LGBTQ+ Students & Alumni

As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) or questioning person entering into the workforce you may have some questions and concerns about how to approach various aspects of your career development. Some frequent questions are: whether to come “out” on the job, if one put LGBTQ+ activities on a resume, how to know if a company is LGBTQ+ friendly, and what recourse do individuals have if they experience anti-LGBTQ+ bias?

Many of these questions do not have clear-cut answers. Each individual needs to assess their situation and their comfort level with how open to be about their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. One thing that is clear-cut is that the more you plan, think about, and practice your answers to these concerns and questions, the more confident, comfortable, and successful you will be in your career.

Career & Professional Development is here help you research companies and explore some of these questions. In this section, you will find blog posts from our career advisors and guest authors that address the specific intersection of your LGBTQ+ identity with your job or internship search.

LGBTQ+ Job/Internship Search Tools

AllLGBTJobs.com
CLEAR Jobs Board
Idealist.org

Helpful Links

DU Pride Portal
LGBTQ+ Professional & Student Associations
Out for Undergrad
HRC Corporate Equality Index
Colorado LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
Out Professionals

Resources for Practicing Self-Care Right Now

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We recently held the third and final part of our Idealist Live series, Self-Care for Everybody. In our final event, I had the opportunity to moderate an honest and informative conversation with Holistic Life Foundation’s Ali Smith and Jessica Kennedy …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Decision for LGBTQ Workers

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Monday, June 15, 2020 will be recorded in history as the day it became illegal across the United States for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ workers because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

The Supreme Court ruled, six to …

By The Muse - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Practical Advice for Transgender and Nonbinary Folks Navigating the Job Search

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The job search can be stressful for anyone. You have to find a company you like offering a position you’re qualified for (and will hopefully enjoy!), and then you have to submit your application, reach out to your potential references, …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work

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Kaiba Lithicum sits across from me, smiling as he talks, clearly at ease in his workplace. But that hasn’t always been the case. He’s often struggled with how he’s been treated at work as a trans person of color. “Being …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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What I’ve Learned About Coming Out as Bisexual at Work—After Doing it at 11 Jobs

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“I’m glad that you write about being bisexual,” a colleague said to me over beers one recent evening. She shared that she hasn’t been out to anyone at work in years and how that decision had been unintentional, but also …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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