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Blog Author:
Nick Antonicci, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

My name is Nicholas Antonicci, I use the pronouns he/him/his, and I'm the Director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity here at Duke University.

Yesterday, I woke to the news of tragedy of 50 innocent people killed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, a gay bar on a night celebrating Latinx people and communities.

I struggle to put feelings and emotions into words, to put pain into soundbites that appease and comfort those around me.

I struggle with balancing immense sadness for the lives lost, with anger at the forces which allowed this to happen and will continue to happen, namely homophobia and transphobia. I balance wanting to care for others, with frustration in the ways many of those who are responding are centering the feelings of heterosexual and cis peoples.

Blog Author:
Sean Novak and India Pierce

 

Collaboration & Change for a Common Good
A Reflection on Collaboration in Campus Life
India Pierce and Sean Novak

 

One way that we can work effectively to create change for a common good is to work collaboratively across communities. With this in mind, India Pierce from the Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (CSGD) came together with Sean Novak from the Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) to create a program that explored the intersections of race and sexual orientation. As part of the CMA’s En/Countering Racism series (E/C), they created a program for students to gather and explore intersectionality. This was done in order to deepen participants’ understanding of themselves and others as a means to building stronger coalitions for social justice.

The Center for Sexual and Gender Diveristy is excited to begin the hiring process for our Student Programming Assistants! For a link to the application, see the bottom of this page.

 

Student Programming Job Description

North Carolina Pride
Friday | 9.21.12 | 4:00-6:00 PM
Saturday | 9.29.12 | meet at Noon

Every year the North Carolina Pride Committee puts on North Carolina's Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Festival. Duke supports their effort by hosting the festival and parade on East Campus and the LGBT Center creates a float for the parade.

Friday, September 21, 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Pride Prep Party
The Center for LGBT Life is hosting a Pride Prep Party on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. We will have food, music, and plenty of supplies for you to make pride posters to carry in the parade.  Our float’s theme this year is “Duke Pride.”

Saturday, September 29, meet at NOON: North Carolina Pride

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Duke African and African American Studies (AAAS) Graduate Student Working Group and the Duke Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Life will co-sponsor “Dinner and a Movie.” The featured film will be “Pariah” by Dee Rees. The screening will take place at 6 p.m. in the Center, at 2 West Campus Union.

Blue Devils United and the Center for LGBT Life invite ALL students, faculty, and staff to an ice cream social on August 30th from 6-8 PM. Please join us in Upper East, located above The Marketplace on EAST CAMPUS. We will be handing out FREE Ben & Jerry Ice Cream Sundaes and 200 FREE Rainbow Flags.

 

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The Center for LGBT Life invites all students, faculty, and staff to our Orientation Reception. We are very excited to welcome the class of 2016. Please join us in the Center for LGBT Life from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on August 26, 2012. We are located in 02 West Union Building.

Our Annual Orientation Reception is a great place to catch up with old friends and/or meet new members of the Duke community. Snacks will be served.

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