Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer+ LGBTQ+ Center logo
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer+ LGBTQ+ Center


Welcome to the Center for LGBTQ+ Equality. Our staff is available to provide assistance and student support during regular business hours. Due to COVID-19, our physical offices in QLC 211 are temporarily closed, so drop-in services and lounge use are currently not available, but staff can be reached via email (lgbtq@hawaii.edu) or telephone (808-956-9250) for questions or to schedule an appointment. All appointments will be conducted via telephone or zoom. Even though our doors are closed, we are here for you!

Unfortunately, due to social distancing and sanitization requirements, our lounge will not be available for student use this semester. We are sorry for this inconvenience, and look forward to when we are able to open the space for student use again in the future.

The LGBTQ+ Center is observing social distancing and has modified its services:

  1. The LGBTQ+ Center is not open to visitors or drop-in inquiries; our lounge, kitchen and study areas are closed.
  2. LGBTQ+ Center Director is available by appointment for resources, referrals and advocacy via Zoom.
  3. Please email lgbtq@hawaii.edu to schedule an appointment.
  4. LGBTQ+ Coffee Hour will resume in the Fall Semester via Zoom.
  5. Please send an email to lgbtq@hawaii.edu to be added to the LGBTQ+ Center weekly email newsletter.
  6. Our doors might be closed, but we are still here for you.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Center strives to maintain a safe and inclusive campus environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Our purpose is to empower students to create healthy living-learning communities, enhance interpersonal growth, and celebrate academic achievement. We offer daily direct services, advocacy via Zoom appointment and on the phone, M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm.

Sunday October 11, 2020, is National Coming Out Day

Aloha friends of the UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center:

This Sunday October 11, 2020, is National Coming Out Day, a day where we celebrate our LGBTQ+ communities and everyone's ability to embrace their true selves!

Please join us in celebrating this day all next week by using the attached UHM LGBTQ+ National Coming Out Day Zoom and social media PARTY PACK to decorate your Zoom backgrounds, email signatures and social media!

Please use the hashtag #ComeOutManoa and take selfies, post pictures and videos on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or your favorite form of social media.

Please spread the word. We will be building a virtual community of our University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 'ohana that celebrates our LGBTQ+ communities--please join us and invite a friend!

Happy National Coming Out Day, 2020!

Download these items from the UHM LGBTQ+ National Coming Out Day Zoom and social media PARTY PACK:

Happy National Coming Out Day - screen shot 1
Happy National Coming Out Day - screen shot 2

Aloha Friends of the LGBTQ+ Center:

It can take courage to live with pride in our LGBTQ+ community. Sometimes people might try to make us feel like we don't have the right to be ourselves. At UH Mānoa you have protections as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

I just want to say thank you for your courage to be your best self every day.

Mahalo and Always Aloha,
Camaron Miyamoto, Director
LGBTQ+ Center

Safe Zone Training: LGBTQ+ Safety and Inclusion

Together we can create a kinder Mānoa!

LGBTQ+ Center Safe Zone logo


Announcing the Safe Zone Training schedule on LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion at UH Mānoa. Please register today. Completers of the training will receive a Safe Zone sign to indicate their participation in this program aimed at addressing campus climate, LGBTQ+ inclusion and equity.


Anyone looking to address oppression and be part of a university-wide campaign to build a safe and welcoming campus community for LGBTQ+ people.

What will be addressed:

  • The difference between "assigned sex," "gender" and "sexual orientation"
  • The rights of the LGBTQ+ UHM community
  • How to maximize gender and LGBTQ+ inclusion in your daily life
  • How to be an effective ally or advocate for LGBTQ+ people

Sponsored by:

UH Office of the President
UH Commission on LGBTQ+ Equality
UH Mānoa Office of the Provost
UH Mānoa Office of Student Affairs, including the Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity
UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center

More Info: 956-9250; LGBTQ@hawaii.edu


Click the link below for Safe Zone Registration 2020-2021:

Safe Zone Registration 2020-2021 »

Safe Zone LGBTQ+ Equity and Inclusion Training Schedule:

Download the Safe Zone 2020-2021 flyer (PDF)*
LGBTQ+ Center Safe Zone flyer

FALL 2020:

  • Fri. August 28, 2020, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
  • Mon. September 21, 2020, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Thurs. October 22, 2020, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
  • Wed. November 18, 2020, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Tues. December 15, 2020, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

SPRING 2021:

  • Fri. January 15, 2021, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
  • Mon. February 8, 2021, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Thurs. March 11, 2021, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
  • Wed. April 7, 2021, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Tues. May 4, 2021, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

SUMMER 2021:

  • Mon. June 7, 2021, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Fri. July 9, 2021, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm