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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!

Asexual Awareness Panel
Asexual Awareness Panel

Thursday, October 26 at 6 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

Asexual Awareness Week is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual, and grey-asexual experiences. We invite you to join us for a panel discussion to raise awareness in the community.

True Colors
True Colors: We are Family celebrates LGBT History Month at ECU!

The LGBT Resource Office and the School of Art and Design, with support from the Dean’s Office in the College of Fine Art and Communications and the Office of Equity and Diversity, present “True Colors: We Are Family” during the month of October in Mendenhall Student Center Gallery. The exhibit features 20 portraits of students, faculty, and staff and explores the meaning of family in the LGBT community. The exhibit will be on display for the entire month of October.

Honor our Dead
Honor Our Dean and Fight Like Hell for the Living

Monday, November 6, 7:00 pm
Hendrix Theater
A Wellness Passport Event

Z Nicolazzo is an assistant professor of adult and higher education and a faculty associate in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

Amidst the peril and precarity of trans* people, we must come together to organize and keep each other safe. Author, educator, and activist, Z Nicolazzo examines the legacies of resistance, resilience, and love of trans* people, especially the trans* women of color who have all but been erased from what is now known as the “LGBT Rights Movement.”

Gender Revolution
Gender Revolution, A Journey with Katie Couric

Monday, November 13, 7:00 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244
A Wellness Passport Event

Katie Couric sets out to explore the rapidly expanding complexities of gender identity and gender expression. In Revolution, she talks with experts about identity, genetics and brain chemistry. Interviews include a family raising a 5-year-old trans girl and a longtime married couple now dealing with one spouse's transition.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm
The Green Room at the Croatan

In this annual international ceremony, we remember and honor transgender people around the world whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence.

Creating Change
Creating Change

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2018 Creating Change Conference convenes in Washington, D.C., January 24-28, 2018.

The LGBT Resource Office will offer the opportunity for up to eight (8) students to attend this extraordinary conference and experience community in the spirit of love, curiosity, and respect for each other and our LGBTQ family.  

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