The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Division of Student Services

Resources for Special Communities: LGBTQ

LGBT Financial Aid Resources

Go Financial Aid
http://www.gofinancialaid.com/lgbt.html

Colage.org
http://www.colage.org/ 
This organization features resources for people with LGBT parents, also scholarships for LGBT students.

Equity Foundation
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
http://www.hrc.org/
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.
http://www.hrc.org/issues/youth_and_campus_activism/8644.htm
The HRC Scholarship Tool Features a state-by-state grants search tool. 

Job Search Tools

The Gay Financial Network

http://www.gfn.com/career/index.php  
Job search, and gay friendly experts on personal finance matters.

Gay Yellow Pages

http://gayellowpages.com/ 
Lists gay-friendly businesses

Pro Gay Jobs

http://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
http://www.basicrights.org/ 
Oregon's statewide LGBT political organization.

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

http://www.thetaskforce.org/ 

The nation's oldest LGBTI civil rights advocacy organization, and first to be a regular presence on Capitol Hill as a lobbying voice on behalf of LGBTI citizens, the Task Force is a creative, moving presence in Washington DC, and across the country, partnering with and helping strengthen local and state organizations. They are also a great place for internships!

Lambda Legal

http://www.lambdalegal.org 
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.
http://www.lawrence.edu/dept/student_dean/career/glbt/

Professional Associations and Special Interest Organizations

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
http://www.noglstp.org/   

National LGBT Bar Association
http://lgbtbar.org

Lavender Law (Annual Career Fair)
http://www.lgbtbar.org/annual/

Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association
http://ogalla.org/

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
http://nlgja.org/

Trans-Specific

General resources

This page provides great lists of scholarships, resources:
http://gbge.aclu.org/schools/transgender-student-resources

Support
An eighty page book about trans-inclusion in the workplace. An excellent guide available for a free download.
http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/opening_the_door.pdf

Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
http://www.nwnetwork.org/

This site connects to its own Yahoo discussion group
http://www.genderqueerrevolution.org/gqr/home.html

FTM International’s web site (additionally has a Yahoo group)
http://www.ftmi.org/

A transition-specific site for MTF-identified folks
http://www.tsroadmap.com/

Gender Odyssey conference site
http://www.genderodyssey.org/

Trans-Specific National Resources

Sylvia Rivera Project
http://srlp.org/

Transgender Law Center
http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org

National Center for Transgender Equality
http://www.transequality.org/

Local organizations

Northwest Gender Alliance
http://www.nwgenderalliance.org/

TransActive -  Supporting trans youth & their families.
http://www.transactiveonline.org/

Outside In
http://www.outsidein.org

SMYRC – Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center
http://www.smyrc.org

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Phone: 503/777-7550
Office: Greywood

Ron Albertson

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Julie Kern Smith

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