Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisory Council


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Create an environment that is welcoming and affirming of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) faculty, staff, learners, patients, families, friends and allies.

Mission Statement:

The Inclusion Council for Duke Medicine’s Sexual and Gender Diversity supports and advocates for an environment that is welcoming and affirming of LGBTQI faculty, staff, learners, allies, patients, families, and friends.


Understanding: Serve as a resource, provide educational programs; include LGBTQI health care issues in School of Medicine and School of Nursing curricula; for Duke Medicine faculty, staff, learners, and allies. 

Advocacy: Advocate for LGBTQI inclusiveness in Duke Medicine policies and provide support to Duke Medicine personnel with expertise in LGBTQI issues such as recruitment, mentorship, professional development, and access to benefits and resources.

Visibility & Awareness: Acknowledge and celebrate LGBTQI accomplishments within the Duke Medicine and the Durham communities

Statement from Duke University Leaders Regarding HB2


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