East Hall was the former home of Watauga College, an interdisciplinary (and somewhat experimental) residential college at Appalachian State University. Watauga College evolved into a safe space for queer students from the 1970s through the 1990s. Notably, the Appalachian Gay Awareness Association (AGAA) formed there in 1975.
East Hall was also the meeting place of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Fellowship, a campus ministry at Appalachian State University. The Fellowship formed in 1995, and was an inclusive Christian group that welcomed all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and socio-economic status. Their goal was to show God's inclusive love to those who feel outcasted by the Christian community. The Fellowship met bi-monthy in room B-18 in East Hall.
Boone Chirst's Church United Records. Appalachian State University Special Collections.