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Rae Senarighi: TRANSCEND

Mar 25 - Mar 29
Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center Conference Room (Main Campus Student Center, Room 211)

TRANSCEND celebrates transgender and non-binary individuals throughout the world who are living their lives openly, choosing integrity over safety.

Presented in celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility and in partnership with the Dean’s Office, College of Fine Arts and Communication and the School of Art and Design.

March 25-30, 2019 in the Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center and the Health Sciences Student Center

Opening reception is Monday, March 25 at 5:30 pm in...

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Last Call at Maud's

Monday, Mar 18, 7 pm
Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center Conference Room (Main Campus Student Center, Room 211)

Maud’s was a down-to-earth watering hole nestled in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury since 1966 and it came to enjoy an international reputation as the quintessential meeting place for non-conformist women and their friends.  This 77-minute historical documentary goes into the world’s longest lasting lesbian bar as it bids farewell to those who have known it through the years.

Presented as part of the Spring 2019 Queer Film Series in celebration of Women's Herstory Month

Free...

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An Evening with Denice Frohman

Monday, Mar 11, 7 pm
The Black Box Theater in the Main Campus Student Center

Denice Frohman is a poet, performer, and educator from New York City and is co-organizer of #PoetsforPuertoRico  As a queer, mixed Latina, Frohman is the daughter of Puerto Rican and Jewish parents.  Her work focuses on identity, lineage, disrupting notions of power, and celebrating the parts of ourselves deemed unworthy. She hopes to inspire people, particularly young folks of color, to see themselves as writers and to know their stories are worth telling.

In celebration of...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Monday, Nov 19, 6:30 pm
The Green Room at the Croatan

 

“With so many seeking to erase transgender people—sometimes in the most brutal ways possible—it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice." - Gwendolyn Ann Smith, Transgender Day of Remembrance founder

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is internationally recognized commemoration for trans advocacy and awareness.  Fundamental to its message are the values of respect and inclusion.  In its combination of speakers...

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Una Mujer Fantastica (A Fantastic Woman)

Monday, Nov 12, 12 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

Marina, a twentysomething waitress and aspiring singer, is in a loving relationship with older partner Orlando despite the difference in their ages. When Orlando unexpectedly dies, Marina, who is transgender, faces discrimination and hostility from both Orlando's family and government officials while also contending with her devastating grief.

Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

In Spanish with English subtitles

Presented in partnership...

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Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza "Gender Justice as Human Rights Work"

Monday, Nov 5, 7 pm
Hendrix Theater in Mendenhall Student Center

Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza will appear on campus on Monday, November 5 at 7 pm in Hendrix Theater. Their presentation, "Gender Justice as Human Rights Work," marks the beginning of Trans Awareness Month at ECU.  Knowing intimately that the borderlands are a place of learning and growth, Dr. Robyn draws on their identity and heritage as a queer Latinx in everything that they do. From doubt to divine and everywhere in between, their call as an activist-theologian demands the vision to...

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True Colors: We Are The Change

Oct 1 - Oct 31
Mendenhall Student Center

“True Colors: We Are The Change” is a collaboration between the LGBT Resource Office and the School of Art and Design in celebration of LGBT pride and in commemoration of LGBT History Month. “We Are The Change” marks the third year of the project and participants share their vision for the LGBTQ community and how they impact change. This theme was developed in anticipation of the opening of ECU’s new Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center. Once it opens in January 2019, it will be the largest...

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Natalie Diaz reads from her work

Tuesday, Oct 2, 7 pm
Jenkins Fine Arts Center, Room 1220

Native American poet and activist will read from her debut collection, "When My Brother Was An Aztec" on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 pm in Jenkins Fine Arts Center, Room 1220.  The book is for sale in Dowdy bookstore. The author will meet the public for a book signing following her reading. Presented in partnership with the Office of the Provost and the departments of English, History, and Anthropology. Free and open to the public.

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Natalie Diaz discusses literary citizenship

Monday, Oct 1, 12 pm
The Green Room at the Croatan

Native American poet and activist Natalie Diaz will discuss literary citizenship. Lunch will be served. Presented in partnership with the Office of the Provost and the departments of English, History, and Anthropology.

 

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QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) Monthly group

Thursday, Nov 15, 6 pm
Brewster B-104

Join us for our monthly gatherings as we build community and work together to navigate the com

plexities of our intersectional identities.

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QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) Monthly group

Thursday, Oct 18, 6 pm
Brewster B-104

Join us for our monthly gatherings as we build community and work together to navigate the com

plexities of our intersectional identities.

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QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) Monthly group

Thursday, Sep 20, 6 pm
Brewster B-104

Join us for our monthly gatherings as we build community and work together to navigate the com

plexities of our intersectional identities.

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Bi & Proud

Wednesday, Sep 19, 7 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

Join us as we celebrate Bisexual Awareness Week!  Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, will moderate a student panel which will explore bi pride, bi erasure, and bi visibility.

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Understanding Asexuality

Monday, Oct 22, 7 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

All humans are unique and individual, and sexual orientation exists on a spectrum of needs, desires, interests, and attractions. Think of asexuality as an umbrella term that describes people who identify as asexual, gray-asexual, and demisexual.  Join us in exploring asexuality.

Presented as part of Asexual Awareness Week

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Coming Out Stories

Wednesday, Oct 17, 7 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

The LGBT Resource Office's annual Coming Out Stories continues the commemoration of pride and unity on campus with an evening of personal insights and experiences. In sharing our stories, we create community and strengthen the ties that bind us, a celebration of LGBT pride.  Please join us to listen or to share—everyone is welcome.   Refreshments will be served. 

 

 

 

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Mandy Carter "Peace, Justice, and Equality"

Monday, Oct 15, 7 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

Mandy Carter is a southern African-American lesbian social justice activist with a 51-year movement history of social, racial and LGBTQ justice organizing since 1967.  In celebration of LGBT History Month, she shares her reflections on a career that includes co-founding Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC).

 

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National Coming Out Day

Thursday, Oct 18, 10 am
At the Cupola

Join us for National Coming Out Day on October 18 as the LGBT Resource Office hosts a day of LGBT pride and visibility at ECU.  We'll be on the Mall at the Cupola from 10 am to 2 pm with a variety of promotional items celebrating the strength and vibrancy of our community!

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El Canto del Colibri

Monday, Sep 24, 7 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

These are the stories of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out.  Presented in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in partnership with Foreign Languages and Literatures.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

 

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Dickinson Avenue: The (mostly) true story of the Paddock Club

Monday, Oct 1, 7 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theater

Presented as part of the Queer Film Series and in celebration of LGBT History Month, "Dickinson Avenue: The (mostly) true story of the Paddock Club" is the story of Greenville's legendary gay bar which served the community for decades and was one of the most successful enterprises of its kind in the Southeast.

Following the film, Zachary Dale, graduate assistant for the LGBT Resource Office, will moderate a panel discussion with: Craig Garner, Robert Knowles, Angela Morris, and...

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The Laramie Project

Monday, Sep 10, 7 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theater

The true story of an American town in the wake of the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard.  Presented in partnership with the University Writing Center.

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Fall 2018 Welcome and Social

Thursday, Sep 6, 6 pm
Mendenhall Student Center Great Rooms

The LGBT Resource Office invites you to join us for our annual Fall Welcome and Social!

This is your chance to learn more about the office, our programs, and the volunteer opportunities available for students.  The LGBT Resource Office is an educational, resource, referral, and social center ope

n to the entire campus and visitors are always welcome!

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Limited spaces available

An Act of Love: A Personal Story About LGBTQ Rights and Religion

Monday, Apr 9, 7 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

This award-winning film addresses the emotional intersections of religious tradition, LGBTQ rights, and family ties.

Reverend Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son's same-sex wedding. At the beginning of his career, Schaefer had no intention of getting involved in the controversy over gay marriage in the Church. However, several years into Frank's ministry at a small church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, his eldest son, Tim, began to...

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GTFO: Get the F**k Out--Women in Gaming

Monday, Mar 12, 7 pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

Through interviews with video game developers, journalists, and academics, GTFO examines the female experience in gaming and begins a larger conversation that will shape the future of the video game world.

Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. Although half of all gamers are women, females are disproportionately subject to harassment and...

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"Mending Masculinity: A Spoken Word Duo"

Monday, Feb 26, 7 pm
Hendrix Theater in Mendenhall Student Center

With poems focusing on gender, sexuality, multicultural identity, race, violence, street harassment, sexual assault, education, homophobia/transphobia, and more, Kavi Ade and Vision aim to task men and masculine of center folks of all journeys to unpack, heal, and create a path to whole masculinities.

Kavindu “Kavi” Ade is an activist, arts educator, and nationally recognized spoken word artist of Afro & Indigenous Caribbean descent. Kavi received their BA in Social Justice...

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LOVE IS LOVE: A Vision of Love for All

Wednesday, Feb 14, 10 am
Mendenhall Student Center, Main Floor Lobby

The LGBT Resource Office celebrates Valentine's Day with LOVE IS LOVE, a vision of equality, compassion, and love for all.

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