Note: The 2023 conference is a work in progress. Check back for updates!
2023 LGBT+ College Conference
How can human resource professionals and corporate/workplace leaders improve recruitment and retention of LGBT+ employees?
LGBT+ employees are at a greater risk of experiencing difficulties in the workplace that affect the bottom line
"For the estimated 8.8 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) adults living in the United States (Ramos, Badgett, & Sears, 2008), the concept of spending 25% of a year at work believing they lack the safety to self-identify as LGBT because of fear of losing employment can cause psychological stress, diminished physical health, and reduced work performance (Chun, 2011)" (Hollis & McCalla, 2013).
"A growing body of research demonstrates that not only does this discrimination [against LGBT+ people in the workplace] lead to negative outcomes for the gay and lesbian employees, such as lower levels of job satisfaction and psychological well-being (Griffith & Hebl, 2002), but it also has negative impacts on organizations' financial performance (Johnston & Malina, 2008; Wang & Schwarz, 2010)."
How can you improve your workplace climate for LGBT+ employees?
Want to learn more about the LGBT+ College Conference?
Benefits for human resource professionals and corporate/workplace leaders:
- Get information about challenges faced by LGBT+ employees and concrete strategies to address those challenges.
- Interact with your peers to share information and strategies.
- Influence the next generation of workforce and workplace leaders through interaction and informal mentoring.
- Communicate your values and commitment to diversity to your employees and your market.
- Registration at the LGBT+ College Conference is free, and you are encouraged to attend all events. We want your input and participation! (Corporate participants are encouraged to request support for the conference from their organization to keep the conference free for all students.)
Program Presentation and Participation
Sponsorships and Support
Corporate and Community Engagement
Advisory Board Chair
Lambda hosts weekly meetings and membership is open to all currently enrolled MTSU students who act in good faith of Lambda's Constitution and Community Standards. Membership dues are announced at the beginning of each academic year and can be paid at any time.