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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.

California Moms for Liberty chair’s shocking attack on drag queens goes viral

Beth Bourne made a huge scene that was caught on video when she accosted several drag artists at a resort in Hawaii. One of the drag queens spoke to The Advocate about what happened.

Ezra Miller Claims They Were Assaulted By A ‘Nazi’ & Police

Footage of Miller's arrest in Hawaii shows the actor saying he filmed himself getting assaulted "for NFT crypto art."

Report: Ezra Miller Arrested (Again) For Second-Degree Assault

The victim was allegedly left with a cut on her head.

Temporary Restraining Order Filed Against Ezra Miller After Arrest

The actor was arrested over the weekend at a karaoke bar in Hawaii. 


Ezra Miller Arrested In Hawaii Over Incident At A Karaoke Bar

The nonbinary actor reportedly yelled obscenities and became aggressive with patrons.

How Hawaii Legislator Adrian Tam Beat a Proud Boy

The only out person in Hawaii's state legislature dishes on his memorable campaign.

These Sunny Pics of Honolulu Pride Will Lift You Up and Away

Couldn't we all use a mini-vacation to paradise?

106 Pics of Pose and Play at Splash Pride In Honolulu

Photographer Kat Wade caught these fun and sexy photos at the annual Splash Pride event in Honolulu.

New York Gov. Signs Ban of Gay, Trans Panic Defenses in Murder Cases

Andrew Cuomo's action comes shortly after the signing of similar bills in Hawaii and Connecticut.

Supreme Court Won't Hear Hawaii B&B's 'Right to Discriminate' Case

This means a lower court's ruling that the B&B unlawfully discriminated against a lesbian couple will stand.

Tulsi Gabbard Apologizes: Past Views on LGBTQ Issues 'Were Wrong'

"I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, they were very hurtful to people in the LGBTQ community," the presidential hopeful said. 

Presidential Hopeful Tulsi Gabbard Once Decried 'Homosexual Extremists

The Democratic congresswoman's antigay past resurfaced after she announced her plans to run for president.

Girls' Sports Get 'Grossly Unequal Treatment' in Hawaii, Lawsuit Says

The ACLU of Hawaii says the state is violating federal law against sex discrimination in education.

111 Photos of Island Beauty at Honolulu Pride

With thousands of participants, and thousands of spectators, it seemed like everyone on the island was celebrating Pride.

111 Wet and Wild Splash Party Photos in Honolulu

This "fun-raiser" gets everybody ready for the annual Hawaii Pride celebration in October. 

Move Over, Kylie: The Beauty World Has a New Star

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