Spectrum: New Kent State Organization to Connect Queer and Ally Faculty and Staff

A new organization called Spectrum: Connecting Queer and Ally Faculty and Staff has been launched to provide support and a social community at Kent State University. Supported by Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the organization encourages all faculty and staff who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-binary, queer, questioning, pansexual, polysexual, asexual, or any other sexual or gender identity and anyone who is an ally to the queer community to join. Everyone is welcome regardless of identity.

Kent State faculty and staff are encouraged to invite friends and colleagues to the organization’s upcoming events:

Fall 2016 Kickoff Event – Sept. 9

Attend the fall semester kickoff event on Sept. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at The Local Public House (154 N. Depeyster St.) in downtown Kent.

Taco Tuesday Event – Sept. 27

Attend the Homecoming week event on Sept. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Venice Café (163 W. Erie St.) in downtown Kent.

For more information and to join the listserv, email spectrum@kent.edu

POSTED: Thursday, August 25, 2016 02:54 PM
UPDATED: Saturday, December 03, 2022 01:02 AM

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