Professional Resources for LGBTQIA+ and POC Public Policy Professionals:

Out in National Security
Out in National Security (ONS) is a group of national security professionals leveraging our professional networks and individual passion to expand opportunity for current and future colleagues. Merging activism and education, ONS speaks fearlessly in defense of LGBTQIA+ rights, connects like-minded national security practitioners, advances American interests, and improves American security.

Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation
WCAPSisOut  is an intentionally, purpose-built platform geared towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, + (LGBTQIA+) women and gender diverse persons of color in the foreign policy, national security, and conflict transformation space. Our mission is to provide a space for LGBTQIA+ persons to come together, engage, and build strong relationships with others of the community. We aim to highlight accomplishments, challenges, and facilitate forward movement in ensuring our voices are heard and our rights protected.

Funders for LGBTQ+ Issues
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Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.  Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of more than 75 foundations, corporations, and funding institutions that collectively award more than $1 billion annually, including approximately $100 million specifically devoted to LGBTQ issues.

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The Caucus of LGBTQ Faculty & Students in Social Work is a support, networking, and advocacy group. Membership is open to social work educators and scholars throughout the world who are LGBTQ or interested in LGBTQ issues.

Out and Equal
Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships and annual Workplace Summit conference, Out and Equal LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.

US Senate Glass Caucus
The Senate GLASS Caucus is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization open to all whose purpose is to raise awareness of issues affecting the LGBT Community, increase visibility and promote the welfare and dignity of LGBT employees of the United States Senate by providing a safe environment for social interaction and professional development.

Congressional Hispanic Association
The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) is an official, non-partisan, bicameral Congressional Staff Organization, recognized by the Committee on House Administration, whose mission is to recruit, retain, and advance Hispanic staffers in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

Congressional Black Associates
The Congressional Black Associates (CBA) is an officially House-recognized, bi-partisan Congressional staff organization whose mission is to enhance the political, social and economic capabilities of Black people on Capitol Hill, in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area, the nation, and other countries throughout the world.

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