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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...

July 02, 2020, Andrae Vigil-Romero

Social Distancing is a Privilege

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area I am fortunate and privileged to live in a one-bedroom apartment with my...

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March 19, 2020, teampoint

Should I come out in my application?

I was dressed in a navy suit with red corgi socks and a pink bow tie. I had looked at myself in the...

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January 21, 2020, teampoint

Finding My Voice With Point

  Throughout my childhood, I lived my life with a closed mouth. I was every parent’s dream. It only...

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May 16, 2018, teampoint

Bringing My LGBTQ Activism to London

  This September I embarked on a journey to study abroad in London, England for a full year....

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May 01, 2018, teampoint

The language of my queer difference

Photo by: Nicolas Vigier “Hola tío, que majo eres!” Since arriving in Madrid in January for my...

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April 16, 2018, teampoint

My Internship Fills Me With Queer Joy

  About three months ago, I started working as the Library Intern at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT...

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February 15, 2018, teampoint

Black Gay Nightlife and Black History Month

    I’m a historian, so it’s not going to shock you that I want you to love history like I do....

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November 27, 2017, teampoint

Inside IvyQ: Attending & Reflecting

  This year has been an incredible year filled with new experiences. First of all, this fall, I...

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November 20, 2017, teampoint

Inside IvyQ: Organizing & Recharging

  At the time that I’m writing this, it’s been about a week since the 2017 IvyQ Conference wrapped...

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May 05, 2017, teampoint

LGBTQ Sex Ed Is Crucial - Here's Why

  On Friday mornings, I wake up at 6:45 and pack a bag of condoms, Planned Parenthood info sheets,...

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May 01, 2017, teampoint

The Need for Trans Inclusive Educators

  When most people think of Title IX – the 1972 law that prohibits sex discrimination in public...

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April 20, 2017, teampoint

Gay, Black, and Revolutionary: The Importance of 'Moonlight'

  The latest Academy Award for Best Picture was earned by a film depicting the story of a poor,...

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