Eastern: ECU student calendar tells Pride story

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Student calendar tells story

GREENVILLE — The East Carolina University’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Student Union sports an impressive calendar, complete with historical dates for readers to enjoy.

Every day in June is marked as Gay Pride Month.

For instance, on June 27, the script tells of the 1969 police preparation for the raids on the Stonewall Inn. Go to July 1 and read about the 1975 California decriminalization of private, consensual adult gay sex act.

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All of this is not complete without the posting of the Union’s monthly activities.

Additionally, on the site is a listing of resources and local support organizations.

The Center’s president is Katy Ross who says she is looking for someone to help her with some website improvement. To reach her, email hullj06@ecu.edu.

Alumni Chair and advisor is Aaron Lucier.

For more information, visit ecu.edu/org/glbtsu.

Church holds Pride observance

FAYETTEVILLE — The Blessed Family of God, 829 Gillespie St., has been holding Pride events during the month of June according to Pastor Micah Royal.

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A special Bible study has extended over a four to six week period on Sundays from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and is entitled “Does God Accept Us? The Bible’s Good News to GLBT People” which examines how Scripture deals with sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity. Services folllow at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday night study begins at 7 p.m.

To listen to the first installment, visit sermon.net/blessedfamilyofgod.

A social event was held on June 19, complete with hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Minds were tested while playing gay trivia. Afterward, they viewed “Milk,” the Academy Award-winning film on the life of California activist Harvey Milk.

A fundraiser organized by a church member is being held to raffle off tickets for Lilith Fair.

For more information, email bfog@bfog.org or visit bfog.org. : :

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