J-BageL is a safe space and social support group for Jewish LGBT undergrad and grad students and their allies. Funded by Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, J-BageL has members from Penn and other colleges throughout the Philadelphia area. J-BageL is associated with NUJLS, the National Union of Jewish LGBT Students, a federation of queer Jewish youth.
The Lambda Alliance is the coalition dedicated to the promotion and representation of LGBTQA interests at Penn. By facilitating communication, collaboration, and efficiency among its constituent groups, the wider student and Philadelphia communities, and the University administration, the Lambda Alliance seeks to overcome the barriers facing the LGBTQA student community of today. We represent J-Bagel, Penn Athletes & Allies Tackling Homophobia, the Queer Christian Fellowship, Queer People of Color, the Queer Student Alliance, Queer Undergraduates in Engineering Science and Technology, and the Wharton Alliance.
Lambda Grads provides opportunities for Penn's graduate and professional students to meet regularly for social and educational activities. It co-sponsors events with several other campus organizations throughout the academic year.
Open to students, faculty, and staff of the Law School, Lambda Law meets regularly for social events and political activities. Lambda Law works to represent LGBT concerns in academia and in the wider community, organizes forums, and brings speakers to campus. Go to the website to be added to the listserv. Confidentiality is respected.
LGVMA provides support for LGBT and allied students of the Vet School, as well as a connection to the US and Canadian LGVMA organization. It provides a forum for information exchange and social interaction with the goal of fostering a professional climate in which our members can achieve their full potential.
The LGBT Colors Project is a publication that gives quer people of color a voice at the University fo Pennsylvania. The publication will be the first LGBT publication on Penn's campus as well as the first publication dedicated to the interests of queer people of color in the Ivy League. The LGBT Colors Project will publish articles, essays, poems, fiction, and interviews to provide visibility and support to the diverse and talented queer students of color at Penn. Beginning in the fall of 2011, the publication will publish twice an academic year in the fall and spring semesters.
LGBTPM + (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender People in Medicine Plus)
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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender People in Medicine is the name of an active advocacy committee within the national American Medical Student Association. Penn's chapter of the student group voted to add "Plus" to the end of the name to include "allies" (non-LGBT individuals who are supportive) and people who self-identify in other ways and feel a connection to the group's mission. A faculty and staff committee has now formed to work closely with the students and to address additional issues.
Nurses PUSH is Penn's student organization aimed specifically at promoting quality LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) patient care among nursing students and faculty. By promoting better quality care for LGBTQ patients, we actively challenge our own backgrounds and perceptions and evolve into better providers for all patients regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, age, social or economic background. Click here for more information.
Out for Business (Out4Biz)
Out for Business is Wharton's business association for gays, lesbians and allies. It provides an informal way to meet, socialize, and network with other students, faculty, staff and alumni. Events focus on diversity and include Coming Out Day, the famous annual Rainbow Pub and Wharton 54, company-sponsored gay and lesbian recruiting events, the GLBT MBA conference "Reaching Out" and a career forum with alumni speakers. Gay and straight, out and not-out persons are welcome, with respect for confidentiality for members who request it. For more information, you can e-mail our co-presidents: Ashley Blackmon: firstname.lastname@example.org or Joseph Scattergood: email@example.com
OutDesign promotes awareness and fosters a sense of community for the gender and sexual minorities of the School of Design.
OutEd is the Graduate School of Education's LGBT and ally student group offering support to queer Grad Ed students as well as providing educational opportunities for the school regarding queer issues.
PennAces is a student organization that promotes awareness, education and safety for the asexual community in Philadelphia. Asexuality, not experiencing sexual attraction, is an orientation that is not given enough attention in our society, though 1% of the population openly identifies as asexual. Our goals are to provide a safe space for the asexual community, promote asexual inclusiveness in LGBT spaces, and to educate mainstream America about the complexities of not simply who someone is sexually attracted to, but to what degree that sexual attraction plays in people's lives.
An official Penn alumni organization that sponsors social and educational events for LGBT alumni and also provides support to current students. The group maintains a confidential mailing list and publishes a periodic newsletter, Up and Out. For more information or to get involved in the club's activities, visit http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/penngala/contact.html.
Penn LGBT Staff & Faculty Association
Addresses concerns of Penn's LGBT staff and faculty, sponsors social and informational events, and hold meetings periodically. To be added to the listserv, contact the LGBT Center.
Penn's Athletes & Allies Tackling Homophobia (PATH)
Penn's Athletes & Allies Tackling Homophobia, PATH, is a SAC recognized group addressing the mutual concerns of Penn's LGBT and athletic communities. By encouraging a dialogue between the groups, we hope to create a safe environment for athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans of all sexual orientations and gender identities. As a group, wealso provide resources for those in the athletic community who wish to come out, and for heterosexual athletes and coaches to receive accurate information about LGBT issues.
Penn Non-Cis is a student-run organization that serves trans* students (graduate and undergraduate), staff, and other people in the Penn Community. We promote discussion about issues around gender identity and expression. Non-Cis is short for Non-Cisgender, which is a term that we use to encompass trans* (transgender, agender, bigender, genderqueer, etc.), gender non-conforming, and questioning people.
We're hoping to build a strong community of people at Penn.
Penn's first student group dedicated to producing collaborative works of LGBTQ art.
Queer People of Color (QPOC)
Queer People of Color (QPOC) seeks to address issues that pertain to individuals who identify simultaneously as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) and as the persons of color by providing a social space and general support for them. QPOC also aims to create an environment that encourages the discussion of pertinent issues at Penn and to support queer persons of color throughout Philadelphia. Our events hope to foster awareness about the issues and concerns affecting LGBTQ students of color.
Queer Social Workers and Allies at Penn
Queer Social Workers and Allies at Penn (QSWAP) is a group created to represent gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) Social Work students and their allies. The group's purpose is to offer social activities, advocate for LGBTQ rights and services in the SSW, and to serve as a group within the University-wide network of LGBTQ organizations at Penn. QSWAP has been instrumental in infusing LGBTQ content into the Social Work curricula, building coalitions with other organizations, increasing visibility of LGBTQ Social Workers at Penn, and providing emotional and social support to the LGBTQ community at Penn Meetings are held regularly.
Consisting primarily of undergraduates, QSA provides a supportive environment for continuing members and those new to the community. The group meets regularly and sponsors various social and educational events, including dances. The QSA also contributes to QPenn, a week of events for celebration and LGBT awareness enhancement every spring.
The Wharton Alliance is Penn's undergraduate pre-professional organization for LGBT students. We aim to establish an accepting environment for LGBT students in the business world through various programs including mentoring, targeted recruiting and skills workshops.
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