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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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March 10, 2020, teampoint

I’m Queer and I Know Nothing

Photo: Point Scholar Tayler Hammond receiving her certificate as a Community College Scholarship...

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February 04, 2020, teampoint

Trans stories written by trans kids

Photo by Foluke Oshin/Libraries Taskforce I spent a couple of hours in between classes browsing...

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January 30, 2020, teampoint

Returning to College Post-Transition

Image by Fredrik Andersson It had been 3 years since I had returned to Ohio University to finish my...

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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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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 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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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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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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