Will it hurt my chances if I put on my resume that I am involve in LGBT organizations?
I am graduating this May with Bachelor's in Education and I am applying to teach math in high school. In college, I am the vice-president of the LGBT society. I am also a volunteer in an organization in our city where we help LGBT teens who are in trouble. I am an active member of these organizations and it means a lot to me. I am gay by the way but I don't act feminine. I don't welcome close-minded answers here.
Asked By: shoorey - 3/8/2009
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Not worth it. Keeps your sex life to yourself at work. It doesn't belong there. Don't get me wrong - I'm gay. I just don't see it being that winning line on your resume that gets you the job. It may do just the opposite... More
Answered By: Paul B - 3/9/2009
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No, schools can't discriminate against your sexual orientation. If they do, and you have proof that is the reason why you didn't get the job, you can sue. Edit: As a matter of fact, most companies can NOT discriminate against your sexual orientation.
Answered By: DynAmO - 3/8/2009
It may, depending on whether or not the employer is a bigot and personally doesn't like you for being gay. Aside from that, I feel like it would help you because it shows you have some leadership experience to an extent.
Answered By: Brad - 3/8/2009
I personally wouldn't... Discrimination can happen sub-consciously as well, it doesn't have to be deliberate.
Answered By: Life/Love - 3/8/2009
I can't say if it will or not, because every person who looks at your resume is different. However, I would like to note that if it does destroy your chances, they are breaking the law by discriminating.
Answered By: mejon16 - 3/8/2009
I would put it on there; employers are always looking for hardworking people with experience in some sort of organization or volunteer work. To discriminate against one potential employee because of their sexuality would certainly send out a bad message about the company.
Answered By: Bleach ♥ Girl - 3/8/2009
I would look at your local laws regarding this, I see some of the answers on here, say that it would be breaking the law etc. HOWEVER although that may be true, not ALL companies and schools have that law, meaning if its not law they could legally tell you that " your gay and we dont allow it " and it would be legal... More
Answered By: jaxson - 3/8/2009
It shouldn't, and it would be a d**n shame if that did happen... More
Answered By: Chris V - 3/8/2009
i wouldn't it's not required and it will most likely hurt ur chances
Answered By: sammi - 3/8/2009
It'e generally not a good idea to put outside (non-work related) activities or organizations on your resume. And discrimination DOES happen, even in places where it's illegal.
Answered By: Marty - 3/8/2009
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