Girl Fest Hawaii is the state's longest-running all-volunteer anti-violence festival, founded in 2003. A program of the Safe Zone Foundation 501(c)3
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Anti-violence organization GIRL FEST, along with some legislators, held an important Community Meeting to address the effects of religious homophobia on the rates of teen suicide, youth homelessness, vulnerability to sexual exploitation, and rejection from families.
The general public may not see the connection between homophobia from the pulpit, which we call "spiritual wounding," to the myriad abuses affected on LGBT Youth and the entire community. It's time to address this in the spirit of reconciliation and healing.
• Rev. Canon Brian Grieves, retired Director of Peace and Justice Ministries of the Episcopal Church, USA;
• Antonia Alvarez, Director of Youth Suicide and Bullying Prevention, Mental Health America of Hawaii
• Ciera Ku’uleimomi Cummings, Kamehameha Schools Economics Teacher
• Malia Derden, President of Farrington Highschool Gay-Straight Alliance Club
Facilitator: Kathryn Xian, Girl Fest Hawaii and Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery
The 8th GiRL FeST Hawaii took place from February 16-20, 2012. Thank you for attending!
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