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UConn Rainbow Center has been serving UConn’s diverse communities of gender identities, gender expressions and sexualities since 1998! This includes but is not limited to experiences related to being transgender, aromantic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, pansexual, asexual, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, cisgender, intersex, bi-curious, and heterosexual

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides online resources for students, as well as open office hours throughout the semester.

General Resources

The Trevor Project Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24

GLAAD GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love

PFLAG Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy

GLSEN wants every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. They believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. They accomplish their goals by working in hallways across the country — from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community — to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education

The Human Rights Campaign The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workplace equality. Out & Equal partners with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.

Lambda Legal Founded in 1973, 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. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Lamba Legal does not charge our clients for legal representation or advocacy, and we receive no government funding. Workplace issues are the number one concern among callers to Lambda Legal’s Help Desk.

Job Search and Internships

LGBT Careerlink provides a job search database, as well as a resource library with tools for those students on the job hunt; sponsored by “Out & Equal Workplace Advocates” at outandequal.org

Out Professionals is the nation’s leading LGBT non-profit network, with close to 1,000 members and over 5,000 email subscribers representing dozens of different work backgrounds and some 600 companies.

LGBT Connect is a division of WorkplaceDiversity.com, this website also provides a job bank for LGBTQ job seekers

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Internship Program The Task Force offers graduate and undergraduate internships available during the fall/winter, winter/spring and summer terms for college and university students or recent graduates covering a variety of disciplines

Victory Fund Internship program that gives the opportunity to gain experience in LGBT political activism, consider career options, strengthen job-related skills and network with leaders in local, state and national politics

PFLAG Internships Graduate and undergraduate full-time and part-time internships available each school semester, and summer, for college and university students or recent graduates. The program is largely based on the specific needs of the national office

National Center for Transgender Equality NCTE accepts rolling applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. Applicants may apply to intern with NCTE’s policy, communications, or development departments for a general internship which will combine all three areas of work, or for a legal internship.

The Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. Job seekers can use this tool to find companies with LGBTQ- inclusive practices.