Career Resources for LGBTQ
Learn How To Become, Scholarships for LGBTQ Students – The overwhelming thought of finding funds for a college education as well as the social adjustment that the college years brings can be tough enough. It only gets harder for LGBTQ students who may face the additional burden being ostracized for their difference. Here is a guide that may reduce the stress of a college experience for LGBTQ students by assisting with financial aid.
Point Foundation, College Scholarships – Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit, offers the expansion of its community college scholarship program. Point offers the next generation of LGBTQ leaders two-years of financial support at community colleges.
National Society of High School Scholars - The NSHSS Foundation scholarships are targeted toward high school seniors, or rising college freshmen, who belong to groups generally under-represented in these careers.
Brown and Caldwell, LGBTQ Scholarships – This organizations offers a $5,000 LGBTQ Scholarship to support students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning, and who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession.
American Chemistry Society, Scholars Program - The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to under-represented and minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields.
Best Colleges, College Guide for LGBTQ Students – Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or queer (LGBTQ), may find this guide helpful in their college search.
National LGBT Health Education Center – This center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.
Campus Pride - Campus Pride is the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students and is a volunteer-driven network. The aim of this organization is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
LGBT Resource Center - LGBT educational exercises are available on this webpage of the Center’s website. They may be helpful in educational situations as ice breakers, generate discussions, activities or even create a full program around.
Athlete Ally – This organization seeks to educate athletic communities at all levels — sport governing bodies, teams, and individual athletes — to understand obstacles to inclusion for LGBTQ people in sports and how they can build inclusive communities on their teams or within their organizations. Training and education across the country on college campuses, with front office staff of major sports leagues and institutions like the NBA, NCAA and the MLB and with individual athletes are some of the means in which this is accomplished.
The Trevor Project - The Trevor Project’s Trainings for Professionals include in-person programs designed for adults who work with youth. These programs help counselors, educators, administrators, school nurses, and social workers discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention.
Nurses HEAL-Elders - Accredited schools of nursing have no requirement to explore LGBTQ health disparities. This organization offers a curriculum that focuses on teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.
LGBTQ Teach-In Toolkit – This .pdf file represents the guidelines and ‘toolkit’ educators, teachers, leaders, communities, parents and others who wish to design and host a Teach-In to support African American LGBTQ Youth.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Educator Resources - GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. Educator guides and lessons to support K-12 curriculum and practices are available.
Jobs and Grants
CenterLink, Careers – CenterLink’s job board displays current open opportunities at LGBTQ community centers along with other organizations and institutions whose work is related to the needs and interests of LGBTQ communities.
LGBTQ Funders, Jobs – This organization has a decent list of open career and job opportunities across the country in support of LGBTQ initiatives.
Backstage Capital, Jobs – Search jobs, explore companies, research the talent network on this webpage of the Backstage Capital website.
The Center, The LGBTQ Community Center – This webpage of The Center website lists those resources that provide opportunities for professionals in the form of internships and other training.
Networking and Associations
American Chemical Society, Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies (GTCA) – Individuals of all orientations and genders are welcome to join this subdivision of the ACS. The common ground is the commitment to and support of the subdivision goals – promote inclusion, educate society, collaborate with organizations relative to uniqueness of LGBTQ, Maintain a long term collaborative relationship with National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals.
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce – This organization is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses.
ActionLink – This organization seeks to support LGBTQ+ community centers and the people they serve to act as effective and powerful champions, protecting the social services, health care, programming, and funding necessary for LGBTQ+ communities to thrive.
LGBT YouthLink – This organization is a CenterLink program and aims to assist newly forming youth centers and programs.
Consortium of Higher Education, Find an LBGTQ Center – Use this map to locate an LBGTQ Center. Each office/center is professionally run by at least one paid professional staff or graduate assistant directing LGBTQ resources.
Center Link, The Community of LGBT Centers – The centers represented by this organization, Center Link, aim to develop strong LGBT centers and healthy LGBT communities. Use the map to locate a center or scroll through the center locations by state.
LGBT Healthlink – Membership may be required to take advantage of the fantastic resources this organization has to offer relative to enhancing LGBT health by reducing health disparities within communities. There are tools, programs, projects and more for the purpose of linking both LGBT community-based organizations and public health systems to work collaboratively to impact and reduce health disparities within LGBT communities.
LGBTQ Funders – This organization works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.
American Psychological Association, Just the Facts - This group of national education, health, mental health and religious organizations believe that all students should have an opportunity to learn and develop in a safe and supportive environment. Just the Facts provides information and resources for principals, educators and school personnel who confront sensitive issues involving gay, lesbian and bisexual students.
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Start ups and Entrepreneurs
StartOut - StartOut’s mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community.
OutBuro – This website has a listing of numerous financial companies and organizations offering LGBT venture capital funding.
SBA, LGBT-Owned Business - SBA's Network for LGBT Businesses aims to bring focus on economic empowerment in the LGBT business community by providing access to the SBA's programs and services.
Alice – This organization shares information on networks, organizations, and technical assistance specifically designed to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs. Get connected with accelerators, funding opportunities, certification tools and more provided to direct you to various forms of support.
The Center on Colfax – This organization works to connect the community via diverse communications, vibrant programs, essential resources, and creating opportunities for LGBTQ people to be seen and heard.