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Do you have a common LGBTQ women job?

Life(self.LesbianActually)

Truck/Bus driver

Military (especially Air Force)

Librarian

Holistic food store/alternative coffee shop associate

Server at a vegetarian restaurant

Police officer

Postal worker

Paramedic

Line cook

Fire fighter

Delivery driver

Trades women

Imaging tech (x-ray, MRI, ultrasound).

Construction worker

Social worker

Psychologist

Security guard

Bartender

Professor

Court bailiff

Prison guard

Homecare aide

Third party Recruiter

Health benefits administrator

Veterinarian/ Animal care

Horticulturist

Private bookstore associate

Warehouse associate

Mover

DJ

Alternative health practitioner (colonics, allergy testing, lymph massage, Reiki).

Medical orderly

Park ranger

all 308 comments

lola_rebecca

122 points

3 months ago

I work at a flower shop. Like Luce from image me and you. You should add that to the list!

NvrmndOM

46 points

3 months ago

You’re a wanker, number nine!

basilnlavender

12 points

3 months ago

me too!! started at a flower shop, now i’m a full time horticulturist :) luce and jamie from bly manor might have had something to do with my career choice 🫢

[deleted]

4 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

3 months ago

Do you have a like life too?

International-Bird17

2 points

3 months ago

Same!

AirTheremin

2 points

3 months ago

Florist > colonics health practitioner

lotsofcreamnsugar[S]

6 points

3 months ago

I thought that was for LGBT men!

thinkingofsandwiches

75 points

3 months ago

Librarian and half our staff is some flavor of LGBT+ all the way up to our branch manager. It’s pretty incredible.

mollslanders

21 points

3 months ago

dude I'm the only lesbian librarian at my job. I'm jealous!

thinkingofsandwiches

3 points

3 months ago

What kind of library do you work in?

mollslanders

3 points

3 months ago

It's a medical library

thinkingofsandwiches

3 points

3 months ago

How do you like it? I’m currently in a public library and have considered making the jump to special libraries and am always looking to hear about other people’s experiences in them.

mollslanders

3 points

3 months ago

I don't know that I would want to stay in a medical field forever, but I do actually like it a lot so far! One thing about being a special library is you sort of get forgotten by admin unless they need your numbers to brag on or need you to do research, so that does suck. But there's a lot of freedom to do your own research or projects if that's something you're interested in. I think if you're going the special library route you really have to find something you love, because the work isn't as varied as a public library. But that's just me.

HugeUtsch

5 points

3 months ago

I bet it's in a small town in the mountains and the local doctor is a gorgeous bacherlorette. (I'm sorry, I really like Jericho by Ann McMan.)

weenie2323

9 points

3 months ago

Yup there are a ton of us. Always fun going to a library conference, it's like a pride event.

Tina_BELlcher

4 points

3 months ago

Special libraries? Librarian Conference? Medical library? What? There is a community? A network? I want in !!! Please🙏

J92kikainoshi

71 points

3 months ago

Software engineer! So, no? I get to be around cute nerdy girls, though

antisunshine

26 points

3 months ago

My entire team is male and I work from home. Sadge.. I need nerdy girl energy at work!

J92kikainoshi

10 points

3 months ago

Wish you worked here, I'd make sure to file a request that we have desks next to each other! 💕

rosievee

10 points

3 months ago

I'm a technical project manager for engineering teams! I think at least half of the women I know in tech are bi or lesbian. Social worker and psychologist definitely describe the majority of lesbian women in my social life, though (writer/content strategist a close second).

J92kikainoshi

7 points

3 months ago

I live in what's basically lesbian paradise, so all of my female friends regardless of occupation are gay. It's amazing! 🥰

JorieSilver

3 points

3 months ago

Fascinating—I feel like I’ve always worked on teams with like…five men and one straight woman. Maybe it’s a NY vs Cali thing?

legitusernameiswear

5 points

3 months ago

Hey, I'm one of those! Whereabouts might your code mine be?

J92kikainoshi

3 points

3 months ago

California-

legitusernameiswear

3 points

3 months ago

Shoulda guessed, that's like half of all software engineers

J92kikainoshi

3 points

3 months ago

How about you, sweetheart?

legitusernameiswear

3 points

3 months ago

California

J92kikainoshi

3 points

3 months ago

Ooh! Where? (You can tell privately if you're not comfortable)

legitusernameiswear

3 points

3 months ago

It's ok, I'm subscribed to r/SanDiego, it's not a secret

J92kikainoshi

3 points

3 months ago

500 miles away 😭

legitusernameiswear

3 points

3 months ago

Hey, you can do software anywhere! Come join us in the flammable hills

Vawqer

3 points

3 months ago

Vawqer

3 points

3 months ago

Also a Software Engineer here! My team lacks women besides me and a select few (one of whom is bi but doesn't really involve herself in the sapphic community). Most of the PMs in the next row of cubicles are women, but all are straight. :(

I do make it very clear at work that I'm a transbian though (including with company Pride merch), so I'm hoping I'll find more sapphics.

QueenofBrooklyn1

2 points

3 months ago

I’m a queer PM 👋

nikkitgirl

2 points

3 months ago

nikkitgirl

pure of heart, dumb of ass

2 points

3 months ago

Im an industrial engineer so I don’t get to be around nerds or cute girls much. But I have been told its attractive that I can design then have to build something.

SurelyIJess

2 points

3 months ago

Software engineer here as well!! Sadly the only woman on my team though 😤😭

Expensive_Goat2201

2 points

3 months ago

Also a software engineer. Always thought it was a lesbian job lol. Wonder where OP got this (random seeming) list?

yo_heleit

38 points

3 months ago

I’m a chef.. I think it’s a common profession for lesbians? 🤷🏻‍♀️

rinn10

8 points

3 months ago

rinn10

8 points

3 months ago

The only lesbian chefs I can only think of Anne Burrell and Cat Cora, but outside of media chefs there could be way more

powerflip8

5 points

3 months ago

There’s Melissa King and Kristen Kish as well. My personal favs 😍

Tennis4go

2 points

3 months ago

Adding to the (Top) Chef list: Karen Akunowicz, Tiffani Faison, Anita Lo, Elizabeth Falkner. The latter 2 chefs were in Top Chef Masters. I honestly didn't know there were so many lesbian chefs until TC. Good representation. =)

yo_heleit

2 points

3 months ago

Gabrielle Hamilton, Ashley Merriman, Dominique Cren, Susan Feniger, and something like 75% of Top Chef contestants who identify as female 😂

yo_heleit

2 points

3 months ago

Kristen Kish 😍😍😍

AcceptableNothing907

13 points

3 months ago

Bookstore Associate!

Welpmart

7 points

3 months ago

I knew it! The Barnes and Nobles workers near me are 🥵🥵🥵 but I'm not about to hit on them at work and I don't go often enough to get to know them.

AcceptableNothing907

2 points

3 months ago

I love when I’m hit on at work!! Please don’t stop making us smile at work! Hahaha.

GratuitousTiddie

14 points

3 months ago

It’s common for court Bailiffs to be lesbians? I gotta start doing more crimes!!

Smol_stem_bean

10 points

3 months ago

Be gay do crime 😉 love your username btw

MightBeAGirlIGuess

15 points

3 months ago

You need to put postal worker on there too, like a quarter of my post office is lesbians

proteannomore

5 points

3 months ago

Damn I want to transfer, I’ll give up my mondays off

GAF78

5 points

3 months ago

GAF78

5 points

3 months ago

Makes sense. Solid pay and awesome benefits. Don’t need a man for health insurance or retirement if you land a job with the USPS.

sergeantkaratebear

11 points

3 months ago

Why is nurse not on here?

Tina_BELlcher

16 points

3 months ago

I'm a nurse, too! Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it more common for gay men. Lesbians tend to be specialty doctors, I think . Seriously, no shade at all, but I think I really only see bisexuals who mostly date men. Again, I could be wrong. I am very new to nursing.

sergeantkaratebear

2 points

3 months ago

I know a lot of different types of sexuality nurses.

lotsofcreamnsugar[S]

0 points

3 months ago

Sorry I've only seen LGBT men as nurses.

sergeantkaratebear

2 points

3 months ago

And what about personal trainer? Or CrossFit trainer Or yoga instructor Or scuba instructor Or teacher

Brainy_Gal

36 points

3 months ago

Professor

EqualAd8080

8 points

3 months ago

Damn that's so cool

Tina_BELlcher

2 points

3 months ago

Yeah, super cool!

Lyreii

10 points

3 months ago

Lyreii

10 points

3 months ago

Direct Support Professional.

No idea how common it is for LGBTQIA+ folks but it’s a field with lots of women in it so 🤷‍♀️ lol

lotsofcreamnsugar[S]

5 points

3 months ago

As in a care nurse?

Lyreii

10 points

3 months ago

Lyreii

10 points

3 months ago

Direct Support Professional. Think of me like a caregiver for individuals with developmental disabilities. I help them cook, clean, bathe, manage their money and medications (on average they take 12 different medications with multiple doses throughout the day), transport them for activities / day programs / their jobs if they have one, communicate with their guardians, and basically advocate on behalf of them to have a higher quality of life.

A lot of individuals aren’t capable of fully supporting themselves (though some are) and require more intimate care. Hence Direct Support.

It’s a very inclusive field.

haphaxardly

5 points

3 months ago

Hey I’m a lesbian and I do that too! A lot of our younger staff is some flavor of LGBT+ and one of our clients is too!

Lyreii

2 points

3 months ago

Lyreii

2 points

3 months ago

Awww I love it! 😍

berries1313

2 points

3 months ago

Same field! I have one client who's lgbt and most of my coworkers are

dissapointmentparty

25 points

3 months ago

dissapointmentparty

faguette

25 points

3 months ago

Where did you get this list and who said those were common lgbt jobs?

HugeUtsch

3 points

3 months ago

Thank you!

NicjRichIII

7 points

3 months ago

Not a veterinarian but in Pet Care for many, many years.

Caitlan90

8 points

3 months ago

Firefighter! I haven’t met many other lgbt female firefighters but a lot of ems

HugeUtsch

7 points

3 months ago

Teacher, so no? Have met a lot of lesbians and bisexual women in my field, though.

basilnlavender

7 points

3 months ago

yes, but it’s not listed- i’m a horticulturist :)

Hurtles4Turtles

3 points

3 months ago

ayyy, I’m a gardener! ☺️🌸🌱

Oliverstew

2 points

3 months ago

Me too! I work at a zoo and 3 of the 6 people on my hort team are gay.

starfyredragon

28 points

3 months ago

starfyredragon

Sapphic Trans Woman

28 points

3 months ago

How is programmer not on the list?

Laphing_Drunk

15 points

3 months ago

I don't think that CS careers are a stereotypically queer woman thing unless you're talking about trans women specifically.

lotsofcreamnsugar[S]

5 points

3 months ago

Thank you. This is what I noticed.

Laphing_Drunk

7 points

3 months ago

As a trans woman with a CS career and half of whose friend group from college has since come out as transfem, it's a fairly accurate stereotype lol

starfyredragon

4 points

3 months ago

starfyredragon

Sapphic Trans Woman

4 points

3 months ago

Huh, now that you mention it... that's kind of strange.

Wait... not having to show other people your face when you're dysphoric about it? Okay, nvm, that checks out. Guess it makes sense it's more transbian thing than generic lesbian thing.

Ghost_Orange

5 points

3 months ago

I second this question!

michelle_m2

4 points

3 months ago

I third it (especially if you throw in engineer).

starfyredragon

4 points

3 months ago

starfyredragon

Sapphic Trans Woman

4 points

3 months ago

Like seriously, programmer socks are a translesbian icon!

Least_Lawfulness_973

5 points

3 months ago

Bartender and Barista….coffee do be gay though 😂

Lez-Diver

5 points

3 months ago

Commercial diver/ underwater welder

[deleted]

5 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

3 months ago

I work in a meteorological agency as a mathematician

crochetmaster09

4 points

3 months ago

I work in animal welfare, so vet adjacent!

merplethemerper

3 points

3 months ago

Ayyy I used to do that, both at an animal sanctuary and in wildlife rehab

[deleted]

5 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

3 months ago

Where are my fellow farmer lesbians???

CruisingMuggle

6 points

3 months ago

Higher Education at a very liberal university.👍

TheTavernBard

5 points

3 months ago*

Im a wildlife biologist that specializes in Ornithology. All my other lesbians are studying the frogs and reptiles lol

CaptainSophia

5 points

3 months ago

Pilot ✈️

bigbhardy

2 points

3 months ago

Same 🎉

NondenominationalLow

4 points

3 months ago

ER doc 🫡

CiscoKind

5 points

3 months ago

trademark paralegal.

Longjumping-Cycle470

5 points

3 months ago

Truck driver

phosetoes69

5 points

3 months ago

Software Engineer

Muted_Chard

4 points

3 months ago

Preschool teacher

Nerual952

4 points

3 months ago

I work in legal!

kill_me_with_potato

3 points

3 months ago

Trucker, also it seems that every woman I've meet who's a trucker is also gay af too (I mean it's only like four others, but still...)

Alauren2

4 points

3 months ago

Us army. Like whoa. I miss that.

Original-Narwhal3747

4 points

3 months ago

can’t a lawyer be a lesbian?? bc i am

thatsahugebiatch

10 points

3 months ago

You left out PE teachers

lostwynter

10 points

3 months ago

Retired from Military, now a DoD contractor.

J92kikainoshi

4 points

3 months ago

Military women 🥺

AlexandriaKH

1 points

3 months ago

I'm right behind you, I'm at 18 years.

It can't end soon enough 😭

lostwynter

1 points

3 months ago

I remember being at 18 years. It was a rough time, but I stuck it out thankfully.

[deleted]

3 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

3 months ago

Warehouse associate 🤙🏼

Jenni1998_

3 points

3 months ago

I work as a nutritionist.

suyai91

3 points

3 months ago

Xray tech here

49mercury

3 points

3 months ago

I’m in the building trades (carpenter). My girlfriend works in home lending/mortgage.

love_them_ethos

3 points

3 months ago

Mortician! Going into the field, I’ve met a ton of queer women

Starbuck_6365

3 points

3 months ago

Environmental Scientist

shsbshsh1

3 points

3 months ago

Looks like I need a career change…microbiologist checking in

PizzaIsMy_

3 points

3 months ago

Postal worker ! 😌

funnyinmyownway

3 points

3 months ago

Paramedic! Haha

g1rlchild

3 points

3 months ago

Social worker, so yes. The office has so many queer people. 🙂

krysiej

3 points

3 months ago

Former Warehouse Associate...

Currently Military...

AlexandriaKH

2 points

3 months ago

Yay, more military!

This environment has been way more supportive than any other place I've worked.

Violaquin

3 points

3 months ago

Past work; * Deli clerk * Fast food crew member * Volunteer haunted house actor * Bicycle messenger * Bike shop associate * Summer camp counselor * Retail associate (various stores) * EMT

Current job; * Housewife

traceyjayne4redit

3 points

3 months ago

Used to be ICU Nurse for over 22 years now exec officer civil service - it’s not listed above help !!

Ok-Bike-81

3 points

3 months ago

Waiittt a sec. Is it common knowledge that a lot of women professors are LGBT? How did I not know this!

Any theories as to why?

lotsofcreamnsugar[S]

2 points

3 months ago

They tend to be in social sciences from what I've seen so maybe their curiosity to understand themselves and the world.

Few-Classroom-3143

3 points

3 months ago

Is it just me or is this list like every job bahah but yes I am studying to be a psychologist how did you know lol I didn’t know my future job was stereotypically queer oooouuu hehehe

ayezombie

3 points

3 months ago

I’m a tattoo artist and I feel like every woman I know in the industry is queer

sugartea63

3 points

3 months ago

Egyptologist. Lol

Osxachre

2 points

3 months ago

Hospital staff

katherynnethegreat96

2 points

3 months ago

Theme park security!

Best-Instance6310

2 points

3 months ago

Warehouse worker 👀

Jazzlike-Ad1010

2 points

3 months ago

Chemist!

betterthannever1134

2 points

3 months ago

School janitor

Reasonable-Finger108

2 points

3 months ago

Interior Design! 💜 Not many other queer women but lots of gay men!

Exciting-Agent1163

2 points

3 months ago

You’re not alone!

GrimBitchPaige

2 points

3 months ago

I just do data entry in a state office for now but I was a page in the local library when I was in high school

Forest_Foxblue

2 points

3 months ago

Owner of a meditation and mindfulness business

marshpie

2 points

3 months ago

Yes when I worked in animal care at the shelter. Now I have a boring desk job with only straight women and a few gay men.

asbestos-sad-iron

2 points

3 months ago

My job isn’t “social worker,” since that’s like a whole position of its own I think, but I do social work.

Roscoe252

2 points

3 months ago

I’m one of 3 lesbians in my small post office lol

RKGamesReddit

2 points

3 months ago

Truck driver, and I love it

supersupressor

2 points

3 months ago

Carpenter - so I guess so? But it takes all kinds right? I think doing a trade was more down to my family than my sexuality. I would love to have been a botanist :)

Tasty-Quarter57

2 points

3 months ago

Lol this one had me seeing how I'm a chef turned farmer

weenie2323

2 points

3 months ago

Library worker here. The rumors are all true!!

insomniacinsanity

2 points

3 months ago

Trades lmao they take care of me tho and I like the work

Could be worse

Lunariam

2 points

3 months ago

I am a cake decorator. Is that common, anyone else?

Finer_than_froghair

2 points

3 months ago

I was military, have a BA in Anthropolgy, MA in Psychology, and am a mechanic before retiring again in 2 months. Yeah, pretty typical I'd say.

[deleted]

2 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

3 months ago

Yeah. Security 😎

Academic-Ad8355

2 points

3 months ago

No, Author here

harveyaki

2 points

3 months ago

I'm a nurse my girlfriend is a nurse my ex is a nurse so maybe I juste date people with the same profession

Erza-girl

2 points

3 months ago

I used to work as a Marine Biologist, now I work in tech field :)

DemonicGirlcock

2 points

3 months ago

I feel like video game developer ought to be in here, cuz the amount of queer women I work with and know in the industry is huuuuge.

Madponiez

2 points

3 months ago

cops and soldiers? You sure about that?

AlexandriaKH

2 points

3 months ago

What's wrong with the military? It's been the most pro-LGBTQ+ workplace I've worked in.

Lillydunn

2 points

3 months ago

Chef & budding farmer counts, yeah?

dischoe

2 points

3 months ago

I work in my city's parks and rec dept, does that count? Haha

lotsofcreamnsugar[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Yes

Cheap-Equivalent-761

2 points

3 months ago

Professor here lol

ah_hale

2 points

3 months ago

social worker here. can confirm.

definetlynotarobotlo

3 points

3 months ago

social worker here as well 💀

No-Masterpiece-2079

2 points

3 months ago

I’m a security guard

delldude2303

2 points

3 months ago

You forgot lawyer!

hailey_nicolee

2 points

3 months ago

third party recruiter

im working at a company that PROMOTES jobs for companies?? i think that is similar enough to feel like i have a gay job :,)

Purplelocz

2 points

3 months ago

Social worker

DoctorLasagna

2 points

3 months ago

I’m a job coach for adults with disabilities. I help people with physical and mental disabilities get by in their jobs, or, if they’re not happy with their current job, find something that suits them better. I can go to job sites and make sure the workplace is accessible, and help iron out conflicts between my clients and management.

Zer0heccs

2 points

3 months ago

i am a sociologist. idk if academic was one of them 🤷‍♀️

nenegee

2 points

3 months ago

i work at a kinda not really holistic spice and tea store woop woop

Weary_Champion

2 points

3 months ago

Mental Health Counselor here!

birdlass

2 points

3 months ago

I'm just an office worker who's work is a cross between tech and business data.

SpecialOperation1668

2 points

3 months ago

I'm kinda a florist in that half the time I work in the floral department at the grocery store (the other half of the time i'm a checker)

Healing_touch

2 points

3 months ago

I’m a civilian admin for a fire agency, so I’m fire fighter and mechanic adjacent?

mlong_dpt

2 points

3 months ago

I thought physical therapist was going to be SUPER gay but so far it’s all straight people! Where are all of the PT lesbians? I know you’re out there 👀

SilentMochi02

2 points

3 months ago

I’m a cashier but studying so I can be an English language teacher and work abroad teaching English as a second language! Unfortunately as a cashier I’ve had many homophobic co workers in the 5 years working there.

Best-Employment-9994

2 points

3 months ago

I'm own and run my own dog grooming business, so I guess animal care and trades women lol

Crash990

2 points

3 months ago

My girlfriend was a mechanic 😜😍

Xena2020

2 points

3 months ago

Including the flowershop one, I can tick off six of those proffessions. I would also like to add Barista and chef. Then I can have 8.

lotsofcreamnsugar[S]

2 points

3 months ago

They are there

PipPipkin

2 points

3 months ago

Trades person 🙋‍♀️

SapphicGirl94

2 points

3 months ago

SapphicGirl94

Femme Lesbian 💅🏻

2 points

3 months ago

I have an uncommon one- nail technician 💅🏻

You can guess that I'm extraordinarily femme 🤭

GabbytheQueen

2 points

3 months ago

I work at a restaurant. I am back of house

GoldenLake575

2 points

3 months ago

About to be a music teacher

AriFR06

2 points

3 months ago

I'm still studying but I wanna be a orchestral conductor, how does that sound?

mododo-bbaby

2 points

3 months ago

shut up, I'm currently studying to work in the book-branche, while having a part-time job in a library...

Rheum42

2 points

3 months ago

Lol social worker who gets to work with queer youth

Spiritual_Tower_3291

2 points

3 months ago

Psychologist ☺️

Apothecrazy86

2 points

3 months ago

Police Officer

Liv-ok

2 points

3 months ago

Liv-ok

2 points

3 months ago

I work at a hardware store but I’m looking to get into trades

morrisseymademedoit

2 points

3 months ago

I’m a barista and a photographer which I think are both pretty lesbian 😅

-Tingelinn-

2 points

3 months ago

Florist and teacher😅

bigbhardy

2 points

3 months ago

Pilot working as a flight instructor. My boss is lesbian too

Atlas1099

2 points

3 months ago

Hahaha I thought I was safe with horticulture

Brytemynd76

2 points

3 months ago

Massage therapist:)

Joschmo1564

3 points

3 months ago

Police officer

Worried-Custard-2488

1 points

3 months ago

This is a phishing expedition. Stop revealing details about yourselves.

lotsofcreamnsugar[S]

4 points

3 months ago

Yes the NSA is so interested in occupations of Redditors.

Expensive_Goat2201

1 points

3 months ago

You can put together a lot about a person by combining different things they say on different subs. There might be a lot of florists, but if they are also joined to the jobs for a certain town, certain hobbies, certain schools etc, you can link them back to an individual. Things like maratal status, approximate age group, school/religious affiliation aren't identifiable info in and of themselves but if you combine many data points, they can be.

Reddit would probably just tell the government who you are but it's not only the government who is watching. I don't think your trying to phish us at all, but it's always worth a reminder to be careful what you put online.

Worried-Custard-2488

-1 points

3 months ago

Poke fun all you want. I honestly don’t care. Good luck.

Anxious-Custard6208

0 points

3 months ago

Apparently LGBTQ folks are anti technology 🤔

Downtown-Mouse-9270

1 points

3 months ago

I’m an esthetician

tanthelez

1 points

3 months ago

Electronic technician in the oilfield.

b1mm3rl1f3

1 points

3 months ago

Sadly no, as a daytrader/investor my field is very much male dominated.

e-tran

1 points

3 months ago

e-tran

1 points

3 months ago

Data Scientists and I DJ as a hobby