LGBT Center

As one of Penn’s six cultural resource centers, The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center cultivates a campus climate where all students, regardless of their gender or sexual identity, can live authentically. 

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center, one of the oldest and most active programs of its kind in the country, enriches the experience, fosters the success, affirms the existence, and celebrates the victories of Penn’s queer students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their allies.  

Group of five Penn LGBT students and staff celebrate Pride outside with bubbles.

Penn students celebrating Pride month. 

The Center works to increase the general Penn community’s awareness, understanding, and acceptance of its sexual and gender minority members in several ways: through outreach and education, supportive services for individuals and campus organizations, event and conference programming, and inclusive University policies and practices. 

The LGBT Center is a safe, welcoming environment that allows you to explore your identity and sexuality through an intersectional lens and social justice framework. The Center maintains an open-door policy that focuses on education, support, and advocacy through organizational advising, leadership development, event co-sponsorship, access to alumni, event and conference programming, and mentorship opportunities. Students are welcome to gather, study, and relax in their space. They are also invited to join the many activities hosted throughout the year, like family dinner nights, QPenn week, workshops, and Queer Prom!