There are many great jobs for LGBTQ+ people in the world. But, if you are looking to find a job specific to your needs or interests, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or you’re simply a supporter, you can make LGBTQ+ issues your life’s work. There are hundreds of options where your work can make a difference to the LGBTQ+ community, and this article will show our top picks.
Non-profit groups exist at the city, regional, national, and international levels, and thus a wide range of different employment opportunities are possible, from entry-level positions to managerial roles. LGBTQ+ non-profits are heavily involved in efforts related to LGBTQ+ issues worldwide. There are a variety of positions like data entry, accounting, graphic design, and human resources, to name just a few, available at LQBTQ+ non-profit’s that need qualified applicants.
Gender and Sexuality Therapist
Many therapists work exclusively with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender patients. LGBTQ+ therapists counsel patients about issues related to their sexuality or gender identity. LGBTQ+ therapists help their clients make sense of the emotional and psychological aspects of their gender identities, sexualities or gender transitions. Some LGBTQ+ therapists can also act as family counsellors and work with same-sex families or couples.
Adoption caseworkers help families through the extensive process, including legal hoops, financial burdens, and potential emotional stress associated with adopting a child. Some adoption counsellors work for government agencies, while others work for private adoption agencies. Adoption caseworkers help give the gift of a child to people who are often unable to have their own, which commonly includes people within the LGBTQ+ community.
Event Organiser or Promoter
If you are a people person who is business-minded and loves a good time, event production might be a good option. There are gay pride events worldwide, so this could be a great job within the LGBTQ+ community to consider no matter where you are. In addition to huge annual celebrations, many cities host monthly or weekly events for the queer community, including club nights, cocktail hours and business luncheons. These events require organisation, planning and promotion, meaning there is a wealth of job opportunities in event planning and production within the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQ+ Journalist or Reporter
If you are well-versed on issues amongst the LGBTQ+ community, you might want to consider working as a journalist or news reporter. Many news outlets cater specifically to the gay community, and those that don’t cover LGBTQ+ stories, amongst other topics. With the LGBTQ+ community growing, there is increased demand for individuals who can bring LGBTQ+ issues to the forefront of the news.
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