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Lion Around with Lion Pride President Blue Kenwood

October 9, 2019

This week’s Lion Around brings you your new host Anastazia Hartman. Hartman is joined by Blue Kenwood a Junior Art and Design student focused on Intermedia, who is also Resident Assistant here at FinnU, to talk about a group on campus called Lion Pride.

Kenwood is the president of Lion Pride, which started one year ago after Campus Read author Lindsay King Miller came to FinnU to speak about her book, “Ask a Queer Chick; a Guide to Sex, Love and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls”.  After this event a group students came together to form Lion Pride, which supports the LGBTQ+ community on campus and in the surrounding area.

The main focus of the group is to get the message out that they are here and there is an advocacy/support group. “We want to be represented more, we want to be respected more, especially with pronoun usage,” said Kenwood. “Recognizing that as a thing that needs to be addressed.”

If you are interested in learning more about Lion Pride, stop by Finlandia Hall on October 16th, to speak with Kenwood. There are also LGBTQUIA* Student Resources on campus.


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