This piece was created by Marleen Jones-Pool in the Fall 2012 course, Introduction to Audio Documentary at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Host Intro: Since 1972, Duke University has had a student organization for the LGBT community, but it wasn’t until 1994 when they got an official space for themselves. The Center for LGBT Life provides many services, among them support, mentoring, and advocacy, for students and faculty at Duke that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, questioning, and even straight. In this piece, Janie Long, director of the Center, tells interviewer Marleen Jones-Pool about the several services and events done by this small center on Duke’s West campus.
Music: “Proud” by Heather Small
Sound: Coming Out Day @ Duke 2009 – YouTube video
NC Pride and Parade Festival – YouTube video