Career Resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Communities
The St. Cloud State University Career Center and its staff celebrate and support all SCSU students and alumni. We provide resources and services to meet the career development and job search needs of SCSU’s diverse student and alumni populations.
To take full advantage of our services please make an appointment to meet with one of our career counselors at www.scsucareers.com.
Lists of queer-supportive employers from the Advocate and Human Rights Campaign.
- Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) - Promoting greater awareness and understanding of LGBT issues among members of the counseling profession and related helping occupations.
- Gay and Lesbian Medical Association - Ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare providers.
- GAYLESTA - The Psychotherapist Association for Gender & Sexual Diversity
- Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association - Fostering acceptance & inclusivity for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the veterinary medical profession.
- National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professions Inc. (NOGLSTP) - A national organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people (and their advocates) employed or interested in scientific or high technology fields. NOGLSTP’s goals include educating the scientific and general communities about LGBT issues in science and the technical workplace; educating the queer community about relevant topics in science; dialogue with professional societies and associations; improving our members employment and professional environment; opposing queer phobia and stereotypes by providing role models of successful LGBT scientific and technical professionals; and fostering networking and mentoring among our members.
- Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resources Professionals - Providing support to colleagues serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in higher education.
- National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association - An organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues.
- National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (The LGBT Bar) - A national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations.
- Out in T.V. and Film (OTF) - A 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.
- Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up (POWER UP) - A Non-Profit Film Production Company & Educational Organization for Women and the GLBTQ Community.
- The Publishing Triangle - An organization to help further the publication of books and other materials written by LGBT authors or with LGBT themes.
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) - NGLCC supports and advocates for diversity and inclusion for LGBT owned businesses.
- Quorum - The Twin Cities LGBT Chamber of Commerce
JOB POSTING WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
- Echelon Magazine - The Gay and Lesbian Business News Magazine offers business news and information targeted to the GLBT community. They also have an employment board.
- Human Rights Campaign has a helpful tool called the Corporate Equality Index which rates companies on how equitable they are in treating their LGBT employees. Web site also offers an employer database for their non-discrimination policies and benefits.
- Pride at Work - An organization that seeks full equality for LGBTQ Workers in our workplaces and unions. We work towards creating a Labor Movement that cherishes diversity, encourages openness, and ensures safety & dignity. We aim to educate the LGBTQ Community about the benefits of a union contract for LGBTQ working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBTQ community.
- ProGayJobs.com - An easy to use website designed to help gay/lesbian job seeker or consultant find the perfect position with a company committed to diversity in the workplace.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Here are some resources to help you understand your rights if you encounter discrimination in a job interview or in the workplace.
- To learn what constitutes an illegal interview question and how to handle the situation, read Handling Improper Interview Questions.
- If you experience discrimination once you are in a job, check out tips and information about employment discrimination.
- Laws protecting you from discrimination:
- Minnesota law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, public service, education, credit, and business based on sexual orientation, which is defined to include transgender individuals.
- Although federal law does not protect employees from discrimination based on real or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation, many cities, counties, and states have protections. See the Human Rights Campaign’s map of state laws and policies.
You may also visit the SCSU LGBT Resource Center or SCSU Career Center for more information and resources!