News from within the borders of Hawaii and the fight for LGBT equality there. Hawaii recognizes same-sex unions, although marriage equality is banned in its state constitution. Past and present challenges include hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples. Many pundits point to Baehr v. Miike, a 1991 case that contested the state's prohibition of marriage equality that was heard before the Hawaii Supreme Court, as an impetus to the creation of the federal Defense of Marriage Action in 1996.

This out Hawaiian teen has a global following and flourishing makeup line.

July 24 2018 4:04 AM

Iwamoto might just be Hawaii’s next lieutenant governor. 

July 16 2018 8:00 PM

The Hawaii supreme court refused to hear an appeal on its decision to rule against the owner of a Christian Bed & Breakfast who refused service to a lesbian couple.

July 11 2018 1:35 PM

The majestic islands of Hawaii are a hub to some of the coolest and hippest LGBT-friendly destinations in the world. Here are a few not to miss.

March 05 2018 5:48 AM