The LGBT Center is currently compiling a comprehensive history of the LGBT community at Princeton. Until this is complete, you can visit the Pride Alliance's website for the history of LGBT student groups or read about the history of The LGBT Center.
The past several years have brought many changes to the LGBT community at Princeton, including the opening of The LGBT Center. LGBT programming has broadened in scope and size, the number of "out" and active students has increased each year, and overall, the campus climate has improved dramatically. LGBT students now have access to an array of social and educational opportunities as diverse as the community itself.
Princeton's LGBT community is small but vibrant. The relatively small size presents both opportunities and challenges. Some students are energized by the tight-knit community; others may take advantage of Princeton's close proximity to LGBT hubs in New York City and Philadelphia.
The LGBT campus community has something to offer nearly everyone. Students who take leadership positions in the community find that they can make a real impact on campus. Opportunities for debate and discussion are everywhere--classrooms, student publications, campus-wide forums, and even dining halls. Social butterflies can take advantage of events such as monthly coffee houses, barbeques, the ever-popular ice cream social, student-sponsored drag balls and other dances. Those interested in queer theory and LGBT studies will find a variety of lectures and lunch discussions on The LGBT Center Calendar, as well as academic courses offered each semester. In addition, LGBT books, films, and resources are available in The LGBT Center and Princeton's world-class Firestone Library.
Whether you prefer intellectual discussions, activism, or social events, you can find a niche on campus. Click here to learn about Princeton students' personal experiences on campus. Graduate students can also view the Queer Graduate Caucus' student life page.