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PRIDE to host first Amateur Drag Pageant

Arbrion Chambliss September 10, 2014

PRIDE will host its first Amateur Drag Pageant this Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Governance Chambers located in the Kent State Student Center.An information segment will teach the audience about Ball culture,...

LGBTQ Student Center searches for new director

Elizabeth Randolph September 4, 2014

Kent State’s LGBTQ Student Center is looking to hire a new director this year after its program coordinator, Roxie Patton, left this past summer.As the president of Pride! Kent, junior criminology and...

Kent State set to host first ever Pride Games

Jenna Francis July 30, 2014

Four campus organizations will join efforts this summer to put on Kent State’s first ever Pride Games.        The Department of Recreational Services, PRIDE! Kent, the Women’s Center and the LGBTQ...

new BUS president Matthew Thompson

BUS and PRIDE! Kent elect new officers

Kara Taylor April 17, 2014

Board Members 2014-2015 Black United Students Board of Directors President: Matthew Thompson Vice President: Mamadou Ndiaye Secretary: Jody-Ann Whynter Treasurer: N/A Director of Programming: Leia Belt...

PRIDE! hosts special forum on sexual harassment, assault

Blair Donald April 4, 2014

 Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) coordinator Jennie O’Connell presented statistics about sexual assault and harassment Kent State’s PRIDE! meeting Thursday.“It’s real. It happens,” O’Connell...

PRIDE! to host forum on sexual harassment, assault

Blair Donald April 2, 2014

Kent State’s PRIDE! organization will be hosting a sexual harassment and assault discussion today during its meeting. The meeting will be in room 317 in the Student Center at 9 p.m.PRIDE! announced through...

PRIDE! hosts meeting to inform students about LGBTQ-friendly churches

Ashlyne Wilson March 23, 2014

On Thursday, PRIDE! Kent presented “Open and Affirming Religious Organizations,” a meeting that informed students about churches that accepted the LGBTQ community.“A lot of people within the LGBTQ...

Our view: Silencing a teaching moment

DKS Editors March 9, 2014

On Feb. 8, Sam Wheeler played a key role in perhaps the most exciting win of the Kent State wrestling team’s season. Against Northern Illinois, the Flashes’ six individual victories, including one...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at jng2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Living with Compassion

Joyce Ng March 9, 2014

Having grown up in a conservative Christian home in a country where homosexual activity is illegal, open conversation about homosexuality was largely absent for most of my life. When I arrived in Kent...

PRIDE! Kent wrote a letter requesting to have Kent State wrestler Sam Wheelers suspension lifted. Wheeler was suspended from the wrestling team after tweeting sexually insensitive statements earlier in the season.

PRIDE! Kent requests Wheeler’s suspension be lifted

Kara Taylor March 6, 2014

Junior wrestler Sam Wheeler’s suspension will not be lifted for this weekend’s MAC wrestling championships despite support from PRIDE! Kent to lift his suspension and support him in his diversity training.PRIDE!...

Undergraduate Student Government candidates debate in the Rathskellar, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, for the upcoming elections.

KSU Organizations will not endorse USG Candidates

Blair Donald February 23, 2014

The Kent State College Republicans, College Democrats and PRIDE! Kent released a joint statement on Tuesday announcing that none of the groups will endorse any Undergraduate Student Government candidates...

Kent State students participate in a rally in favor of LGBTQ rights in Risman Plaza Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Students gathered in response to the Westboro Baptist Churchs threats to picket Kent State that had been circulating on Twitter earlier in the day.

Campus bands together against LGBT hate

Kara Taylor February 20, 2014

Though the Westboro Baptist Church didn’t come to Kent State to protest, the campus community bonded together against LGBT hate.“We’ve flipped the narrative, and we now spread a message of self-empowerment...

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