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Career Resources For LGBTQ+ Professionals

Organizations and Associations for LGBTQ+ Professionals in Creative, Marketing and Technology
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At Onward Search, we develop the careers of LGBTQ+ professionals, foster inclusive workplaces, and accept equity as our responsibility. As a diversity-driven talent solutions provider, we’re honored to use our platform to empower the next generation of LGBTQ+ creative, marketing, and technology leaders.

The following is a list of associations and organizations dedicated to supporting these professionals through advice, mentorships, networks, and job opportunities.

Resources For LGBTQ+ Creative Professionals


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Queerport

Queerport is a global creative directory that gives LGBTQ+ creators a platform to share their stories and collaborate with other like-minded professionals.

How to get involved:

Register to join their directory for access to exclusive events, workshops, and networking opportunities.

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The Queer Creative

The Queer Creative podcast gives LGBTQ+ design professionals a platform to speak about their work.

How to get involved:

Listen to the podcast for advice and stories from fellow designers about the creative process, struggles, and defining what it means to be an LGBTQ+ creative in today’s world.

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The Queer Creatives Community Directory

The Queer Creatives Community Directory is a free public excel inventory of creative services offered by queer folks, created to help individuals and organizations connect and uplift the community.

How to get involved:

Explore the directory and hire a queer service provider or submit a name to be listed with the directory google form.

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BTFA Collective

BTFA is dedicated to providing Black trans femme artists with the resources and support necessary to thrive in their professional space and personal life.

How to get involved:

Donate, enter the resource directory, or join the collective to be notified about in-person events and virtual programming.

Resources For LGBTQ+ Design Professionals


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Queer Design Club

Queer Design Club is a community where LGBTQ+ designers can celebrate their contributions to the design industry, share their work, and connect.

How to get involved:

Create a profile to join the network of LGBTQ+ design professionals across the globe.

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QTBIPOC

QTBIPOC  provides LGBTQ+ designers of color with free and accessible education, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

How to get involved:

Register to join their directory of LBGTQ+ designers for free and accessible education, mentorship, and mixers.

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Queer|Art

QUEER|ART fosters the confident expression of LGBTQ+ artists’ perspectives, stories, and identities.

How to get involved:

Apply to their project-based mentorship program connecting emerging and established LGBTQ+ professionals in the creative space.

Resources For LGBTQ+ Marketing Professionals


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Pride Marketing Association

Pride Marketing Association is a Facebook community for LGBTQ+ marketers.

How to get involved:

Become a member of their Facebook group for exclusive events and mentorship opportunities.

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Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Association of LGBTQ Journalists works with media and news professionals to ensure unbiased coverage of LGBTQ+ issues in the media industry.

How to get involved:

Join their online community by registering for a free membership on their website.

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Outvertising

Outvertising brings LGTBQ+ advertising and marketing professionals together to advocate for inclusivity in the UK. The organization encourages brands, creative agencies and media partners to create equitable workplaces and produce inclusive communications.

How to get involved:

Volunteer, subscribe to the newsletter, or join the slack group to discuss work, celebrate pride, and tackle community issues together.

Resources For LGBTQ+ Technology Professionals


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Lesbians Who Tech & Allies

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is a global community of 70,000+ LGBTQ+ women, non-binary and trans professionals, and their allies in the tech industry.

How to get involved:

Sign up for their email list for information about their coding scholarship and early access to their annual summit.

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LGBTQ in Technology

The LGBTQ in Technology Slack Channel is a safe space for LGBTQ+ people in technology to chat and support each other.

How to get involved:

Join the conversation on Slack by submitting this form.

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Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)

oSTEM is a professional society focused on celebrating LGBTQ+ diversity and contributions to the STEM community.

How to get involved:

Join oSTEM to sharpen your professional skills, build your social network, and share your knowledge with like-minded tech professionals around the world.

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Out in Tech

Out in Tech is the world’s largest non-profit community of LGBTQ+ tech leaders dedicated to advancing careers, growing their connections, and leveraging tech for social change.

How to get involved:

Become an Out in Tech member for free to join the expansive community, grow your network of LGBTQ+ tech leaders, and propel your career forward.

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Out to Innovate

Out to Innovate™ empowers LGBTQ+ professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) by providing education, advocacy, career development, and peer support.

How to get involved:

Become a paid member to access their member-only LinkedIn, Facebook networking groups and mentorship opportunities.

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Queer Tech Club

Queer Tech Club provides professional development and networking opportunities for LGBTQ+ techies in the Chicago area.

How to get involved:

Join the exclusive Queer Tech Club Slack channel to connect with local community members, organizers, companies and allies.

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Transtech

TransTech is an incubator for LGBTQ+ talent, focusing on economically empowering transgender people in the tech community.

How to get involved:

Become a free member to gain access to opportunities for co-learning, mentorship, peer coaching, and job readiness development.

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LGBTTech Paths

LGBTTech Paths creates visibility for LGBTQ+ professionals in STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts, & mathematics) and empowers young adults interested in careers in the space.

How to get involved:

Explore educational resources or connect with LGBTTech for support and opportunities.

Resources For LGBTQ+ Job Seekers


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Out & Equal

Out & Equal is committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees in the workplace.

How to get involved:

Register for the annual Workplace Summit for educational workshops and networking events with peers and companies that support LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

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GLAAD

GLAAD has a nationwide network of 20,000 professionals and allies working towards more accurate and inclusive news coverage and portrayals of LBGTQ+ people in the media.

How to get involved:

Leverage GLAAD Media Institute training, consulting or research to build the core skills and techniques that effectuate positive change.

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Campus Pride

Campus Pride is an entry-level job board that helps members of the LGBTQ+ community begin their careers with diverse, equitable and inclusive employers.

How to get involved:

Visit the job board to search for entry-level openings, apply for any roles you seek, and connect with supportive companies.

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Diversity Working

Diversity Working’s LGBTQ+ community section lists employment opportunities that align with the values and identities of LBGTQ+ community members.

How to get involved:

Explore the LGBTQ+ community section for job openings, apply for any roles you seek, and connect with supportive companies.

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LGBTQ+ Career Network

LGBTQ+ Career Network provides the LGBTQ+ community with a trusted professional network, which pairs job seekers with prospective employers interested in building a diverse workforce.

How to get involved:

Attend career events to network with fellow job seekers, connect with supportive employers, and uncover new opportunities.

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Pink Jobs

Pink Jobs is an equal opportunity job board that connects LGBTQ+ candidates with inclusive, equitable and diverse companies.

How to get involved:

Visit the job board to search for openings, apply for any roles you seek, and connect with supportive employers.

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TransWork

TransWork is an inclusive program that connects Transgender and non-binary jobseekers and entrepreneurs with supportive employers and business partners.

How to get involved:

Explore and leverage TransWork resources to expand your professional skills, make invaluable connections and advance your career.

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Black Remote She

Black Remote She is a community for Black queer and trans women, nonbinary people and allies interested in working remotely.

How to get involved:

Explore the Black Remote She Resource Hub for gender-affirming, career alignment, funding, and career development resources.

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