The Imperial Sovereign Court of Hawai'i
Established in 1981
Our Mission: The Imperial Sovereign Court of Hawai‘i exists to offer positive support for the betterment of all humankind through
charitable, cultural, educational, and social activities.
The Imperial Sovereign Court of Hawai'i at a Glance
Found in 1981 by a former Empress (VI) of the Imperial Court of L.A./Hollywood, Charmaine Lee Anderson, the Imperial Sovereign Court of Hawai'i is a Chapter of the International Court System.
In 1965, Jose Sarria proclaimed herself the Empress of San Francisco, and laid the foundation for the formation of the Imperial Court de San Francisco. Today, the International Court System (https://internationalcourtsystem.org) has over 65 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, making us the second largest GLBT organization in the world.
One of Our Original and Main Benefactors
Hawai'i Health and Harm Reduction Center
Reducing harm, promoting health, creating wellness, and fighting stigma in Hawai'i and the Pacific. The Hawai'i Health and Harm Reduction Center serves Hawai’icommunities by reducing the harm and fighting the stigma of HIV, hepatitis, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, and poverty in our community. We focus our efforts on those disproportionately affected by social determinants of health, including but not limited to: people living with and/or affected by HIV, hepatitis, substance use, and the transgender, LGBQ and the Native Hawaiian communities. We foster health, wellness, and systemic change in Hawai’i and the Pacific through care services, advocacy, training, prevention, education, and capacity building.
The Imperial Hula Scholarship Fund
We are the only LGBTQ2S+ Hawaiian culture-based "pageant." We welcome contestants of all diversities and do not discriminate on any basis, including sex, sexual preference and sexual orientation. While we hold the integrity of our culture at utmost, we encourage our contestants to be creative and have fun. After all, this is a FUNdraiser. All monies raised go towards students furthering their education in Hawaiian Language and/or studies.
Educational and Social
Raising money and awareness while having fun
From selling Christmas Tree cut-outs for people living with HIV/AIDS to our "Lucky Charms" event on Saint Patrick's Day to benefit the Shriner's Hospital, we are out in the community raising money and awareness, while having fun. Our team walks in the Annual Honolulu AIDS Walk, serves meals and spreads holiday cheer to the less fortunate and also attends most island-wide pageants and events. The list of projects and beneficiaries go on and we are proud of our work in the community.