Resources for LGBTQ Students

LGBTQ students may face challenges and concerns as they pursue their professional futures and enter the market for job and internships. The Oberlin College Career Development Center is committed to assisting all students in their professional endeavors and exploration, and can provide information and guidance specific to the experiences and needs of LGBTQ students, including identifying inclusive employers in various industries, and providing advice on being out as an applicant and in the workplace. In addition to the Career Development Center’s online resources, the following links may be particularly helpful.

National LGBTQ Taskforce 
National organization committed to advocacy for LGBTQ rights and community. Includes fact sheets and reports on wages and nondiscriminatory laws.
Human Rights Campaign 
Information on workplace and corporate attitudes and policies surrounding sexual orientation. Includes links to information about employee groups, organizations and companies that offer benefits to domestic partners.
Lambda Legal 
National organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, besexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Out and Equal Workplace Advocates 
National organization devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.
American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project 
The LGBT Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion on LGBT rights through the courts, legislatures and public education across five issue areas.
Transgender Law Center 
A civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities.
National Center for Lesbian Rights 
A national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.
Pride at Work 
AFL-CIO group that seeks to integrate LGBT concerns into the larger labor movement.
Federal Globe 
LGBT organization that represents the interests of federal employees.
National Center for Transgender Equality 
Dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment.

Out For work 
OFW 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.
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Victory Fund 
Electing LGBT leaders to change America's politics.
The Pipeline Project 
People of color leadership, advancement & program development strategies for the LGBT movement.
Trans Tech Social Enterprises 
Empower, education, and employ those facing barriers in education and in the work place, as well as to reduce instances of discrimination, with a concentration on trans and gender non conforming individuals.
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
NOGLSTP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support.
National Lesbian and Gay 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 LGBT issues.
Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) 
GLIFAA works to secure fair treatment of LGBT colleagues in the US and overseas. For Foreign Service, Civil Service, contract or other employees, we act to break down barriers resulting from prejudice, misunderstanding or apathy within our institutions.
Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) 
GLSEN works to ensure every student, in every school, are valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and afforming school environment where they can learn and grow.
MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy org working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Equal Rights Washington 
Using the lessons learned from the challenges and triumphs of the past, ERW will lead in the social and legal growth of the LGBTQ community including ending forced conversion practices against kids and teens; bolstering trans healthcare access; building understanding around the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality; and combating bullying in schools
Equality California 
Equality California is California's premier statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization focused on creating a fair and just society.