Helpful Resources and Links
The following links and resources may be helpful to you as you make decisions about work or graduate school. We encourage you to utilize on-campus resources such as individual career counseling at Career Services, individual or group counseling through Counseling Services, and information and support from the Diversity Center.
General GLBT Resources
Human Rights Campaign - (HRC) The largest national gay and lesbian organization in the United States. A great website with loads of information regarding workplace issues and just about any other subject important to GLBT people.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund -The nation's largest legal organization working for the rights of GLBT people. Their "Issues" section contains up-to-date information about laws, current legislation, and court cases related to employment. They have a fantastic grid which details states, counties, and cities with non-discrimination policies.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) - A national organization with a bit more of an activist focus than HRC. Contains updated info on laws and court cases. A great resource for those looking for a way to take action.
Gay Yellow Pages - Thousands of listings of businesses and organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada that are GLBT owned or friendly.
GLBT Career Resources
Gaywork.com - A fairly new web site that includes information on "family" friendly employers. You can post your resume and search job openings with companies who are GLBT friendly.
Gay Financial Network- Loads of information on companies, financial planning, careers, etc.Highlights include a gfn.com 500 which identifies the top GLBT-friendly companies to work for, invest in, etc.
Books (available from BarnesandNoble.com. Can be ordered from other sources):
"Acts of Disclosure: The Coming Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men," Marc E. Vargo, Haworth Press, Inc. 1998.
"Gay Issues in the WorkPlace," Brian McNaught, St. Martin's Press, 1994
"Lesbian Lifestyles: Women's Work and the Politics of Sexuality," Gillian A. Dunne, University of Toronto Press, 1996.
"Pleasures and Perils of Coming Out on the Job," Richard A. Rasi (Editor), Alyson Publications, 1995.