WebLinks: Careers by Major/Interest

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

Chicago Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

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  • The Chamber’s mission is to promote development and growth of LGBT businesses
  • Find LGBT business owners for networking, marketing, and informational interviews
  • Database searchable by name, business category, contact person, and featuring company website, owner and employee phone and e-mail contact information.
  • Events page featuring numerous Chicagoland networking opportunities

Conferences

Diversity in the Workplace

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  • Electronic and print magazine highlighting diversity issues in the workplace.
  • Addresses multiple minority groups, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latin-Americans, persons with disabilities, LGBT persons and others.
  • Articles often relevant to persons with multiple identities.
  • Free e-mail subscription with a .edu email address.

Echelon Magazine

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  • Free weekly newsletter on GLBT Business news

Federal GLOBE

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  • Washington DC-based coalition of LGBT federal government employees.
  • Provides contact information for prominent LGBT Government Employees.

Human Rights Campaign

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  • Corporate Equality Index ranks the policies of Fortune 500 companies from an LGBT lens
  • Healthcare Equality Index reviews corporate medical benefits from a transgender inclusion perspective.
  • Develops guides to understanding Domestic Partner Benefits and health insurance discrimination.
  • Employer resources regarding LGBT-friendly diversity trainings and an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policy
  • Stories from LGBT persons in the workplace are highlighted in a section called “Your Stories”

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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  • Inform yourself on employment discrimination and transgender workplace issues

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

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  • Journalists working toward fair and accurate coverage of LGBT Issues

NIU LGBT Resource Center Lending Library

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  • Access categorical resources on “career and employment,” “coming out,” “politics” and others
  • Search by title, author or keyword and view availability immediately

Out and Equal Workplace Advocates

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  • Self-described “Pre-eminent national organization devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.”
  • News related to the LGBT community
  • Hosts the “Out and Equal” conference (annual summit)
  • LGBT workplace guides

Out in the Workplace

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  • Addresses topics such as:
    • How out do you want to be?
    • How should you research workplace policies and climates before taking a new job?
    • How out should you be on your resume?
    • How out should you be in an interview?
    • Coming out at work

Out Professionals

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  • Leading LGBT networking site with a fairly extensive LGBT-centered job bank
  • Blog features

Pride at Work

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  • Labor union activists who advocate on behalf of full equality for LGBT individuals.
  • Provides contact information for Chicago chapter

Straight Jobs, Gay Lives

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  • Author: Mark Brostoff, Career Services, Indiana University
  • Addresses common questions that face LGBT individuals such as:
    • Should I come out during the interview process or after I get the job?
    • How should being LGBT affect where I choose to work?
    • Should I “screen” my resume to exclude my LGBT-related experiences?