Scholars Speak: Students Find Their Voices during Music In Our Schools Month

For 30 years March has been designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as Music in Our Schools Month. It is intended to “highlight the importance of comprehensive, sequential music education… Continue reading

The Trans Buddy Program Is Transforming Healthcare

We waited in the thick summer air, just outside the emergency room entrance. The parking garage was mostly empty, no one passed by, and the only sound was the rhythmic sliding of the… Continue reading

Sex Talks for Those Who Never Got One: The Importance of Inclusive, Peer-to-Peer Sex Ed

 “Who feels like their sex ed didn’t fully meet their needs?” Fifty hands immediately flew into the air. Unfortunately, it didn’t surprise me. My co-presenter, Lex Loro, wasn’t surprised either. When we asked… Continue reading

Scholars Service: Loan Tran Helps Teens Change the World

This January I joined the Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) as the Development and Communications Director. YOI is a youth leadership development organization based in North Carolina that works primarily with high school aged youth… Continue reading

Scholars’ Service: HIV Prevention in Atlanta’s Black Community

Thanks to a grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), a number of Point Scholars have the wonderful opportunity to intern with organizations that are directly impacting the daily lives of those at… Continue reading

Scholars Speak: The Vagina Monologues and Trans* Experience

The Vagina Monologues was the first show I ever performed as a college student at Mount Holyoke College. As a nervous, yet prepared, first-year, I was absolutely thrilled by the chance to be… Continue reading

Creating Change: It’s Worth Going Twice

Creating Change (CC) is an annual organizing and skill-building conference that attracts hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied activist from across the country. I’ve been lucky enough to go to… Continue reading

Scholars Speak: Leelah Alcorn and Transphobia

In the wake of the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old girl, I think we can all agree that no words can even measure up to counter the amount of suffering and injustice… Continue reading

Davis is Burning, But It’s For A Good Cause!

Integral to every Point Foundation Scholarship is a Community Service Project that seeks to creates a platform for scholars to collaborate with and to better serve the broader LGBTQIA community locally, nationally, or… Continue reading

Scholar Ashley Burnside Makes Big Changes in Her Community

As a Point Scholar, each academic year I devise a Community Service Project I can undertake to positively impact the LGBTQ community. The aim is that by working on a CSP, my fellow scholars… Continue reading