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.

The LGBT Center Celebrates Women's History Month! 

Christine Jorgensen


Christine Jorgensen was born and raised in the Bronx before being drafted into the US Army during WWII. Following her service, she studied at various schools, including Mohawk College and the Progressive School of Photography. While visiting relatives in Copenhagen,  Jorgensen met with an endocrinologist, Dr. Christian Hamburger. Under his care, Jorgensen began hormone therapy and later underwent multiple surgeries. After a New York Daily News front page article detailed her transition, Jorgensen was catapulted into the public eye, and she used her visibility to advocate for transgender people. Jorgensen also enjoyed some success as an actress and entertainer. Later in Jorgensen's life, she began speaking at colleges across the country about her experiences. During the year that she died, she proclaimed that she had given the sexual revolution "a swift kick in the pants."

*Check back every day of March to learn more about an important Female LGBTQ figure!