A rainbow flag adorns the Main Street Bridge in Downtown Kent for Pride Month.

Kent State Ph.D. candidates Beau Shaniuk and Dana Oleskiewicz provide a historical context for the transgender experience and discuss the challenges the community faces in light of the increasing number of anti-trans bills being introduced across the country.

Meghan Schwind Banner

As a spouse, a mother and a member of Kent State's LGBTQ+ community, Meghan Schwind shares her thoughts for Women's History Month on challenges women face and her hopes for rising generations of women.

LGBTQ students and allies painted The Rock

Members of Kent State's LGBTQ+ community and their allies used The Rock to share a call for kindness. 

Delia Brennan participating in a demonstration

Graduating senior Delia Brennan applies she learns in the classroom to help survivors of trauma and promote activism in her community.

Andrew Snyder, outreach program director and adjunct faculty member of Kent State University’s College of Public Health, is Principal Investigator for the Greater Cleveland LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment.

A groundbreaking interorganizational initiative led by Kent State University's College of Public Health aims to identify and address the most pressing needs of the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Cleveland.

Dolores Noll, Ph.D., Kent State University Professor Emeritus of English and pioneer for LGBTQ rights and people, accepts the university’s inaugural Diversity Trailblazer Award in 2010.

Born five decades ago as the Kent Gay Liberation Front at Kent State University, PRIDE! Kent is the country’s oldest continuously operating LGBTQ student organizations. This campus organization owes its existence in large part to the boldness and courage of one person, Dolores Noll, Ph.D.

Andrew Snyder, research program coordinator for Kent State University’s College of Public Health, is leading the first comprehensive Greater Akron LGBTQ+ specific Community Needs Assessment.

Kent State University has partnered with Greater Akron community organizations to conduct the first comprehensive and specific LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment (CNA). Efforts of this assessment focus on producing a better-informed public health system and improving the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community members.