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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!

“Gay? Fine by Me” and National Coming Out Day

October 8 on the Brickyard at Mendenhall Student Center

October 8 marks a day of double celebration for the LGBT/Ally community on campus at ECU. Beginning at 11:30 am on the Mendenhall Brickyard, the LGBT Resource Office will host tables commemorating National Coming Out Day and the national campaign for allies of the LGBT community, “Gay? Fine by Me.”

The LGBT Resource Office gratefully acknowledges the support of our ECU colleagues who helped to make the t-shirt distribution for “Gay? Fine by Me” possible: Campus Wellness, the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement, Club Sports, Diversity Education Team, Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, the Office of Equity and Diversity, Off-Campus Student Services, Residence Hall Association, and Student Health Service.

For more information, call the LGBT Resource Office at 737-2514.

National Coming Out Day was first observed on the one-year anniversary of the historic 1987 National March on Washington Lesbian and Gay Rights. Each year, around October 11, communities around the country honor this day with pride and advocacy activities. Pride memorabilia, as well as educational, informational, and resource guides will be available at the Resource Office table.

Pride 2014

“Gay? Fine by Me” is a national campaign to encourage allies of gender and sexual minorities to speak up and get involved in activities that support full equality and social justice for the LGBT community. At Wednesday’s event, participants will be asked to sign an Ally Pledge of support and a limited number of t-shirts will be distributed, free of charge, on a first come, first served basis.

gfbm 2014