Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Programs and Events

Pride Events and Festival

Programs

 

Pride: Durham, NC serves as the annual celebration of community, family, pride, and activism in Durham and across the state; providing space for members of the LGBTQ community to celebrate and rejuvenate their spirit. Pride: Durham, NC's goal is to capture the spirit of Durham's progressive politics and inclusion.

In 2018, Pride: Durham, NC's festival and parade will take place on East Campus.

For more information about Pride: Durham, NC please visit https://www.prideindurham.org/

For more information on how to participate in Pride: Durham, NC with the CSGD subscribe to our mailing list.

Coming Out Day @ Duke 

Coming out

National Coming Out Day is an internationally-observed civil awareness day for the LGBTQ+ community.  It is observed on October 11 every year by members of the LGBTQ+ communities and those who stand in solidarity with them. National Coming Out Day is on the anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights and the first visit of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Washington DC.

Coming Out Day at Duke is celebrated in conjunction with LGBT History Month which is observed in October. 

LGBT History Month was first celebrated in 1994 and was founded by Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher. LGBT History Month "provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions." (https://lgbthistorymonth.com/background)

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time to remember those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.  Transgender Day of Remembrance is held annually on November 20th. The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity  works to raise awareness about the hate crimes and violence gender non-conforming individuals face on a daily basis with campaigns around campus. We offer presentations of Trans 101 to groups throughout the year. Please see our Training & Resources page for more information on these trainings.

For more information, contact csgd@studentaffairs.duke.edu.

World AIDS Day

The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity observes World AIDS Day on December 1 each year with the rest of the world. We offer information and resources throughout the year about living with AIDS and AIDS prevention.  This can include a referral to Student Health. We support our departments throughout campus on their efforts to celebrate World AIDS Day.

For more information, contact csgd@studentaffairs.duke.edu.

Alum Reception

alumni

 

Each year, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity holds an Alum Reception in conjunction with reunions weekend. All LGBTQ and allied Alum attending reunions weekend, as well as area alum are welcome. Current students also attend the reception to answer questions about LGBTQ Life at Duke and exchange stories with alums.

For more information, contact csgd@studentaffairs.duke.edu

Lavender Graduation

lavendar

All LGBTQ and allied undergraduate and graduate students that are completing a degree are invited to participate in Lavender Graduation.

  • Certificate Distribution for all Participating Graduates
  • Rainbow Tassels for all Participating Graduates
  • Ally and Activist Leadership Awards
  • Dinner Reception

 

Kickback Fridays

Come by the CSGD on Fridays from 3-5pm for fun, food, and friends! Each Friday boasts a different theme which can be found on our Facebook page. Kickback Fridays are open to all members of the Duke community.