About

The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation was founded in 1997 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to educate and raise awareness of the community-at-large about gay & lesbian culture, arts, and lifestyle. HGLCF presents the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival annually in honor of Hawaiʻi LGBT pioneer Adam Baran.


Board of Directors and Festival Staff

President

DEAN HAMER

Dean Hamer is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and curator with a strong belief in the power of storytelling to change hearts and minds.  He has been working with the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival for six years and is now President of the HGLCF board.


 

Vice-President

BRANDIN SHIM

Bio coming soon.


Programing

ANDREA KRAUSS

Andrea’s professional background in television, film and video with a concentration on independent film spans over two decades. Her producing credits include: Dalila Ali Rajah’s “Secret & Toys” with Quentin Lee directing, “Grown This Way” and “Cock N’ Bull2” directed by Nathan Adloff and “Cinema Conversations with Stephen P. Jarchow”, a docu series for Here Television.


Treasurer

HOKU YUEN

HGLCF Treasurer Hoku Yuen is a paralegal specializing in criminal and employment law. She loves independent films and she’s a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.


Festival Events Coordinator

GERALD CRUZ

Gerald Cruz is in retail operation management focusing on capital projects, business development strategies and community involvement. He served on the board of the Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation for a decade and has been working with the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival since 2011.


Deputy Festival Events Coordinator

JOELLE S.T. ARAI

Bio coming soon.


DIANE AKO

Bio coming soon.


 

SUNSHINE KUHIA SMITH


HGLCF  Advisory Board

JACK LAW – Founder

CHUCK BOLLER

CONNIE FLOREZ

FREDDIE JORDAN

ANNIE MORIYASU

PUAKEA NOGELMEIER

LAWRENCE VAN HOEY