Queer Life at Princeton

Everyone is welcome to LGBT Student Services events. Our amazing LGBT Center, located on the second floor of the Frist Campus Center, opened in Fall 2006. In addition to housing LGBT student services, it has a comfortable study space with couches and armchairs open for use whenever Frist is open. The Center also houses an extensive library of queer-themed books and videos to check out.

An integral part of queer life at Princeton is FFR/btGALA, the LGBT alumni group. Fund For Reunion was founded by the undergraduate group (then known as GAP) and some alumni in 1986 to improve the environment at Princeton for its LGBT community. With a soaring endowment and many active members, FFR provides many opportunities for current students, including scholarships for LGBT related research at Princeton, funding for Pride Alliance and QGC events, grants for students involved in activism and leadership around the country, and social mixers in many cities, which are open to current students as well as alumni from Princeton and other Ivy League schools.

Graduate students often travel to nearby New York City and Philadelphia. There is a large gay community in New Hope, which is only a half hour drive away. For a list of links to local queer dance clubs check out The Pride Center of New Jersey.

Other events and groups that serve queer-identified Princeton graduate students include:

Queering the Color Line: This dinner series provides an open and supportive space for LGBTQA students, staff, and faculty of color to meet and connect. It will continue to be held every second Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 PM. Contact: The LGBT Center, Fields Center, or Women's Center


Princeton Q&A π is a new support and social group for all queer and questioning Asian/Pacific-Islander undergraduate and graduate students to connect, share dialogue, and build community. This is a confidential and inclusive group; trans*, asexual, and intersex individuals are warmly welcomed. Contact: Sophie Zhang, sz3 [a] princeton.edu

Home Away From Home is a monthly dinner gathering for international, as well as internationally minded, LGBTQA undergraduate and graduate students. Whether you just moved to Princeton, or identify as an international student, feel free to join for dialogue about cultural differences experienced as LGBTQA students. Contact: lgbt [a] princeton.edu

The Gender Group is a supportive and confidential place for questioning, genderqueer, and trans* students to discuss topics such as: gender identity, friends & family, transitioning, and navigating campus. Contact: lgbt [a] princeton.edu





Last Updated August 14, 2014.
Contact: qgc@princeton.edu