Point Scholar 2009 – 2012
Kyle Rapiñan is multi-racial law student attending Northeastern University. He is a fierce community activist for human rights, youth advocacy, and rethinking allyship as an action instead of an identity. Kyle is best known in the queer community for designing and shepherding a new constituency based on a queer youth arts venue, Queer Youth Space. He has a strong demonstrated commitment to ending economic violence, inequity, and youth homelessness. As a previous board member of Queer Youth Space, co-chair of the international Safe Schools Coalition, City of Seattle LGBT Commissioner, UW Q Center, and a trainer for NW Network, Kyle turned his story of couch surfing into one of leadership and beauty.