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 LGBTQ+ 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.
It Gets Better Project - Provides support and encouragement to young people around the world, ensuring them that things will get better for those in the LGBTQ community.
The Center - A comprehensive online resource for those seeking support on any number of potential LGBTQ issues, including crisis intervention and family counseling.
The Trevor Project - One of the most prominent organizations devoted to preventing suicides for LGBTQ individuals under the age of 24.
Campus Pride - Advances LBGTQ rights for college students through on-campus student leaders.
LGBTQ+ Career Resources
Scholarships for LGBTQ Students - This guide aims to reduce the stress of college for LGBTQ students by assisting with one key element: financial aid.
ProGayJobs.com - An organization dedicated exclusively to the employment needs of the LGBTQ professional workforce, with a job search engine for GLBT-friendly companies.
Out For Work - Helps with the development, evaluation, initiation, and implementation of career plans and opportunities for LGBT students.
Out for Undergrad - Helps high-achieving LGBTQ undergraduates reach their full potential.
Out Professionals - Job search and networking website including a directory of businesses, women’s network, LGBTQ events and links, and volunteer opportunities.
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.