Our trans sisters and brothers deserve the right to have their official documents correctly state their gender identity. This is our chance to remove surgery as a requirement for birth certificate changes and establish an approval process that is fair and acceptable to the trans community and to the Department of Health.
Equality Hawaii is working with Hawai'i's trans activists and their allies to support this important bill and we need your support!
Preventing bullying in Hawaii schools and working toward passage of key federal civil rights legislation are top priorities of Hawaii's LGBTQA community, according to survey results released by Equality Hawaii.
Fielded June 6-13, the 2014 Equality Hawaii Community Survey drew 329 responses, both from online participants and Pride attendees. The survey marked the first time that
Hawaii's LGBTQA community has been queried about issue priorities since the enactment of the state's marriage equality law went into effect last December.
Survey participants identified three priorities from a list of 15 issues now that marriage equality was law. Bullying prevention was listed by 55 percent of the respondents while the passage of federal legislation such as the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) was selected by 39 perecent.