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These 36 Young People are the Future of the LGBTQ Community!



July 02, 2015
teampoint

Point Foundation is providing scholarships and mentoring to a new class of 36 incredibly talented and ambitious LGBTQ young people who are the future leaders of society.  They are on their way to becoming doctors, lawyers, professors, politicians and scientists, while also working hard to advance LGBTQ equality.  Here are three dozen LGBTQ students to root for and keep an eye on:

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Adrienne Adams – Occidental College

Will write children’s literature that illuminates the complexities of queer and genderqueer identity.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYBQDTPMwt0&w=560&h=315]

Erick Aguilar – Duke University

Will create safer environments for LGBTQ students at Duke University and the Durham community.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKmEdnPYfZU&w=560&h=315]

Jack Andraka – Stanford University

Will use nanorobots to treat cancer.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fSVB1KTtwQ&w=560&h=315]

Sarah Bacot – Harvard Law School

Will advocate for queer people in public interest law.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zlfkKgDN8I&w=560&h=315]

Tiffany Barillas – Columbia Business School

Will be a champion for the Latino and LGBTQ communities.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUMXKbAaCoI&w=560&h=315]

Tara Benesch – UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco

Will reduce health disparities by combating mental health, educational, structural and sociopolitical factors.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFkcPDsHUCU&w=560&h=315]

Chanda Brown – Harvard Law School

Will lead the charge for LGBTQ inclusivity in law.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlEzy0d9jfE&w=560&h=315]

London Cluff – University of Pennsylvania

Will teach students to empower themselves.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVz0xsgiKqo&w=560&h=315]

Atticus DeProspo – The University of Alabama Law School

Will fight for LGBTQ visibility and inclusion in sports.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riVEzVYU8uc&w=560&h=315]

Brittany Ellenberg University of Chicago Law School      

Will fight for human rights for refugees and immigrants from conflict areas.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVAWK6zVpFo&w=560&h=315]

Angelique Gonzalez; New York University

Will create technology to improve the lives of disabled adults and children.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwYN03anMUg&w=560&h=315]

Samantha Grant; Adler University          

Will radically shift the ways that LGBTQ people and people of color understand, value, and love themsleves wholly amidst constant discrimination.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm-5FA4j6u8&w=560&h=315]

Siche Green-Mitchell; Lewis & Clark College

Will increase equity and access to education for communities of color, undocumented students, LGBTQ populations and students with disabilities.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo5SKh6LwfY&w=560&h=315]

Lauryn Hansen; The University of Utah

Will help to protect the Earth through environmental engineering.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcdmI-qzpjA&w=560&h=315]

Casey Hoke; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Will help others tackle marginalization with creative solutions.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv_311ldb7I&w=560&h=315]

Julia Horwitz; Brown University

Will use literature to bring about social change.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_amGC6cqtiI&w=560&h=315]

Matthew Kaplan; Duke University

Will implement his anti-bullying curriculum that he created, The Be ONE Project, in middle school classrooms across the nation.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlqy6AGI0XM&w=560&h=315]

Brian Kaplun; human biology; Stanford University

Will educate other medical professionals on LGBTQ+ issues, like mental and sexual health.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BcKfZwoi3U&w=560&h=315]

Lindsey Kirkham; University of Washington, Seattle

Will continue to help bisexual women recover from sexual violence through the Bi Women’s Support Network, which she created.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58gJK_cq5Y4&w=560&h=315]

Marcus Lee; University of Chicago

Will research Black politics and contemporary social movements and push for a society in which everyone is made to feel empowered and enthused about life.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb9U6d473nE&w=560&h=315]

Jose Lopez; University of Pennsylvania

Will enter politics to bring about change in the United States and across the globe.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz6qS6GMhM8&w=560&h=315]

Gabriel Maffuz-Anker Rice University  

Will inspire youth through music.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0DhnI71NFM&w=560&h=315]

Shayle Matsuda; University of Hawaii at Manoa

Will bring science to LGBTQ youth through fun and engaging events.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohrARKwY2gE&w=560&h=315]

Jay “Jay” Moore; Oklahoma State University    

Will research and help in the fight to cure HIV/AIDS.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhyr2gl1dHQ&w=560&h=315]

Joan Mosyjowski; Bowling Green State University         

Will advocate for all underrepsented and disadvantaged peoples.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbyWzH3k-ik&w=560&h=315]

Brit Ouchida; Eastern Washington University    

Will help trans patients recover after their sex-reassignment surgeries.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXQM2RqDlW0&w=560&h=315]

Skylar Pardue; University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Will study mathematics at a higher level.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3y1CanGylg&w=560&h=315]

Dani Planer; Mount Holyoke College    

Will use art to illuminate injustices.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EPtF54d3Tc&w=560&h=315]

Sydney Roberts; Duke University

Will open a homeless shelter for LGBT youth.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6krEu2aJ_A&w=560&h=315]

Kevin Robertson; The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Will use education and awareness to eradicate HIV/AIDS.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0t1NAy5t6I&w=560&h=315]

Lane Rosen; The Culinary Institute of America

Will use pastry to make sure that social and political change is sweet.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PCiI8oNDCs&w=560&h=315]

Mia "Tu Mutch" Satya; Mills College     

Will work in government to create policy that improves the health, wealth, safety and power of LGBTQ people, and people of color.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGz7CCDn49E&w=560&h=315]

Julian Turner; University of Southern California

Will help others find their own self-acceptance.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0uLqvIkne4&w=560&h=315]

Ibrahim Vicks; Temple University

Will work in the non-profit sector to directly impact LGBTQ youth and their allies.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9DE0t5S8t4&w=560&h=315]

Kylie Aquino Waddy; Yale School of Management

Will continue her business, Urban Sari, and help Indian handweavers stay competitive by offering them novel means to reach untapped market.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gakYbp8XsCM&w=560&h=315]

Landon "LJ" Woolston; Florida International University

Will affirm and empower homeless queer youth.



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