PRIDE! Kent explores international gender and sexuality minority issues

Kelsey Leyva

PRIDE! Kent is hosting International GSM – Exploring the World through Queer Eyes at 8 p.m. today in the Governance Chambers of the Kent State Student Center.

The purpose of the event is to explore the various issues surrounding the Gender and Sexuality Minority community worldwide. Topics for discussion include countries that have or have not made progress toward marriage equality and the quality of life for GSM individuals in different countries.

Brandon Stephens, sophomore criminology and justice studies major and vice president of PRIDE! Kent, has played an active role in the coordination of this event.

“With this meeting, we’re aiming to raise awareness of the different environments for the GSM community outside of the United States,” he said. “We’re all well aware of the fight currently occurring in the U.S., but sometimes it helps to understand other cultures and how they deal with the issues we’re dealing with.”

For more information, contact Stephens at [email protected].

Kelsey Leyva is the diversity reporter for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact Kelsey Leyva at [email protected].