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 LGBTQ, 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 25 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 30 years. Join us at 3907 Spruce to study, relax with your friends, and learn more about LGBTQ 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 CyberCenter where, yes, you can print for free - as long as you bring your own paper and limit yourself to 25 pages per day.

QPenn 2015: Queer Factor

QPenn is Penn's annual LGBTQ Cultural Week. QPenn 2015, "Queer Factor," will be held from Sunday, March 22nd to Sunday, March 29th. Follow the above link for a full schedule of events!

The LGBT Center Celebrates National Poetry Month! 

L. Lamar Wilson


L. Lamar Wilson, a native of Northern Florida, is a poet and essayist. Wilson earned his MFA from Virginia Tech. Wilson's most recent work, a book of poetry titled Sacrilegion, was a selection for the Carolina Wren Press Poetry series, an Independent Publishers Group bronze medalist, and a Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry finalist. One poem in the collection, "Resurrection Sunday," won the Pushcart Prize. Wilson also has had individual poems and essays printed in works such as African American Review, Black Gay Genius, The 100 Best African American Poems, and Callaloo. Wilson has also worked as an editor for newspapers such as the New York Times and The Washington Post. Wilson is currently pursuing a PhD in African American and Caribbean poetics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

*Check back every day of April to learn more about an important LGBTQ Poet!