SOEST celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

This Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month SOEST recognizes the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals in our community and we reaffirm our commitment to making UH Mānoa a place of inclusion, safety and equity.

An excerpt from the 2021 U.S. White House Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month is below:

“Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality.  Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity.” 

Several Federal and Hawai‘i state laws protect LGBTQ+ students and other members of the UH community from harassment and discrimination. In addition, UH Policies provide further protections and rights. For more information, view the Transgender Students’ Rights and Protections at UH created by the Office of Institutional Equity at UH Mānoa.

Please reach out to the UH Mānoa LGBTQ Center at lgbtq@hawaii.edu for other resources for students, to be added to an email list to receive updates about happenings on campus and in Hawai‘i or to receive information on faculty and staff resources.

UH Mānoa LGBTQ Center also offers Safe Zone Training Program for Allies of LGBTQ+ People. Sign up for an upcoming (Friday, July 9, 2:00pm-3:30pm) training session here.

PFLAG, an organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies, is hosting A PFLAG Virtual Event Series: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Hawai‘i in June and July. Follow this link for more information and to register for the events.