Diversity - LGBTQ Career Resources

In or Out in the Workplace?

It’s important to think about your comfort level with being “out,” and how “out” you want to be in the workplace. Remember once you are “out” somewhere, you are “out” and it is very difficult to “go back in.”

There are many strategies to gather information to help you with this decision. Many businesses are “LGBTQ-friendly” and offer partner benefits. Assess particular businesses by checking the resources listed below, and consider the following:

• Determine if the business offers partner benefits.

• Do they have a diversity statement that includes sexual orientation and gender identity/expression?

• Identify and speak with UNH alumni who are “out” in the workplace. 

• Research the business and its clients. 

• Ask interviewers about the office climate. 

• Ask for names of GLBT employees with whom you might speak. 

For additional information, read Coming Out at Work which offers additional information on coming out in the workplace.

You may also wish to modify your resume based on your research. You can schedule an appointment with the University Advising and Career Center (UACC), which provides assistance to students and alumni at each step of the job search process.

Don’t forget to take advantage of other campus resources including the Alliance, Stonewall Grads, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.  

Career Research and Networking

America's LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Federal Government LGBTQA Employees

GLBT Resources in Higher Education

Human Rights Campaign Workplace Issues

HRC Corporate Equality Index

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals 

Out and Equal

Out Professionals Networking

Pride at Work 

Job Search Databases

Out for Work

DiversityInc Careers

LGBT CareerLink

ProGayJobs 

Transgender-Specific

I AM: Trans People Speak

National Center for Transgender Equality

Transgender at Work

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Workplace Transition Guidelines 

Legal

ACLU Gay and Lesbian Rights Project 

Lambda Legal

New Hampshire Non-Discrimination Law

Other States' Laws