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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...

April 01, 2022, teampoint

Navigating Your New Queer Independence

  As an LGBTQ+ high schooler, it was incredibly difficult to imagine a life beyond those four...

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September 10, 2021, Hope Harris

5 Fall Must-Reads For LGBTQ Students

Looking for your next great read? Add these recommendations from this year's class of Point...

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August 23, 2021, Hope Harris

6 Ways to Have the Best Fall Semester, According to LGBTQ Students

Heading back to school? 2021 Point Scholars Michael Davidson, Jennifer Faris, Andreas Copes,...

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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 26, 2019, teampoint

The Pride House: A Place to Grow

Point Scholar Valerie Weisler standing in front of the Pride House I did not fully understand the...

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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 18, 2019, teampoint

Teaching the teachers: Learning how to care for queer+ undergrads

Teaching: Avoiding Bias. Your Classroom: Optional Equity Training. Diversity Matters. And those are...

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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 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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February 07, 2019, teampoint

Finding Community in Astrology

  I’m a Pisces sun, Aquarius moon, Virgo rising. Have no idea what any of that means? I didn’t...

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December 14, 2018, teampoint

“You Do Not Belong Here,” or an Alabama Girl Talks Higher Education

My Mema (pronounced with an invisible w at the end) would have been 95 on January 13th. She was...

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