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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. As part of the Department of Intercultural Affairs within Student Involvement and Leadership at ECU, the Resource Office works in conjunction with our sister center, the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, to help prepare students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society.  We work each day to develop tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change.

Since 2011, we have served the entire ECU campus from our office in B-103 Brewster Building. We are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 9 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!

ECU Diversity Abroad
ECU Diversity Abroad: the LGBT Community

In partnership with the Office of Global Affairs and the Office for Equity and Diversity, the LGBT Resource Office presents Kasey Catlett, Assistant Director for Multicultural Affairs and LGBTQ Programs at the University of Texas, Arlington who will share his insights and his experiences as an openly LGBT student who studied abroad during his undergraduate years.

Monday, February 12 at 1:00 pm in the Green Room at the Croatan
Lunch will be provided.

Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

In 1994, a play called The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, broke ground, offering to the world a piece of art like nothing it had seen before. Based on interviews Ensler conducted with more than 200 women, the play was hailed as funny, outrageous, angry, and moving. It addressed women's sexuality and the social stigma surrounding sexual violence and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women.

On college campuses around the world, the play is performed in the Spring each year, as part of an international campaign to end violence against women and girls. This year’s ensemble features 23 students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Admission is free and donations are accepted. Proceeds from our performance will benefit the Center for Family Violence Prevention, dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence in Pitt, Martin, and Washington counties.

Due to strong language and adult content, this performance is recommended for mature audiences.

Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 pm in Wright Auditorium

Free and open to the public

LOVE IS LOVE:  A Vision of Love for All
LOVE IS LOVE:  A Vision of Love for All

We celebrate Valentine’s Day again this year with a message of love and equality for all! Stop by our tables in Mendenhall Student Center, as we partner with Campus Wellness to share information about healthy relationships, wellness, equality, and upcoming events. Pick up a free t-shirt and take a photo at our photo booth!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Mendenhall Student Center

 Reverend Robert W. Lee IV
Reverend Robert W. Lee IV

“Sins of the Father: At the Intersection of Race, Politics, and Religion”

Following a sermon he published on his blog in response to the protests and violence in Charlottesville, Reverend Robert Lee was interviewed on National Public Radio and spoke MTV's Video Music Awards. He has spoken before the Congressional Black Caucus, and was invited by the King Center to be a part of MLK Day 2018 commemoration in Atlanta. Reverend Lee is the native of Statesville, North Carolina and a graduate of Duke Divinity School and Appalachian State University. A descendant of General Robert E. Lee, Rev. Lee will offer his insights into the current debate involving the legacy of discrimination and bias in the United States.

Monday, February 19 at 7:00 pm in Hendrix Theater

A Wellness Passport Event

Free and open to the public.

Presented by ECU Intercultural Affairs in partnership with the departments of Sociology, Philosophy and Religious Studies and the African and African American Studies Program.

QTPOC
QTPOC Monthly Meetings

QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color)

Monthly Meetings

Presented by the LGBT Resource Office and facilitated by Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet (College of Education), the monthly QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) meeting was created to build community and work together to navigate the complexities of our intersectional identities.

Next meeting is Tuesday, February 13 at 6 pm in Brewster B-104.

Coffee House
Coffee House

Coffee House is an informal weekly gathering for students, facilitated by Zachary Dale and Hunter Roberts, graduate assistants in the LGBT Resource Office. Planned topics for this semester include trans health, gender and sexuality, intersectionality, and faith & the LGBT community.

Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm in Brewster B-104

The LGBT Legacy Project
The LGBT Legacy Project

Our stories are our history, each one a reflection of a life lived and a journey unique to each individual. The lives of generations of people in the LGBT community have gone unrecorded due to homophobia, fear, prejudice, and, sadly, shame.

The LGBT Legacy Project is an effort to capture our stories for future generations who might someday want to know about the lives of our students in the early part of the 21st century. To launch this initiative, the LGBT Resource Office announces an essay contest around the theme of coming out.

We welcome submissions of essays (1000 to 1500 words in length) that tell a story of the coming out experience. Stories might focus on coming out to parents or family members, coming out to allies/friends, coming out on campus to roommates, friends, or teachers - or any important moment in your coming out process, including coming out to and getting comfortable with yourself. Stories might also reflect the experience of an ally who was there for a friend or family member who came out to them.

Submissions must be double spaced with one inch margins and should be emailed to lgbt@ecu.edu. Deadline for submission is Friday, March 23, 2018. Open to all currently enrolled ECU students (undergraduate or graduate) in good academic standing.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

First prize - $500
Second prize - $300
Third prize - $200

Winners will be announced at our Lavender Launch ceremony on May 3, 2018.

The LGBT Legacy Project is made possible by the support of the LGBT Advancement Council with funds donated to the LGBT Priority Fund in Student Affairs Advancement.

Application is through: https://ecu.academicworks.com

Deadline to apply is March 23, 2018.