LGBTQ Safe Spaces


The ABCs of LGBTQ Webinar recording now available – click to watch | Presentation

Safe Spaces Committee members, Kimberly Allen and Robin Lee and Youth Peer Partners Tiffany Darragh and Billie-Ann Bruce will present a training on the basics of working with LGBTQ youth. They will cover relevant terms, the LGBTQ-specific impacts of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression on mental health, and how to make a safe space for LGBTQ youth.

The CAMHD Safe Spaces Committee (SSC) is a council of CAMHD staff and community members whose mission is to create and maintain an LGBTQ+ affirming system of mental health care for youth, that advances inclusive practice, urges accepting attitudes, operationalizes diversity, and provides education to the larger community. The SSC is dedicated to examining and improving policies and practices of the CAMHD, its contracted providers, and the broader system of care to promote best and promising practices related to mental health treatment of LGBTQ+ youth and their families.

Are you a part of the LGBTQIA+ rainbow? Not sure? Are you a teenager? (13-18)

Do you just want to relax and be you? Do you want to socialize with other teens that “get you”? Have you been through something tough and want to help others? TLCC’s LGBTQIA+ Teen Group is a peer support group for teens identifying within this community to meet new friends, connect, share, learn from, and help one another in a safe online format.

Group meetings will be on Zoom. The group will be facilitated by an adult (licensed mental health professional) but really will be led by you and your peers for maximum support benefits! Talk to any staff member on how to get the Zoom meeting link and password.

1st Tuesday of the month 4 PM starting October 6, 2020! Don’t miss it!

Download LGBTQIA+ Teen Flyer >>



Comprehensive College & Scholarship Guides for LGBTQ Students

Hawaii Resources

CAMHD Safe Spaces Committee (SSC)

Department of Human Services (DHS)

Harm Reduction Services Branch (HRSB)

Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center (HHHRC)

Legislation & Policy

  • §577-29: Mental health services relating to minors; diagnosis, counseling, and related activities
  • §431:10A-118.3: Nondiscrimination on the basis of actual gender identity or perceived gender identity; coverage for services

National Resources List for LGBTQIA+ Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Living in Non-Affirming Environments

Queer Resources

Transgender & Gender Diverse Specific Resources

Phone Support & Crisis Resources


Videos & Games About Pronouns

Safe Spaces Affirmation Clause


Last reviewed on April 12, 2021