The center will have representatives in the Pit today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. said Terri Phoenix, director of the LGBTQ Center.
Rachael James, a member of Tar Heels for Equality and the head of Athlete Ally, said LGBTQIA awareness is important because people in the LGBTQ community face a stigma.
“They’re not fully accepted into society, and I think that this day really helps in just accepting everyone for who they are, for who they express themselves to be,” James said.
James said Athlete Ally, an LGBTQ organization within the student-athlete community, has an educational booth in the Loudermilk Center for Excellence every other Wednesday where student-athletes go for tutoring and academic advising. The booth also acts as a way for Tar Heels for Equality to highlight LGBTQ activities on campus.