Queer Places:
Yale University (Ivy League), 38 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06520
Princeton University (Ivy League), 110 West College, Princeton, NJ 08544
Stanford University, Old Union 232, Stanford, CA 94305
Harvard University (Ivy League), 2 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
The University of Washington, 320 Schmitz Hall, 1410 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA 98195
Fairfax Apartments, 1508 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Nicholas Lawson Heer (born February 8, 1928) is an American Arabist and Islamist educator. He is a member of American Oriental Society, Middle East Studies Association, American Association Teachers of Arabic (treasurer 1964-1976, president 1981, director 1982-1984). Seattle's first gay-rights organization was the Dorian Society, founded in 1966 by University of Washington professor Nicholas Heer and other local activists.

Nicholas Lawson Heer was born on February 8, 1928 in Durham, North Carolina, the son of Clarence Heer and Jean Douglas MacAlpine. He has a Bachelor degree from Yale University, 1949, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Princeton University, 1955.

Heer  was translation analyst for the Arabian American Oil Corporation, Saudi Arabia, 1955-1957; assistant professor at Stanford University, 1959-1962; visiting lecturer at Yale University, 1962-1963; assistant professor at Harvard University, 1963-1965; associate professor, University of Washington, Seattle, 1965-1976; professor of Near Eastern languages and civilization, University of Washington, Seattle, 1976-1990; professor emeritus, University of Washington, Seattle, since 1990; department chairman of Near Eastern languages and civilization, University of Washington, Seattle, 1982-1987; Middle East curator at Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA, 1958-1962.

Nicholas Lawson Heer has been listed as a noteworthy language educator by Marquis Who's Who.

Due in part to the proximity of the University of Washington, Seattle University and Cornish College, students of nursing, law and music have lived at the Fairfax Apartments, as have university teachers of Spanish and History, a Japanese translator and language instructor. Longtime resident Nicholas Heer came to Seattle from the east coast to teach at the University of Washington. He was one of the founders and first president of the Dorian Society in 1967, the city’s first social organization for advocacy and outreach for Seattle’s gay community. He briefly left retirement to teach Arabic to students after 9/11.

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