VU PRIDE

VU PRIDE and Villanova University stand in solidarity with the Orlando Community. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

VU Pride Members

VU PRIDE is a group of students, faculty, and staff working together to build upon the Augustinian concept of community. In particular, we seek to foster understanding of sexual orientation within a Catholic Judeo-Christian environment.

We believe that homophobia is best overcome through the collaboration of both gay and straight people working together. Our organization is open to any students willing to help us to achieve this goal.

VU PRIDE offers numerous programming opportunities to the campus community to inform, as well as change, attitudes regarding homosexuality. While always looking for innovative ideas from current and new members, some of the programming includes panel discussions, guest speakers, movies, and residence halls activities. Please consider joining to share your ideas!

VUPride Week

VU PRIDE Goals

  • To educate the Villanova community regarding issues of sexual orientation
  • To foster a welcoming community for gay and lesbian students
  • To combat homophobic attitudes on campus

A guide for LGBT students on what to look for in a college

It Gets Better

The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. 

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JOIN US!

Help VU PRIDE in its campaign to eliminate homophobia from our campus and create a welcoming community for all students.  To join us, contact Kathy Byrnes by phone  610.519.4550 or email.

Or contact us at vupride@villanova.edu

EVENTS

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
Dayqueering
2:00 pm, Campus Green
Newly formed queer reading group is accepting new members

Feature Friday - Pride (2014)
7:00 pm, Good Counsel Basement

Join us for free pizza and screening of Pride (2014)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15  
LGBTQ EDU
"Representation in the Media"
6:00 pm Bartley 2001

John Garboski will facilitate a discussion on LGBTQ visibility in media.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 
VU PRIDE Parents' Breakfast
9:00 -10:00 am HSB 200 

Come get some bagels and coffee with VU PRIDE members and their visiting families!

TUESDAY, SEPT.20
Being Gay and Middle-Eastern in Post-Orlando America
6:00 - 8:00 pm Driscoll Hall Auditorium

Visiting Professor Sa'ed Atshan will share his experience as a gay activist in the Middle East and discuss the global implications of the massacre in Orlando.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28
Meet and Greet
12:00pm Devon Room

Peterson Toscono, author and activist, will speak exclusively with VU PRIDE students before his keynote in the evening. Lunch will be provided.

CONTACT US

For more information, stop by Dougherty, Rm 202 or email:
Natalie Kapp
Kathy Byrnes, Advisor