Hawai‘i Department of Health states commitment to transgender rights

 | 
10/20/2023

In response to increasing attacks on transgender communities in the U.S., the Hawai‘i Department of Health recently released its “Statement on Transgender Rights and Public Health.” In alignment with the Department of Health’s mission, the statement denounces discrimination, including transphobia and transphobic action, which is recognized as a threat to public health. According to local health reports, transgender and gender-diverse communities in Hawaiʻi experience several health disparities, compared to cisgender people. These issues include access to healthcare, bullying, interpersonal violence, depression, suicidality and substance use, all of which are causes for significant public health concern. “We support our gender-diverse community in Hawaiʻi,” said Dr. Diana Felton, Chief of the Communicable Disease and Public Health Nursing Branch. “We also acknowledge the resilience and strength of gender-diverse people in the face of discrimination and honor the valued role of gender-diverse people in traditional Hawaiian culture.”

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Education Department’s final Title IX rule, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The …
Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
Italy’s far-right government has denied that it removed references to abortion and LGBTQ rights in the final declaration of the G7 summit in Puglia. …
Added on: 06/15/2024
06/14/2024
The world of men’s professional football has long been playing catch-up when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation and visibility, with very few openly gay …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/15/2024
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Education Department’s final Title IX rule, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The …
Added on: 06/15/2024
The world of men’s professional football has long been playing catch-up when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation and visibility, with very few openly gay …
Added on: 06/12/2024
A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that parts of Florida’s ban of puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender children and restrictions on gender-affirming …