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True Colors

True Colors is an annual art exhibit created by the Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center in partnership with the School of Art and Design. Begun in 2016, the exhibit features photographs of members and supporters of the LGBT community at East Carolina University. “This exhibit is a vivid photographic journey honoring the rich diversity of our community at ECU,” said Mark Rasdorf, associate director for the LGBT Resource Office.

“There are gay folks all around you – in your dorms, in your labs, studying with you – and we're pretty much just like you,” says photo subject Dr. Jesse Peel, a retired psychiatrist based in Atlanta and a long-time supporter of the LGBT Resource Office at ECU.

Drake, J. (2016, October 5). True Colors—Art exhibit shows full spectrum of ECU community. ECU News Services. Retrieved from