Sexual & Gender Minorities
HRSB Web SGM 1
HRSB Web SGM 2
Sexual and gender minorities (SGM) in Hawaii are disparately impacted by many health and social issues, including infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis, and STIs. Recent reports from the Department of Health found stark disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and question LGBQ) and their heterosexual counterparts (click here [link to 2017 report]); and between transgender youth and their cisgender counterparts (click here [link to 2018 report]).
However, the reports also highlighted the resiliencies and lived experiences of SGM individuals,
including the rich cultural legacy of Native Hawaiian peoples. Recognizing the unique needs of
the diverse SGM community, the Department of Health convened the Hawaii Sexual and Gender Minority Workgroup in 2017 to provide guidance and resources, including those
included on this website. To join the workgroup or to share resources and feedback, contact
Workgroup Co-Chair, Thaddeus Pham [email protected].