Resources for Special Communities: LGBTQ
LGBT Financial Aid Resources
Go Financial Aid
This organization features resources for people with LGBT parents, also scholarships for LGBT students.
http://www.equityfoundation.org/ A Portland-based organization that promotes philanthropy and positive interaction through grants and outreach to organizations that target their services to the LGBTQ community. A good resource for scholarships and grants.
Human Rights Campaign
Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.
The HRC Scholarship Tool Features a state-by-state grants search tool.
Job Search Tools
The Gay Financial Networkhttp://www.gfn.com/career/index.php
Job search, and gay friendly experts on personal finance matters.
Gay Yellow Pageshttp://gayellowpages.com/
Lists gay-friendly businesses
Pro Gay Jobshttp://www.progayjobs.com/
Post your resume and look for jobs. Also contains information about company policies such as domestic partner benefits.
LGBTQ Resources and Organizations
Basic Rights Oregon
Oregon's statewide LGBT political organization.
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
Taking a page from the ACLU's playbook, Lambda Legal has litigated and partnered on precendent-setting cases in LGBTI rights since 1973. Filing amicus briefs, helping support local attorneys, working in myriad ways to support those whose rights have been violated, Lambda is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Career Decision Making Advice
Researching company policies, out or not; what to include in a resume, etc.
Professional Associations and Special Interest Organizations
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
National LGBT Bar Association
Lavender Law (Annual Career Fair)
Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
This page provides great lists of scholarships, resources:
An eighty page book about trans-inclusion in the workplace. An excellent guide available for a free download.
Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
This site connects to its own Yahoo discussion group
FTM International’s web site (additionally has a Yahoo group)
A transition-specific site for MTF-identified folks
Gender Odyssey conference site
Trans-Specific National Resources
Northwest Gender Alliance
TransActive - Supporting trans youth & their families.
SMYRC – Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center