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1.Gender and Sexuality Therapist. Many psychologists, psychiatrists, andtherapists work exclusively with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender patients. LGBTQ therapists counsel patientsabout issues related to their sexuality.Gender identity therapists also work with transgender clients, helping them make sense of the emotional and psychological aspects of their transitions. Additionally, some family psychologists will work with same-sex families or couples (Doyle, 2018).
2.Event Organizer or Promoter. If you area people person who is business-minded but also loves a good time, event production might be a good field for you. There are gay pride events all over the world, from San Francisco’s iconic summer celebration to Sydney's legendary Mardi Gras.San Paolo’s people-packed parade is estimated to be the largest pride event in the world, attracting more than two million peopleeach June. In addition to these types of annual celebrations, many cities hostmonthlyor weekly events for the queer community, from club nights to cocktail hours to business luncheons. All of these events require extensive organizationand promotion, leading to a variety of jobs in event planning and production (Doyle, 2018).3.Civil Rights Lawyer. The legal web weaving through the LQBTQcommunity is a complex one. There are manystate and national laws relating to same-sex marriage andadoption, no to mention the movement against employment discrimination and transgender rights. A multitudeof legal issues still plagues the queer community in 2018 –thus a need for lawyers to fight these battles has arisen. While some civil rights lawyers work for private firms, others are employed by organizations like Lambda Legaland the ACLU(Doyle, 2018).4.Communications Specialist. The LGBTQpush for total equality has gained a distinguished voice in the media, and many organizations,from grassroots effortsto the high-profile HumanRights Campaign, hire communication specialists to help craft their campaigns and make sure their messages are effective.There are many opportunities for media professionals incommunication fields: public relations, marketing, advertising, pressstrategyand event production are just a few (Doyle, 2018).In addition, individuals with experience in the LGBTQ movement tend to be in high-demand during election season, when politicians are looking for consultants who can help diversify their appeal (Doyle, 2018).5.Nonprofit Employee. There are jobs at LGBTQ-advocacy nonprofits all around the country. Position likedata entry, accounting, graphic design, and human resources are just a few. You might be surprised just how many LGBTQ nonprofits need qualified applicants.These groups exist on the city,state, national, and even international level, and thus there are a wide range of different employment opportunities available,from entry-level positions to managerial roles. If it is something you are interested in, relocation to Europe or Asia could be on the table.Organizations range fromindependent, locally-run groups, like MassEqualityin Boston,
to national institutions like GLAADandthe Human Rights Campaign.