Through the course of history, countless individuals have been targeted based on their appearance, voice, beliefs, and romantic interests. At Villanova, we believe that the best way to combat these occurrences is to establish an environment of equality and shared respect.

The LGBTQ+ Community at Villanova is active, welcoming, and committed to fostering inclusion on campus. By focusing on visibility and action, we have seen steady growth in support from students and faculty, both as allies and members of the LGBTQ+ Community. Villanova has supported and encouraged the creation of a safe environment for LGBTQ+ students to gather and share experiences, whether in a confidential setting or in a more open setting with friends and allies.

Please take the time to explore the various LGBTQ+ groups at Villanova University as well as the resources gathered here. Feel free to contact our faculty or student representatives with any questions. 

– Elizabeth Gulden (VSB '18) & John Garboski (VSB '18)

 LGBTQ Community: Databases A-Z

 LGBTQ Community: Books and eBooks

 LGBTQ Community: Community Curated Content

  The Attic
The Attic creates opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society.

  The William Way LGBT Community Center
The William Way LGBT Community Center serves the LGBT community of Philadelphia and its allies 365 days a year. From social groups, networking events, and counseling and support services to art exhibitions and cultural experiences, the Center consistently strives to provide new and innovative programs for the LGBT communities of Philadelphia.

  Trans Student Educational Resources
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers.

  Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right & What It Teaches Us About Gender
By Davey Shlasko

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Sonia Belasco gave a talk in Falvey Memorial Library's Speakers' Corner on the Language of Gender and Sexuality. The link above contains her powerpoint presentation.