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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...

November 15, 2022, teampoint

The Intersection of Indigenous and LGBTQ Identities

For Point Scholars like Zhaida Wilbanks, the personal is very much political.   A Two Spirit...

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June 01, 2021, Andrae Vigil-Romero

CREATING COMMUNITY

When John Baird was young, the only gay bar close to his hometown in northern Mississippi was...

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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 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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September 20, 2018, teampoint

Working to include LGBTQ students in health education

  Reminiscing on my high school and middle school career, I recognize how fortunate I was to have...

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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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August 07, 2017, teampoint

Helping LGBTQ Communities Worldwide

  Habari! Greetings from Kenya! I am currently writing to you from a tent set near the foothills of...

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June 06, 2017, teampoint

Bridging the Gap Between Nursing and Activism

  A radical organizer who I love and respect has a saying that goes something like “you can do...

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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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April 27, 2017, teampoint

My Experience with Trans Healthcare, From Patient to Doctor

  In 2006 I was sitting in the waiting room of a monthly free trans health clinic in Portland. It...

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March 06, 2017, teampoint

Lack of Queer Sex Ed is More Than Tragedy, It’s State Violence

  For my community service project this year, I chose to compile sexual health resources that were...

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