First annual Pride Parade and Festival set for June 22

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    The Kauai County Council and Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, middle center, presents a certificate last month to the Pride Parade Committee for the inaugural Pride Parade and Festival in the Historic County Building. In front from left are Stefani Iwami, Renae Hamilton-Cambeilh and Matthew Houck. Middle row from left are Steven Dick, Chelsea Crasper, Kawakami and Councilmember Kipukai Kuali’i. At top from left are Councilmember Luke Evslin, committee member Rhonda Moore, Council Chair Arryl Kaneshiro and Councilmember Mason Chock. ON THE COVER: A gay pride celebration held at an earlier date.

There will be pride displayed in Lihue from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday as Kauai will host its first Kauai Pride Parade and Festival.