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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!

Venton Jones
World AIDS Day

Passing the Torch: Engaging and Mobilizing to End the HIV Epidemic

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm
Hendrix Theater

Venton C. Jones, Jr., MSHCAD, PMP is the Senior Program Manager with AIDS United. He represents a new generation of national leaders committed to advancing equality and social justice for the African American and LGBT communities.

A Wellness Passport Event

This event is made possible by Campus Wellness, the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, the LGBT Resource Office, and Student Health Services.

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December 2017 Safe Zone Trainings

The LGBT Resource Office announces the following Safe Zone trainings in December:

Wednesday, December 6, 1-4 pm in Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244
Wednesday, December 13, 1-4 pm in Laupus Library, Room 1504
Thursday, December 14, Noon-3 pm in Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

Safe Zone training is an opportunity for people to talk, learn, and ask questions about sexuality and gender in a non-judgmental, safe, educational environment.

The purpose of Safe Zone is to create a network of allies who are willing to talk to students about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Trainings are offered throughout the year on Main Campus and the Health Sciences Campus. Each session is three hours in length and includes a panel of students who share their experiences as members of the LGBT community on campus.

Registration for faculty and staff is open through Cornerstone.

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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!

Thursday, December 7, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
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.