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Name Change for LGBT Center

The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is more inclusive, says director

Duke's LGBT Center this fall will move to new digs in 100 Bryan Center -- and take a new name. Starting August 1, it will be called the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. The name change more accurately reflects the diverse identities of the students, staff, faculty, and alums the center serves, says Director Janie Long. The mission remains the same: to provide education, advocacy, support, mentoring, academic engagement, and space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, pansexual, questioning, queer and allied students, staff, and faculty at Duke, as well as alumni and the greater LGBTQ community. The Center's services encourage critical thinking about the intellectual, cultural, and political ramifications of sexual and gender diversity and seek to challenge bias and intolerance, as well as support an inclusive campus climate. The new e-mail address  The Facebook page is: and Twitter will be: Stay tuned for more about the grand opening, planned for the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 27.