LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)

Affinity Resources

  • Career Access Resource Library (CARL): CARL is designed to help you access career-related links and resources useful for career exploration as well as graduate school, internship, and fellowship searches.  A great feature of CARL is that users can build a curated list of resources relevant to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Human Rights Campaign – Workplace Issues: As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. Their website has a number of resources on issues and topics specific to the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Out & Equal Workplace Advocates: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates partners with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.
  • Out for Undergrad (O4U): Each year, O4U selects a diverse class of top-performing LGBTQ+ students from around the country to attend industry-focused, weekend-long summits. These conferences offer LGBTQ+ students a chance to learn about careers in their fields of choice, encounter great job opportunities, make new friends, meet new mentors, and build supportive professional networks. Conferences take place in the fall, application deadlines are in the spring prior!
  • Out Professionals: Out Professionals is the nation’s leading LGBTQ+ non-profit network, with close to 1,000 members and over 5,000 email subscribers representing dozens of different work backgrounds and some 600 companies.
  • Pride at Work: Pride At Work is a non-profit organization that represents LGBTQ+ union members and their allies. They are an officially recognized constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations) that organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ+ Community to further social and economic justice.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
  • TransCanWork (TCW): TransCanWork (TCW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California and is committed to advancing workplace inclusion through innovative training strategies and workforce development. Review resources and insights for job seekers.

Business and Technology Resources

  • Lesbians Who Tech & Allies: Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is a community of LGBTQ Women, Non-binary and Trans Individuals in and around Tech (and the people who support them).
  • Out in Tech: Out in Tech is the world’s largest non-profit community of LGBTQ+ tech leaders. We create opportunities for our 40,000 members to advance their careers, grow their networks, and leverage tech for social change.
  • StartOut: Since 2009, StartOut has been the champion for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, promoted the successes of our community, and researched the economic impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

Career Development Resources

  • LGBTQ+ Career Resources Brochure: The USC Career Center staff are allies of USC’s LGBTQ+ communities. We offer a wide range of resources and services through drop-in and scheduled appointments, as well as events and workshops with many LGBTQ+ friendly employers. You can also find career management information 24/7 on connectSC.
  • Navigating Disclosure Issues in Resume Writing: A resource created by Oregon State University Career Services that discusses how to disclose your involvement in LGBTQ+ related organizations and groups on your resume.
  • Transgender Job Bank: Whether you are a trans man, a trans woman, genderqueer, bigender, pangender, genderfluid, or agender, the Transgender Job Bank believes that you should still be able to work indiscriminately in our society just like everyone else. They materialize their beliefs by aggregating the LGBTQ+ friendly job postings of progressive employers into a one-stop-shop for site visitors. 

Journalism Resources

Law and Government Resources

  • International Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Intersex Law Association: (ILGLaw) strives to unite people around the world who are dedicated to equality under the law. Advocacy efforts can help to create laws and regulations that benefit, rather than harm, the LGBT community.
  • Out in National Security (ONS): ONS  s a group of national security professionals leveraging our professional networks and individual passion to expand opportunity for current and future colleagues. Merging activism and education, ONS speaks fearlessly in defense of LGBTQIA+ rights, connects like-minded national security practitioners, advances American interests, and improves American security.
  • The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and Foundation: The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations.

STEM Resources

  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM): oSTEM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association for LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community. With over 100 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States and abroad, oSTEM is the largest chapter-based organization focused on LGBTQ+ people in STEM.
  • Out to Innovate: Out to Innovate advocates equal employment opportunity, professional networking, role modeling, science education, and scientific freedom/responsibility. We practice science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with PRIDE.