Duke freshmen are refusing to read Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. A sizable number of incoming Duke University students have cited their Christian beliefs when uttering the refusal to read the LGBT book. Student Brian Grasso is credited with prompting the debate about the "sexually explicit" Duke summer reading selection for the class of 2019.
Duke University freshman Brain Grasso posted his thought about being instructed to read Fun Home on his Facebook page. Grass said that he would not read the Alison Bechdel graphic novel (comic book style novel) because of the sexuality depictions, according to the Duke Chronicle.
"I feel as if I would have to compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs to read it. Duke did not seem to have people like me in mind. It was like Duke didn't know we existed, which surprises me," Grasso said.