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Kent State named a top school in LGBTQ+ inclusivity by national organization

Bella Hagey Reporter November 14, 2020

Kent State has been named one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly campuses in the nation, according to Campus Pride, a national nonprofit organization.To evaluate colleges on how LGBTQ+ friendly they are, Campus...

Student organizations weigh hopes, fears for next presidential administration

KentWired Staff November 8, 2020

This election year is historic, with the country seemingly more divided now than it’s been since the Civil War. Several media outlets, including the Associated Press, CNN, the New York Times and Fox...

Kent LGBTQ+ Center to celebrate history through October

Bella Hagey Diversity reporter October 6, 2020

During the month of October, Kent State will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with different educational opportunities, history lessons, and fun games and events. The history month is important because...

From left, Sarah Thomas, Jennifer King and Callie Brownson made NFL history on Sunday.

Two female coaches and a female official make NFL history by being on the field at the same time

Lauren M. Johnson, CNN September 27, 2020

(CNN) -- For the first time in the NFL's history, three women were on the gridiron Sunday in an official capacity during a regular-season game.A female coach was on each sideline and a female official...

Professional drag queen Angel Safyre performs in the Kent State goverance chambers Thursday, March 16, 2017.

PRIDE! Kent brings unique performances in annual drag show

Quaylyn Hairston March 16, 2017

Colorful wigs, shiny jewelry and flashy outfits were all part of the intricate wardrobes of the drag queens who performed at PRIDE! Kent's annual drag show.Several professional drag queens from Akron's...

PRIDE! Kent announces new executive board

Nicholas Garisto women and Gender Issues Reporter April 8, 2016

PRIDE! Kent held elections for its executive board yesterday to determine who will handle the student organization’s future.The positions open for elections were: activism initiative chair, treasurer,...

PRIDE! Kent discusses sex and sexuality

Nick Garisto February 12, 2016

PRIDE Kent! talked about sex and sexuality throughout the gender spectrum with Laurie Wagner, assistant professor of health and health promotion, during the organization's Thursday meeting.Wagner asked...

From left to right, Janelle Nafziger, Jordin Manning, Kris Herman, Emmanuel Jackson, Suzy DEnbeau, Nick Larson, Rev. Avery Danage, Alice Freitas, Rev. Julie Blake Fisher and Moderator Kelvin Barry sit on a panel at the Kent Talk titled “Gender and Sexual Diversity in Religion” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.

KENTalks panel discusses gender and sexual diversity in Christianity

Kelly Powell November 17, 2015

Pastors, campus ministers, a professor and members of both Christian and LGBTQ student organizations, have been emailing and meeting in person to prepare for a presentation about their belief systems in...

Israeli celebrity set to speak on being a part of the LGBTQ community

Kelly Powell October 22, 2015

While the Student Center is typically filled with students meeting regarding budgets and group t-shirts, next week room 306 will host an Israeli superstar.Assi Azar, a Jewish scriptwriter, radio host and...

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...

PRIDE! Kent celebrates Coming Out Week

Teahl Rice October 8, 2014

PRIDE! Kent will wrap up Coming Out Week with a rally and parade Friday.Coming Out Week, held for members of the LGBTQ community, serves as an opportunity for them to embrace and celebrate their identity.Friday’s...

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