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Join the 2020 Honolulu Pride Virtual After Party on Oct. 17

Honolulu Pride's theme for 2020 is "Shaka and Shine"

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On October 17, the Honolulu Pride Virtual After Party will live stream on and its social media channels @honolulupride. Hosted by Candi Shell and DJ My Friend George, it will feature video contributions from Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ community, music and performances, plus a parade of Tiny Floats.

Shell has been featured in TimeOUT Magazine, opened for Joan Rivers at her annual Pride performance at the Gramercy Theater in NYC and even appeared as herself in an episode of Ugly Betty. She hosts her own sketch comedy show called, “The Sweet Spot with Candi Shell,” where she spotlights local talent and performs her hilarious song parodies. “The Sweet Spot” airs locally on Olelo53, has its own YouTube channel and is now available on Amazon Prime.

Dan Paul Roberts is the man behind Shell. He is a writer, producer, musician and artist originally from Wichita Falls, Texas, and currently living in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a music man, he has written and released two albums under the name Dan Paul, and his illustrations have been featured on t-shirts and magazines worldwide.

Honolulu Pride’s theme for 2020 is “Shaka and Shine,” a great way to virtually share LGBTQ+ love and pride while respecting and protecting our friends, families and community.

From Oct. 14 – 28, the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation is hosting Rainbow Town Hall, a series of virtual panel discussions. Educators, health care providers, members of the business community and activists on the front lines will discuss how to move forward on critical issues facing Hawaii’s LGBTQIA community: criminal justice, inclusive education, the economic impact of COVID-19, stigma and mental health and safe and stable housing. Panelists will be announced a few days before each discussion. For more information about Rainbow Town Hall event, email Randy Soriano at

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