Dean Hamer

Dean Hamer

Dean Hamer is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker, New York Times Book of the Year author and NIH scientist emeritus. He formed Qwaves with partner Joe Wilson to produce insightful and provocative documentaries about often overlooked social issues. Their films have been supported by Sundance, ITVS and Pacific Islanders in Communications, won awards at over 100 film festivals across the world, and used as outreach and educational tools by a wide range of community and educational organizations.
The Pacific Way Of Doing Things Qwaves LLC

The Pacific Way Of Doing Things

A film screening this week in Honolulu highlights the struggle of transgender women in Tonga.

Hawaii Schools Model Respect, Inclusion For Transgender Students The Kumu Hina Project

Hawaii Schools Model Respect, Inclusion For Transgender Students

Hawaii’s embrace of transgender students is a legacy of both the state’s progressive political traditions and its Polynesian roots.

Hawaii Schools Need A Transgender Policy Now Via Vimeo

Hawaii Schools Need A Transgender Policy Now

A growing number of stories in which transgender students face discrimination at the hands of Hawaii public school officials underscores the need for fair and consistent treatment district-wide.
Hawaii Has Something to Teach the ‘Religious Freedom’ Movement

Hawaii Has Something to Teach the ‘Religious Freedom’ Movement

Hawaiian culture's historic ideas and values could be put to good use in states where religious and LGBT rights are commonly seen as either/or propositions.