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!
Tuesday, February 9
5:30 pm in Hendrix Theater
Thy Will Be Done highlights that point of tension where gender, family relationships, and faith intersect. At issue is the organized church, with all its political and financial power, as one of the fiercest battlegrounds for LGBT rights and gender recognition. Sara Herwig actively seeks not only to participate in the Ministry as an openly transgender person, but as an activist she seeks to transform a world – spiritual and otherwise – that operates by conventional notions of sex and gender. Sara’s journey weaves an absorbing story of struggle, hope, and the celebration of the human spirit.
A Premier Wellness Passport Event.
Wednesday, February 17
5:30 pm in Hendrix Theater
The New Black makes a compelling case that the fight for LGBT rights in Black communities is an extension of the Black Freedom Struggle. The film documents activists, families, and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize marriage equality and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church. This acclaimed documentary takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland.
A student panel discussion, moderated by Maya Pittman, from the Counseling Center, and Mark Rasdorf, from the LGBT Resource Office, will follow the film.
Presented in partnership with the Ethnic Studies Film Series and the African and African American Studies Program.
A Premier Wellness Passport Event
We are pleased to share our Spring 2016 calendar of events! Highlights include speaking engagements by Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian. The Resource Office is partnering with the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center for Black HIV Awareness Day on February 8. In March, we will be presenting an exhibit of the National LGBTQ Task Force’s “Shower of Stoles” project. Our documentary series this semester includes: Thy Will Be Done: A Transsexual Woman’s Journey through Faith and Family; The New Black: LGBT Rights and African American Communities; and Deep Run.
Coffee House is a weekly psychoeducational group and offers a regular gathering to help foster a sense of community. The 90-minute session covers different topics related to the LGBT community and offers the opportunity to learn more about yourself and meet other students. Coffee and snacks will be available each week. Coffee House meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 pm in Brewster B-104 (the conference room next door to the LGBT Resource Office).