LGBT Career Resources

A curated list of suggested reading, viewing, and resources for by, for, and about LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.

Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources


Suggested Reading/Viewing

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Research legislation by country on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights. 

Should I Come Out In My Job Search?

Coming out is always a private decision. You should determine how important it is to you to be out at work and whether or not you will be out on your application, client pitch, contract bid or during your interview. Listing an LGBT affiliation (with relevant applicable skills and accomplishments) on your resume or cover letter may be a way to find out early in the process whether a prospective employer is likely to treat you fairly. -- Out At Work, Lambda Legal, Chapter Two

Human Rights Campaign Resources

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
Corportate Equality Index
Human Rights Campaign Workplace Resources with quote: In June 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed that LGBTQ workers are protected from discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — a landmark decision.
Workplace Resources
Out at Work Toolkit

Out At Work: A Toolkit for Workplace Equality

Lambda Legal's Out At Work: A Toolkit for Workplace Equality is a guide for LGBTQ rights in the U.S. workplace.

Out At Work can help you:
  • Familiarize yourself with laws and legal protections
  • Find resources for dealing with workplace issues for LGBT people
  • Download worksheets to assess LGBT friendly workplaces
  • Rate yourself as an ally