The LGBTQ+ Center provides direct services to students of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to confidentially discuss or seek advocacy and support for mistreatment due to their actual or perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
Students meet in QLC 208 every Wednesday afternoon for our weekly LGBTQ+ and Ally Coffee Hour, and every Thursday for our weekly Gender Talk event. Also, The LGBTQ+ Center facilitates student-run programs, events and clubs.
The Safe Zone Training Program raises awareness of LGBTQ+ safety and inclusion on campus and sharpens skills of allies to help end harassment. Ally participants receive a poster to display to indicate that they are part of a professional network of student support. Safe Zone training is offered monthly. Please contact our office to register.
The LGBTQ+ Center sponsors annual events, including National Coming Out Day (October); Transgender Day of Remembrance (November); and the Rainbow Graduation Extravaganza (May) which celebrates the achievements of our graduating LGBTQ+ and ally students.
Our activities, programs and services help maintain the University’s commitment to our BOR policy of non-discrimination, the spirit of diversity in our UH Mānoa strategic plan, and applicable Hawaii state and Federal laws that provide protections on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression.