LGBT Resources

Legal Resources

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

The LGBT Project of the American Civil Liberties Union

This site specifies state and local non-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people against employment discrimination, as well as information on a variety of other issues that may impact LGBT community members.

Law Resources for the LGBT Community

This guide advises prospective students on what to look for when seeking out LGBTQ-friendly campuses. There is also information about scholarships and support resources for LGBTQ students.

Submitted by Allison and Whitney Harmon

 

Higher Education

Guide to College for LGBTQ Students

This guide includes actionable strategies to assess a school on its inclusivity and programs to help make the transition to college easier for LGBTQ students. It also lists scholarships and national resources.

Submitted by Diana Hess

Thirty Best Colleges for LGBT Students

This list of the best colleges for LGBT students was developed using the Campus Pride index, a comprehensive national rating system that measures LGBT-friendly campus life and other rigorous measures.

Submitted by Christian Dunn

Choosing an LGBTQ-Friendly College

This guide advises prospective students on what to look for when seeking out LGBTQ-friendly campuses. There is also information about scholarships and support resources for LGBTQ students.

Submitted by Alice Wagner

 

Housing and Estates

Housing & Mortgages for Same-Sex Couples

This guide will helps explain the different approaches that same-sex couples can take to getting a mortgage, establishing ownership of a home, and creating legal documents that anticipate any legal or property-ownership issues that might occur if the couple breaks up or one partner dies.

Submitted by Ken Wright

LGBT Estate Planning Guide

Hays Firm LLC put together a thorough primer on estate planning for the LGBT community members so that they can have their affairs in order and be protected. See their guide.

Submitted by Alexis Hernandez

Home Buying For Same Sex Couples

Total Mortgage created a LGBT Home buying Guide with input from Bruce Bell, Legal InfoLine Manager for GLAD.

Submitted by Brooks Hill

 

Career Resources

Human Rights Campaign: Workplace

The Human Rights Campaign provides employee resources that address the unique challenges that LGBT employees might face, an in-depth report on the policies and practices of American corporations as they pertain the LGBT employees, and a discussion of benefits for domestic partners and same-sex spouses.

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates seek to end employment discrimination for LGBT employees  through education and empowerment.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The NGLCC is a business advocate and direct link between LGBT business owners, corporations, and government. The NGLCC is committed to forming a broad-based coalition of LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly businesses, professionals, and major corporations.  The NGLCC seeks to promote financial opportunities, economic growth, continued innovation, and equality for its members.

 

Career Resources for LGBT Students

Out for Work

Out for Work provides resources for career development that pertain specifically to LGBT students, including conferences.

Out for Undergraduate Business Conference

This annual conference helps LGBT undergraduate students learn how other “out” professionals have navigated the same issues. Panelists share insider knowledge about coming out in different professional organizations in different professional, as well as strategies they have used to investigate companies’ LGBT policies. Scholarships are available.

 

LGBT Job Search Sites

LGBT Career Link

Find jobs, learn about employment at diversity-friendly companies, and research careers by networking with LGBT and allied colleagues.

Out for Work Internship & Job Board

The only internship and job posting site dedicated to LGBT college students.

The Pink Pages

Find jobs from employers who are actively seeking employees from LGBT communities.

The Transgender Job Bank

Find employment that supports transgender communities worldwide.

 

National Professional Associations

Transgender Workplace Diversity Network

A resource network on transgender workplace diversity for HR managers, diversity professionals, lawyers, transgender employees, and allies.

StartOut

A nonprofit organization dedicated to creating great business leaders by fostering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) entrepreneurs by fostering mentorship and creating educational events.

Out In Tech

As an incorporated not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech serves as an industry-wide affinity group for LGBT professionals in the tech industry. Out in Tech currently operates in New York and San Francisco.

Association for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues in Counseling

A national association of counselors advocating for issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc.

A national organization of LGBT people and their allies who are employed or interested in scientific or high technology fields.

Federal Globe

A national association created to support the rights of the LGBT military, civil service community, aligned contractors, those who wish to serve, and friends and family.

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

An organization of LGBT physicians, medical students, and their supporters.

National LGBT Bar Association

A national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated LGBT legal organizations that promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

An organization for teachers and educators that strives to ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association

An organization of journalists, online media professionals, and students that works from within the journalism industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. The NLGJA opposes workplace bias against all minorities and provides professional development for its members and has valuable information regarding workplace campaigns.

 

California-Based Professional Organizations

Golden Gate Business Association

An association that connects the San Francisco LGBT community through business, educating leaders through business skills development, increasing visibility, and advocating to create positive change socially, economically and politically. The Golden Gate Business Assocation provides a directory of local LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly establishments, programming and events, small business resources, and information on LGBT travel.

Out In Tech

As an incorporated not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech serves as an industry-wide affinity group for LGBT professionals in the tech industry. Out in Tech currently operates in San Francisco, as well as New York.

Gays Who Tech

A San Francisco-based Meetup group hosting networking event and speaker engagements for LGBT professionals and entrepreneurs in the tech industry.

Santa Barbara Gay & Lesbian Business Association

An association that strives to strengthen the economic influence and cultural vitality of the Santa Barbara LGBT community through programming and networking opportunities, community improvement projects, humanitarian efforts, student scholarships, and a business directory of local LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly establishments.

 

 

 

Compiled in collaboration with Michael Rogers, Ph.D, Andrew Fitch, and Danielle Aguilar.

Is your favorite career development resource missing from this list? Feel free to submit your own resources.