NCCU EaglesPost submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

North Carolina Central University has opened an LGBT Student Resource Center, making it the first historically black college or university (HBCU) in North Carolina and the second HBCU nationwide to dedicate a center to the LGBT community.

Last year Maryland’s Bowie State University became the first public HBCU to open an LGBT resource center. HRC’s Associate Director of Field Outreach Donna Payne was a featured speaker at the center's grand opening, where she talked about her hopes that the center would "light a fire" for other HBCUs to increase support for LGBT students on their campuses.

Learn more about HRC’s HBCU Leadership and Career Summit – which brings together LGBT HBCU student leaders from across the county each fall to help them advocate for equality in their campuses and communities – by visiting

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