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Welcome to the LGBT Resource Office

Welcome to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Office at East Carolina University. As part of the Department of Intercultural Affairs within Student Involvement and Leadership at ECU, the Resource Office works in conjunction with our sister center, the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, to help prepare students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society.  We work each day to develop tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change.

Since 2011, we have served the entire ECU campus from our office in B-103 Brewster Building. We are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our resources include a lending library; information on campus, local, and national resources; and two computer workstations, in addition to a social area and offices for our staff. Throughout the year, we offer educational programs and events, and participate in national campaigns such as Coming Out Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and "Gay? Fine by Me." We invite you to visit the LGBT Resource Office-everyone is always welcome!

Out of Iraq
Out of Iraq

Emmy Award-winning documentary

Monday, October 16 at 7 pm in Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

In 2004, Ramadi was the most dangerous place on earth and the last place anyone would expect to find love. But that's what happened between an Iraqi translator working for the U.S. and an Iraqi soldier.

A Wellness Passport Event. Free and open to the public.

National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day

Wednesday, October 18, 10 am to 2 pm, at the Cupola

A celebration of the LGBT community that includes the annual ”Gay? Fine by Me” campaign, the TransPride initiative, and the new Bisexual Equality project.

Gay? Fine by Me
Gay? Fine by Me

Wednesday, October 18, 10 am to 2 pm, at the Cupola

Human Rainbow photo at 4 pm at the Wright Fountain

“Gay? Fine by Me” is a campaign to encourage allies of the LGBT community to speak up in favor of social justice and equality and combat homophobia and transphobia. T-shirts are distributed free of charge to all those willing to sign and display an Ally Pledge of support. This campaign is made possible with support from Student Health Services, Campus Recreation and Wellness, and Off-Campus Student Housing.

NEW!  Queer and Trans* People of Color monthly meeting

The LGBT Resource Office announces a new monthly meeting for Queer and Trans* People of Color. Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, will be facilitating the monthly gatherings designed to build community and work together to navigate the complexities of intersectional identities. The meetings will be held at 5:30 pm in Brewster B-104 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 24
Tuesday, November 21

Pirate Ally
Pirate Ally Training

The Pirate Ally training offers students the opportunity for an engaging, educational conversation about the lives of LGBT students on campus and highlights the importance of acceptance and understanding among their peers. Through this program, the LGBT Resource Office will increase the visibility of allies in the Pirate Nation!

Fall 2017 trainings:

Tuesday, October 24
Tuesday, November 14

All trainings are from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in Mendenhall Student Center, Room 221

The Pirate Ally program is designed to complement Safe Zone training which has been offered to faculty and staff on campus for over ten years. Just as Safe Zone's purpose is to create a network of faculty and staff allies who are willing to talk to students about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in a non-judgmental, safe environment, Pirate Ally will encourage ECU students to help fulfill the University's vision of a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

True Colors
True Colors: We are Family celebrates LGBT History Month at ECU!

The LGBT Resource Office and the School of Art and Design, with support from the Dean's Office in the College of Fine Art and Communications and the Office of Equity and Diversity, present "True Colors: We Are Family" during the month of October in Mendenhall Student Center Gallery. The exhibit features 20 portraits of students, faculty, and staff and explores the meaning of family in the LGBT community. The exhibit will be on display for the entire month of October.