Queering Duke History


This exhibit highlights the major points of struggle and triumph in Duke’s LGBTQ history over the past 50 years.This exhibition begins with the earliest records of LGBTQ activity on campus, the dark days of arrest and expulsions, and culminates with the thriving and active queer community seen at Duke today. This transition was neither quick nor linear. LGBTQ individuals on Duke’s campus faced major setbacks in every one of the last five decades.