- 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. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. Their website has a number of resources on issues and topics specific to the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.
- The Human Rights Campaign provides maps that highlight which states provide legal protections in housing, employment, education and other areas based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
- 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 Undergraduate (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 LGBT 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 nonprofit 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.
- Know Your Workplace Rights: This resource outlines the rights and procedures transgender employees have to address discrimination.
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 LGBT-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 LGBT friendly job postings of progressive employers into a one stop shop for site visitors.
- NLGJA — The Association of LGBTQ Journalists: NLGJA is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues.
- The National LGBT Bar Association and Foundation: The National LGBT 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.