Pride Hilo is a Registered Independent Student Organization (RISO) at the Univerity of Hawaii at Hilo that serves both UH Hilo and Hawaii Community College. Pride Hilo is comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questionning / queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) students as well as heterosexual allies on both campuses.
Pride Hilo was formed in 1991 as the first organized campus-based support network for the LGBTIQA people on the island of Hawaii. The mission of Pride Hilo is to advocate for LGBTQIA issues accross UH campuses and the greater Hawaii community, as well as provide social networking for students on campus.
We encourage any individuals looking ofr support or more information about the club to join Pride Hilo Facebook page or contact our current President, Hannah Flanery at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her at the UH Women's Center, Campus Center room 312.
Fall 2012 was a busy semester for Pride Hilo. We coordinated a National Coming Out Day event on campus, participated in the Clothesline Project, which was ran by the Women's Center during Domestic Violence Awareness Week, walked in the Domestic Violence Family Peace Walk and Vigil, participated in the week-long sign waving and rallying for the special session to pass marriage equality in Hawaii, trained in suicide precention through QPR, learned how to be an ally through Safe Zone training, attended YWCA training in advocacy of SB1, and organized the first Transgender Day of Rememberance in collaboration with the Women's Center on campus.
Pride doens't plan on slowing down! Last semester we did many things but our work is far from over!
To learn more about our LGBTIQA campus resources, visit our info page.