LGBTQ Workplace Training Resources and More

Is your company looking for ways to support the LGBQT+ community in the workplace, or perhaps you are an ally looking for ways to learn more? Check out some LGBTQ workplace training resources and more listed below!


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Workplace Training

LGBTQ+ Workplace Education Center is a trusted expert in learning how to support your LGBTQ+ employees. They are the leading online training provider for businesses looking to further their LGBTQ+ cultural competency and expand their workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.


Zippia extracts intelligence from real-world experiences to provide the best information and tools for people to achieve their career plans. From finding inclusive companies, getting comfortable with the interview process, to coming out at work, Zippa is also a resource guide to help people navigate the corporate landscape as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.


EVERFI provides forward-thinking diversity and inclusion training that teaches learners how to develop an environment of inclusion and respect that generates high morale and productivity and that positively impacts the company brand.


Diversity Resources offers one-stop shopping for diversity training. They offer training tools needed to create a respectful, efficient, and compliant workplace.

The Stonewall Reader

  1. The Stonewall Reader is a collection of firsthand accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly, this anthology shines a light on forgotten figures who were pivotal in the movement, such as Lee Brewster, head of the Queens Liberation Front, and Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s.

We Are Everywhere

  1. Through the lenses of protest, power, and pride, We Are Everywhere is an essential and empowering introduction to the history of the fight for queer liberation. Combining exhaustively researched narrative with meticulously curated photographs, the book traces queer activism from its roots in late-nineteenth-century Europe—long before the pivotal Stonewall Riots of 1969—to the gender warriors leading the charge today.

3. How To Survive A Plague

3. How To Survive A Plague is a riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. The small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts.

How We Fight for Our Lives

  1. Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence—into tumultuous relationships with his family, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another—and to one another—as we fight to become ourselves.

Out of Space

5. Out of Space is a combination of memoir and leadership guide, using Julio Roman’s experience as a foundation point for skills that anyone can easily develop. For the last twenty years, Julio Roman has worked to advance the health equality and public health initiatives of Black and Brown Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) communities affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and violence, by creating highly engaging and highly effective LGBTQ safe spaces and empowerment centers. With gritty transparency, he shares his story of coming out, sexual and physical abuse, homelessness, sex work, HIV, and AIDS.


  1. In an episode of The New Way We Work, Fast Company talks to Gabriel Arkles from the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund about how employers and allies can build a more inclusive workplace for trans employees.


  1. LGBTQ&A is a podcast hosted by Jeffrey Masters and produced by The Advocate magazine, in partnership with GLAAD. They hold weekly interviews with some of the most interesting and influential people a part of the LGBTQ+ community.


  1. Being LGBTQ features interviews with people from across the community. Striving to give a platform to those who feel underrepresented, they discuss the latest issues impacting the community, amplify the voices of LGBTQ people, share the latest music from LGBTQ artists, and much more. Hosted by LGBTQ advocate Sam Wise, Being LGBTQ is informative, friendly, and accessible to all.


  1. In an episode of McKinsey Talks Talent, Diana Ellsworth, McKinsey partner and leader of their work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, talks with McKinsey Talent experts Bryan Hancock and Bill Schaninger about their latest research on how to better support the LGBTQ+ community – not just during Pride Month, but year-round. This episode includes practical steps all employees can take to both signal support and advance progress in the workplace. 


  1. GLAAD is a non-government agency founded to promote LGBTQ acceptance along with identifying and preventing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.


  1. Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) was founded by a group of teachers in 1990. GLSEN offers the programs and tools you need, like this Jump-Start Guide, to help address LGBT issues in school.


  1. Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network offers training to people who want to educate others and promote policies that protect LGBT youth from harassment and violence.


  1. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, commonly called The Center, is a nonprofit organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population of New York City and nearby communities.


  1. The National LGBTQ Task Force is an advocacy group dedicated to advancing freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people.


  1. Equality Federation is a social justice, advocacy, and capacity-building organization serving and supporting state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organizations in the United States. 

More Resources

NYSUT has more than 600,000 people who work in, or are retired from, New York’s schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities. They offer training and resources that support the LGBTQ community.

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