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!
This semester we will partner with the Student Conduct Board, the Department of Student Involvement & Leadership Co-Curricular Collaborations, the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, and the Department of Sociology to present THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES on Tuesday, February 17 at 7 pm in Wright Auditorium. 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. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Center for Family Violence Prevention. Volunteers are needed as production staff, as well as for the marketing and publicity efforts. Email email@example.com if you are interested.
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.
The LGBT Resource Office will partner with the Wesley Foundation of Greenville and the Center for Counseling and Student Development to present COMING OUT, COMING IN: FAITH, IDENTITY AND BELONGING on Tuesday, February 3 at 7 pm in the Methodist Student Center, 501 E. 5th Street. The documentary presents personal stories from gay and lesbian Christians who live and worship in North Carolina. Produced and distributed by the Wildacres Leadership Initiative, the program gives voice to gay and lesbian Christians who have struggled to reconcile faith with sexual orientation. The interview subjects, all residents of North Carolina, take viewers beyond the current debate in churches about homosexuality to reveal the everyday efforts of faithful people. The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion. A Premier Wellness Passport Event.
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.