Campus Resources

QRC: The Queer Resource Center works to create a visible LGBTQ+ community that is inclusive of students, faculty, and staff through affirmation of their multiple and intersecting identities.

Counseling and Wellness Center: A free, on-campus safe space to voice mental health and wellness concerns with a professional counselor.

Dean of Students Office: An office equipped to provide students with general counseling and academic advising.

Women & Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC): A fun, safe, and inclusive on-campus space for students to promote women’s empowerment and openly discuss concerns amongst peers.

Multicultural Affairs Office: An office dedicated to the incorporation of diversity and multiculturalism within all aspects of the Trinity College community.

P.R.I.D.E: An on-campus organization that aims to “increase awareness and acceptance of difference amongst members in the student body” through upperclassmen support for incoming students of diverse backgrounds.

Resources for LGBT Students in the Workplace: A document on Trinity’s Handshake platform equipped with a guide to coming out in the workplace and related supplemental resources.

 

Hartford Resources

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective: A welcoming organization dedicated to advising Hartford LGBTQ+ folk on living healthy lifestyles.

True Colors: A non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of LGBTQIA+ youth.

PFLAG Hartford: A Hartford alliance serving to connect LGBTQIA+ and allies through support, education, and advocacy.

CT Trans Advocacy Coalition: A coalition dedicated to making Connecticut safe and tolerant for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

LGBT Caucus to End Sexual Violence: An organization that overall serves to advocate against sexual violence, including an informative webpage detailing additional LGBTQ+ safe resources in Hartford.

 

Professional Associations and Networking Groups

Out and Equal: A non-profit organization that partners with major corporate organizations such as Apple and JP Morgan to provide training and networking opportunities that advocate for LGBTQIA+ workplace equality.

Out Professional Network: A hybrid job and networking platform catered towards LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Pride at Work: “An officially recognized constituency group of the AFL-CIO that organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQIA+ community.”

Transgender Law and Policy Institute: An organization dedicated to transgender advocacy through law and policy initiatives.

GLAAD: A hub for entertainment, news, and digital media stories that amplify the voices of LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies.

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce: An institution that works alongside federal agencies and businesses to ensure LGBTQIA+ inclusion in business.

National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce: America’s “oldest national LGBTQIA+ advocacy group”.

 

Job Search Resources & Search Engines

ProGayJobs.com: A job search engine directed towards Gay & Lesbian job seekers searching for a safe work space.

LGBT Career Link (Out and Equal): A job search engine through Out & Equal that showcases open positions provided by partner corporations.

TJobBank: A search engine tailored to transgender and gender non-conforming job seekers.

Out Professional Network: A hybrid job and networking platform catered towards LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Pink Jobs: A simple job board for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Consortium of Higher Education: LGBT Resource Professionals: An organization catered towards higher education and college campuses that contains both job listings and professional resources for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

 

Discrimination and Legal Resources

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: “The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.”

OCR:  The Office of Civil Rights: Website hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that hosts information on and enforces one’s civil rights regarding a large index of topics.

Find Law: Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Provides an overview of how workplace sexual orientation discrimination is legally defined.

Find Law: Sex/Gender Discrimination: Provides an overview of how workplace sex/gender discrimination is legally defined.

HRC Laws and Policies by State: A live, interactive map that which individual states support LGBTQIA+ on a spectrum of legal issues.

Lambda Legal: A legal organization dedicated to the recognition of LGBTQIA+ individuals’ civil rights, as well as individuals living with HIV.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute: An organization dedicated to transgender advocacy through law and policy initiatives.

LGBTQ+ Discrimination in the Workplace: Laws, Barriers, and Resources: This guide, written by Fiscal Tiger (a website focused on helping people improve their lifelong financial health), details how LGBTQ+ discrimination can happen in the workplace, from the hiring process to wage discrepancies to interactions with coworkers, etc.

Additional Resources

UPenn’s LGBT Career Planning & Job Search Guide: A 5-Section Guide that guides LGBTQIA+ individuals, closeted and out, to determining their direction of identity disclosure in the workplace.

HRC Corporate Equality Index: A report that showcases corporate policies for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

HRC Coming Out at Work: Advice for LGBTQIA+ individuals wanting to come out in the workplace.

LGBT Career Link (Out and Equal): A job search engine through Out & Equal that showcases open positions provided by partner corporations.

TJobBank: A search engine tailored to transgender and gender non-conforming job seekers.

Out Professional Network: A hybrid job and networking platform catered towards LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Pink Jobs: A simple job board for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Consortium of Higher Education: LGBT Resource Professionals: An organization catered towards higher education & college campuses that contains both job listings and professional resources for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Zippia Scholarships List: 30 LGBTQ scholarships for higher education.

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