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                                                             (updated September 2017- Compiled by Jo Chang)                                                                                                                                                         

Basics - Sexual Minorities, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Answers to Your Questions About Individuals with Intersex Conditions  American Psychological Association, 2006.    http://www.apa.org/topics/lgbt/intersex.pdf

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression  American Psychological Association, 2014 http://www.apa.org/topics/lgbt/transgender.pdf

Answers to Your Questions For a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality  American Psychological Association, 2008.   http://www.apa.org/topics/lgbt/orientation.pdf

Gender Spectrum at https://www.genderspectrum.org/explore-topics/

GLBTQ - The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens Kelly Huegel, 2011.  (Book)

Injustice at Every Turn:  A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey  Jaime Grant, Lisa Mottet, Justin Tanis, Jack Harrison, Jody Herman, Mara Keisling, 2011.   http://www.thetaskforce.org/static_html/downloads/reports/reports/ntds_full.pdf

3 Barriers that Stand Between LGBT Youth and Healthier Futures  Andrew Cray, 2013.  

Transgender 101, A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue, Nicholas Teich, 2012.  (Book)


Child Welfare & Foster Care

A Place of Respect:  A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth  Jody Marksamer, 2011.   http://www.nclrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/A_Place_Of_Respect.pdf

All Children-All Families:  LGBTQ Resources for Child Welfare  HRC.  http://www.hrc.org/resources/all-children-all-families-additional-resources

Caring for LGBTQ Children & Youth, A Guide for Child Welfare Providers  Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2013.  http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/all-children-all-families-caring-for-lgbtq-children-youth

CWLA Best Practice Guidelines, Serving LGBT Youth in Out-of-Home Care  Shannan Wilber, Caitlin Ryan, and Jody Marksamer, 2006.   http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/sites/sites7.sfsu.edu.familyproject/files/bestpracticeslgbtyouth.pdf

Getting Down to Basics - Tools to Support LGBTQ Youth in Care"  A CWLA/Lambda Legal Joint Initiative, 2012.    http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/gdtb_2013_complete.pdf

How to Create a Support Group for LGBTQ Youth  Family and Youth Services Bureau, 2015.  https://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/news/2015/09/how-create-support-group-lgbtq-youth

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Foster and Adoptive Parents, Recruiting Assessing, and Supporting Untapped Family Resources for Children and Youth Gerald P. Mallon, 2014. (Book)

LGBTQ Youth Issues – A practical guide for youth workers serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.  Gerald P. Mallon, 2010.  (Book)

Recommended Practices To Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings  CWLA, 2012. http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/recommended-practices-youth.pdf

Safe & Respected – Policy, Best Practices, & Guidance for Serving Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth Involved in the Child Welfare, Detention, and Juvenile Justice Systems  NYC Administration for Children’s Services, 2014.  http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/acs/pdf/lgbtq/FINAL_06_23_2014_WEB.pdf

Sexual & Gender Minority Youth in Los Angeles Foster Care  Wilson, Cooper, Kastanis, and Nezhad, 2014.  https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/research/safe-schools-and-youth/lafys-aug-2014/

Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth:  A Guide for Foster Parents  Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2011.  https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/LGBTQyouth/

True Inclusion Assessment  True Colors Fund, 2015.  https://truecolorsfund.org/true-inclusion-assessment/

Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Families in Foster Care and Adoption  Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2016.  https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f-profbulletin/


Culture, Ethnicity and Identity

A Map of Gender Diverse Cultures, Independent Lens, PBS.  http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/content/two-spirits_map-html/

Alone in the Trenches, My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL  Esera Tuaolo, 2006.  (Book)

Becoming a Visible Man  Jamison Green, 2004.  (Book)

Brother Outsider, The Life of Bayard Rustin.  (DVD)  http://rustin.org/

Family is Still Family – Multilingual PSA Campaign, Opening the Closet Door for our LGBTQ Kids  National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), 2016.  (Videos) http://www.nqapia.org/wpp/api-parents-who-love-their-lgbt-kids-multilingual-psa-campaign/

Transgender Warriors:  making history from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman  Leslie Feinberg, 1996.  (Book)

Kumu Hina   Film on Native Hawaiian culture and gender identity, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson.    http://kumuhina.com/

Mia Yamamoto  An interview with a Japanese American attorney at law  who is also a transgender woman.  (Video) https://vimeo.com/106295990

Of God and Men, A Life in the Closet Raymond Alikpala, 2012. (Book)

Memoirs of a Samoan, Catholic, and Fa'afafine Vanessa, 2007. (Book)

Q&A Space - Coming Out Stories By Asian Pacific Islanders API Equality-LA  http://qaspace.apiequalityla.org/  

Redefining Realness, My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More  Janet Mock, 2014.  (Book)

The Meaning of Mahu, - Beyond the Binary Jade Snow, Mana Magazine, March 2014 http://www.welivemana.com/articles/beyond-binary 


Family Support

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide:  Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children  SAMHSA, 2014.   http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/PEP14-LGBTKIDS/PEP14-LGBTKIDS.pdf

Anyone and Everyone Susan Polis Schutz, 2007.  Experiences of parents of various cultures and faiths with gay children.  Documentary film on You Tube.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qUSmcopI6w 

Faces and Facets of Transgender Experience PFLAG Boulder, CO Chapter, 2010.   http://pflagboulder.org/pflag-resources/faces-facets/ (DVD)

Family is Still Family - Multilingual PSA Campaign, Opening the Closet Door for our LGBTQ Kids  NQAPIA, 2016.  (Videos) http://www.nqapia.org/wpp/api-parents-who-love-their-lgbt-kids-multilingual-psa-campaign/

Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Teens:  Facts for Teens and Their Families, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014.  http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/dating-sex/Pages/Gay-Lesbian-and-Bisexual-Teens-Facts-for-Teens-and-Their-Parents.aspx

Gender Born, Gender Made - Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children Diane Ehrensaft, 2011.  (Book)

GLBTQ – The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens  Kelly Huegel, 2011.  (Book)

My Daughter He, Transitioning With Our Transgender Children  Candace Waldron, 2014.  (Book)

Our Daughters And Sons - Questions and Answers For Parents Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth and Adults  PFLAG http://community.pflag.org/document.doc?id=495

Our Trans Loved Ones:  Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People Who Are Transgender and Gender Expansive  PFLAG.  https://www.pflag.org/ourtranslovedones

Resources for professionals and families, such as how-to guides, research, training materials, and other tools to create inclusive environments to support children, youth, and parents  Gender Spectrum.   https://www.genderspectrum.org/resources/

Supportive Families, Healthy Children, Helping Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Children  Family Acceptance Project, 2009.  http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/FAP_English%20Booklet_pst.pdf

The Transgender Child - A Handbook for Families and Professionals  Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper, 2008  (Book)

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids - A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin Russo, 2014.  (Book)

Two Spirits, One Heart - A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance  Marsha Aizumi with Aiden Aizumi, 2012.  (Book)

The Transgender Teen – A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens  Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney, 2016.  (Book)

Transgender 8 year-old makes granpa Congressman Mike Honda proud.  http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/transgender-kids/transgender-8-year-old-makes-grandpa-congressman-mike-honda-proud-n345731

Welcoming Our Trans Family and Friends - A Support Guide for Parents, Families and Friends of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People  PFLAG http://community.pflag.org/Document.Doc?id=202



A Guide for Understanding, Supporting, and Affirming LGBTQI2-S Children, Youth, and Families  Poirier, Fisher, Hunt, Bearse, 2014.  http://www.air.org/resource/guide-understanding-supporting-and-affirming-lgbtqi2-s-children-youth-and-families

Access to Care Is a Way to Save Transgender Youth’s Lives Today  Dr. Robert Garofalo, 2016.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-robert-garofalo/access-to-care-is-a-way-to-save-transgender-youths_b_6824276.html

Acknowledging Gender and Sex  UCSF.  http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/video/story.html a free interactive internet training course on creating welcoming and inclusive services.

Affirming gender:  Caring for gender-atypical children and adolescents  Ilana Sherer, Joel Baum, Diane Ehrensaft, Stephen Rosenthal, 2015.   http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/news/affirming-gender-caring-gender-atypical-children-and-adolescents?page=full

AMA Calls for Modernizing Birth Certificate Policies American Medical Association, June 9, 2014.    http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/news/news/2014/2014-06-09-modernizing-birth-certificate-policies.page

Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth SAMHSA 2015.  https://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/press-announcements/201510150630

Hawai’i Bullying Prevention Toolkit  Mental Health America Hawaii.  http://bullypreventiontoolkit.weebly.com/

Hawaii eases process to switch gender on birth certificates  The Associated Press, 2015.  http://wtop.com/national/2015/07/hawaii-eases-process-to-switch-gender-on-birth-certificates/

Hawai’i Sexual and Gender Minority Health Report  Holmes JR, Ching LK, Pham T, Chosy J., Young LA, Bowie AY, Ryan J, Starr RR, 2017.  http://health.hawaii.gov/surveillance/files/2017/05/HawaiiSexualandGenderMinorityHealthReport.pdf

Improving Emotional & Behavioral Outcomes for LGBT Youth, A Guide for Professionals Sylvia Fisher, Jeffrey Poirier, Gary Blau, 2012  (Book)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health - LGBT Youth  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014.   http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm

LGBT Substance Use - Beyond Statistics  Brandi Redding, 2014.  http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/070714p8.shtml

LGBT Resources  AMA, 2015 http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/our-people/member-groups-sections/glbt-advisory-committee/glbt-resources.page?

Living as a Man, Fighting Breast Cancer:  How Trans People Face Care Gaps  Denise Grady, 2016.  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/health/transgender-health-care-breast-cancer.html?_r=0

National Transgender Discrimination Survey Report on Health and Health Care  Jaime Grant, Lisa Mottet, Justin Tanis, 2010. http://www.thetaskforce.org/static_html/downloads/resources_and_tools/ntds_report_on_health.pdf

Office-based care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/1/198.full

Preventing Suicidal Behavior Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth, Developing LGBT Cultural Competence  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC).   http://www.sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/library/PreventingSuicidalBehaviorLGBTYouth.pdf

Safe Spaces, Safe Places:  Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth   National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2015.  http://www.nctsn.org/products/nctsn-safe-places-video

Suicide and Bullying, Issue Brief  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC).   http://www.sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/library/Suicide_Bullying_Issue_Brief.pdf

TeenLink Hawaii, Sexuality Coalition for a Drug Free Hawaii.  http://www.teenlinkhawaii.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/102/MenuGroup/SexUality.htm

The Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS)  S.E.James, J.L.Herman, S.Rankin, M.Keisling, M.Mottet, M.Anafi, 2016.  http://www.ustranssurvey.org/report/ 


Homelessness and Sex Trafficking

A Hidden Crisis:  The Pipeline from Foster Care to Homelessness for LGBTQ Youth  Ryan Berg, 2016.  https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/hidden-crisis-pipeline-foster-care-homelessness-lgbtq-youth

Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness:  Principles for Change  Lisa Pilnik, 2017.  http://www.juvjustice.org/sites/default/files/ckfinder/files/FINAL%20Principles%20.pdf

Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof, Addressing Homelessness Among Transgender Youth  Hannah Hussey, 2015.  https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/reports/2015/02/02/105754/beyond-4-walls-and-a-roof/

Child Sex Trafficking:  LGBTQ Youth Among Most Vulnerable  Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2017.  http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/child-sex-trafficking-lgbtq-youth-among-most-vulnerable-n718301

Gay and Transgender Homeless Youth Face Huge Obstacles, Youth Homeless Agencies Need to Be More Responsive to This Population  Andrew Phifer and Jeff Krehely, 2012.  https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/reports/2012/07/12/11954/gay-and-transgender-homeless-youth-face-huge-obstacles/

Homeless LGBTQ Youth Are Disproportionately Affected by Sex Trafficking & It’s Evidence That Discrimination Is Far From Over  Claire Warner, 2017.  https://www.bustle.com/p/homeless-lgbtq-youth-are-disproportionately-affected-by-sex-trafficking-its-evidence-that-discrimination-is-far-from-over-52232

LGBT survivors of human trafficking share their stories to shed light on a brutal practice Zach Caruso, 2015.  http://www.watermarkonline.com/2015/02/26/lgbt-survivors-of-human-trafficking-share-their-stories-in-hopes-of-shedding-light-on-a-brutal-practice/

Seeking Shelter, The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth  Andrew Cray, Katie Miller, and Laura Durso, 2013.  https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/reports/2013/09/26/75746/seeking-shelter-the-experiences-and-unmet-needs-of-lgbt-homeless-youth/

Serving Our Youth,2015:  The Needs and Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Experiencing Homelessness  Soon Kyu Choi, Bianca Wilson, Jama Shelton, Gary Gates, 2015.  https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/research/safe-schools-and-youth/serving-our-youth-2015-the-needs-and-experiences-of-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-and-questioning-youth-experiencing-homelessness/

Sex Trafficking and LGBTQ Youth  Polaris Project, 2017.  https://polarisproject.org/sites/default/files/LGBTQ-Sex-Trafficking.pdf

Sex Trafficking of LGBT Individuals:  A Call for Service Provision, Research, and Action Omar Martinez, 2013.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4204396/ 

Surviving the Streets of New York, Experiences of LGBTQ,YMSM, and YWSW engaged in Survival Sex  Dank, Yahner, Madden, Banuelos, Yu, Ritchie, Mora, and Conner, 2015.  http://www.urban.org/research/publication/surviving-streets-new-york-experiences-lgbtq-youth-ymsm-and-ywsw-engaged-survival-sex

Videos Give Tips for Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth  Larkin Street Youth Services, 2011.  https://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/news/2011/06/videos-give-tips-serving-lgbtq-homeless-youth


Juvenile Justice

Bridging the Gap:  Strengthening LGBTQ Youth and Police Relations  Queens Neighborhood Youth Justice Council, 2015.  http://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/QNYJC_final_report.pdf

Hidden Injustice - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Juvenile Courts  Katayoon Majd, Jody Marksamer, and Carolyn Reyes, 2009.   http://www.equityproject.org/pdfs/hidden_injustice.pdf

LGBT Youth in Juvenile Court, Practice Tips for Juvenile Defenders   Equity Project http://www.equityproject.org/pdfs/LGBT_Youth_in_Juvenile_Court.pdf

Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community – CRS Roll Call Training Video  Community Relations, U.S. Department of Justice, 2016.  You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfGPx4xJHvM

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, and/or Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System:  A Practice Guide Angela Irvine, Shannan Wilber, Aisha Canfield, 2017.  http://www.nclrights.org/press-room/press-release/new-guide-documents-that-over-half-of-girls-in-californias-juvenile-justice-facilities-are-lgbtq-or-gender-nonconforming/

Meet the Cop Who Wants to Fix LGBT Police Relations  Victoria Bekiempis, 2015.  http://www.newsweek.com/police-officer-improve-cop-lgbt-relations-380468

NDTAC Fact Sheet:  Improving Services for Youth Who Are LGBT in Juvenile Justice Systems  National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (NDTAC) for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, September 2014. http://www.neglected-delinquent.org/sites/default/files/docs/NDTAC_LGBT_FS_508_2014.pdf 

NYPD Community Affairs Bureau LGBT Outreach  NYPD http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/community_affairs/LGBTOutreach.pdf  

Opening Doors for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care - A Guide for Lawyers and Judges  Mimi Laver and Andrea Khoury, American Bar Association, 2008.   http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/child_law/2008_Openingdoors_Text.authcheckdam.pdf

Restoring Justice:  A Blueprint for Ensuring Fairness, Safety, and Supportive Treatment of LGBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System  Aisha Moodie-Mills, Christina Gilbert, 2014.   https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/LGBTJJPolicy-brief7.pdf

The Equity Project  The National Juvenile Defender Center.  http://njdc.info/equity-project/

The Unfair Criminalization of Gay and Transgender Youth - An Overview of the Experiences of LGBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System  Jerome Hunt and Aisha Moodie-Mills, 2012.   https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/report/2012/06/29/11730/the-unfair-criminalization-of-gay-and-transgender-youth/ 

"Transgender Rights Toolkit:  A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates" Lambda Legal, 2013.   http://www.lambdalegal.org/publications/trans-toolkit

Unjust:  How the Broken Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems Fail LGBTQ Youth  Center for American Progress, 2016.  http://www.lgbtmap.org/policy-and-issue-analysis/criminal-justice-youth


Schools & LGBT Students

A Place in the Middle  Film on Native Hawaiian culture and gender identity.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JqObHiBin8

Are Mahu Youth Safe in Hawaii's Schools?  Dan Morgan, Nov. 24, 2010, Midweek  http://honoluluweekly.com/cover/2010/11/are-mahu-youth-safe-in-hawaiis-schools/  

Best Practices, Creating an LGBT-Inclusive School Climate  Teaching Tolerance, A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  http://www.tolerance.org/lgbt-best-practices

Children’s Books to Develop LGBTQ Inclusive Elementary Schools  Welcoming Schools.  http://www.welcomingschools.org/resources/books/lgbtq-inclusive-schools/

Creating Safe & Welcoming Schools For All Children and Families  Resources for elementary schools, Welcoming Schools.  http://www.welcomingschools.org/

Gender NonConforming Youth:  Discipline Disparities, School Push-Out, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline  Hilary Burdge, Zami Hyemingway, Adela Licona, gsanetwork, 2014.  http://www.gsanetwork.org/files/aboutus/GSA_GNC_FINAL-web.pdf

GLSEN Research Brief - Gay Straight Alliances:  Creating Safer Schools for LGBT Students and Allies  GLSEN  http://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/Gay-Straight Alliances.pdf 

Hawaii Department of Education-Guidance on Supports for Transgender Students 2016.  http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Organization/OfficesAndBranches/Pages/CRCO.aspx  (see related downloads at bottom right of page)

Implementing Lessons that Matter:  The Impact of LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum on Student Safety, Well-Being, and Achievement  GSA Network, 2013.  http://www.gsanetwork.org/files/aboutus/ImplementingLessons_fullreport.pdf

Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth, A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel  Just the Facts Coalition, 2008  http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/just-the-facts.pdf

LGBT Youth in America's Schools  Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill, 2012. (Book)

One Teacher in 10, In The New Millennium, LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better…and What Hasn’t  Kevin Jennings, 2015. (Book)

Out in the Silence  Film on being gay and bullied in school, and community discrimination, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, 2009 http://legacy.wpsu.org/outinthesilence  

Ordinary ‘Ohana  Lee Cataluna, Cheyne Gallarde, 2016.  (Book)

Position Statement – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth  National Association of School Psychologists  http://www.nasponline.org/about_nasp/positionpapers/LGBTQ_Youth.pdf

Position Statement – Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
Rainbow books - GLBTQ Books for Children and Youth  American Library Association  http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/ 

Safe and Supportive Schools for LGBTQ+ Students  National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).  https://www.nasponline.org/research-and-policy/advocacy-tools-and-resources/communications-strategies-and-resources/school-climate%E2%80%94connectthedots/safe-and-supportive-schools-for-lgbtq-students

Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students  National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).  file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/Transgender_PositionStatement.pdf

Safe Space Kit - A Guide to Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students in Your School   GLSEN  http://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/SSK_2013_book.pdf

6 Ways to embrace gender differences at school Emanuella Grinberg, 2015.  http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/03/living/children-gender-inclusive-schools/
Sticks and Stones  A short Hawaii documentary film featuring Hawaii LGT youth, Trisha Nakamura and Jamie Sumile.  You Tube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IS0WlD2EwU

Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Schools, Key Recommendations for School Administrators  American Psychological Association.  https://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/programs/safe-supportive/lgbt/school-administrators.pdf

The 2015 National School Climate Survey, LGBTQ Students Experience Pervasive Harassment and Discrimination, But School-Based Supports Can Make a Difference GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network), 2016.  https://www.glsen.org/article/2015-national-school-climate-survey

The GLSEN Jump-Start Guide, Building and Activating Your GSA or Similar Student Clubs, GLSEN  http://glsen.org/jumpstart 
The School Counselor and LGBTQ Youth  American School Counselor Association, 2016.  https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/PositionStatements/PS_LGBTQ.pdf


HAWAI’I ISLAND – The Big Island

Alu Like.  Hana Lima Scholarship Program, Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program, Ho’omanea ‘Oiwi Employment & Training Program.  Contact (808) 961-2625.

Bay Clinic, Inc.  Network of health care clinics serving East Hawaii.  Contact Cyd Hoffeld, Health Promotions Manager, (808) 965-3037, choffeld@bayclinic.org., and also for other therapists/social workers for children.   

Boys and Girls Club.  Offers children after school programs.  Contact (808) 961-5536.

Child and Family Service.  Supports LGBT youth.  Contact Melissa Alcover, MSCP, at malcover@cfs-hawaii.org or (808) 935-2188.

Friends of the Children’s Justice Center East Hawaii.  Support for abused children and children in foster care.  Contact Robin Benedict, Program Coordinator, at (808) 935-8755 or fcjceh@hawaii.rr.com.

GLSEN Hawaii (Chapter of Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) for Hawaii County.  Contact Yolisa Duley, Hawaii Island Coordinator at hduley@hawaii.edu.

Hawaii Family Guidance Center, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, Hawaii Department of Health.  Contact (808) 933-0610.

Hawai’i Island HIV/AIDs Foundation.  Contact Jewel Castro, Women and Youth Prevention Specialist, at jcastro@hihaf.org or (808) 982-8800.

Konawaena High School Gay Straight Alliance (GSA).  Contact John Lee, Advisor, at jlee@konawaenahigh.k12.hi.us

Neighborhood Place of Puna.  Prevention of child abuse and neglect and family strengthening program; Kamalama Parenting Program.  Contact Paul Normann at (808) 965-5550.

PFLAG Kona/Big Island.  Provides support for parents, friends, and family of LGBT.  Contact  Jeff Gourley, President, at pflagkonabigisland@gmail.com or (808) 895-2803.

Pride Hilo.  LGBT student support group at UH-Hilo.  Contact Marina Karides, faculty advisor and Associate Professor of Sociology at mkarides@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7120.

University of Hawaii at Hilo, LGBTQ+ Center.  Contact Laura Sherwood, Coordinator, at laura.sherwood@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7939, and see  https://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/lgbt/

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action.  Contact Libby Bailey, Title IX Coordinator, at ehbailey@hawaii.edu or (808) 932-7818.

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Student Health and Wellness Program.  Contact Yolisa Duley, Health Education Program Specialist, at hduley@hawaii.edu.

YWCA Hawai’i Island.  Inclusive youth and family and sex abuse support, teen court.  Contact Kathleen McGilvray, CEO, at kmcgilvray@ywcahawaiiisland.org. or Lorraine Davis at ldavis@ywcahawaiiisland.org.


GLSEN Hawaii (Chapter of Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network).  Contact Matthew Houck, co-chair, at (808) 245-5959 and matthew@ywcakauai.org.

Kapaa High School’s Diversity Club.  LGBTQ student support.  Contact Mr. Martin Antonio at Antonio@kapaahs.k12.hi.us.

Kauai Family Guidance Center, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, Hawaii Department of Health.  Contact Madeleine Hiraga-Nuccio, Branch Chief, at (808) 274-3883.

Kauai High School, GSA/Diversity Club.  Contact Nikki Hurtado at Nicole_Hurtado/KAUAIH/HIDEO@notes.k12.hi.us.

PFLAG Kauai.  Provides education, support, advocacy for LGBT persons, their families, and the community.  Contact pflagkauai@gmail.com or (808) 634-0127.

Waimea High.  LGBTQ student support.  Contact Kristina Kutchner at Kristina_Kutcher@notes.k12.hi.us

YWCA of Kaua’i.  Girl Camps (any female identified children and youth), family and youth support services, LGBT training for service providers.  Contact Renae Hamilton, Executive Director, (808) 245-5959 or Matthew Houck, LGBTQ Services Specialist, (808) 245-5959, matthew@ywcakauai.org.  See www.ywcakauai.org.


Al and Jane Nakatani, Honor Thy Children, Inc..  Support for parents, the LGBT community, training and educational materials for professionals and the larger community.  Contact  alnakatani@gmail.com, or  (808)495-1550.

Alu Like.  Prevention Programs on Molokai.  Contact Jana Sasada at jacaria@alulike.org.

Boys and Girls Club.  Contact Kelly Pearson at (808) 242-4363.  

Friends of Children’s Justice Center on Maui.  Support for abused children in Maui county.  Contact Paul Tonnessen, Executive Director, (808) 986-8634.

GLSEN Hawai (Chapter of Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) for Maui County.   Contact Robin Lee at 243-1251.

Kamehameha Schools Maui Gay Straight Alliance (GSA).  Support for LGBTQ students.  Contact Waianuhea Getgen, Outreach Counselor and GSA advisor, at wagetgen@ksbe.edu.

Maui Aids Foundation’s Empower’d Support Group.  Serves LGBTQI and allies of adolescent s and young adults ages 13 to 26.  Contact Tiare Sua at (808) 242-4900 ext. 229 or Tiare@mauiaids.org.

Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO).  Youth Services Prevention Program:  cyberbullying, suicide prevention, underage drinking; Underage Drinking Program (Up-Country).  Contact Cassi Yamashita at (808) 243-4335.

Maui Family Guidance Center, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, Hawaii Department of Health.  Contact Robin Lee, Branch Chief, at robin.lee@doh.hawaii.gov or (808) 243-1251.

Maui Youth and Family Services (MYFS).  Intensive outpatient and outpatient substance abuse services.  Contact Susan Pirsch, Clinical Director, at (808) 280-1150, or Heather Long, School based Substance Abuse Counselor at Baldwin High School, at (808) 264-6696.

Meghan Walles, LCSW.  Walles Wellness (counseling services), at (808) 371-9517.

Mental Health America – Hawaii.  Community support.  Contact Steve Chopek, Community Coordinator at steve.chopek@mentalhealthhawaii.org.

Parents and Children Together (PACT).  Ulupono Family Strengthening Program, contact Mele Andradeat (808) 847-3285; Maui Family Peace Centers, contact Connie Meekhof at (808) 565-9191.

PFLAG Maui.  Information and support for parents of LGBT children.  Contact PFLAGMaui@gmail.com.
Tina Boteilho, LMFT.  Ahupuaa Counseling Services, at (808) 283-8640.



Adolescent Medicine Clinic, Kapi’olani Medical Specialist Clinics at Hale Pawa’a, Hawaii Pacific Health.  Contact Dr. Robert Bidwell at (808) 737-7588.

Dr. Robert Bidwell, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and in practice at the Adolescent Medicine Clinic, Hawai’i Pacific Health.  Contact at robertb@kapiolani.org, and (808) 428-4545.

Jo Chang provides support for parents of LGBT children, LGBT resources for families and professionals, LGBT training and consultation for agencies and organizations.   Contact at ocsjosie@hotmail.com and (808) 383-2111.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD), Hawaii Department of Health.  Provides mental health services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances.  CAMHD Safe Spaces Committee works to make the CAMHD workplace and services more inclusive of LGBTQ.  Contact Kimberly Allen at:  Kimberly.allen@doh.hawaii.gov.

Civil Rights Compliance Office (CRCO), Hawaii Department of Education.  Contact at (808) 586-3322.

Farrington High School Gay Straight Alliance (GSA).  Contact Alison Colby, MSW, and Gwen Murakami, MSW, co-advisors, at (808) 305-5178 or (808) 305-5179 and alison_colby/farrington/hidoe@notes.k12.hi.us and gwen_murakami/farrington/hidoe@notes.k12.hi.us 

GLSEN Hawaii (Chapter of Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network).  For training contact Robin Lee, co-chair on Maui (see Maui resources). 

Hale Kipa, Inc.  Provides wide range of services for at-risk/high-risk youth, see www.halekipa.org.

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, film-makers with community outreach and education campaigns and resources at  www.KUMUHINA.COM  and www.wpsu.org/outinthesilence,  Contact Joe Wilson at QwavesJoe@yahoo.com , or (808) 629-9864. 

Dr. Samuel Hawk (See Lavender Clinic).

Hinaleimoana (Hina) Wong-Kalu, cultural consultant, educator.  Contact Kumu Hina for youth support and training at taahine.hina@gmail.com .

Public Library LGBT resources:  Contact Jan Kamiya, Young Adult Librarian at McCully-Mo’ili’ili Public Library, for recommended library collections for LGBT children and youth at Jan.Kamiya@librarieshawaii.org or ph. (808) 973-1099.

The Lavender Clinic.  A transgender and LGBQI health clinic that provides health care, leadership, programs, education and services for the transgender community and lesbian, gay, bisexual community.  At  www.lavenderclinichawaii.com and ph. (808) 445-5392.

Lili’uokalani Trust in Waianae, Oahu.  Contact Ka’ohu’onapua (Pua) Kaninau-Santos, Ohana Services Team Lead at (808) 851-7817 or kkaninausantos@onipaa.org.

Mental Health America-Hawaii.  Contact Mara Pike, Pono Youth Program Manager, (808) 521-1846, http://mentalhealthhawaii.org/youth/

Pacific Center for Sex and Society at the University of Hawaii.  Contact Dr. Milton Diamond, Director, at diamond@hawaii.edu, or Dr. Connie Brinton-Diamond, PhD, at (808) 341-4346.

Planned Parenthood of Hawaii.  Provides sexual and reproductive health care and education, and LGBT services through advocacy and compassionate, affordable services.  Ph. (808) 589-1149,  https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/sexual-orientation-gender

Suicide Prevention Program of the EMSIPS Branch of the Department of Health.  Nancy Deeley, Suicide Prevention Coordinator at (808) 733-9320 or nancy.deeley@doh.hawaii.gov.

Teen Alert Program (TAP 808), Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC).  Teen dating violence prevention, education, and intervention program.  Helpline at (808) 531-3771 or email Causha, Teen Advocate, at teen@stoptheviolence.org.  See also  http://www.tap808.org/

TransSpectrum Hawai’i.  Provides education, support, and visibility for Hawaii’s FTM transgender community.  Contact transspectrum808@gmail.com .

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Equality.  Student rights and system-wide representation with Commissioners on each of 10 campuses.   http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/president/lgbtq/ and contact lgbtq@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-9250.

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Student Services.  Camaron Miyamoto, Coordinator, ph. (808) 956-9250,  http://manoa.hawaii.edu/lgbt/contact.html

Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.  Contact Lisa Garcia,PSYD, school based health clinics and GSA at Waianae High, (808) 450-1222; behavioral health services for families and health at (808) 697-3469; teen clinic, medical and hormone therapy at (808) 697-3300. 

Waikiki Health.  Provides medical and social services that are accessible for everyone regardless of ability to pay, range of medical care, and homeless and youth outreach, see www.waikikihc.org, (808) 922-4787, information@waikikikhc.org

YMCA in Waianae and Kalihi.  Contact Jamie Umanzor, Program Director, Reach and Rise Youth Mentoring Program, at (808) 2494, ext. 823, and Jumanzor@ymcahonolulu.org.

YO (Youth Outreach) Program.  Provides medical and social services to homeless youth in Waikiki.  Carla Houser, co-coordinator at (808) 791-9366 chouser@waikikihealth.org and http://waikikihc.org/locations/youth-outreach-drop-in-center-and-teen-clinic/



Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church & Montessori School in East Oahu welcomes all.  Contact Pastor Tim Mason at http://www.calvarybythesea.org/ or (808) 377-5477.

Center for Spiritual Living Kauai is an open and affirming congregation in Kapa’a, Kaua’i.  Contact Rev. Diane Decker, Staff Minister, at http://www.cslkauai.org/center-team or (808) 755-9177.

Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians is an open and affirming congregation in Kailua, Oahu.  Contact Rev. Elizabeth “Liz” Leavitt, Pastor, at http://www.ccukailua.org/open-and-affirming/ or (808) 262-6911.

Christ Lutheran Church in Mililani, Oahu, is a vibrant caring community that welcomes all.  Contact Pastor Keith Wolter at http://www.clcmililani.org/ or   (808) 623-9229.

Church of the Crossroads United Church of Christ is an open and affirming church in Honolulu.  Contact Pastor David Kieffer at http://churchofthecrossroadshawaii.org/ or (808) 949-2220. 

Church of the Holy Apostles is an Open, Loving, and Affirming congregation in Hilo, Hawaii.  Contact Rev. Katlin McCallister at http://www.episcopalchurchhilo.org/ or (808) 935-5545.

Community Church of Honolulu is a congregation-based, inclusive community.  Contact Pastor Ron Williams at http://www.cchonolulu.org/ or (808) 595-7541.

Dignity/Honolulu provides outreach ministry for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Catholics, and their families and friends, in Honolulu.  Contact Chapter President Gene Corpuz at https://honolulu.dignityusa.org/ or (808) 779-1965.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua, Oahu, where all are welcome.  Contact The Rev. Christopher Golding at http://www.emmanuelkailua.com/?view=mobile or (808) 262-4548.

Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu is a diverse community.  Contact The Rev. Irene Tanabe, Rector, at http://epiphanychurchhi.weebly.com/ or (808) 734-5706.

First Christian Church of Honolulu in Honolulu that is open to all.  Contact Pastor Jimmy Hutcherson at http://firstchristianchurchhonolulu.org/welcome or (808) 521-3500.

First Unitarian Church of Honolulu is a Unitarian Universalist welcoming Congregation.  Contact T.J. Fitzgerald, Minister at http://www.unitariansofhi.org/contactus or (808) 595-4047.

Hanapepe United Church of Christ is an open and affirming congregation in Hanapepe, Kauai.  Contact Rev. Michael Christensen at http://www.hanapepeucc.org/index.html or (808) 335-5135.

Harris United Methodist Church in downtown Honolulu is an open and reconciling congregation where ALL are welcome.  Contact Rev. Dr. Cheol Kwak, Senior Pastor and Rev. Rona Mangayayam, Associate Pastor at  http://www.harrisumc.org/index.html or (808) 536-9602.

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Lahaina, Maui, where ALL are welcome.  Contact Rev. Amy Crowe, Vicar at  http://www.holyimaui.org/ or (808)  661-4202.

Honolulu Friends Meeting in Honolulu is an open and affirming Quaker congregation where all are welcome.  Contact Resident Couple at http://www.hawaiiquaker.org/ or (808) 988-2714.

Iao United Church of Christ in Wailuku, Maui, is an open and affirming congregation where all are welcome.  Contact Pastor Tino Cordova at http://www.iaoucc.org/ or (808) 244-7353.

Joy of Christ Lutheran Church in Pearl City, Oahu, is affirming and caring for all.  Contact Pastor Keith Wolter at http://joyofchristhawaii.org/index.htm or (808) 455-1138.

Keawala’I Congregational Church in Kihei, Maui, welcomes ALL.  Contact Kahu Alika at http://www.keawalai.org/ or (808) 879-5557.

Konko Mission of Honolulu is supportive and welcoming of all people.  Contact Rev. Koichi Konko, Head Minister, at http://konkomissionshawaii.org/honolulu.htm or (808) 533-7173.

Konko Mission of Wahiawa is supportive and welcoming of all people.  Contact Rev. Yasuhiro Yano and Associate ministers at http://konkomissionshawaii.org/WahiawaMain.htm or (808) 621-6667.

Lutheran Church of Honolulu is welcoming to ALL.  Contact The Rev. Jeff Lilley at http://www.lchwelcome.org/site/ or (808) 941-2566.

Makawao Union Church in Paia, Maui, is the spiritual home for diverse people and welcomes all.  Contact Rev. Dave Schlicher at http://makawaounionchurch.org/ or (808) 579-9261.

Mo’ili’ili Hongwanji in Honolulu welcomes all people.  Contact Rev. Bert Sumikawa at http://www.moiliilihongwanji.org/ or (808) 949-1659.

Nuuanu Congregational Church in Honolulu values and embraces diversity.  Contact Rev. Neal MacPherson, Supply Pastor, or Paula Yamamoto, Administrative Coordinator, at http://nuuanu.org/  or (808) 595-3935.

Open Arms MCC is a Metropolitan Community Church in Pahoa, Hawaii Island, an open and affirming church where everyone is loved with open arms.  See http://www.openarmspuna.org/ and contact at openarmspuna.mcc@gmail.com or (808) 339-7560.
Palolo Kwannon Temple in Honolulu welcomes all.  Contact Rev. Irene Matsumoto at http://www.tendai.or.jp/english/temple.php or (808) 737-5177.

St. Andrew’s Cathedral is an Episcopal church in Honolulu that respects the dignity of all.  See:  http://www.thecathedralofstandrew.org/clergy-staff/ or (808) 524-2822.

St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu is a caring and inclusive Christian community.  Contact The Rev. Canon Kathleen “Kate” Culliname at http://www.stclem.org/ or (808) 955-7745.

St. John’s Church in Kula, Maui, is a Caring and Inclusive Christian Community.  Contact The Rev. Keridith Harding at http://stjohnsmaui.org/staff/ or (808) 878-1485.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Kapahulu, Oahu is an inclusive and welcoming ohana that rejoices in its diversity.  Contact The Rev. Paul Lilley, Rector at https://www.stmarkshonolulu.org/ or (808) 732-2333.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu welcomes all.  Contact The Rev. Diane Martinson, Rector, at http://www.stpetershonolulu.org/ or (808) 533-1943.

Temple Emanu-El is a member congregation of the Union for Reform Judaism in Honolulu.  Per Rabbi Ken Aronowitz, “We live the spirit of ‘shaloha’ as a house of prayer for all peoples including LGBT children, youth, families, and adults who may participate fully as who they are.”  See:                 http://shaloha.com/contact-us or (808) 595-7421.

Trinity by-the-sea is an Episcopal congregation in Kihei, Maui, that welcomes all.  Contact The Rev. Austin Murray at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/parish/trinity-sea-kihei-maui-hi or (808) 879-0161.

United Church of Christ – Judd St. is a safe and welcoming congregation with an LGBTQ spiritual life group.  Contact Pastor Darren Galindo at http://uccjudd.org/ or (808) 536-8418.

Unitarian Universalists of Puna is a welcoming community on Hawaii Island.  Contact Bob Jacobson, President at http://www.uupuna.com/UU_Puna/Aloha.html or at uupuna@gmail.com.

Unity Church of Hawaii in Honolulu is an open and welcoming congregation.  Contact Rev. Tim Lytle, Senior Minister, at https://www.unityhawaii.org/contact-us or (808) 735-4436.

Windward Unity Church in Kailua, Honolulu is an open and welcoming congregation.  Contact Rev. Geo Downer at http://www.unitywindward.org/ or (808) 262-6731.