Emperor Brayden Alexander Kaleokuikeolahou Tevaitea Ramos
Brayden AKT Ramos otherwise known as “Kaleo” is from Kane’ohe, O’ahu. He is a licensed general and special education teacher within the Department of Education specializing in mild to moderate disabilities, grades K-12. Kaleo is currently the Student Service Coordinator (SSC) in a Hawaiian charter school in Honolulu. Kaleo has an AA in Liberal Studies, a BA in Hawaiian Language, a BA in Elementary Education, and a Post-Baccalaureate in Special Education. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Secondary Education and Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution in 2018 from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM). Kaleo will soon publish his thesis and enroll at UHM in a doctoral program in education. In addition to Kaleo’s career as a teacher and lifelong learner, he is also involved in a number of activities and services within the LGBTQIA community.
Since 2007 Kaleo has served as an active part of Hawai’i’s LGBTQIA community through a number of organizations such as being the co-chair and certified trainer to GLSEN Hawai’i, board member with C.R.E.A.T.E. One ‘Ohana, Emperor and chairman of the Privy Council for the Imperial Court of Hawai’i, 2nd vice chair to the Imperial Court of Hawai’i Board of Directors, Heir Apparent and council member to the International Imperial Court System, advisor to the LGBT Legacy Foundation, co-administrator of Trans Spectrum Hawai’i, co-chair to Ka Aha Māhū, LGBT caucus member for the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, executive committee and teacher leader through Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association (HSTA), Honolulu representative to the Human and Civil Rights committee, appointee and member to the National Education Association Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity committee and council member to the Hawai’i Youth Coalition. Kaleo also serves as a liaison for a number of organizations, which include, but are not limited to, the Hawaiʻi Health and Harm Reduction Center, Kuaʻana Project, GSA Hawai’i, Pride at Work Hawai’i and a number of legislative officers. He joined in as an active resource to Family Court LGBT caucus, working to support our LGBT youth within the juvenile justice system. Other involvements include the Hawai’i Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force, University of Hawai’i’s Safe Zone trainings, advisory committee on effective practices for LGBT people reporting abuse via the LGBT caucus with the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, spearheaded a few legislative bills that became Hawaiʻi law; as well as many as other engagements which provide services for the betterment of conditions for our LGBTQIA community.
Personally, Kaleo is a son, father, and partner. He loves to shop, watch movies, read, research, learn, visit the beach and workout at the gym. Kaleo is a homebody for the most and appreciates whenever he is able to relax at home. Although Kaleo does not like traveling, he found himself visiting 27 states and 3 countries. He loves to learn about new places and wishes that he could travel more, but his inability to travel due to motion sickness is a huge damper on these experience