In the early 70s, Lani Ka’ahumanu began to realize that she was very much attracted to women. Only later did she fall for a man, which led her to realize that she was, in fact, bisexual. Despite a bi-phobic undercurrent in the community, Lani pressed forward and devoted her energy to fighting for bisexual representation and inclusion.
Ka’ahumanu was the first bisexual to serve on a national gay and lesbian board, completing her term with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force board of directors in 2000. In 2004, Ka’ahumanu, Bobbi Keppel and the Safer Sex Sluts presented the first Safer Sex Workshop given at a joint national conference with the American Society on Aging and the National Association on Aging.