LGBTQ Online Resources
In an effort to create an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ community, explore several career-related resources listed below. Our goal is to provide LGBTQ students and alumni the proper tools needed to be their authentic selves in the workplace.
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Job Search Resources
Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign Foundation – Searchable database and annual report based on an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Idealist – Thousands of job listings, most in the non-profit sector. This website allows you to search by interest and includes “LGBT” as an area of focus.
Legal Issues Related to Employment
Lambda Legal – National GLBT civil rights organization; web site includes information about workplace discrimination cases.
American Civil Liberties Union – This site includes updates of recent legal issues and provides resources and information on rights and job discrimination policies.
National Associations for Networking and Professional Development
Industry Specific Professional Associations
Learn more about professional associations in several different industries:
Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) – The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Professionals – A professional organization for LGBT professionals in higher education. A job board can be found on the website
Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up (POWER UP) – Originally conceived & founded by Stacy Codikow in October 2000 with the mission “to promote the visibility and integration of gay women in entertainment, arts and all forms of media, “POWER UP has been challenging perception through film” ever since.
Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies – GLIFAA is a non-profit that works to secure full parity for gay and lesbian personnel and their families in U.S. foreign affairs agencies serving in the United States and overseas.
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association – An organization of journalists, online media professionals, and students who work from within the journalism industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues
The Publishing Triangle – The purpose of the Publishing Triangle is to further the publication of books and other materials written by lesbian and gay authors or with lesbian and gay themes.
Minority Corporate Counsel Association – (MCCA) was founded to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. There are resources listed on their website specifically targeting gay and lesbian lawyers.
National LGBT Bar Association – An affiliate of the American Bar Association, the LGBT Bar Association provides a job board, as well as a writing competition and other information for LGBT law students.
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association – GLMA works to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) individuals and health care professionals.
Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association – The Lesbian & Gay Veterinary Medical Association is a professional organization whose mission is to provide support for individuals, education to the community, and a forum for information exchange and social interaction.
National Association of Gay Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals – A national organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their advocates employed or interested in scientific or high tech fields.
National Center for Transgender Equality – The nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality.
GLAAD – As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
Resources in the Orlando Area
- MBA Orlando: Orlando’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce Metropolitan Business Association
- GLBT Community Center of Central Florida
- Zebra Coalition
- Orlando Youth Alliance
- Equality Florida: Largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.