LGBTQ+ Resources

2016 LGBTQ+ Logo

The University of Hawai`i system, along with Leeward Community College is committed to building an inclusive community that supports and advocates for all students.  We welcome all members of our campus community to our campuses: transgender, māhū and people of all gender identities.

All members of our campus community deserve a work and educational environment free from harassment or bullying based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Below are specific LGBTQ+ Resources:

University of Hawai`i Commission on LGBTQ+ Equality:

  • Leeward Community College Commissioners:
    • Lexer Chou, Student Life Coordinator and Co-Chair for the UH Commission on LGBTQ+ Equality,
    • Christy Takamure, Associate Professor, Speech,

Preferred Name Policy

All Gender Restroom

Leeward Community College currently has two all gender restrooms located in the following buildings:

  • Learning Commons first floor by the elevator
  • Education Building first floor
  • Wai‘anae Moku campus (1 designated restroom)

Preferred Name Change Form at Leeward Community College:

Please refer to form page 2, part 2d for more information regarding a preferred first name change

Preferred Name Change on Leeward Community College Student ID Card:

To change your Student ID card to reflect your preferred name change please complete the following:

  • Submit the Student Data Change Form to Admissions and Records
  • Come to the Student Life Office, AD 223B, to receive a new ID card with your preferred name by bringing your payment of $10 cash or check and verifying your preferred name change is reflected in MyUH Services.

ID production hours:

UH SafeZone logo

The Safe Zone Program's objective is for trained participants to utilize their gained knowledge and skills to foster a safe and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff to promote social justice in the University of Hawaiʻi System.

Upon completion of a Safe Zone Training, participants will be invited to become Advocates in the University of Hawaiʻi System Safe Zone Program.

Any office or faculty/staff member that has the LGBTI Safe Zone poster is a part of the previous Safe Zone Allies Program.  Any office or faculty/staff/student office that has the LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Poster declared they are advocates. Click on the link for the list of faculty/staff/students at Leeward Community College who have declared they are an ally or an advocate.

The Safe Zone program recognizes Leeward Community College's Rae Watanabe, Assistant Professor in English and the late Joan Souza, former Leeward Community College Counselor, for creating the initial safe zone program that is now embraced system-wide. 

Download the LGBTQ+ Resource Bookmark (pdf)
Resources listed on bookmark are also listed below:


  • In this course it is expected that we will respect and embrace our differences while engaging in discussions and in class activities.
  • The expectation in this class is to voice opinions that positively add to the discussions that are not exclusive of any students’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, class, etc.
  • This course relies heavily on discussion and the exchange of diverse ideas. Please make sure to be respectful of your fellow students and their opinions, even (and especially) when you disagree with them. As we will deal with controversial issues in this course, the environment we create as a group should reflect an attitude of open-minded curiosity and interest in one another's points of view. Please be aware that, as we work to create this environment, inflammatory racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, or discriminatory language or behavior will not be tolerated.
  • This course might tackle social issues in this class in terms of gender, race, and class.  Disruptive language will not be tolerated. Disruptive language includes, but is not limited to, violent and/or belligerent and/or insulting remarks, including sexist, racist, homophobic or anti-ethnic slurs, bigotry, and disparaging commentary, either spoken or written (offensive slang is included in this category). 

Hawai'i Community:
ACLU Hawai'i:
C.R.E.A.T.E. One Ohana
Equality Hawai'i:
eXpression! Magazine
GLSEN: (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network Hawai'i):
GSA(Gay Straight Alliance Hawai'i):
Hawai'i LGBT Legacy Foundation:
The Imperial Court of Hawai'i:
Life Foundation:
The LGBT Center Waikiki (808) 369-2000
Mental Health America of Hawai'i
Rainbow Family 808:

National Resources:
Crisis/Suicide Helpline:
The Trevor Project 24hr hotline: 1 (866) 488-7386
ACCESS National Hotline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Resources and Advocacy:
Campus Pride:
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation:
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network:
Human Rights Campaign:
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission:
It Get's Better Project:
FORGE-Improving Transgender Lives:
Lambda Legal:
National Center for Transgender Equality:
National LGBTQ Task Force:
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance:
Out Serve Service Members Legal Defense Fund:
Safe Schools Coalition:
Transgender Law Center: www.

"HELP! I feel that I have been harassed or discriminated against based on my gender expression, sexual orientation, or gender identity."

As a student of the University of Hawai'i, you have rights and responsibilities, including protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Title IX protects gender-based harassment, including harassment based on actual or perceived sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression

Title IX Coordinators for your campus are listed here:

For Confidential Resources and support or advocacy, students may contact: UH Manoa LGBT Student Services: (808) 956-9250

Additional resources by campus include:

If you are a faculty or staff member, please contact: The UHM Equal Opportunity Office/ Affirmative Action: 808-956-7077 (voice/text)