Coverage: 2016 HONOLULU PRIDE™ Parade

Let’s take a foodie break and check out the 2016 HONOLULU PRIDE™ Parade, which took place yesterday, Saturday, October 22, 2016. It began 11am at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park, heading Diamond Head-bound on Ala Moana Boulevard, then through Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue, finishing at Kapiolani Park.

The HONOLULU PRIDE™ Parade is part of a two week festival of events that brings together Hawaii’s diverse LGBTQ+ community, friends, family and allies, celebrating bonds of love, friendship and aloha.

The PRIDE parade is no question shall we say, one of the most “colorful” ones I’ve ever witnessed, as being a straight guy myself (at least, last I checked I was lol), this is actually the very first time I’ve ever attended this highly acclaimed event. Which I must say, the LGBTQ+ community REALLY knows how to throw it down! Super-duper fun and wonderful folks!

Most of these photos were taken at the Magic Island parking lot right before the parade, when everyone looked their best. Enjoy. ;-)

Fiona Rox

Dan Chang, owner of Wang Chung’s Waikiki Karaoke Bar as Wonder Woman, with Wang’s TOWERING Wonder Woman “float”

Never mind Wonder Woman… we’ve got Wonder WOMEN! lol

Wang Chung’s Pride Parade group shot

I forget “her” stage name, but “she’s” the manager at Fusion Waikiki, an LGBT bar that holds regular drag shows and male reviews

No question these “guys” would win best costume of the parade… totally AWESOME!

Bacchus Waikiki Roman Royalty

Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand float dancers & mermaid

Hula’s Go Go Dancers (the guy on the right with the blue “pants” is Tyler)

Jack Law, owner of the legendary Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand

Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand Balloon Unicorn mascot (this one was HILARIOUS!)

Hula’s float, music blasting, dancers gyrating, ready to embark across Waikiki

Click here for the “NSFW” version (OK, it ain’t that bad, but it’s pretty hilarious lol)

Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and Pomai

Former Hawaii Governor and Congressman Neil Abercrombie with a PRIDE support group

Neil Abercrombie, former Governor of Hawaii and Congressman and Pomai

Not surprisingly, a large crowd congregated at Hula’s right after the parade, including them balloon roller skate gals, where they put them on display in front.. neat-oh!

Related links:
Hawaii LGBT Legacy
Bacchus Waikiki parade pics