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!
COFFEE House continues Wednesday evenings at 7 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.
Monday, January 30 at 7 pm in Hendrix Theater
A fun and informative documentary to start the semester! To Be Takei explores the life and work of George Takei. Over seven decades, the actor and activist boldly journeyed from a World War II internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star's playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.
Monday, January 30 at 7 pm in Hendrix Theater. Free and open to the public.
Monday, February 6 at 7:30 pm in Mendenhall Student Center Room 244
Presented as part of Black History Month
One of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the march on Washington, intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Bayard Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason - he was gay.
First time ever! The LGBT Resource Office offers an Alternative Break Experience (ABE)
MARCH 5-9 in Atlanta, Georgia
The deadline to apply is January 27. All inclusive cost is $300 for the entire trip. Scholarships are available.
This ABE will allow students to experience the services and support available to the LGBT community in a major metropolitan area. Working with Lost-n-Found Youth, a non-profit which assists homeless youth from 13 – 25 in stabilizing their lives, including preparing them for permanent housing and stable employment, participants will learn about homelessness in the LGBT community and the difference one person can make. This opportunity will allow for students to witness firsthand the impact of homophobia and homelessness in an urban setting, while asking students to think about different types of service (indirect, direct, and advocacy). Additional volunteer service will include Project Open Hand and Jerusalem House. Cultural educational experiences will include a performance of The Temple Bombing at the Alliance Theater and a visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
To apply: https://orgsync.com/69125/chapter
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!