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Dignity/Honolulu Celebrates Anniversary & LGBT Pride

On Sunday, May 23, 2010, Dignity/Honolulu celebrated its 34th Anniversary with a special Mass and potluck supper at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu, their weekly liturgy site. The theme “Victory” was proclaimed by Tim Earhart, Chapter President, congratulating the chapter for achieving 34 years of ministry to the Catholic LGBT community in Hawaii, and also for the passage of the civil unions bill by the Hawaii State Legislature. The community is awaiting the Governor’s action on the bill. Editor’s note: Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle has until July 6, 2010, to decide how to respond to the bill.

On Saturday, June 5th, Dignity/Honolulu participated in the 20th Honolulu LGBT Pride Parade with a marching unit and vehicle (Tim Earhart’s electric car). After the completion of the parade through Waikiki, there was a festival in Kapiolani Park where Dignity/Honolulu had an information table. Chapter members fielded questions, distributed Chapter and DignityUSA literature, and sold T-shirts.