The Rockwell Career Center has been a University of Houston Pride Partner since 2015. The University of Houston’s Pride Partners, through training, visibility, involvement, or programming, have shown their dedication not only to nondiscrimination but also to providing a welcoming, safe and supportive learning environment for all LGBTQ+ people. Pride Partners seek to promote awareness of and sensitivity toward differences in gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. The goal is the acceptance and celebration of differences rather than mere tolerance.
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Employment
Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through their worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships, and annual Workplace Summit conference, they help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.
The Human Rights Campaign offers a resource where you can search companies, municipalities, and healthcare facilities to see how they rate on HRC’s Corporate, Municipal, and Healthcare Equality Indices — benchmarks of LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices, and benefits of our nation’s employers. Click here to access the HRC list. (Please note that the search function works better if you search for cities OR states (Houston OR Texas, rather than a combo like “Houston, Texas”)
Reaching Out MBA‘s mission is to increase the influence of the LGBT+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni. Over our 20 year history, Reaching Out has grown to include a range of programming that educates, inspires, and connects an increasingly diverse LGBT+ MBA community. We invite you to join us and engage with students and alumni throughout the year.
Out for Undergrad‘s mission is to help high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates reach their full potential. Each year, Out for Undergrad invites a diverse class of high-achieving LGBTQ+ students to four unique conferences, where they’re inspired to pursue ambitious careers. Learn more at their website www.outforundergrad.org
Join the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce and engage with a network of LGBTQ+ and allied business owners and corporate partners to support business development and business growth. The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce offers a unique opportunity to connect with the LGBTQ+ and supportive business community through networking and business development programming.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community. (Note that the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce is a local affiliate of the NGLCC.)
Gender Neutral Professional Dress Tips from Zippia
What should you wear to a job interview? There is no simple answer, and it largely depends on the type of job and company that you are interviewing for. There are dozens of articles out there explaining how to dress for an interview. However, most outdated and confine what an individual can wear to gender stereotypes. Zippia has written a modern guide for individuals of all gender identities on how to dress for an interview.
The Montrose Center empowers our community—primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and their families—to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. They also offer counseling services and can be reached by phone at (713) 529-0037
On the University of Houston Campus
The mission of the LGBTQ Resource Center is to cultivate safe spaces on campus and within our Center’s programs, empowering LGBTQ students to develop their authentic identity, and become proud, successful, engaged members of the UH community. To learn more about the UH LGBTQ Resource Center, programs and calendar, visit www.uh.edu/lgbtq