Welcome to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Office at East Carolina University. Since 2011, we have served the entire ECU campus from our office in B-103 Brewster Building. We are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 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!
The LGBT Resource Office awards first scholarships!
The LGBT Resource Office recently announced the recipients of two new scholarships-the LGBT Resource Office Pride Scholarship and the LGBT Resource Office Equality Scholarship-for the 2017/2018 academic year.These $500 scholarships are made possible by the support of the LGBT Advancement Council with funds donated to the LGBT Priority Fund in Student Affairs Advancement.
Read more here
“Coming out is the most political thing you can do.”
— Harvey Milk
The LGBT Legacy Project at East Carolina University
Our stories are our history, each one a reflection of a life lived and a journey unique to each individual. The lives of generations of people in the LGBT community have gone unrecorded due to homophobia, fear, prejudice, and, sadly, shame.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Samantha Hamilton Award for LGBTQA Leadership Excellence.
The award is presented annually to any East Carolina University undergraduate or graduate student who has provided leadership and service to the ECU LGBT community. A founding principle of this award is to honor an individual whose passion and inspiration will further the vision of a just and fair society in which sexual and gender minorities are empowered to live their dreams and realize their true potential.
The winner will be announced as part of the Lavender Launch ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the Great Rooms in Mendenhall Student Center.
Nominations close on April 6 at 5 pm.
Thursday, May 4 at 5:30 pm in the Great Rooms in Mendenhall Student Center
Registration is now open for graduates who wish to participate in Lavender Launch 2017!
Lavender Launch is the annual ceremony presented by the LGBT Resource Office to honor our LGBT and Ally graduates. If you are graduating in May 2017, August 2017 or December 2017, we invite you to register to participate in this year's event which will be held on Thursday, May 4 at 5:30 pm in the Great Rooms in Mendenhall Student Center. Dinner will be served following the ceremony and we encourage you to invite family and friends.
Registration closes on April 6, 2017 at 5 pm.
Click here to register (you will be asked to provide a short bio, a favorite quote, and a photo).
Monday, April 10
7 pm in Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244
A Wellness Passport Event
Kumu Hina is a powerful feature documentary about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident māhū, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.
COFFEE House continues Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm
Our Coffee House program continues this semester on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in Brewster B-104. Again this semester, our graduate assistants, Katie Reynolds and Madison Veasey, will be co-facilitating our weekly gatherings designed to offer a safe space for community, discussions, and education.
On behalf of everyone at the LGBT Resource Office, it is our pleasure to welcome you back to campus for the Spring 2017 Semester! We are looking forward to another exciting semester. This semester, we have expanded hours: Monday through Thursday, the office will be open until 6 pm! Special thanks to our Resource Office Assistants who have generously agreed to work a bit later to allow us to serve more students throughout the day!