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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 Foundation.com
GayHawaii.com
Hulas.com
WangChungs.com
Bacchus Waikiki parade pics

3 thoughts on “Coverage: 2016 HONOLULU PRIDE™ Parade

  • October 23, 2016 at 5:53 pm
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    Mahalo for posting my photo! I’m grrrl the rainbow wig and pink Nikes. Anyway, I just wanted you to know I’m sharing your link on my FB page! Mahalo again! —Fiona Rox

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    • October 23, 2016 at 6:02 pm
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      Aloha Fiona,

      I had to click on your FB page to see exactly which “girl” with the rainbow wig, as there were several of you sportin’ that! lol Mahalos for sharing this post with your friends on FB!

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