Often during college years students reflect on their gender identity and sexuality. For some, this process may result in the discovery that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer +.
For most people the process of “coming out” is a challenging experience. We are exposed daily to the negative reactions, stereotypes, cis-centric and heterosexist bias of the society we in which we live, and it is not unusual to have feelings of fear, isolation, guilt and self-rejection.
However, embracing your gender identity and sexual orientation can also be a positive experience; you may find that your anxiety is replaced by relief, self-acceptance and a sense of liberation. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, māhū, and queer + people have the same rights as others to learn, grow and discover themselves. All members of the UH community are invited to learn about sexuality and gender issues, rights, and resources.