Kent State students of PRIDE! Kent gather on Risman Plaza. The student organization celebrated its 45th anniversary. (Photo credit: Corey Grau)

On Dec. 8, 2016, the typical navy and gold of Kent State University’s Governance Chambers was muted by vibrant flags, rainbow streamers and exuberant voices of about 100 people gathered in celebration. On an otherwise dreary day in December, students, staff and faculty came together to celebrate the 45th anniversary of PRIDE! Kent.