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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Opinion: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill will lead to more parental rights at extreme expense of students

Maya Huffman, Opinion Writer April 12, 2022

The Parental Rights in Education Bill, more commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has been signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Across the country, more bills are being introduced...

LGBTQ+ hate crimes in the U.S. in 2020, as stated in Statisa.

LGBTQ+ hate crimes rise in the U.S., none reported at Kent State

Avery Savage Reporter March 2, 2022

Lawmakers in seven states proposed laws to limit transgender and nonbinary youth rights within the first week of 2022. As anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is making its way through state government, LGBTQ+ hate...

Trevor, known as Theta Lite, poses in the blue light on the stage before the Sex Week Drag Show on Oct. 20, 2021. 

Kent drag queens shine at Sex Week performance

Reegan Saunders Reporter October 21, 2021

There are not many places in Portage County where you can listen to a Black drag queen discuss consent while dressed in a sparkly blue jumpsuit, but for Kent State, it’s another Wednesday night. As...

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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...

Kent State Cheerleaders march in the Homecoming Parade before todays game against Bowling Green, on Sat. Oct. 2, 2021.

Kent State community gathers to celebrate 2021 homecoming parade

Sophie Young Reporter October 5, 2021

Alumni, students and family lined Main Street on Saturday morning to watch a tradition more than 100 years old: the Kent State homecoming parade.At 10:30 a.m. on the corner of Main Street and Midway Drive,...

LGBTQ flag hanging from a porch.

Gender inclusion efforts continue across campus

Serena Shortridge Reporter October 2, 2021

Kent State received recognition for being one of the most LGBTQ-Friendly campuses in the nation according to Campus Pride amid efforts to be more gender inclusive, offering resources like diversity training...

Lo Denmon, assistant director of the LGBTQ+ Center, spoke about being a queer first-generation college student at the townhall on Thurs. Sept. 23. Denmon holds a bachelors in psychology and a masters in professional counseling and college student affairs.

Kent town hall discusses safe spaces in education

Reegan Saunders Reporter September 26, 2021

Education is a necessary part of growth, but it is often inaccessible, Lo Denmon, assistant director of the LGBTQ+ Center, told a Kent State town hall Thursday. As a queer first-generation college student,...

The School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities is located in Bowman Hall. The school offers international relations, paralegal studies, Latin American studies, LGBTQ studies and other academic programs centered around multidisciplinary.  

Multidisciplinary programs find refuge in a new school this fall

Alexus Rayer Reporter September 22, 2021

The School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities opened fall 2021. The school will create a new space to support a rich learning environment combining international relations, paralegal studies,...

How Kent State sports became among the most ‘LGBTQ+ friendly’ in the country

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 20, 2021

When senior basketball player Monique Smith was looking for a college to continue her career, she looked for a strong program and good academics.But what was equally important to her was whether KSU had...

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...

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Pride in the time of COVID-19

Sam Wright Reporter July 17, 2021

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center hosted an LGBTQ+ panel on June 30, 2021. The panel was filled with advocates for the LGBTQ+ community which included Laura Washington of the Chicago...

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...

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