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Point Alum Ashley Burnside was born with cerebral palsy, the most common childhood motor disability, and spent much of her childhood learning how to adapt. As a teenager, her experiences as both a...

March 16, 2020, teampoint

Queer Legal Activism in New Haven

On October 7th, the country eagerly awaited oral argument in the Supreme Court case Harris Funeral...

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January 14, 2020, teampoint

Creating Safe Spaces for the Incarcerated LGBTQ Community

I just completed my first semester of law school and yes, Elle Woods, it was hard. Prior to law...

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January 06, 2020, teampoint

Updating UCLA's all-gender restroom map

Photo credit: Daily Bruin Many trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people often have to...

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November 06, 2019, teampoint

Showing Up to the Polls

On November 5, 2019, state and local elections were held in communities across the United States,...

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November 05, 2019, teampoint

Ask a Scholar: What social activities can I host in my community to combat homophobia?

  Rosie from Virginia asked: "What social activities can I host in my community to combat...

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September 24, 2019, teampoint

Finding Purpose in Activism with Inclusion NextWork

Photo courtesy of Inclusion NextWork   In January 2004 my grandparents took me to Havana, Cuba to...

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May 17, 2019, teampoint

Navigating Safe Spaces After Graduation

  The University of Southern California, my very-soon-to-be alma matter, is surrounded by four...

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March 29, 2019, teampoint

March 31: Trans Day of Visibility

  International Transgender Day of Visibility is important for so many reasons. Imagine living in a...

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March 06, 2019, teampoint

Working to get accessible HIV testing on campus

  Being a Point Scholar means that I have the opportunity to create a Community Service Project...

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January 01, 2019, teampoint

Significant Impact

Mission: Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and...

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October 29, 2018, teampoint

Queer Fashion: More Than Just Clothes

  What is fashion? What are clothes? Are they something you wear just because you have to? You...

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October 19, 2018, teampoint

Reproductive health is also LGBTQ health

  I have always been cognizant of the health disparities and difficulty in accessing care that is...

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