Panel on "Transgender Legal Issues in Hawaii and the Pacific"
Sponsored by Lambda Law Student Association and Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural FoundationUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 8, 2011
UH Mānoa's William S. Richardson School of Law Lambda Law Student Association and the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation present "Transgender Legal Issues in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific" on Monday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in Law School Classroom 2.
The evening will feature a panel discussion on transgender, transsexual, mahuwahine, and intersex legal issues in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. A light dinner will also be served along with a screening of the short film on f'a'afafine Samoan culture sponsored by the HGLCF Rainbow Film Festival.
Panel members include: Hinaleimoana Falemai, cultural director and advisor for Halau Lokahi Public Charter School, founding member and former president of Kulia Na Mamo Hinaleimoana; Amy Donahue, treasurer for Pride at Work (AFL-CIO), Honolulu; Professor Hazel Beh, who has written extensively on sex and gender and the law and will speak on the issue of consent and intersex persons; and Tracy Ryan, executive director for Harm Reduction Hawaiʻi and board member of Kulia Na Mamo, a nonprofit dedicated to the empowerment and service of transgender people/mahu-wahine in Hawaiʻi.
In attendance will be Justice Sabrina McKenna and State Representative Blake Oshiro, both graduates of the William S. Richardson School of Law. In their professional lives they have managed to promote and advance LGBTQ rights. Judge McKenna, is one of four openly gay state supreme court justices across the nation, and Blake Oshiro is one of 85 openly gay state legislators in the entire U.S (less than 2 percent of state legislators). The Lambda Law Student Association will honor them at this event for their contributions.
This event is free and open to the public.