Learn more about LGBTQIA+ in Hawai‘i, courtesy of our friends at the State of Hawai‘i Department of Health Harm Reduction Services Branch.
Sexual and Gender Minority Health
Local sexual and gender minorities (SGM)—including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex people—can face stark health inequities.
Recent reports from the Hawaii Department of Health found disparities between SGM and non-SGM communities, related to health risk behaviors (e.g., smoking, substance use); health and well-being issues (e.g., current health conditions, consumption of fruits and vegetables); and mental health challenges (e.g., feeling sad or hopeless, self-harm), among others.
These reports also highlighted resiliency and strength within these communities through connections and resources, some of which are listed below.
Notable Reports and Studies in Hawai‘i.
Other Notable Resources and Research
- Oʻahu Homeless Point in Time Count – Sexual and Gender Minorities Reports
- Williams Institute Report – AAPI LGBT Adults in the US, including Hawai’i Highlight
- FEDUP (Fighting Eating Disorders in Underrepresented Populations: A Trans & Intersex Collective)
- AlohaCare Webinar – Enlivening a Culture of Health: Sexual and Gender Minorities
- Hawaii’s Last Drag – Smoking Cessation
- This Free Life – LGBT & Smoking
- LGBT Health (CDC)
- Trevor Project