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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!

Coffee House

Coffee House begins September 14th

Coffee House is an informal psychoeducational weekly gathering for students. The 90-minute session covers different topics related to student life and 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 Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Brewster Building B-104.

Beyond Binaries

Robyn Ochs

Robyn Ochs "Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality"
Monday, September 19 at 7 pm in Hendrix Theater

In celebration of Bisexual Awareness Week, "Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality" explores the landscape of sexuality and how we "map" sexual orientation. No two people are alike. Given that, how do we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences? Robyn Ochs, educator, speaker, writer, and award-winning activist, shares her insights as an advocate for the rights of people of all orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full access and opportunity.

Presented in partnership with the Student Activities Board
A Premier Wellness Passport Event
Free and open to the public.

Click here to view flyer.

Kate Bornstein

Kate Bornstein Documentary

Fall 2016 Documentary Series Begins!
“Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger”
September 26 at 7 pm in Hendrix Theater

“Kate Bornstein is...” captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations bearing witness to the pioneering gender outlaw who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style, and astonishing candor. See the documentary and then meet her in person when she speaks on campus on October 3!

A Premier Wellness Passport Event
Free and open to the public.
Recommended for mature audiences.

To Girls Everywhere

“To Girls Everywhere, I Am With You” September 21

The LGBT Resource Office and the Center for Counseling and Student Development are presenting “To Girls Everywhere, I Am With You,” on September 21 at 7 pm in Wright Auditorium. An evening exploring the impact of sexual violence on our campuses and in our society, the program will feature a reading of the courageous statement written by the woman who was sexually assaulted in January 2015 at Stanford University.

A panel discussion will follow featuring representatives from the Center for Counseling and Student Development, ECU Police, Student Health Services, the LGBT Resource Office, the Department of Sociology, and the Pitt County Justice System.

The presentation is a Wellness Passport Event and is free and open to the public. Due to graphic content, it is recommended for mature audiences.

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Safe Zone Trainings Sept 23 and 30

Safe Zone Trainings are scheduled as follows:
September 23 from Noon to 3 pm in Mendenhall Student Center,
Room 221
September 30 from 9 am to Noon in Brewster D-105

Safe Zone training is an opportunity for people to talk, learn, and ask questions about sexuality and gender in a non-judgemental, safe, educational environment. The purpose of Safe Zone is to create a network of allies who are willing to talk to students about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Training is offered throughout the year on Main Campus and the Health Sciences Campus. Each session is three hours in length and includes a panel of students who share their experiences as members of the LGBT community on campus.

Please register for Safe Zone through Cornerstone.

Fall 2016 Calendar

Welcome Everyone to Fall 2016!

The LGBT Resource Office welcomes everyone to East Carolina University for the Fall 2016 semester! In the months ahead, we will present programs and events designed to educate, to enlighten, to challenge, and to create opportunities for engagement across our campus. We invite you to visit our home in the Brewster Building, Room B-103 and allow us to share more about our services and the opportunities for you to be involved.

Click here to view calendar.