Resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities

The Williams Career Center and its staff celebrate and support all Williams students and alumni. We provide resources and services to meet the career development and job search needs of Williams’ diverse student and alumni populations.

To take full advantage of our services please make an appointment to meet with Mike O’Connor, liaison to the Davis Center.

Use the links below to access useful resources for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender students and alumni.

EMPLOYER RESEARCH

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • OUT For Work LGBTQ Career Center Library – “We have researched and sifted through the myriad of available information and have put together the 88 very best articles, websites, and books covering the span of LGBTQ specific issues when entering and settling into the workplace. Some of the topics covered by OUT for Work’s Library materials include the why’s and how’s of being out in the job search and on the job as well as the details of domestic partner benefits and corporate non-discrimination policies.” You will need to log into the Rt. 2 system to find the username and password for this terrific resource.
  • Human Rights Campaign – Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
  • “NOGLSTP is 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.”
  • The Felicia Park-Rogers Summer Internship Program at COLAGE provides 10-week internships that promote development of young leadership, allow participants a hands-on look at the non-profit field, teach interns about LGBT family’s issues, and promise to be a lot of fun!
  • Out For Undergraduate Business Conference “The Cornell Out for Undergraduate Business Conference is a high-impact recruiting pipeline for highly qualified lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduate students into investment banking and management consulting. The program will include speakers and panels designed to expose students to practical business frameworks and analyses, polish resume/interview skills and network with LGBT professionals and students from other schools. Presenters will include consultants and bankers from sponsoring companies, Cornell Business faculty and prominent LGBT business leaders. In addition to the pre-professional activities on the schedule, there will be plenty of time to relax and meet new friends during the conference’s social activities. The Conference is held during October in New York City. Scholarships to cover travel expenses and lodging are available for exceptional applicants.”
  • Careers.org Diversity Employment has many links to sites offering a wide variety of information including Fortune 500 companies offering same-sex partner health care benefits and/or sexual orientation nondiscrimination policies.
  • Sexual Orientation and Career Decision Making from Lawrence University includes Resumes and Interviews; Researching Employers; Coming Out in the Workplace; What to Do if You are the Target of Discrimination; and Helpful Resources and Links.
  • Out Professionals The nation’s largest gay & lesbian networking organization. Annual dues but many benefits include email notices of job openings.
  • Human Rights Campaign “As America’s largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues.”

PROFESSION-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER PUBLICATIONS

  • Corporate Equality Index: A Report Card on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality in Corporate America
  • From the Outside In by Renee Blank and Sandra Slipp
    Includes seven strategies for success when you are not a member of the dominant group in your workplace. Explains how to get ahead without selling out, recognize your personal power, and become more visible.
  • Gay Male Odyssey in the Corporate World by Gerald V. Miller, Ph.D.
    Explores workplace experiences of gay managers and executives, with a step-by-step plan for success while maintaining your dignity.
  • Job Hunters Sourcebook. Leads and Other Job Search Resources. A Thomson Gale Career Information Guide (See: “Opportunities for Gay and Lesbian Workers”)
  • Lavender Road to Success. The Career Guide for the Gay Community by Kirk Snyder
    Discusses issues related to being gay in the workplace, including why you will make more money when you are out of the closet at work and how to find an employer that’s perfect for you.
  • Out at Work: Building a Gay-Labor Alliance by Kitty Krupat and Patrick McCreery
    Describes the hurdles in being openly homosexual in the labor movement.
  • The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Straight Talk about Gays in the Workplace by Liz Winfeld & Susan Spielman
    Offers advice on coming out at work, with strategies and tools to improve human resources in the workplace.
  • Your Rights in the Workplace by Barbara Kate Repa
    (See: “Chapter 7: Illegal Discrimination, Section H: Discrimination Against Gay and Lesbian Workers”)

TRANSGENDER INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

  • HRC – As more and more transgender people share their stories, the public’s understanding of gender identity and expression builds. HRC works to educate the public and provide a range of resources on issues that transgender and gender nonconforming people face—from workplace discrimination, to securing identity documents, to finding culturally competent healthcare, to family and parenting issues—and to advocate for full inclusion and equality.
  • The Transgender Job Bank – The Transgender Job Bank is a free service provided to assist members of the transgender community gain employment and to assist employers in tapping this often overlooked segment of the population.

WORKPLACE ISSUES


Please contact: Mike O’Connor for more information or if you wish to add to our resources.
[email protected] or 597-2311