Every year in preparation for Valentine's Day, the LGBTQ Center designs a t-shirt to capture the many ways the UVA community experiences love. Love is complex and multifaceted. This year, the Center designed a shirt that encourages the UVA community to define what love means to them in a multitude of ways by completing the phrase "Love is _______." On February 14th, everyone is invited to wear their shirt and show support! Each year, this event is made possible due to generous support from the Serpentine Society, UVA's LGBTQ Alumni Organization.
Scroll down to learn more about "Love is!" Please reach out to Hana Suliman, LGBTQ Center Programs Intern, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Pick up a Free Shirt!
February 14-18 | LGBTQ Center | 3rd Floor - Newcomb Hall
You can pick up your shirt during the Center's open hours from February 8-14. Those who pick up a shirt may also pick up shirts for friends/colleagues. T-shirt sizes available include: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL.
Photos on the Lawn
February 14, 2-4pm | The Lawn (by the Rotunda)
Get your picture taken with your shirt and a friend or two on the lawn!
Love is... Reception!
February 14, 4-6pm | LGBTQ Center | 3rd Floor - Newcomb Hall
Wear your shirt, stop by the LGBTQ Center, grab a snack, and connect with folks across the UVA community!
Post a Pic on February 14th!
Tag @uvalgbtq on Instagram
- Wear your Love is.. Shirt!
- Tag @uvalgbtq on Instagram for a chance to win a Doordash gift card! In your post, tell us what "Love is" to you!
"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.