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Born and raised in Honolulu, William Char is highly respected in the Hawaiian community as an expert lei maker, cultural resource and educator. His work has garnered numerous awards and has been exhibited internationally at festivals including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC and the South Pacific Arts Festival, Western Australia, among many others. William has taught workshops and classes at dozens of educational, cultural and botanical centers including Kamehameha Schools, Punahou, the Bishop Museum, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Lyons Arboretum. He has been the subject of books, articles and television programs exploring Hawaiian cultural practices, and has judged prestigious competitions including the World Hula Competition, Imperial Hula Competition, and E Hula Mau.
Same-sex sexual activity has been legal since ; Hawaii being one the first six states to legalize it. Following the approval of the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act in November , same-sex couples have been allowed to marry on the islands. Additionally, Hawaiian laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity. The use of conversion therapy on minors has been banned since July