LGBTQ+ Legal and Workplace Resources

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) is a non-profit coalition that is committed to diversifying the pipeline of faculty, staff, and executives in academia. Columbia is an institutional member. Resources include webinars about recruiting and retaining LGBTQ+ employees and supporting transgender and gender non-conforming colleagues. 

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s mission is to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for its communities.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The EEOC produces What You Should Know About EEOC and the Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers.

Out and Equal 
Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through their worldwide programs, partnerships and annual conference, they help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.

Out for Work 
OUT for Work functions as a complementary component in the total educational experience of LGBT students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation and implementation of career plans and opportunities.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network
GLSEN advises on, advocates for, and researches comprehensive policies designed to protect LGBTQ students as well as students of marginalized identities. GLSEN produces resources for faculty and school leaders who seek to end bullying and harassment.

Out for Undergrad
Each year, Out for Undergrad invites a diverse class of high-achieving LGBTQ+ students to conferences, where they are inspired to pursue ambitious careers in business, engineering, marketing, and tech.

Southern Poverty Law Center: Teaching at the Intersections

This online resource developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center offers curricular suggestions, demographics, a webinar about intersectional strategies in the classroom, and other resources related to identities, social justice, and inclusion in the classroom.

Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award winning film "Trevor," the Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth from ages 13-24. The group offers education, resources, and supportive counseling to kids and young adults who need help.

It Gets Better - for Black Queer Youth
The It Gets Better Project supports Black queer youth and fights for a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.

Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.