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(From left to right) Students Zee Ringler (He/They) and Sienna Jepsen (She/Her) show their pride and prepare to race in last year’s “Rainbow Run” 5k.

Third-annual ‘Rainbow Weekend’ prepares to bring pride to Kent

Willow Jernigan, Reporter October 7, 2023

Rainbow Weekend will come back to Downtown Kent Oct. 13 and 14, where Main Street Kent, local businesses and the university’s LGBTQ+ Center will coordinate events for the community to celebrate acceptance...

A group of people walking in the parade carry a giant LGBTQ+ flag down the middle of the street in a pride parade in Akron, Ohio on Aug. 24, 2019.

OPINION: We need more queer safe spaces

Reegan Saunders, Opinion Editor January 16, 2023

I spent the summer in San Francisco, a city known for its picturesque views and its trendy population. They have the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sushirrito, the historically hilly roads, the hippie revolution....

Photo Courtesy of Choose Chicago.

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...

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...

Commencement Group Pic

(Left to Right) Graduates Mackenzie McGary, Shayna McGary and Maria Frissora pose as they prepare to for the College of Aeronautics and Engineering and College of Education, Health and Humanities commencement...

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...

Downtown Kent’s First Pride Festival ‘Rainbow Weekend’ to take place in March

Theresa Lovrak Reporter February 14, 2020

Main Street Kent is preparing for its inaugural Rainbow Weekend which will be a celebration festival of the LGBTQ+ community.  This event will be held downtown on the weekend of March 6 and 7. Various...

Flashes of Pride: Benner

Carrie George November 19, 2017

It took senior American Sign Language major Laura Beth Benner six years to come out as bisexual to her parents.By the age of 13, Benner knew she identified as bisexual. However, she also knew her parents...

Korb Hall was built in 1964. It is now residence to Kent State’s LGBTQA Living Learning Community.

LGBTQA Living Learning Community celebrates first anniversary

Zoe Swartz September 14, 2017

The LGBTQA Living Learning Community in Korb Hall is celebrating one year of operation this fall semester. The community started in the Fall 2016 semester with 25 students living in Korb Hall. This semester,...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Right-leaning students still feel unheard in wake of Trump presidency’

Samantha Durr April 19, 2017

On behalf of Black United Students, I am writing this letter to show our solidarity with PRIDE! Kent (People Respecting Identity, Diversity and Equality), as well as address the misrepresentation of various...

LGBTQ Center, Hillel partner to bring the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi to campus

Megan Ferguson March 1, 2017

Editor's note: This story was changed to reflect Rabbi Greenberg's preference of his sexual orientation classification.Steven Greenberg, the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, will visit Kent State on Monday...

Talking about sex with PRIDE! Kent

India Said October 19, 2016

To continue with Kent Interhall Council's annual Sex Week, PRIDE! Kent will be hosting “Let's talk about sex with PRIDE! Kent” in Bowman Hall room 113 on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.The event will...

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