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The Duke LGBTQ Network is dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community of the university. Our goal is to stay connected to Duke and to each other and our allies through professional networking, educational and social events, support of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and the university overall. Join us!
The Duke LGBTQ Network is an organization dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community of the University. The Network welcomes alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Duke.
The Network's purposes include:
- Building connections among Duke’s LGBTQ community and its allies
- Maintaining and expanding the network of LGBTQ alumni
- Advocating for a non-discriminatory and diverse academic, living and working environment at Duke
- Supporting the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and its affiliated student groups through programming and networking
- Providing professional and social opportunities for LGBTQ members of the Duke community around the world
Contact us at email@example.com for more information on the LGBTQ Network in your region and ways to get involved.
You can also learn more about the Network through this infographic: Duke LGBTQ Network. The infographic presents:
- Our mission statement
- 2014-15 accomplishments
- A breakdown of our members
- Our leadership
- Ways to get involved
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LGBTQ Network Q3 NewsletterJul 7, 2016
Read the full newsletter here. From the President, Fred Steckler '83: Greetings and welcome to this summer edition of the Duke LGBTQ Network Newsletter. I would like to dedicate thisread more
From the President, Fred Steckler '83:Greetings and welcome to this summer edition of the Duke LGBTQ Network Newsletter. I would like to dedicate this edition to the Orlando victims, families, friends and crisis response and aftercare professionals. The Orlando incident is a heartbreaking, tragic and vivid reminder that there is much work still to be done on so many levels and in so many places. The outpouring of compassion, concern and support from the Duke Community was inspiring. Links to many of the responses can be found further on in the newsletter. The Duke LGBTQ Network continues to expand in numbers and activities thanks to the support of the Board, committee members, many dedicated volunteers, and every Network member. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you! On July, 1, 2016, a new set of Officers will take on leadership of the Board and the Network. I am thrilled to announce the new officers for our Network: President: Jin-Soo Huh T’09 Vice President: Todd Montgomery T’83 Secretary: Alex Osmond T’09 What a great line-up! Congratulations! Many thanks to Jin-Soo, Todd, and Alex for their steadfast support and hard work for the Network to date and for volunteering to serve in these new and critical roles. I know that we are all looking forward to working together with them to keep our Network moving forward... Read more
LGBTQ Network Q2 NewsletterMar 28, 2016
Read the full newsletter here. Greetings Duke LGBTQ alumni and allies, Welcome to the new Duke University LGBTQ Alumni Network newsletter! The 15-16 year has already seen a major milestone for the Network with the selection of the new board underread more
Greetings Duke LGBTQ alumni and allies,
Welcome to the new Duke University LGBTQ Alumni Network newsletter! The 15-16 year has already seen a major milestone for the Network with the selection of the new board under our new bylaws. I am really excited to work with you all and our board as well as Duke staff, students, faculty, and administrators in our work both on and off campus. Whether or not you have been involved with the LGBTQ Network or Duke as an alum, we welcome your input and hope to engage with you wherever you are. Some of the key initiatives for the Network in the coming year are:
- Grow our membership to 1000 members by July 31, 2016
- Create a regional structure in cities with large Network populations to support 23 events per year for members
- Work with the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and student groups to support programming, alumni-student interactions, and other initiatives
- Implement the new board structure and develop meaningful opportunities of engagement for all members
- Communicate regularly with our membership through social media and quarterly newsletters.
I want to call on all alumni to help grow our membership. Whether or not LGBTQ life was a major part of your identity at Duke, getting involved will help ensure that all future Blue Devils are welcome and celebrated. It also opens up a great way to engage with our alma mater. I encourage you to forward this newsletter to friends and to invite them to join our social media groups. As we grow, it is critical that we make sure we are representative of our entire community and that we work to build a more diverse Network including more people of color, women, and persons who identify as trans or genderqueer. The Network membership should also include more students and alumni from graduate and professional schools. I am excited about building the Network together and finding more ways for our great members to engage locally and at Duke. I look forward to connecting with you and working together to shape the future of the LGBTQ experience at Duke and as alumni.
Thank you for your involvement and support for the Network and for Duke.
Fred Steckler ’83
President Duke LGBTQ Network