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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. 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!

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TRUE COLORS: Celebrating the Spectrum of Sexual and Gender Diversity

October 1-31 in Mendenhall Student Center Gallery

In commemoration of LGBT History Month and in collaboration with the School of Art and Design, the LGBT Resource Office presents “True Colors: Celebrating the Spectrum of Sexual and Gender Diversity.” The exhibit of 23 portraits of ECU students, faculty, staff, and alumni honors the diversity of our campus community. The Opening Reception is October 5 from 4-7 pm. The public is invited to attend.

The “True Colors” exhibit is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Department of Student Involvement & Leadership Co-Curricular Collaborations.

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National Coming Out Day Celebration October 5

The LGBT Resource Office celebrates National Coming Out Day on October 5 from 10 am to 2 pm on the Brickyard at Mendenhall Student Center. This annual event marks an expression of LGBT Pride on campus and features the “Gay? Fine by Me” campaign to encourage allies of the community to speak out against homophobia and transphobia. This year’s Coming Out Day festivities will feature a new “Trans Pride” campaign created to send a message of support and unity to the transgender and gender noncomforming communities.

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KATE BORNSTEIN “World Peace through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity”

October 3 in Hendrix Theater 
Author, artist, and activist Kate Bornstein will present “World Peace through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity” on October 3 at 7 pm in Hendrix Theater. Power (access to resources), identity, and desire are three of the best ways to make life more worth living for both individuals and civilizations. In this lecture/workshop, Bornstein uses gender and sexuality to examine the mechanics of oppression and the cultural structures that hold them in place in the U.S. and around the world.

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Safe Zone Trainings Sept 23 and 30

Safe Zone Trainings are scheduled as follows:
September 23 from Noon to 3 pm in Mendenhall Student Center,
Room 221
September 30 from 9 am to Noon in Brewster D-105

Safe Zone training is an opportunity for people to talk, learn, and ask questions about sexuality and gender in a non-judgemental, 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. Training is 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.

Please register for Safe Zone through Cornerstone.

Fall 2016 Calendar

Welcome Everyone to Fall 2016!

The LGBT Resource Office welcomes everyone to East Carolina University for the Fall 2016 semester! In the months ahead, we will present programs and events designed to educate, to enlighten, to challenge, and to create opportunities for engagement across our campus. We invite you to visit our home in the Brewster Building, Room B-103 and allow us to share more about our services and the opportunities for you to be involved.

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