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Will Hawaii DOE Follow Obama's Lead to Protect Transgender Youth?

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

As graduation season approaches, most seniors are focused on how to say good-bye to friends, who will sign their yearbook and plans for the future. But transgender students have a more basic question: will they be accepted and allowed to graduate as who they truly are?

Getting Schooled

George Heymont | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

When teachers are graded on their performance, there is rarely enough time to assess the out-of-classroom impact they might have on students as a result of such intangible qualities as personality, patience, tone of voice, and willingness to listen.

A Transgender Teacher in Hawai'i Makes a Place for Every Student (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

2013-10-21-Screenshot20131021at7.22.14PM.pngIn Kumu Hina's school, a young student who decides to wear both male and female leis at a school performance is not sent to the principal or the guidance counselor, nor are the other students derisive or hostile, much less violent.

Thesis Explores History Of Hawaiian Transsexuals

Ka Leo O Hawaii: UH Manoa Student College Newspaper & Media | Posted 05.25.2011 | College