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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The Kirkbid family attends the sixth annual Rainbow Run on Oct. 8, 2021.

LGBTQ+ Center hosts sixth annual Rainbow Run

Serena Shortridge Reporter October 10, 2021

East Main Street became a rainbow of color amidst glow sticks, bracelets and more during the sixth annual Rainbow Run on Friday. The Rainbow Run is an annual fundraising event to raise money for the LGBTQ...

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Kent State receives Campus Pride award for second consecutive year

Serena Shortridge Reporter October 5, 2021

Kent State has gained national attention for the second year in a row as one of the “Best of the Best” LGBTQ-friendly universities according to Campus Pride.Campus Pride is a non-profit organization...

Sign from the Rainbow Run in 2019.

LGBTQ+ Center to host sixth annual Rainbow Run Friday

Serena Shortridge October 2, 2021

The Rainbow Run 5K is set to take place this Friday at 7 p.m. in Risman Plaza. All event proceeds go toward the LGBTQ Emergency Fund. Participation is $20 for students and $25 for non-students. Participants...

Exploring sexuality in college

Natalia Hernandez Maceira September 29, 2021

For many students, college is the first time to take control of their sexual health. It’s also how students start exploring their sexuality and expand their identities, according to the Act for Youth...

Korb Hall has reopened its LGBTQ+ living learning community.

LGBTQ+ Living-Learning community returns to Korb Hall

Serena Shortridge September 15, 2021

Since the Living-Learning communities' original debut five years ago, there has been growing interest from LGBTQ+ students.This interest comes in spite of the Halls’ sudden closure last semester, showing...

The Kent State LGBTQ+ Student Center is located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center and provides educational events and programs aimed at creating an inclusive environment on campus.

What Pride Month means to Kent State’s LGBTQ+ Center

Izzy Stewart Reporter June 18, 2021

The Kent State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Plus Center celebrates the LGBTQ+ community year-round, but the month of June has a special meaning.June is home to Pride Month which honors...

Ken Ditlevson, director of the LGBTQ+ Center stands in his office. THE LGBTQ+ Center offers Safe Space Ally training in order to create an inclusive space on campus for all people.

LGBTQ+ Center set to begin Safe Space Ally Training Series

Nicole Lew Reporter June 10, 2021

Kent State's LGBTQ+ Center and Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s Training Lab will offer a way for the Kent State community to participate in Pride Month.The first session of Kent State’s...

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LGBTQ+ Center to resume free HIV testing in the fall

Chris Bright Reporter May 10, 2021

Free HIV testing on campus has stopped for the semester, but will resume thorough the LGBTQ+ Center in the fall.“Unfortunately, the testing has ended now that spring break has ended,” said Ken Ditlevson,...

Graduation Q & A

Q&A: Spring commencements and ceremonies

Emma Andrus Reporter April 11, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester comes to a close, celebrations for graduating students are soon to be underway. Kent State announced its plans to host optional in-person commencement ceremonies in an email...

Attendees posing at the 2019 LavGrad ceremony.

LGBTQ+ Center prepares virtual environment for Lavender Graduation

Cameron Aloway Reporter April 6, 2021

During the week of April 26, the LGBTQ+ Center will host its annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony highlights graduating LGBTQ+ students and allies at Kent State.To accommodate for restrictions due...

Beth Michel is the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Kent State Rec Center delivers customized fitness and wellness programs to student organization

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 3, 2021

Student groups and organizations can get personalized programs to help with fitness and wellness needs through the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Through the Custom Fitness and Wellness Programs,...

The Kent State LGBTQ+ Student Center is located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center and provides educational events and programs aimed at creating an inclusive environment on campus.

LGBTQ+ Center celebrates 10-year anniversary, welcomes new assistant director

Cameron Aloway Reporter February 18, 2021

As the LGBTQ+ Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it also welcomes a new assistant director and new ideas to make impactful changes to the Kent State community.“I’m very glad to be here for...

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