Kimo & Jazz


Kimo’s conservative religious upbringing causes him to struggle mightily to come to terms with being gay. After coming out, he adopts a shelter dog, Jazz, who becomes his life support as Kimo cares for his parents and co-founds a nonprofit for people and their companion animals during times of crisis.

  • Jazz, for me, was that catalyst in helping me understand that I wasn't so different from other people. She’s the one that helped me to find my own humanity.”
    Kimo Pokini