Health

Local sexual and gender minorities (SGM)—including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex people—can face stark health inequities.

Recent reports from the Hawaii Department of Health found disparities between SGM and non-SGM communities, related to health risk behaviors (e.g., smoking, substance use); health and well-being issues (e.g., current health conditions, consumption of fruits and vegetables); and mental health challenges (e.g., feeling sad or hopeless, self-harm), among others.

These reports also highlighted resiliency and strength within these communities through connections and resources, some of which are listed below.

Additional Resources

Smoking Cessation

LGBT Health (CDC)

Trevor Project