Career and Financial Planning

Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender means you may need to make some hard choices during your job search and in your workplace. Which companies have good policies? Should you be out during your interview? Should you be out in the workplace? What if you face discrimination? The tough reality is that there are no federal laws that prevent employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. However, there are a variety of state and local statutes that may cover employment non-discrimination or domestic partnership benefits. Also, individual companies may have policies that can protect your rights. As you conduct your job search, the following internet resources can help you determine the policies of various companies and localities. Being informed about the policies of an individual company, the presence or absence of a gay or lesbian employee organization, and whether there are legal protections from job discrimination helps make some difficult choices a little easier.

For more information on Career Opportunities, visit Career Development 

The Human Rights Campaign: WorkPlace

WorkPlace is a national source of information on workplace and corporate attitudes and policies surrounding sexual orientation. The Human Rights Campaign sponsors WorkNet to create and distribute information that will assist individuals and groups in bringing more inclusive programs to more workplaces. HRC WorkPlace

Pride at Work

The purpose of Pride At Work is to mobilize support between the organized labor movement and the GLBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice. CPride At Work  is a job search and job listing service for truly equal opportunity employers. It also contains job search information and advice for GLBT looking for gay friendly employment.


The GLBT Resource has listings for volunteer and internship opportunities across the Southeast area. This list is by no means exhaustive, and is updated as and when we get information on ongoing work opportunities. We list this information as a service to students and organizations. We generally know no more about these internships/volunteer opportunities than what is posted. We try to remove old positions, but you should check with the organization to see whether or not a position is filled before applying. We often leave old internship opportunities on the page because many organizations are continually hiring. For updated information you should check with the organization.


Disclaimer: All links listed are provided as information only with no endorsement intended, implied or otherwise. The content and perspectives presented in these linked sites are not necessarily those of The Office of Multicultural Student Development or Appalachian State University.