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For Pride Month, a Look Back at Duke’s LGBTQ+ Community

<div class="wp-block-dt-story-meta-plus-text"><p>For 30 years, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (not always its name) has served Duke University’s LGBTQ+ community. Its creation is just one of the ways that the university has supported gender diversity over the years.</p><p>In 1994, Duke became one of the first Southern employers to make benefits available to same-sex partners. In 1996, <a href="https://100.duke.edu/story/john-howard/">John Howard</a> was hired as the first director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, which was</p></div>