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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 19, 2021, Hope Harris

Meet Point Foundation Board Member Paul Thomas

What is your current occupation? Healthcare/ Community & Business Development What is your alma...

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January 15, 2021, Andrae Vigil-Romero

Meet Point Scholar Darid Prom

What college/university are you attending and what made you choose it? Swarthmore College. I choose...

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October 28, 2019, teampoint

Placing LGBTQ Health Disparities Under a Microscope

  Throughout my life, I have always tried to follow my curiosity. I was a Freshman in high school...

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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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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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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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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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February 13, 2017, teampoint

Being Transgender In Family Medicine

I am eternally grateful to the Point Foundation as a I write this, with my graduation both from the...

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December 14, 2016, teampoint

When “Picking and Choosing Your Battles” Feels Like Surrender

  My medical school’s first year curriculum dedicates a single hour-long small-group discussion to...

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December 07, 2016, teampoint

Affirming Identity Documentation for Michigan's Trans Community

In my home state of Oregon, we vote at home via mail-in ballots. But in Michigan, where I go to...

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October 28, 2016, teampoint

The Importance of Voice & Interning at NCAAN

  Since the start of this semester, I have been interning at the North Carolina AIDS Action Network...

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