articles in
the travel magazine before me and the first
several chapters of the book I brought. We
were flying into Honolulu, on the island
of Oahu, from there to take a connecting
flight to the island of Maui. We would be
splitting our time between those two is-
lands, and had originally intended to be
in Oahu first, before we discovered that
the massive APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation) conference in Honolulu
would be disrupting our plans and lead us
to spend the majority of our time on Maui.
Had we known, we could have taken a di-
rect flight to Maui instead.
We landed at Honolulu airport and
headed for our connecting flight. Te air-
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port, like many buildings in Hawai’i, had
many areas open to the air, which I real-
ized early on when a dove came trotting by
my seat at the terminal. Te weather did
not disappoint. It was a sunny, balmy day,
warm but not hot. I was starting to like the
islands already.
Te flight to Maui, after the long trek
across half the Pacific Ocean, was merci-
fully brief. We took the ground transport
out to our rental car lot, where I had a bit
of a scare - when we got there, they had
nothing but SUVs available. I’m a com-
pact car driver, myself, partly for the gas
mileage and partly because I’m not much
good at parking. I was about to settle for
the smallest SUV model they had when a
Hyundai Sonata pulled up - the very same
car I drive back home. Relieved, I took
the familiar, and pleasantly modest-sized,
vehicle. You will need to rent a car if you
plan on going very far on Maui, and most
of the parking spaces are definitely com-
pact; mopeds are popular, as well, but not
suitable for the freeways between popula-
tion centers. Of course, if you really have
plenty of time and energy, you could bike
around the island as well.
We got directions to our resort, and
headed out. Our route took us south,
through the great valley (really an isthmus)
between the West Maui Mountains, on
the one side, and massive Haleakala on
the other, down Highway 311, known as
Mokulele Highway. We drove through
what looked like endless fields of gigantic
crabgrass, with old warehouses and massive
towers visible in the distance. Tese were
Maui’s great sugarcane fields, a source
both of sugar and of a significant part of
the island’s electricity supply, generated by
the burning of the harvested cane.
From the highway and the sugarcane
fields we made our way to Kihei, along the
southwesterly coast of Maui. Our destina-
tion was Maui Sunseeker, the only resort
in Maui catering specifically to the LGBT
community. With a rainbow flag wav-
ing above it - still recognizable despite the
plethora of quite non-LGBT rainbow signs
and images all over Hawai’i, the ‘Rainbow
State,’ Sunseeker wasn’t hard to find.
Te staff greeted us warmly and showed
us to our room; in our case, the rear pent-
house, a fabulous 1800 square foot, three
bedroom, two bath suite taking up most
of the second floor of the two-story build-
ing at the far side of the establishment. Te
view from our windows, and the balcony
which spanned the back of the building
and was entirely ours for our stay, was of
the pool deck, with green grass, flowering
shrubs, and coconut palms, with the beach
and the ocean beyond. Te manager,
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Michael Wadell, apologized that he was
unable to get us into the front penthouse,
which looks out directly over the beach
across South Kihei road; but with a pool
and palms before us and a suite almost
twice as large as our apartments, my part-
ner and I weren’t complaining.
Te rest of that evening we spent quietly,
recovering from an early morning, a long
flight, and jet lag. We relaxed the next
morning, enjoying the beautiful weather
and a breakfast of the most fresh and deli-
cious pineapple and papaya we’d ever eaten.
Later that morning we picked up some
lunch, and I had my first ‘Maui Reuben,’
which is a reuben sandwich with spicy
Korean kim chee as one of the toppings.
It’s actually the Hawaiian version of kim
chee, created by Korean immigrants on the
island, which is not quite as spicy-hot as
the traditional version. It was delicious!
After lunch we drove up along the
western coast, skirting the West Maui
Mountains, to the resort area of Lahaina.
Lahaina had been Hawaii’s capital for a
time under the native monarchy, and is
now a major shopping and dining destina-
tion. Te primary shopping area is along
Front Street, which, true to it’s name,
is right in front of the ocean along the
island’s far western shore. We spent a few
hours strolling about, purchased some
very nice Hawaiian shirts and a necklace
for my partner, and headed up the road to
the main resort area.
Our destination was the Maui Sheraton,
where we were meeting with Bianca Rodas,
the resort’s Public Relations Manager. Te
Maui Sheraton is a beautiful, and enor-
mous, structure, featuring labrynthine
halls, gorgeously lush lawns and flow-
ers, white walls, and stunning views of
the Pacific, the beach, and of the nearby
island of Moloka’i to the west. Tere’s also
a huge pool, designed as a lagoon encircling
the Cliff Dive Bar’s outdoor dining area,
which I badly wanted to go swimming in.
Bianca gave us a tour of the facility and
then treated us to a fabulous pupu platter
and drinks, while we watched the evening
torch-lighting and cliff-diving (hence the
name of the bar) ceremony at Black Rock.
We ended our second evening in Maui
with a late dinner and a moonlit drive
back down the cliffside highway to Kihei
and our room at Sunseeker. We had an
early morning ahead of us.
We got up, and got packed and ready;
we were taking a trip with Wade Holmes
of No Ka Oi Adventures, a trip back up
through the sugarcane fields and then up
along the lush northeastern coast of the
island. Wade is very friendly, a true out-
doorsman and a great source of knowledge
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about the islands. He picked us up at our
resort and, along with another gay cou-
ple visiting from Connecticut, we made
our way.
As we travelled through the fields on
our way to the forests, we were treated
to an amazing sight. Hawai’i prides itself
as the ‘Rainbow State,’ but I had always
assumed this was just a name. Tere,
stretching across the sky and seeming to
settle right into the endless green waves
of the sugarcane, was the most brilliant,
gigantic, glorious rainbow I had ever seen
in my life. It looked as if we could have
driven right into it.
Moving on, we headed up to the north-
ern coast, where thick trees and verdant
slopes soon replaced the drier, more wind-
swept vistas of southern and western Maui.
We were on the famed Road to Hana,
Hana being an old town on the far east-
ern coast of the island. We weren’t going
to travel quite that far. Instead, we made
many stops, visiting a tiny taro farming
village by the sea, hiking the bamboo for-
est, clambering through the dark recesses
of an underground lava tube, and wading
in pools of cool mountain water. It rained,
which did nothing to dampen our spir-
its (or the pleasant temperature), but did
make for especially vigorous waterfalls -
and strong currents in the pools they fed.
After several hours of adventure we headed
back west, stopping in the charming town
of Paia, once a center of the sugar industry
and now a center of fine shops and res-
taurants, for lunch, courtesy of Wade and
No Ka Oi Adventures.
Te next day we drove up Highway 30
to the town of Wailuku for lunch, then
headed back down to Sunseeker and pre-
pared for our evening adventure. Michael
at Maui Sunseeker had arranged a sunset
cruise for us and several other guests at the
resort on the Ali’i Nui, a luxurious cata-
maran. ‘Ali’i Nui’ means ‘Highest Royalty,’
and you do receive the royal treatment
on the cruise, with delectable fresh food,
wine, and Mai Tais all part of the package.
But the most amazing thing was sailing on
the waters, as we watched the setting sun
set the cliffs of Maui and the ocean waves
afire in brilliant hues of yellow, orange,
red, and violet. It was a trip well worth
taking. Bring a jacket, though - the ocean
wind gets chilly in the evening.
We got up for another early start the
next morning as we headed out again for
another adventure, this time south, down
to Makena, where we were meeting Tim
Lara from Hawaiian Paddle Sports, for
a morning of canoeing and snorkeling.
When driving to different places on Maui,
don’t forget the distances, and add time for
travel through more densely populated
(and tourist-filled) areas - we underesti-
mated our travel time and arrived late.
Once we met up with Tim at the beach,
we got started with a quick canoeing lesson
and got going. Hawaiian Paddle Sports
specializes in small group tours, allowing
a more personalized and intimate expe-
rience than the large group dives. Tim,
owner and head guide, emphasizes that
customer experience as well as the eco-
friendly responsibility both island dwellers
and visitors share. He’s a great source of
information on the Hawaiian islands
and their language and natural wonders.
Te three of us were riding in a four-man
outrigger canoe, or ‘Wa’a.’ We got the
paddling routine down and headed out
under a warm morning sun, over waters so
clear you could see the colors of the fish
near the bottom, even in the deeper areas.
But while the fish were beautiful, the big
excitement was the turtles - enormous
green sea turtles, or ‘Honu,’ dwell in large
numbers in these waters, feasting on
seagrasses. Tey are completely inoffensive,
unafraid, and absolutely amazing crea-
tures. Tere’s no touching allowed, but
when one of these animals swims so close
you can see their eyes looking at you and
hear them breathe as they surface for air,
you won’t forget the experience.
We stopped at a secluded beach, where
Tim pulled out a fresh coconut, chopped
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it open with a machete, and provided me
with my first taste of raw coconut juice and
pulp - juice, delicious; the pulp has a sur-
prisingly nutty flavor. Well, surprising for
someone who’d never had coconut in any
other form but cooked, sugary slivers. Ten
we went out for snorkeling. My partner
managed well and got to swim with some
turtles, whereas I managed to see some
turtles but spent most of my time trying
to breathe. A good snorkeler I’m not, ap-
parently. Nonetheless, it was a blast.
Tat evening, we headed back up to
north Maui for a house party, not on the
beach but in the beautiful green woodlands
inland. Te event, a potluck dinner, was
hosted at the gorgeous home of musician
and realtor Deborah Vial and her partner
Caron. Without much of an LGBT club
scene, house parties are popular on Maui,
and this one was a delight.
Te next day was our last full day in
Maui. We decided to take it easy, driving
south back to Makena, where we had our
canoe and snorkel adventure, and paid a
visit to Little Beach, which is the island’s
famous gay and nude beach. Neither exclu-
sively gay nor exclusively nude, the beach
is beautiful and attracts a fascinating array
of people (and body types). Both the sand
and the water were wonderful, the people
friendly. Later we headed back up to Kihei
for lunch, and a little shopping, and then
went out to the quiet beach across from
Sunseeker to watch another glorious sunset
- just the two of us this time.
Te next morning we rose bright and
early to drive back to the airport and catch
the plane back to Honolulu. I was very sad
to say goodbye to Maui, but also excited
to see Oahu (the island where Honolulu
is located). We would only have a day and
a half, so our sightseeing would be much
more limited than with Maui.
After the quick flight - on inter-island
flights in Hawai’i they barely manage to
get in one beverage service - we landed,
found a cab, and made our way to the
Sheraton Waikiki where we were staying.
Our room was very different from the
suite we had at Maui Sunseeker. On the
23rd floor, it was a single bedroom with
one bath and a small balcony. Cute and
cozy, we had a wonderful view of Waikiki
Beach, the historic Royal Hawaiian Hotel
below us, and the skyline of Honolulu.
Directly below us was one of the Sheraton’s
two beautiful swimming pools. We had a
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lot to cover in a short time, so we got our
things together and headed out.
Te grounds of the Sheraton them-
selves were beautiful. An entire shopping
center is located on the first floor of the
resort, along with the two pools - one a
lagoon-style pool with water slide, meant
(mostly) for children, the other a much
more calm wading pool which seemed to
merge into the Pacific Ocean beyond, and
was reserved for adults. Tere was the cof-
fee shop, restaurants, a koi pool, a group
of friendly macaws (you could have your
picture taken with them, for a fee of course
- one of the birds would let you hold him
like a baby). And, of course, the beach.
Outside the resort, we explored down-
town Honolulu. A bustling city, very
different from the quiet of Maui, there
was no shortage of high-end shopping
and restaurants interspersed among green
parks and innumerable hotels and resorts.
We enjoyed Mai Tais at Tapas, a gay bar
with a wonderful balcony view (open air,
of course).
Te next day, our last in the islands,
after a photo shoot on the beach, we
spent some quiet time at the pool, then
took a cab to visit ‘Iolani Palace, former
seat of power of the Hawaiian monarchy.
A beautiful place, wonderfully restored
by the ‘Friends of ‘Iolani Palace’ to nearly
the same appearance it had during the
days of King Kalakaua and of Queen
Lili’uokalani, and open to the public
since 1978.
After the palace, we headed back to
the resort to pick up our luggage and
head to the airport. After eight days,
our Hawai’i adventure was coming to an
end. Te fantasy islands I had known of
since I was a child were now a reality. But
with their beautiful scenery, fascinating
culture, and wonderful climate, the
Hawai’i had lived up to the hype. As
our plane took off, and I could watch the
islands disappear like jewels in the great
sea, it was like having to wake from a
peaceful dream.
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HON OLULU FESTI VAL ( O’ AHU)
Hawaii’s premier cultural event,
promoting understanding, economic
cooperation and ethnic harmony
between the people of Hawaii and
the Pacifc Rim Region.
GREAT M AUI W HALE COUN T ( M AUI )
A citizen’s count of humpback whales
that can be seen from Maui’s shores.
Led by the Pacifc Whale foundation
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Free, all-day celebration that honors
the humpback whales that come
to Maui each winter.
10TH AN N UAL HI LO CHI N ESE
N EW YEAR FESTI VAL ( BI G I SLAN D)
Celebrate the year of the Dragon.
Performances, displays, cooking &
cultural demonstrations show the
Chinese infuence in Hawaii
QUI SI N E OF HEARTS
( BI G I SLAN D)
Enjoy sumptuous food by Big Island
chefs along with deserts, wine,
handcrafed ales and Kona cofee.
10TH AN N UAL KAUAI W ORLD
CHALLEN GE ( KAUA’ I )
Hundreds of paddlers perform a 34
mile canoe relay race along the East and
Southern coast of Kaua’i
TASTE OF W AI ALUA ( O’ AHU)
A gathering of local art, food,
agricultural products, music
and community groups.
M AUI STAGE RACE ( M AUI )
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Polynesian arts & crafs, solo and group
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85TH AN N UAL LEI DAY CELEBRATI ON
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Celebrating Independence Day
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RELAY FOR LI FE OF KON A
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Communities across the globe fght
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W AI KI KI ARTFEST ( O’ AHU)
Featuring 80 of Hawaii’s fnest artists.
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Te world’s largest outrigger canoe race in
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Li hue, East Si de, Nort h Shore,
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Honol ul u, Pearl Harbor, Wai ki ki
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Kaua’i
The Big Island,
Hawai’i
O’ahu
Maui
Lana’i
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Kaua’i is divided into five regions -
Lihue, East Side, North Shore, South
Shore, and West Side.
LI HUE
Lihue, in the southeast of the island, is
center of government and commerce,
site of both Lihue Airport and Nawiliwili
Harbor, the major air and sea hubs of
Kaua’i. Lihue also boasts excellent beaches,
scenic waterfalls, and a great deal of local
history. Among the sites to see are Wailua
Falls, north of Lihue proper, which some
may recognize from the opening credits
of “Fantasy Island;” Kilohana Estate, a
huge Tudor-style mansion that was once
the heart of a vast sugar plantation and
is now the site of one-of-a-kind shops;
the Grove Farm Homestead Museum,
where one may learn about the history
of the Hawaiian sugar industry while
touring the gardens; the Kauai Museum,
featuring both local artwork and history;
and the Huleia Nation Wildlife Refuge,
where sits Alekoko Menehune Fishpond,
an artificial pond built by native Hawai-
ians to trap fish nearly 1,000 years ago -
though local legend claims it was built by
the mysterious Menehune, a mischievous
little people of the forest.

THE EAST SI DE
Te East Side of Kaua’i (north of Lihue)
is sometimes known as the Coconut
Coast, because of the groves of coconut
palms which grace her beachside resorts.
It is the most populous region of Kaua’i.
Te town of Kapa’a, north of the Wailua
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i nhabi t ed Haw ai i an i sl ands, as w el l as bei ng t he ol dest and t he nor t h-
er n- most . A l ush i sl and of j agged c l i f f s, c asc adi ng w at er f al l s, and
emer al d t r opi cal f or est s, some par t s of t he i sl and’s i nt er i or can onl y be
r eached by ai r. I t i s al so t he onl y Haw ai i an i sl and w i t h navi gabl e r i ver s.
THE GARDEN ISLE THE GARDEN ISLE
KAUA’I
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Beach, the third of Kauai’s gay beaches
and a spectacularly beautiful spot in itself.
Further along you’ll come to the high-end
resort town of Princeville, and then
Hanalei Town, where you’ll find art galleries,
shopping and dining, as well as the histor-
ic Waioli Mission House. Tis is also the
place to come for ukulele concerts, held at
the Hanalei Community Center. Beyond
Hanalei are the breathtaking, 3,000-foot
cliffs of the aforementioned Napali Coast.
Tere is no automobile access to these
cliffs; you’ll either have to rough it with
a long and arduous hike, or take an air or
boat tour.
SOUTH SHORE
South Shore, to the south and west of Lihue,
is known for beautiful Poipu Beach Park.
In addition to natural beauty and relatively
calm waters, Poipu is frequented by a wide
variety of marine life, including humpback
whales, green sea turtles, and endangered
Hawaiian monk seals. Nearby are shops,
restaurants, resorts, and golf courses. Old
Koloa town, nearby, features picturesque
buildings from the sugar plantation days.
Learn about the role of the sugar industry
in Hawaii’s development on the ‘Ka Ala
Hele Waiwai Ho’olina o Koloa’, or Koloa
Heritage Trail, a self-guided tour featuring
14 historic sites.

WEST SI DE
Te West Side of Kaua’i includes at-
tractions of both historical interest and
immense natural beauty. Hanapepe Town,
west of Koloa, is known as a center of
the art scene in Kaua’i and has more art
galleries than any other community on
the island. Te plantation-era architec-
ture has been little changed over the last
century, giving this small town a quiet
charm - Hanapepe was the inspiration
for the hometown of the main characters
in the Disney animated film, Lilo & Stitch.
Check out the ‘Hanapepe Swinging Bridge’
as well as the galleries, shops, and restau-
rants, especially during Friday evening’s
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Art Night. Farther west along the coast
is Waimea Town, which is near where
the famed explorer, Captain James Cook,
first landed on the Hawaiian islands. A
statue of Cook, modeled on an original
from Whitby, England, stands in the cen-
ter of town. Also of interest is the West
Kaua’i Technology & Visitor Center,
where you can learn much about the
island’s history. Inland, north of Waimea,
is the gorgeous Waimea Canyon, known
as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific.’
Tough not as large or as ancient as
Arizona’s Grand Canyon, Waimea Canyon
presents 14 miles of extraordinary vistas
unlike anything else in Hawai’i. Beyond
the canyon lies beautiful Kokee State
Park, a realm of lofty cliffs adorned with
the emerald splendors of native forests.
Visitors, especially those who plan on go-
ing on a long hike through this verdant
area, should check out the Kokee Natu-
ral History Museum. Kokee Park opens
out into the majestic sea cliffs of Napali
Coast, in Kauai’s North Shore.
With so much to see and do, Kaua’i,
Hawaii’s “Garden Isle,” is truly a treat for
the sophisticated traveler.
River, offers shopping and dining, as well
as water skiing and kayaking. Between
Kapa’a and Lihue, just south of Wailua,
is Lydgate State Park, where you’ll find
one of Kauai’s gay-friendly beaches.
Another is Donkey Beach, north of
Kapa’a, known as both a gay and a nudist
beach. And not far from Donkey Beach
is Anahola Beach, where you can find
Mahina Kai Ocean Villa, a gorgeous,
Japanese-style establishment catering
to the LGBT community. You can also
take a boat ride up Wailua River, where
you might visit such magical places as
Opaeka’a Falls, the famed Nounou
Mountain (the Sleeping Giant), or the
amazing Fern Grotto, a popular (if out
of the way) wedding destination once
reserved for Hawaiian royalty.

NORTH SHORE
Te North Shore area is a region of ex-
traordinary beauty, perhaps best known
for the towering cliffs of Napali Coast.
Heading west from along the north coast
of the island, you’ll reach Kilauea, where
the famous Kilauea Lighthouse stands
aloft overlooking the sea. Not far from
here is also where you’ll find Kauapea
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ADVOCACY
Parents & Fri ends
of Lesbi ans and Gays Kauai (PFLAG)
P.O. Box 1832
Li hue, HI 96766
808- 634- 0127
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Suppor t , Educat i on, Advocacy,
and Local communi t y i nf ormat i on
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The Trevor Proj ect
Teen Sui ci de Hotli ne
866- 4- U-Trevor
866- 488-7386
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Ser vi ng al l Isl ands
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Phot ography ser vi ces by aw ard
w i nni ng phot ographer, Jef f Ki ng,
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Kapaa, HI 96746
808- 822- 3288
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2484 Keneke St .
Ki l auea, HI 96754
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4270 Ki l auea Rd. #F
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5482 Kol oa Rd.
Kol oa, HI 96756
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A l so k nown as “ t he gat heri ng p l ace,”
O’ahu is the third largest in size among i t s fellow islands in the Hawaiian chain,
but it is first in population. Over 950,000 people share O’ahu’s 600 square miles of
mountains and beaches — and most populous of the islands in the State of Hawai ’ i.
Almost half inhabit the bustling cit y of Honolulu and nearby resor t town of Waikiki.
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O’ahu is also the most visited of all the
Hawaiian islands, at approximately 4.5 to
4.7 million visitors annually.
O’ahu is primarily defined by the state
capital of Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and
the famous beach known as Waikiki.
Tese areas absorb tourists by thousands
daily. Oahu boasts a fantastic climate,
inexpensive accommodations, a large
variety of shopping options, and world
renown beaches - it’s fair to say the island
lures in visitors from around the world.
Tough this may be the one fault of the
island, as many are discouraged by the
large crowds of Oahu and thus dismiss
the island, instead visiting one of the oth-
er, less visited, islands in the chain. After
all, chances are if you are staying on Oahu
you too will book a room in Waikiki or
Honolulu yourself. Nearly all of the is-
land’s resorts are crammed into this small
area. Honolulu is the state’s capital and
major financial center. It is also home to the
main campus of the University of Hawaii.
Honolulu wasn’t always the main seat.
Until 1845 the capital of the Hawaiian
Kingdom was located on the island of
Maui. King Kamehameha III ordered the
move and the Iolani Palace was built later.
But Oahu is much more than Hono-
lulu or Waikiki - it may well be the most
beautiful of all the major islands. Te
Hawaii Pride Guide will help guide you
to experience the beauty that is Oahu.
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THE GATHERING PLACE THE GATHERING PLACE
O’AHU
O’AHU
HAWAI I TOURI SM AUTHORI TY (HTA) / TOR JOHNSON
O’ahu, is made up of two separate
but overlapping volcanoes, known as a
volcanic doublet. Its asymmetrical but-
terfly shape is formed by two moun-
tain ranges: the Waianae Range in the
west and the Ko’olau Range in the east.
Slicing through the center is the flat
Leilehua Plateau. Recent, geologically
speaking, volcanic eruptions in the
southeastern portion of the island which
formed the Diamond Head, Koko Head
and Punchbowl craters can be blamed for
Oahu’s uneven shape.
Te eastern coast of O’ahu is hemmed
in by a gorgeous mountain range and
boasts three of the islands best beaches.
Surprisingly, you’ l l f ind no major
accommodations here, jut a few vaca-
tion homes along the quaint towns that
dot the coast. Te eastern region offers
many visitors an escape from the busting
Waikiki scene while still offering the
proximity to the shopping and activities
of the nearby city just a half hour drive
away. Te jaw-dropping Ka’a’awa Valley
is also located on this side of the island. It
is easily recognizable as the backdrop for
the hit television series “Lost.” Te island
has played host to a slew of films and tele-
vision shows as the current CBS hit show
“Hawaii 50”.
Te famous north shore of O’ahu is a
surfer’s paradise, especially in the winter
months when the surf is up. Te monster
waves and laid-back atmosphere have
professional surfers flocking to Banzai
Pipeline and Waimea Bay to ride some
of the most killer waves in the Pacific.
About an hours drive from Honolulu,
this region has a surprisingly unpopu-
lated feel to it. Many miles of beaches
stretch along this portion of O’ahu, mak-
ing it a popular haven for those looking
to relax in the sun.
Te western, northwestern, and central
regions are where most of the island’s
residents live. For the most part, there
isn’t much here for the typical island
visitors— just a few scattered beaches.
Central O’ahu does however have one
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of the island’s largest attractions Pearl
Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona Memo-
rial. More than one million people a year
pay their respects to the many military
personnel who lost their lives during the
Japanese attack. Many of these men and
women and veterans of many wars are
laid to rest in Punchbowl National Cem-
etery at Pu’owaina Crater (Punchbowl).
Beyond the sky scrapers and decid-
edly urban nature of the southern tip of
the island is an O’ahu of great natural
beauty and old-time charm. For the
traveler looking to experience a modern
paradise, O’ahu has it all - the excite-
ment and culture of a large metropoli-
tan city, the unspoiled beauty of tropical
coastlines and verdant mountains plus
everything in between.
Tere are many gay beaches in Hawaii,
and one of the most scenic and well-
known in the world, Queen’s Surf Beach
in the heart of Waikiki. Te beach here
draws a mostly gay & lesbian crowd,
although certainly not exclusively gay.
Queen’s Beach is across Kalakaua Avenue
from the Honolulu Zoo and a few block
from Hula’s Bar.
Tere are over seven gay & lesbian bars in
Honolulu where you can enjoy a drink,
with the open windows to enjoy the fresh
ocean air. Make sure you check out the
“Out in Waikiki Map” in this Pride
Guide to map out evening. And make
sure you ask your bartender about the
catamaran trips as some bars offer over
the weekend gay catamaran tours.
Join other world travelers on the bus-
tling streets of cosmopolitan Honolulu.
Where every you go, allow time to savor
the unique character of each part of the
Island, to visit the shops, dine in the local
hotspots, enjoy the gay nightlife and take
in the stunning vistas.
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HAWAI I TOURI SM AUTHORI TY (HTA) / TOR JOHNSON
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Wai ki ki Beach, HI 96815
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Hotel Renew
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BAKERY
Cake Works
2820 S. Ki ng St reet
Honol ul u, HI 96826
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BARTENDING AND BEVERAGEPLANNING
The Wi ne Stop
1809 S. Ki ng
Honol ul u, HI 96826
808- 946- 3707
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gi f t basket s, sommel i er, bar t ender
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CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES
Church of the Crossroads
Past or Kyl e Lovet t
1212 Uni versi t y Ave
Honol ul u, HI 96826
808- 949- 2220
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Li censed M arri age & Ci vi l uni on per f ormer
Fi rst Uni tari an Uni versali st Church
Rev. Dr. Joni pher Kw ong
2500 Pal i Hi ghw ay
Honol ul u, HI 96817
808- 595- 4047
w w w.uni t ari ansof hi .org
We are an Open and
Wel comi ng Congregat i on
Templ e Emanu- El
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2550 Pal i Hi ghw ay
Honol ul u, HI 96817
808- 595-7521
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ADVOCACY
Equali ty Hawaii
P.O. Box 11144
Honol ul u, HI 96828
808- 497- 0650
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Dedi cat ed t o securi ng equal i t y f or
al l l esbi an, gay, bi sexual and
t ransgender peopl e.
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Gregory House Programs
200 N. Vi neyard Bl vd., St e. A310
Honol ul u, HI 96817
808- 592- 9022
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Devel opment of programs t o meet
t he housi ng needs of persons l i vi ng w i t h
HIV/ AIDS t hroughout Haw ai i .
Ku Al oha Ol a M au
1130 N. Ni mi t z Hw y., St e.C-302
Honol ul u, HI 96817
808- 538- 0704
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Commi t t ed t o enhanci ng t he qual i t y
of l i f e i n Haw ai i t hrough excel l ence
i n ser vi ce and responsi ve act i on
t ow ard t he i ndi vi dual and communi t y’s
needs surroundi ng chemi cal dependency.
Kuli a Na M amo
1149 Bet hel St . St e. 300
Honol ul u, HI 96813
808-791- 2020
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St ri ves t o i mprove t he qual i t y of l i f e
of t ransgender peopl e l i vi ng i n t he
Haw ai i an Isl ands.
Li fe Foundati on
677 Al a M oana Bl vd., St e. 226
Honol ul u, HI 96813
808- 521- 2437
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Fi ght i ng AIDS i n Haw ai i & t he Paci fic
Parents & Fri ends
of Lesbi ans and Gays Oahu (PFLAG)
92-954 M akaki l o Dr., #71
M akaki l o, HI 96707
808- 672- 9050
w w w.pflagoahu.org
Suppor t , Educat i on, Advocacy, and Local
communi t y i nf ormat i on
The I mperi al Court of Hawaii
1320 M i ddl e St .
Honol ul u, HI 96819
744- 264- 8185
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The Lesbi an & Gay Busi ness of Hawaii
P.O. Box 8733
Honol ul u, HI 96830
808- 216- 6965
We are a proud and ef f ect i ve busi ness
organi zat i on.
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The Trevor Proj ect
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866- 4- U-Trevor
866- 488-7386
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The Trevor Proj ect i s a nat i onal
organi zat ion f ocused on crisis and sui cide
prevent ion ef f ort s among t he LGBTQ yout h.
West O’ahu Hope for A Cure Foundati on
P.O. Box 2117
Ew a Beach, HI 96706
808- 685- 6702
w w w.w est oahuhopef oracure.org
To help prevent t he spread of HIV/ AIDS,
STD’s t hrough Educat ion in t he communi t ies
of Hawaii
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ENTERTAI NMENT & EVENTS
The Honol ul u Gay & Lesbi an
Cul tural Foundati on
1670 M akal oa St . #204, PM B #370
Honol ul u, HI 96814
808- 675- 8428
w w w.hgl cf .org
Proud producers of t he Honol ul u
Rai nbow Fi l m Fest i val .
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P.O. Box 235793
Honol ul u, HI, 96823
808- 351- 3169
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Honol ul u, HI 96830
808- 840-7637
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Jeannemari e Photography
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808- 228- 6973
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Capt uri ng al l t he moment s of your day
Jeff Ki ng Photography
Ser vi ng al l Isl ands
808- 333- 3739
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Phot ography ser vi ces by aw ard
w i nni ng phot ographer, Jef f Ki ng,
speci al i zi ng i n vacat i on phot ography,
w eddi ngs, excursi ons and more
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Kelli Bull ock Photography
…Kelli w i th an eye
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Ser vi ng al l Isl ands
808- 387- 5224
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Aunti e Pasto’s
1099 S. Beret ani a St .
Honol ul u, HI 96814
808- 523- 8855
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Chai ’s I sl and Bi stro
1 Al oha Tow er Dr.
Honol ul u, HI 96813
808- 585- 0011
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Ci nnamons Restaurant
315 Ul uni u St .
Kai l ua, HI 96734
808- 261- 8724
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Hul a’s Café
2nd Fl oor of t he Wai ki ki Grand
134 Kapahul u Ave.
Honol ul u, HI 96815
808- 291-1010
w w w.hul as.com
71 O’ ah u
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2500 Kuhi o Ave.
Honol ul u, HI 96815
808- 921- 5564
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Te island is divided into three sectors -
Central, East End, and West End.

CENTRAL M OLOKAI
Central Moloka’i is the most heavily pop-
ulated area. Moloka’i Airport is located in
the town of Ho’olehua, which also features
a macadamia nut farm. South of Ho’olehua
is Kaunakakai, the island’s largest town,
where you can enjoy the local shops and
historic attractions or go boating or fish-
ing from Kaunakakai Harbor. Te town
is also home to Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove,
planted under King Kamehameha Vin the
1860s and one of the last royal coconut
groves still standing in Hawai’i. Along the
south short, near Kaunakakai, are Molokai’s
ancient fish ponds, engineered by the
Hawaiians to provide fish for the ali’l
(chiefs or nobles), many of them built 700-
800 years ago. To the north is Kalaupapa
Peninsula, site of Kalaupapa National
Historical Park. Te park is inaccessible
by car, being reached only on foot or by
mule-ride along 1,700-foot cliffs. In the
1800s the revered Catholic priest, Fa-
ther Damien, tended to victims of Han-
sen’s Disease in this isolated but beautiful
community, before succumbing to the
affl iction himself.
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M ol ok a’ i i s H awai i ’ s 2nd sm al l est
i nhabi t ed i sl and. Qui et and r ur al , w i t h a hi gh per cent age of t he popul at i on
of nat i ve Hawai i an ancest r y, par t s of Mol oka’ i of f er s an oppor t uni t y t o
see Hawai ’ i much as i t was i n t he days bef or e West er n cont ac t . Mol oka’ i
i s sai d t o be t he bi r t hpl ac e of hul a, t he di st i nc t i ve Haw ai i an danc e.
HAWAI I TOURI SM JAPAN (HTJ)
MOLOKA’I
MOLOKA’I
THE OLD STYLE ISLE THE OLD STYLE ISLE
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EAST END
Te East End of Moloka’i is dominated by
tropical forests and by Kamakou, the is-
land’s largest mountain at 4,970 feet. Off
shore is the longest continuous fringing
reef in the Hawaiian islands, at 28 miles.
Along Kamehameha V Highway you’ll
find Kumimi Beach, also known as 20
Mile Beach or Murphy’s Beach, Halaway
Bay, and Halawa Beach Park. Inland is
the beautiful Halawa Valley. You’ll need
to arrange a guided tour to hike Halawa
Valley, as much of the trail crosses private
property. Near the summit of Kamakou
is the Kamakou Preserve, with over 2,700
acres and hosting over 250 rare Hawaiian
plants as well as endangered birds.
WEST END
Molokai’s West End is the site of
Papohaku Beach, one of the largest white
sand beaches in the islands, and one of
the quietest in terms of foot traffi c. Every
third week in May the beach hosts the
the Molaka’i Ka Hula Piko Festival, the
largest cultural celebration in Moloka’i,
dedicated to the hula. Te only town
in West End is the plantation village of
Maunaloa, featuring rental condos and
unique shopping. Another famous nearby
beach, Kapukahehu Beach, also known
as Dixie Maru Beach, is also a great spot
to relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
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83 Lan a’ i
It was only settled in the 1500s, and still
has only a small regular population, and
just 30 miles of paved road. Tere are
three regions in Lana’i - South, Central,
and North.

SOUTH LANA’I
South Lana’i is the site of famous Hulapoe
Bay and Manele Bay - there is ferry service
to and from Maui at Manele Bay. One
of the island’s two major resorts is here,
together with the world class Challenge
at Manele golf course. Between Hulapoe
Bay and Manele Bay is the iconic Pu’u
Pehe or ‘Sweetheart Rock,’ so named
because of the legend of tragic love be-
tween the warrior Makakehua and the
maiden Pehe. It’s a great place for beautiful
and romantic views, and a chance to see
the spinner dolphins which frequent this
area. At the southern tip of Lana’i is Kauno-
lu Village, the largest surviving ruin of a
prehistoric Hawaiian village, where King
Kamehameha I, unifier of the Hawaiian
islands, maintained his fishing retreat.
The village features the remains of
Halulu Heiau (a temple), petroglyphs,
and Kehekili’s Leap, a 60-foot jump into
the waters where warriors would demon-
strate their bravery.
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L ana’ i , H awai i ’ s “m ost ent i ci ng i sl e,”
i s a wonder f ul pl ace t o get away f r om i t al l . The smal l est of t he i nhab-
i t ed Hawai i an i sl ands, Lana’ i l i es cl ose t o Maui . I t has a dr i er cl i mat e
t han most of t he i sl ands, r ecei vi ng about 37 i nches of r ai nf al l per year.
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TOP I M AGE: HAWAI I TOURI SM AUTHORI TY (HTA) / RON DAHLQUI ST. BOTTOM I M AGE: HAWAI I TOURI SM JAPAN (HTJ).
ISLAND OF RARE DELIGHTS ISLAND OF RARE DELIGHTS
LANA’I
LANA’I
CENTRAL LANA’I
Central Lana’i is an area of highland
plains dotted by Cook pines and by
Lanaihale, the island’s highest peak.
10-12 degrees cooler than the coastal
areas, it is often advisable to bring a
sweater or jacket when travelling here.
Lana’i City sits at the very heart of the
island and is the site of unique local
shopping, dining, and art galleries cen-
tered around Dole Park, as well as the
historic Hotel Lana’i, and the island’s
other major resort featuring the Experience
at Koele golf course. Lana’i Airport is
also located near the city, with service
to the other Hawaiian islands. North of
Lana’i City is the start of Munro Trail,
named after George Munro, the New
Zealand naturalist who introduced
the Cook pine to the island. Te trail
stretches 12.8 miles and offers stun-
ning views of Maunalei gulch as well
as (on a clear day) the islands of Maui,
Moloka’i, Kaho’olawe, and even the Big
Island and Oahu.
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NORTH LANA’I
North Lana’i is served by dirt roads, but
the bumpy ride will be worth it to see
some of the sights. Be certain to get clear
directions before heading out - the roads
are unmarked. About 30 miles north
of Lana’i City is Kaiolohia, ‘Shipwreck
Beach.’ Te rocky, shallow channel here
has wrecked a number of ships over
the years, including an oil tanker from
the 1940’s whose hull still sits atop the
coral reef, in plain view from the beach.
Northwest of Lana’i City are the 590
acres of Kanepu’u Preserve, home to 48
species of native plants, such as the lama
and alea trees, which once covered much
of the Hawaiian islands. Farther to the
northwest is Keahiakawelo, known as
the ‘Garden of the Gods,’ a rocky, bar-
ren landscape. Still farther west is the
remote Polihua Beach, the most isolated
beach on the island.

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89 mau i
Te island is divided into five major re-
gions - West, Central, South, Upcountry,
and East Maui.

WEST M AUI
West Maui comprises Maui’s northwest
corner, and features the major resort towns
of Lahaina and Kapalua and the famed
Ka’anapali Beach and Honalua Bay. Drier
than other parts of Maui to the east, West
Maui was once a gathering place for Hawaiian
royalty, and Lahaina for a time served as the
capital of the Kingdom of Hawai’i. It was
also a major center of the whaling industry
during the 19th century. Now, Lahaina is
known most as a tourist destination, her
famed Front Street a busy thoroughfare
of shops and restaurants, terminating in
the Banyan Tree Square at the south end,
site of an enormous banyan tree as well as
the reconstructed ruins of Lahaina Fort.
Ka’anapali Beach, north of Lahaina and
Front Street, features Pu’u Keka’a, ‘Black
Rock,’ where a torch lighting and cliff div-
ing ceremony is held nightly at the Sheraton
Maui to commemorate a feat by the great
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i slands, Maui , t he ‘ Magic Isle,’ has a r elat i vel y smal l populat i on, maki ng i t
a quiet and peacef ul place t o l i ve or t o vi si t . Maui consi st s of t wo mount ai n
r anges, massi ve Haleakala, a dor mant shiel d volcano, i n t he east , and t he
West Maui Mount ai ns - ac t ual l y t he r emai ns of an ol der, ext i nc t volcano - t o
t he west , connec t ed by an i st hmus which f or ms t he l ow- l yi ng cent r al plai n.
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tion center, Kahului, immediately east of
Wailuku. Kahului is the site of Kahului
Airport, where the great majority of travelers
will arrive on the island. To the west of
Wailuku is scenic Iao Valley, once a retreat
for the chiefs of Maui, where is located
the iconic Iao Needle. Iao Valley was the
scene of the great Battle of Kepaniwai be-
tween the forces of the Maui kingdom at
Hawaiian King Kamehameha I, the ruler
who united the Hawaiian islands into the
Kingdom of Hawai’i. Wailuku features
many historic buildings as well as locally
owned shops and restaurants, while Kahului
features retails stores and the Maui Arts &
Cultural Center.

SOUTH M AUI
South Maui is the region along the island’s
southwestern coast, including the towns
of Kihei, Wailea, and Makena. Like West
Maui, it is more dry than other parts of the
island, featuring sandy, pleasant beaches,
and is also a major resort area, with shop-
ping, restaurants, and golf courses. Beaches
here tend to be less crowded than those in
Lahaina and Ka`anapali. Particularly well
known is Makena Beach State Park, bet-
ter known as ‘Big Beach,’ 2/3 of a mile of
warm golden sand. Just north of Big Beach,
across an outcrop of black volcanic rock, is
‘Little Beach,’ famous as both a nude beach
and a gay beach. Little Beach features a
wide assortment of people (young and old,
gay and straight, nude and not quite) and
on Sundays often hosts drum circles and
fire dancing. Both beaches features warm
sand and water, beautiful views of nearby
Kaho’olawe Island and Molikini Crater,
and are great for surfing, swimming, and
snorkeling. Besides Little Beach, Kihei to
the north hosts Maui Sunseeker Resort,
the only resort on Maui catering specifi-
cally to the LGBT community, and much
of the island’s bar scene in the area known
locally as the ‘Triangle.’ Tis includes
Ambrosia Martini Lounge, which hosts a
gay night every Sunday evening, in case
you feel like adding some nightlife to your
Maui adventure.
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UPCOUNTRY M AUI
Upcountry Maui, located along the
western slopes of Haleakala Volcano, is
a lush, green land of rolling hills and
valleys. Farms, ranches, and wineries
are to be found here, as is the summit
of Haleakala itself, rising 10,023 feet
above sea level. In the northern area,
near the shore, is the town of Paia and
the famed Ho’okipa Beach, windsurf-
ing capital of the world. Paia itself is
well known for her shops and eateries,
particularly the fresh seafood. Farther
up the slopes of Haleakala is the Kula
region, a rich farming area where much
of Maui’s delicious fresh produce comes
from. Check out O’o Farm, the Ali’i
Kula Lavender Farm, the Shim Coffee
and Protea Farm, and the Kula Botani-
cal Gardens in this area. Te town of
Makawao, is known for her vibrant
art scene as well as for the paniolo -
Hawaiian cowboys - who have been a
part of Maui’s social fabric since the
1800’s. Take in the Hui No’eau Visual
Arts Center while you’re here.

EAST M AUI
East Maui is a lush region, site of the
famed, winding ‘Road to Hana’ along
the northeastern coast, as well as the
small town of Hana itself. Hana is the
site of Pi’ilanihale Heiau, believed to be
the largest heiau (ancient Hawaiian tem-
ple) in the Hawaiian islands, situated
within Kanahu Gardens. Tere are also
a number of gorgeous beaches. South of
Hana are the beautiful Pools of Oheo,
in Oheo Gulch in the Kiaphulu area
of Haleakala National Park. Waterfalls
and tropical forests cover East Maui,
making the area an amazing getaway
for hikers and sightseers. Waterfall-fed
pools, at Oheo and throughout the area,
offer the adventurous a chance to take
a brisk swim in the flowing waters. Te
waterfalls themselves, such as the 400-
foot Waimoku Falls.
Tere are two seasons in Maui; win-
ter, from November through April,
when temperatures typically range from
the low-70s to the low-80s, and sum-
mer, when highs can reach the low-90s.
Tose are temperatures near the coasts
and lowlands; higher up the mountains,
temperatures drop, and near the summit
of massive Haleakala are generally in the
40s or lower - so it may suit you to bring
a sweater or jacket, depending on where
you go and the time of year.
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Maui King Kahekili. Ka’anapali is also the
site of ocean side golf courses and Whalers
Village, a major open air shopping desti-
nation. Nearby Kapalua is also noted for
beautiful beaches, resorts, and golf courses;
Honalua Bay is a popular surfing and
snorkeling location, and during the winter
months features enormous waves that test
the mettle of the hardiest pro surfers.
CENTRAL M AUI
Central Maui is the major population
center of the island. Te county seat,
Wailuku, is here, as is the largest popula-
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Te big Island of Hawai’i is an adventure
of nature’s finest work. Hawai’i Island is
actually formed from five individual shield
volcanoes that erupted in succession. Of
the five volcanoes, one is extinct, one is
dormant and three are active to varying
degrees. Kilauea for example has been
erupting continuously since 1983 and is
part of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
Mauna Kea could be considered the tallest
mountain on the planet if you go from the
ocean floor. It towers almost 14,000 feet
above sea level and is snow capped most
of the year. Mauna Loa is considered the
widest volcano on the planet.
Whether you’re planning a destination
gay wedding, a relaxing intimate couple’s
retreat, an anniversary celebration, single or
group getaway – Te Big Island of Hawaii
has so much to offer in terms of pristine
natural beauty.
As the entire state is called Hawaii,
many refer to the Island of Hawaii as
“Te Big Island” to avoid confusing it
with the state in general. You’ll find that
many of the island’s accommodations,
restaurants, bars, social groups, services
and venues are gay owned and operated,
agreeable and very accommodating to the
LGBT community.
H aw ai ’ i – The B i g I sl and abou nds
wi th natural wonder. From active volcanoes spewing mol ten magma, snow-
kissed mountain peaks, to lush tropical rainforest and i t s whi te, green and black
sand beaches. You can find ever y major ecosystem on the planet all in one place.
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HAWAI’I
THE BIG ISLAND THE BIG ISLAND
HI LO
Hilo is the county seat of Te Big Island
and the town overlooks the gorgeous and
pristine Hilo Bay. Hilo in the native lan-
guage means “to twist” and is home to
several LGBT and gay friendly businesses
as well as Pride Hilo, and a registered
independent student organization at the
University of Hawai’i, Hilo. Having one
of the oldest established tourism areas in
the Hawaiian Islands, Hilo boasts a bus-
tling business area with plenty for LGBT
travelers and tourists to see and do,
including several shopping centers, bars,
restaurants and cafes, a number of movie
theaters and of course hotels. Be sure to
check out the Hilo Farmers Market for
fresh, seasonal fruits, flowers, coffee and
local arts and crafts. Tere’s also a tsu-
nami museum, a rainforest zoo and Hilo
is home to the Mauna Loa Macadamia
Nut Corporation.
Hilo Farmers Market is open year-
round every Wednesday and Saturday,
“from dawn ‘til it’s gone,” this is one of
the better open markets in Hawai’i. And
food is only part of the fun. Arrive early
for the best selection of made-in-Hawai’i
crafts, fresh tropical flowers, aloha wear
and handmade jewelry.
KAI LUA- KONA
Kailua-Kona established by King Kame-
hameha I to be his seat of government,
the region has undergone a real estate and
construction boom fueled by tourism and
investment. Gay Kona is a Mecca of sorts,
as Kailua-Kona is served by nearby Kona
International Airport. Kailua is the start
and finish of the annual Ironman World
Championship triathlon, the Hawaiian
International Billfish Tournament and
the annual Kona Coffee Festival. Kona
coffee is world renowned for its unique
and distinctive rich flavors and the coffee
plants thrive in the lush, local climate.
Historic Kailua Village is no longer the
sleepy fishing village it was for Hawaiian
royalty. Leave from here on sport fishing
charters or stroll down the main road of
Ali’i Drive to find a variety of attractions
beyond the shops and restaurants. Kailua
Pier, the starting and finishing point
of the world-famous Ironman World
Championship, is a great place to watch
the sunset.
WAI M EA
Te upland town of Waimea in paniolo
(Hawaiian cowboy) country. Saddle up
and ride through the wide-open spaces.
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Several area ranches offer the opportunity
to ride the range in a guided tour of the
pastures with spectacular views of the
coastline and peaks. For the less adven-
turous, there are storytelling tours by
horse-drawn wagons. Te ranchers and
horses of the Big Island look forward to
sharing their unique country with you.
Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic
Park, also known as Hawai’i’s last “place
of refuge,” provides a look into early
Hawaiian culture. Restored to its early
1700’s appearance, step back into time
and explore the many archeological sites
including Keone’ele Cove, the royal canoe
landing, as well as heiau (sacred place of
worship), halau (long house of canoes)
and fishponds. Beautiful at sunset, this
sacred place gives visitors an important
glimpse into Hawaiian culture.
Because of its combination of high al-
titude, clear air and absence of light, Mau-
na Kea is home to many international
observatories. Take a guided tour or learn
about Mauna Kea and its observatories
at the Onizuka Center for International
Astronomy Visitor Information Center.
Bring the family and see why stargazing
atop Mauna Kea is such an unforget-
table experience.
A trip to Hawai’i Island would not
be complete without a visit to Hawai’i
Volcanoes National Park. Dramatic,
diverse, vast (more than 333,000 acres) and
still growing, the park has been desig-
nated a International Biosphere Reserve
and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Beyond those very significant interna-
tional honors, the Island’s volcanoes
are revered and deeply respected as the
home of the goddess Pele and of rare and
threatened plant and animal species. Te
Kilauea Visitor Center is a good place to
start any adventure in the park. A film
introduces the park and rangers offer
updates on volcano activity as well as
maps. Driving the loop of Crater Rim
Drive will take you 11 miles around the
lip of the Kilauea Caldera.
In addition to being a top gay desti-
nation, Te Big Island is also known for
its strides with “sustainable tourism”.
Home to so many natural splendors and
enthralling ecosystems, Hawai’i is focused
on sustainable tourism growth. Dedi-
cated to maintaining a vibrant island
experience for years to come, as an LGBT
tourist you’ll see evidence of this in
everything from nature preserves, conser-
vation districts and advanced support for
the local economies, ecologies and precious
natural resources as you partake of the
island experience. Tere is no place on
earth like Hawai’i Island.
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808- 936- 8822
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Come t o Haw ai i : Cel ebrat e your
Par t nershi p and st ay i n our del uxe
oceanvi ew pri vat e guest house!
Aston Hotel s and Resorts
866-774- 2924
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Choose f rom per f ect l y si t uat ed
hot el rooms, spaci ous f ami l y-f ri endl y
accommodat i ons and l uxuri ous
condomi ni um sui t es. TAG Approved
See our ad on p. 63
Hal e Lal al a and Hal e
Tapa Vacati on Rental s
Dw i ght
12-114 Al a Iki , RR2 #4857
Pahoa, HI 96778
808- 965- 8500
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or w w w.haw aiil al al a.com
Per f ect Homes f or Personal or
Group Vacat i on; Commi t ment
Ceremony - Weddi ng;
Ar t i st / Spi ri t ual Ret reat ;
Ashes Ceremony
Hil o Bay Hal e
Bed & Breakfast
301 Ponahaw i St .
Hi l o, HI 96720
808- 640-1113
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St ay i n t he hear t of hi st ori c
Hi l o t ow n and j ust mi nut es
f rom t he current l ava flow
i n Puna.
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BARS & NI GHTCLUBS
The M ask- querade Bar
75-5660 Kopi ko St ., St e. C5
Kai l ua-Kona, HI 96740
808- 329- 8558
w w w.t hemask-queradebar.com
CATERI NG
Chef RAJA:
Ti ki Torch Producti ons
Ser vi ng al l Isl ands
808- 870- 3451
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Chef Raj a f rom t he Food Net w ork’s
“ Ext reme Chef ” ser vi ces al l your
Cat eri ng, Personal & Pri vat e Chef
needs STATE w i de.
Paradi se Gourmet Cateri ng
808- 326-1244
w w w.paradi segourmet .com
The i sl and’s premi er cat eri ng and
event company provi di ng uni quel y
desi gned event s w i t h superl at i ve
ser vi ce and i nnovat i ve cui si ne.
CEREM ONY PERFORM ERS
Rev. M ark Johnson
808- 965-1208
808- 936- 8822
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Come t o paradi se and make your
par t nershi p of fici al and st ay i n
our del uxe pri vat e guest house! ! !
CHURCHES/ SYNOGOGUES
Open Arms M etropoli tan
Communi ty Church
16-303 Ai nal oa Bl vd.
P.O. Box 1292
Pahoa, HI 96778
808- 339- 0835
w w w.openarmspuna.com
107 bi g i s l an d h awai ’ i
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Bay Front Coffee,
Kava & Tea Co.
116 Kamahameha Ave.
Hi l o, HI 96720
808- 935-1155
Bear Café
106 Keaw e St .
Hi l o, HI 96720
808- 935- 0708
w w w.bi gi sl andgri nds.com
COM M UNI TY RESOURCES
ADVOCACY
Ku Al oha Ol a M au
900 l ei l ani St reet
Hi l o, HI 96720
808- 961- 6822
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Commi t t ed t o enhanci ng t he qual i t y
of l i f e i n Haw ai i t hrough excel l ence
i n ser vi ce and responsi ve act i on
t ow ard t he i ndi vi dual and communi t y’s
needs surroundi ng chemi cal
dependency.
Ku Al oha Ol a M au
15-1926 Puakal a St .
P.O. Box 2300
Pahoa, HI 96778
808- 982- 9555
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Commi t t ed t o enhanci ng t he qual i t y
of l i f e i n Haw ai i t hrough excel l ence
i n ser vi ce and responsi ve act i on
t ow ard t he i ndi vi dual and communi t y’s
needs surroundi ng chemi cal
dependency.
Parents & Fri ends
of Lesbi ans and Gays Hil o
(PFLAG)
157 Keaw e St reet
Hi l o, HI 96720
808- 238- 2880
w w w.pflagbi gi sl and.org
Suppor t , Educat i on, Advocacy,
and l ocal communi t y i nf ormat i on
The Trevor Proj ect
Teen Sui ci de Hot l i ne
866- 4- U-Trevor
866- 488-7386
w w w.t het revorproj ect .org
The Trevor Proj ect i s a nat i onal
organi zat i on f ocused on cri si s
and sui ci de prevent i on ef f or t s
among t he LGBTQ yout h.
EVENT PLANNI NG
Paradi se Gourmet Cateri ng
808- 326-1244
w w w.paradi segourmet .com
The i sl and’s premi er cat eri ng and
event company provi di ng uni quel y
desi gned event s w i t h superl at i ve
ser vi ce and i nnovat i ve cui si ne.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Jeff Ki ng Photography
Ser vi ng al l Isl ands
808- 333- 3739
w w w.j ef f ki ngphot o.com
Phot ography ser vi ces by aw ard
w i nni ng phot ographer, Jef f Ki ng,
speci al i zi ng i n vacat i on phot ography,
w eddi ngs, excursi ons and more
See our ad on p. 98
Kelli Bull ock Photography
…Kelli w i th an eye
Kel l i Bul l ock
Ser vi ng al l Isl ands
808- 387- 5224
w w w.kel l i bul l ockphot ography.com
Kel l i Bul l ock Phot ography speci al i zes
i n dest i nat i on w eddi ngs and uni que,
personal por t rai t ure i n t he beaut i f ul
i sl ands of Haw ai i .
See our ad on p. 71
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Penny Pal mer Photography
Penny Pal mer
Ser vi ng al l Isl ands
808- 205-1409
w w w.pennypal merphot ography.com
Enj oy t w o ski l l ed phot ographers,
ar t i st i c enhancement s, or request our
ordai ned mi ni st er.
RESTAURANT
Café Pesto
308 Kamahameha Ave.
Hi l o, HI 96720
808- 969- 6640
w w w.caf epest o.com
The l at est and best of l ocal
Haw ai i an Regi onal f oods.
Café Pesto
61-3665 Hw y #270
Kaw ai hae, HI 96743
808- 882-1071
w w w.caf epest o.com
Huggo’s Restaurant
75-5828 Kahakai Road
Kai l ua-Kona, HI 96740
808- 329-1493
w w w.huggos.com
Tante’s I sl and Cui si ne
75-5693 Al i i Dri ve
Kai l ua-Kona, HI 96740
808- 334-1555
w w w.t ant esrest aurant .com
Speci al i zi ng i n t he Freshest
Seaf ood, Local Fresh Fi sh, St eaks
and an emphasi s on Local Favori t e
di shes i n t hi s casual and ai r y set t i ng.
The Oasi s Café
211 Ki l auea Ave.
Hi l o, HI 96720
808- 990-1961
Fal af el , shw arma, and ot her
sandw i ches on home baked
pi t a bread.
Yen’s Café
235 Wai anuenue Ave. St e. 101
Hi l o, HI 96720
808- 933- 2808
Great Sel ect i on of Vi et namese
& Chi nese Food
WEDDI NG PLANNERS
Weddi ngs, M emori al s
& Cel ebrati ons of Hawaii
Dw i ght Haw ai , Past or, Cel ebrant
RR2 #4857
Pahoa, HI 96778
808- 965- 8500
w w w.gayi nf ohaw ai i .com
Weddi ng, M emori al , Ret reat ,
Cel ebrat i on. Prof essi onal assi st ance
resourci ng Locat i ons, Accommodat i ons,
Fl ow ers, Cat eri ng & Per f ormers.
Haw ai i Regi st ered Past or, Cel ebrant .
Whi te Orchi d Weddi ng
Ser vi ng al l Isl ands
800- 240- 9336
w w w.w hi t eorchi dw eddi ng.com
Let us “ WOW” you beyond your
w i l dest expect at i ons! Pi ck any
Haw ai i an Isl and and w e w i l l be t here!
See our ad on p. 101
h awai i pr i degu i de 2012 108
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Pacific,the Pride Guide Famiy is there for you.
TO REACH THE LGBT COMMUNITY IN THE SOUTHWEST & PACIFIC STATES,
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Fi rst Uni t ari an
Uni versal i st Church 65
Fusi ons Ni ght cl ub 74
G
Gay Haw ai i Weddi ng 100
Gay Kauai Weddi ngs 57
Gregor y House Programs 65
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Hal e Lal al a and Hal e Tapa
Vacat i on Rent al s 106
Haw ai i Weddi ngs & Event s 72
Haw ai i an Paddl e Spor t s 92
Hi l o Bay Hal e Bed & Breakf ast 106
Hi l t on Wai ki ki Beach 62
Hong Kong Caf é 57
The Honol ul u Gay & Lesbi an
Cul t ural Foundat i on 67
Honol ul u M en’s Chorus 67
Honol ul u Pri de 67
Hot el Renew 62
Huggo’s Rest aurant 109
Hul a Shores 81
Hul a’s Bar and Lei St and 74
Hul a’s Caf é 70
I
The Imperi al Cour t of Haw ai i 65
In Bet w een 74
In Heaven Commi t ment s 57,72
J
Jeannemari e Phot ographer 56,68,97
Jef f Ki ng Phot ography 56,68,81,87,97,107
K
Kanemi t su Baker y 81
Kauai Cal l s 56
Kel l i Bul l ock Phot ography… Kel l i w i t h an eye 56,70,81,87,97,107
KEO’s Thai Cui si ne 75
Ki l auea Baker y 57
Ki l auea Fi sh M arket 57
Kol oa Fi sh M arket 57
Ku Al oha Ol a M au 65,107
Ku‘ O Lani Fl oral + Desi gn 97
Kul i a Na M amo 65
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Al an R. Spect or, LCSW 72
Al i i Nui Sai l i ng Char t ers 92
Al oha Bears 68
Al oha Ocean Guest house 106
Ambrosi a M ar t i ni Lounge 95
Aqua Hot el s and Resor t s 56,62,81,87,92
Ast on Hot el s and Resor t s 56,62,92,106
Aunt i e Past o’s 70,75
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Bacchus Wai ki ki 74
Bay Front Cof f ee, Kava & Tea Co. 107
Bear Caf é 107
Bet t y’s Beach Caf é 98
Bi st ro Casanova 98
Bookkeeper vi r t ual .com 62
Bot h Si des Now Inc. 97
Buzz’s Whar f 98
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Caf é at La Pl age 98
Caf é O’ Lei Ki hei 98
Caf é 565 87
Caf é Pest o 109
Cake Works 64
Caron Barret t & Deborah Vi al 98
Casanova It al i an Rest aurant & Del i 98
Chai ’s Isl and Bi st ro 70
Chef RAJA: Ti ki Torch Product i ons 56,65,81,87,96,106
Church of t he Crossroads 65
Ci nnamons Rest aurant 70
Ci vi l Uni ons M aui 100
Cof f ees of Haw ai i 81
D
Deni s Fust er 98
Dol phi n’s Poi nt M aui 92
Duane’s Ono Char-Burger 57
E
Equal i t y Haw ai i 65
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Rabbi Pet t er Schakt man 72
The Rai nbow Ci vi l Uni on Church 72
Red Hot M ama’s 57
Rev. Dr. Joni pher Kw ong 72
Rev. M ark Johnson 106
Royal Haw ai i an Weddi ng, Inc. 100
Rum Fi re 74
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Sam Choy’s Breakf ast , Lunch and Crab 70
Sherat on M aui Resor t & Spa 92
Sherat on Wai ki ki Hot el 62
Soul De Cuba Caf é 70
Spa at t he l odge at Koel e 87
St el l a’s Bl ues Caf é 100
St erl i ng Si l ver Product i ons 100
Sunseeker Act i vi t i es 94
Syl vi a Bur t on, Real t or-Broker 98
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Tant e’s Isl and Cui si ne 109
Tapa’s Rest aurant and Lanai Bar 72,74,75
Templ e Emanu-El 65
Three’s Bar & Gri l l 100
The Trevor Proj ect 56,67,81,87,97,107
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Uncl e Bo’s 72,75
W
Wang Chung’s 74
Weddi ngs, M emori al s
& Cel ebrat i ons of Haw ai i 109
West O’ahu Hope f or A Cure Foundat i on 67
Whi t e Orchi d Weddi ng 57,72,81,87,100,109
The Wi ne St op 64,72
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Yen’s Caf é 109
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La Cucaracha 75
Lanai Ci t y Gri l l e at Hot el Lanai 87
Lesbi an & Gay Busi ness of Haw ai i 67
Li f e Foundat i on 65
Lo Jax 74
Lul u’s Lahi na Sur f Cl ub & Gri l l 98
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M ac 24-7 70,75
M ANOH 68
The M ask-querade Bar 106
M aui AIDS Foundat i on 97
M aui Busi ness Associ at i on 97
M aui M assage f or M en 97
M aui Pri de 97
M aui Sunseeker LGBT Resor t 92
M aui Weddi ng Cakes 95
M i ke Carrol l Gal l er y 87
M oni co’s Taqueri a 57
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No Ka Oi Advent ures 92
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The Oasi s Caf é 109
Open Arms M et ropol i t an Communi t y Church 106
P
Paddl er’s Inn 81
Paradi se Gourmet Cat eri ng 106,107
Parent s & Fri ends
of Lesbi ans and Gays Hi l o (PFLAG) 107
Parent s & Fri ends
of Lesbi ans and Gays Kauai (PFLAG) 56
Parent s & Fri ends
of Lesbi ans and Gays Oahu (PFLAG) 65
Penny Pal mer Phot ography 56,70,81,87,97,109
Pol ynesi a Caf é 57
Pupu Lounge Seaf ood & Gri l l 100
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