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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...

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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February 26, 2019, teampoint

Celebrating Black History in Fashion

Hey everybody! First off, Happy Black History Month! My name is Vanessa (she/her), Point’s resident...

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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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October 29, 2018, teampoint

Queer Fashion: More Than Just Clothes

  What is fashion? What are clothes? Are they something you wear just because you have to? You...

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April 11, 2018, teampoint

LGBTQ+ Media to Brighten Your Timeline

Not sure where to turn for sanity during Trump Times? LGBTQ+ media of the distant-past,...

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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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February 07, 2018, teampoint

Take a Break With Your Favorite Queer Stories

  My first instinct was to write this post about what it was like to be back home in Mississippi...

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January 08, 2018, teampoint

5 Queer Things you didn't learn in art history class

I’m Casey Hoke, a Point Foundation Scholar and a loud, proud, self-proclaimed Queer Art Historian....

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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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March 10, 2017, teampoint

Hidden Figures, the Right to Public Space, and Histories of Resistance

  There are many reasons why I love the movie “Hidden Figures,” a film about the brave and...

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January 13, 2017, teampoint

Reflecting on Progress for LGBTQ & Racially Marginalized Women in STEM

Though many people have their reservations about 2016, for me, I’ve been able to grow both as a...

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April 18, 2016, Eugene Patron

The Abundance of Self (aka gay bingo is the next big thing)

Recently, I was forced to navigate the fine line of what Derrick Barry/Britney Spears would...

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