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Unique LGBTQ student experiences shared during Queer Voices art exhibit

Unique LGBTQ student experiences shared during Queer Voices art exhibit

Alexandra Austin , Reporter March 7, 2022

LGBTQ students will express their unique experiences through art during The Queer Voices art exhibit.  The annual Queer Voices art exhibit will be open Tues. March 8 through Fri. March 11 in the Kent...

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In-person meetings return for QTPOC

Alexandra Austin Reporter February 11, 2022

The Queer and Transgender People of Color group is a safe space for those who did not have one before. For the first time since 2020, the group is having in-person meetings again. COVID-19 impacted the...

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...

Draw struggles cost Kent lacrosse in loss to Marquette

Jimmy Oswald Sports Reporter February 28, 2021

For the second game in a row the Kent State lacrosse team lost the draw control battle by double digits. And for the second game in a row the Flashes lost the game, falling to Marquette University 19-8. Junior...

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at the United States Department of Health and Human Services who will be the first transgender federal official to be confirmed by the US Senate. Dr. Levine currently serves as Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is leading the state’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden announces Rachel Levine as pick for assistant secretary at HHS, would be first transgender Senate-confirmed federal official

Chandelis Duster, CNN January 19, 2021

(CNN) -- President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant health secretary, and she would make history as the first out, transgender federal official to be confirmed by the...

LGBTQ Student Center provides a safety net for those whose family disowns them after ‘coming out’

Sierra Campbell October 22, 2018

October hosts LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day. Four in 10 people who come out and identify with the LGBTQ community are rejected by their friends and family, because of their sexual orientation...

Brandy Michelle, a Kent State student, preforms at the Drag Show in the Kent State University Ballroom on October 17, 2018.

Drag queens take over Student Center Ballroom with performances

Anna Smith October 18, 2018

Drag queens- local, student and famous- took to the Student Center Ballroom to perform for a Kent State audience Oct. 17.The drag show, put on by Kent Interhall Council, stood as part of Sex Week, a series...

Steven Greenberg from Boston, Massachusetts, speaks in the Kent State University Library on March 6, 2017. Greenberg is an openly gay Jewish rabbi and author.

First openly gay Orthodox rabbi promotes diversity in Judaism

Megan Ferguson March 5, 2017

Steven Greenberg, the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, helped Kent State students cultivate open minds and analyze religious text to understand what it means to be a gay rabbi.Greenberg said his goal is...

Latest ‘Safe Spaces’ event focuses on Islamic views on LGBT rights

Cameron Gorman October 26, 2015

The ‘Safe Spaces’ series--four events dedicated to foster diversity of thought--continued Monday with a presentation entitled “Subjects of Rights and Subjects of Cruelty: Producing an Islamic Backlash...

LGBT studies coordinator, Molly Merryman talks with students at the meeting for the emerging Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.

Kent’s Gender and Sexuality Center hosts open forum

Cameron Gorman September 9, 2015

The creation of Kent State’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality is moving forward with newly unveiled visions, programs and values paving the way.Over the summer, several changes and decisions...

Kent State reacts to marriage equality

Neville Hardman July 30, 2015

On June 26, the Supreme Court determined marriage equality was the law of the land in a 5-4 ruling, and Portage County Public Records subsequently made changes to marriage licenses. The license, previously...

New Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality in early planning stages

Victoria Manenti May 7, 2015

Kent State is seeking to establish a Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality to grow the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender as well as the Women’s Studies programs, according to an April 22...

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