Queer Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Intersex Students


Quick Links:

Guides to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Career Development
Resume Writing: Navigating Disclosure Issues
Job Search Resources
Website and Print Publications
Professional Associations
Queer people of Color


  • Should I out myself on my application materials (resume, cover letter) or in an interview?
  • How do I present my involvement with LGBTQ-related student groups on my resume?
  • Should I “out” myself in an interview?  Will an employer ask about my sexuality?
  • If I am attending a networking event or a career fair, how should I handle questions related to my sexual identity?
  • How should I dress for an interview or to a professional event?
  • How can I evaluate if the future employer will provide a safe and supportive environment?
  • If I have to relocate for my job, how can I get a sense of the local environment?

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 Questions & Answers found at: http://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/students/diversity/LGBTQ


Information such as resume writing, interviewing, coming out at work.




Guide and sample resume:


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Job Search:

LGBT Careerlink

The website provides a job search database, as well as a resource library with tools for those students on the job hunt; sponsored by “Out & Equal Workplace Advocates” at outandequal.org. 

Out Professionals

A job bank and news resource for LGBT job seekers.

Pro Gay Jobs

A job search database for LGBT job seekers.

LGBT Connect

A division of WorkplaceDiversity.com, this website provide a job bank LGBTQ job seekers

Simply Hired

Find Jobs in GLBT-Friendly Companies

Gayellow Pages

Directory of gay owned businesses in USA and Canada

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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Internship Program

The Task Force offers graduate and undergraduate internships available during the fall/winter, winter/spring and summer terms for college and university students or recent graduates covering a variety of disciplines

Career, Fellowship & Internship Opportunities at GLAAD

Victory Fund

Internship program that gives the opportunity to gain experience in LGBT political activism, consider career options, strengthen job-related skills and network with leaders in local, state and national politics.

Equality Federation Internships

A 10 week program created in 2008, the Federation Internship Program was formed to connect smart, engaged, passionate young people with active statewide LGBT advocacy organizations. 

PFLAG Internships

Graduate and undergraduate full-time and part-time internships available each school semester, and summer, for college and university students or recent graduates.  The program is largely based on the specific needs of the national office. 

National Center for Transgender Equality

NCTE accepts rolling applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. Applicants may apply to intern with NCTE's policy, communications, or development departments for a general internship which will combine all three areas of work, or for a legal internship.

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Grad and Finanical Aid

Finaid.org LGBT Resources

An extensive listing of different scholarship opportunities for those in the LGBT community

HRC Scholarship Database

A scholarship database provided by the Human Rights Campaign website for LGBT and allied students.

Go Financial Aid

List of scholarships and grants for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community.

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Print and Publications:


A business and career resource from the Advocate magazine.

Echelon Magazine

A business magazine for the LGBT community with resources such as employer profiles and information for college students.

HRC Corporate Equality Index

A report by Human Rights Campaign ranking the openness and opportunities of different workplaces for LGBT workers

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Professional Associations:

Out for Work

Functions as a complimentary component in the total educational experience of LGBT students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation, and implementation of career plans and opportunities.

 O4U   (Out for Undergrad)

Out for Undergrad is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping high potential LGBT undergraduates reach their full potential in their careers.  

Out and Equal

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s largest nonprofit organization specifically dedicated to creating safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) 

International organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or 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           

National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

An organization promoting the LGBT community in the area of business.

National Organization of Gay and lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

A non-profit organization that educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics 

Pride @ Work

A resource guide for LGBT union workers in the AFL-CIO.

Federal Globe

LGBT organization that represents the interests of federal employees.

Small Business Notes: U.S. Gay/Lesbian Business Groups

Links to nationwide LGBTQ chambers of commerce, councils, associations.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.

Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association

Professional organization that fosters acceptance, inclusivity and leadership for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and their allies, through community development, professional advocacy, and personal empowerment.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

Organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues.

Out in Television and Film

National professional organization that promotes the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender professionals in the film and television industries; helps LGBT professionals achieve their highest professional goals; and fosters corporate cultures that provide equal opportunities and benefits for "out" professionals.

National LGBT Bar Association

National association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.

Tom Homann LGBT Law Association

Dedicated to the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues throughout California and the nation.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Round Table of the American Library Association

Committed to serving the information needs of the GLBT professional library community, and the GLBT information and access needs of individuals at large.

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Lambda Legal

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. 

ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Project

The mission of the ACLU LGBT Project is the creation of a society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people enjoy the constitutional rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

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Transgender at Work

The Transgender at Work (TAW) project is a focal point for addressing workplace issues for the transgendered 

Center for Gender Sanity

The Center for Gender Sanity assists with all aspects of transition in the workplace. 

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society.

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Queer people of Color:

Check out the fantastic resources through the UCSC Cantu Center

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