Resources

BUSINESS RESOURCE PARTNERS

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses.

Patsy T. Mink Center For Business & Leadership (MCBL) helps equip all people to become successful entrepreneurs and leaders by providing one-on-one business counseling, innovative workshops and unique, specialized programs in a nurturing environment.

MCBL Toastmasters  The Mink Center for Business Leadership Toastmasters group.

MCBL Business Counseling  Free to low cost individual business counseling  — this is by appointment.

MCBL Legal Counseling   Free business legal counseling 30 minute sessions.

Hawaii Small Business Development Center  (SBDC)  Overview video here  Free, Professional Business Advisors Offering individual assistance, workshops and seminars, help with business planning, financial management, access to loans and capital, business and government contracting advice, research and analysis, strategic planning, cashflow, online business resources and other entrepreneurial resources offered statewide.

Small Business Administration Hawaii District (SBA)   SBA has many no-cost services which assist entrepreneurs with planning, launching, managing and growing your business. This includes workshops, seminars, research services, help with business plans, access to loans, help with selecting business legal structure, licenses, insurance, human resources, marketing and sales, government contracting assistance, grants, and many more resources.

RESEARCH + REPORTS

Community Marketing & Insights has provided lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) research, market insights, strategies and training to corporate leaders, non-profits, universities and government institutions around the world since 1992.

GENERAL RESOURCES

Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation  The mission of the Hawai`i LGBT Legacy Foundation is to support, empower, educate, unify, and facilitate LGBT organizations and individuals in Hawaii.

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. The Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation was founded in 1997 as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to educate and raise awareness of the community-at-large about gay & lesbian culture, arts, and lifestyle. HGLCF presents the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival annually in honor of Hawaii LGBT pioneer Adam Baran.

​University of Hawaii at Manoa LGBTQ+ Center   The LGBTQ+ Center strives to maintain a safe and inclusive campus environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Our purpose is to empower students to create healthy living-learning communities, enhance interpersonal growth, and celebrate academic achievement.

Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center​   The HHHRC serves Hawai’i communities by reducing the harm and fighting the stigma of HIV, hepatitis, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, and poverty in our community. We focus our efforts on those disproportionately affected by social determinants of health, including but not limited to: people living with and/or affected by HIV, hepatitis, substance use, and the transgender, LGBQ and the Native Hawaiian communities. We foster health, wellness, and systemic change in Hawai’i and the Pacific through care services, advocacy, training, prevention, education, and capacity building.

Lima Kokua  We have lent our helping hands in support of a wide variety of non-political causes for more than 50 years, without consideration to gender, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

The Lavender Center and Clinic   We are an inclusive medical practice for ALL communities, ALL genders, and LGBTQAI+  friendly and supportive.

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) for LGBTQ+ people   Our goals at DVAC are to spread awareness about intimate partner violence, provide educational outreach, and share with the population of Oahu about DVAC’s advocacy and legal services and programs. DVAC focuses on helping victims of IPV. I support LGBTQ+ survivors of IPV to understand abuse better, achieve safety, and access relevant community resources. The LGBTQ+ advocacy program is the only program of its kind in Hawaii and was created due to the overwhelming data related to IPV abuse within the community. Nonetheless, there is reluctance and hesitation to reach out for social services because there is a fear in the possibility of being rejected. We provide a safe space and resource for LGBTQ+-individuals experiencing IPV, the Domestic Violence Action Center. DVAC’s texting and website chat are 24/7; there is always someone on the line to assist. Call 808-534-0400 and ask for Khristine or connect via the www.stoptheviolence.com website or www.facebook.com/domesticviolenceactioncenter

 

ADVOCACY GROUPS

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

National Center for Transgender Equality

National LGBTQ Task Force

LEGAL RESOURCES

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission

American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii

Lambda Legal Hawaii

National Center for Lesbian Rights

WORKPLACE UNION RESOURCES

Pride at Work Hawaii (AFL-CIO)

Sleep with the Right People (Unite Here!)