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LGBTQ+ Resources


Kent State University Policies
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If you encounter hate speech/hate crimes, I encourage you to report, in detail including the student(s) you believe are violating the code, to the Office of Student Conduct.

The Kent State University LGBTQ+ center offers many services, workshops, and educational opportunities to students of all identities. This is a comprehensive PDF of all on-campus resources.


Freedom of speech is a human right and fundamental American freedom. It’s essential for democracy, scientific progress, artistic expression, social justice, peace, and each individual’s ability to live authentically. Read more about free speech, what constitutes hate speech, and defending your rights. 

There have been many legal restrictions on the expression and existence of the LGBTQ+ community, especially within the last year. However, Ohio has many organizations that offer support and resources for the LGBTQ+ community. 

In 2023, anti-trans bills continue to be introduced across the country. These bills seek to block trans people from receiving basic healthcare, education, legal recognition, and the right to publicly exist.

Here you will find basic information regarding what pronouns are, why we use them, and how to use them correctly and respectfully. 

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