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!
“Stitching a Revolution: the Making of an Activist”
Free and open to the public
Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist, author, and lecturer. Jones joined the gay liberation movement in the early 1970s. He was mentored by Harvey Milk and worked in Milk’s City Hall office as a student intern. A lifelong political activist, Jones used his anger and despair at the deaths of many of his friends in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood to fight for more recognition, funding, and acceptance of people living with HIV/AIDS. Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983 and he was responsible for one of the most emotionally poignant symbols of the fight against AIDS: the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. To this day, the Quilt is one of the world’s largest community art projects and honors the lives of more than 94,000 people lost to AIDS. Jones led the 2009 National March for Equality in Washington, D.C. He lives in San Francisco and works as an organizer for the hospitality workers’ union, UNITE HERE.
A Premier Wellness Passport Program
5:30 pm in Hendrix Theater
Free and open to the public
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary
Common Threads tells the powerful story of the first decade of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States—from the first ominous warning signs and the government’s failure to respond, to the vibrant protest movement that was born as a result. Starting with five life stories chosen from the thousands memorialized in the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt, the filmmakers weave intimate portraits with contemporary news footage to tell an epic and moving story of love, loss, anger, and healing.
The film will be shown again on December 1 at 1:30 pm in the Heart Institute on the Health Sciences campus as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration.
A Premier Wellness Passport Event
Thursday, November 19
6:30 pm in the Green Room at the Croatan
The LGBT Resource Office will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on November 19 at 6:30 pm in the Green Room at the Croatan. We join with communities around the world to pause and honor the memories of lives lost in the past year to anti-transgender violence. Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of TDOR, has said, “With so many seeking to erase transgender people—sometimes in the most brutal ways possible—it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice." The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.