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Love is... 2021

Every year, the LGBTQ Center designs and distributes t-shirts across the university to capture the many ways our community experiences love. This year, the Center designed a shirt to connect the university together during a time of physical distancing - the word cloud on the shirt was created from UVA community submissions! Each year, this event is made possible due to generous support from the Serpentine Society, UVA's LGBTQ Alumni Organization. 

Check out this page for information on how to pick-up your shirt on Grounds, request a shirt for future pick-up (if you are unable to pick up a shirt in-person), 

Please reach out to Molly McMullan, LGBTQ Center Programs Intern, at if you have any questions.


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On Grounds Shirt Pick-Up

You can pick up your shirt during the Center's open hours (below). Those who pick up a shirt may also pick up one shirt for a friend/colleague. T-shirt sizes available include: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.

LGBTQ Center, Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor

12-8pm, Monday-Friday


Not in Charlottesville? Unable to Come to Grounds to Pick Up a Shirt?


If you are unable to come to Grounds to pick up a shirt, you can fill out this form to request a shirt for future pick-up. 

NOTE: Filling out this form does not reserve a shirt, and requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you fill out this form, you will receive an e-mail with the status of your t-shirt request.


"Love is" History

The “Love is Love” t-shirt campaign began in 2009 as a way to visibly support LGBTQ students on the holiday. In 2019, we made a few changes to the LGBTQ Center’s Valentine’s Day celebration. We wanted to preserve and expand the spirit of this message to explicitly support all kinds of love. The Valentine’s Day “Love is” campaign celebrates the diverse forms in which love manifests, be it queer, platonic, romantic, familial, communal, self-extended, and so on.