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!
The performance of Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 26 at 7 pm in Wright Auditorium. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on February 26. The production is part of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and children. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for faculty, staff, and community members and are available at the Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall Student Center, online at www.ecuarts.com, or by calling 252.328.4788. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Center for Family Violence Prevention.
Coffee House, a psychoeducational group for students, will continue to meet on Tuesdays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in Brewster B-104. The meetings, led by graduate students Jessica Melowski and Mary Lord, are open to all students interested in a safe and supportive environment for sexual and gender minorities and their allies. Each week includes a specific topic for discussion such as stress management or effective communication in relationships and also includes time for questions and sharing.
On Sunday, February 8, we will partner with the Panhellenic Council to present HALF THE SKY at 6 pm in Hendrix Theater. “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” was shot in ten countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia, and the United States. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. The film reflects viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offers an actionable blueprint for transformation. Presented as part of ECU’s participation in V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.