Welcome

Welcome to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, a home away from home for sexual and gender minorities and their allies at the University of Pennsylvania. Whether you are questioning your identity, in the process of coming out, or proudly identify as LGBT, the Center is your space. Not only do we offer peer mentorships, tons of space to study and socialize, and a calendar full of events, we're also a social and political hub for the queer community on campus, hosting over 20 undergraduate and graduate student groups. We are one of the oldest and most active LGBT centers in the country, and have been proudly serving the Penn queer community for over 25 years. Join us at 3907 Spruce to study, relax with your friends, and learn more about LGBT life at Penn.  We are all committed to serving the students faculty and staff of the University of Pennsylvania.

At the LGBT Center you'll find: a colorful lounge furnished with plush couches and a wide-screen TV; a multi-purpose room complete with a kitchen; a library and study space stocked with hundreds of queer books; and a cyber center where, yes, you can print for free - as long as you bring your own paper and limit yourself to 25 pages per day.

The LGBT Center will be hosting a community retreat for all students from September 19th through 21st at YMCA Camp Bernie in Northwestern New Jersey. 

The purpose of the retreat is to build, support, assess, and consider the future of the LGBTQ community at Penn. The retreat aims to: develop community among participants through outdoor education, discussion groups, and bonding activities; consider and address current issues and concerns within Penn's LGBTQ community; envision the future of the LGBT Center and the Penn LGBTQ community.

Applications for the Community Retreat are now open!  Please click here to access the application. Submit your application to Becca at reschept@upenn.edu before Monday, September 8th at 10am

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