The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center joins in celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ+ communities in Hawaiʻi on National Coming Out Day, Monday, October 11. The center is a co-sponsor of a community resource fair as part of Virtual Honolulu Pride 2021, 5–7 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about LGBTQ+ resources, reconnect with friends and make new connections. Registration is required.
The resource fair will feature more than 40 community organizations, local drag talent including Haus of Del Rey, and a chance to win various prizes. There will also be breakout sessions for various topics and groups, including:
- Advocacy, law and politics
- Faith and spirituality
- Health and wellness
- Jobs, industry and inclusion
- Parents and families
- Social and fun
- Transgender and Māhū
- Youth and education
“It can take courage to live with pride in our LGBTQ+ community. Sometimes people might try to make us feel like we don’t have the right to be ourselves. At UH Mānoa you have protections as a member of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Camaron Miyamoto, director of the LGBTQ+ Center.
The center is part Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity and offers direct services and advocacy appointments via Zoom and by phone, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Call (808) 956-9250, visit the website or email email@example.com.
Zoom Pride backgrounds
The LGBTQ+ Center invites the UH Mānoa community to celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. You can show your support and download UH Mānoa Zoom Pride backgrounds.
More UH events, LGBTQ+ resources
Other UH campus National Coming Out Day events and systemwide resources:
- Kauaʻi Community College: Presentation and Q&A with Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu on October 11 and campus table events throughout the week. More information.
- UH System Commission on LGBTQ+ Equity: Find a list of UH campus LGBTQ+ websites, and local and national resources. More information.
- Safe Zone Program: The training program fosters a safe and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff to promote social justice in the UH System.
This event is an example of UH Mānoa’s goal of Enhancing Student Success (PDF), one of four goals identified in the 2015–25 Strategic Plan (PDF), updated in December 2020.