The workplace can be quite different, in terms of the openness of and support for LGBT employees. The following collection of resources is designed to offer a starting point in considering issues faced by LGBT people in the workplace. If you know of other sites that you think we should add to this list, please let us know. There are no hard and fast rules, so you should feel free to address questions on coming out at work and during the job search to counselors at Career Services.
Useful Links and Resouces
CWU Diversity Education Center: http://www.cwu.edu/diversity
CWU Office for Equal Opportunity Resources: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/equal-opportunity-resources
Coming out at Work: article
Local resources for the Seattle area: http://www.seattlediversity.com/
Human Rights Campaign - Source of information on workplace and corporate attitudes and policies surrounding sexual orientation. Also the publisher of the Corporate Equality Index. This index "provides a simple way to evaluate whether America's biggest employers are treating their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and consumers equitably." http://www.hrc.org/
GayWork.com - Job listings with gay-friendly organizations and links to company information (so you can research potential employers and their policies). This site also has career articles about gay issues and the workplace.
ProGayJobs.com - First e-Recruitment site dedicated to gays and lesbians to get jobs in gay-friendly companies. The website provides job postings from companies that promote diversity and provide safe and open environments for Gay and Lesbian workers. http://www.progayjobs.com/
Out Professionals - Leading gay and lesbian professional networking site. http://www.outprofessionals.org/
GLP Careers - Jobs for the gay community. http://www.glpcareers.com/
Lambda Legal - National LGBT civil rights organization; web site includes information about workplace discrimination cases.
National Consortium of Directors of LBGT Resources in Higher Education - includes job listings for college and university positions. http://www.lgbtcampus.org/
Out and Equal - Non-profit organization that discusses workplace issues. http://www.outandequal.org/
National Organization of LGBT Scientists and Technical Professionals
Federal Globe - represents the interests of federal employees http://www.fedglobe.org/home.html
Transgender Law and Policy Institute - non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people http://www.transgenderlaw.org