Queerness

Exploring issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex people and cultures; celebrating all people on the rainbow color spectrum.

In ancient Hawaiian culture, Māhū embodied both the masculine and feminine qualities that are within all of us, and were highly revered in society as caretakers, healers, and teachers of traditional practices that were passed on through one generation to the next through hula, chant, and other forms of wisdom.

“But we Hawaiians are a steadfast and resilient people and so, despite 200 years of colonization and regression, we are still here” says Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian māhū, kumu hula, cultural practitioner, and community leader (Kumu Hina, 2015).

 

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