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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 18, 2022, Hope Harris

3 Essential Tips for LGBTQ Community College Students

Going to community college can be a difficult balance, and for LGBTQ students, being successful in...

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January 14, 2022, Hope Harris

Meet Point Flagship Scholar Jamar Williams

The Point Flagship scholarship for LGBTQ students provides financial assistance, mentoring,...

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January 11, 2022, Hope Harris

Meet Point Flagship Scholar Andreas Copes

The Point Flagship scholarship for LGBTQ students provides financial assistance, mentoring,...

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June 10, 2019, teampoint

Finding your LGBTQ+ community at academic conferences

  Six years ago, four friends and I sat at a tall wooden table near the entrance of Darwin’s Pub...

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May 17, 2019, teampoint

Navigating Safe Spaces After Graduation

  The University of Southern California, my very-soon-to-be alma matter, is surrounded by four...

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April 30, 2019, teampoint

Confessions of a Recovering Impostor

On the evening of October 13, 2018, I gave a speech in the International Ballroom of the Beverly...

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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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January 31, 2019, teampoint

Claiming Space For Myself

It was 9:30 am on a Sunday. I looked at my latte, out the window, and at the table - anywhere but...

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May 20, 2018, teampoint

Three Lessons from a Point Alumni

  I met writer and Point alumni Ellen Adams in the last few hours of the Point Arts and Humanities...

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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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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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March 22, 2018, teampoint

Dear Younger Self

When you’re five, you’re going to dress like a boy - and it’s totally going to be fine. No one is...

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