Category Archive: Activism

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

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

On the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, We Must Sing Each Other’s Songs

On Wednesday, August 28, the world will come together to celebrate and rejoice in the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington – a culminating of nearly 100 years of protest against the… Continue reading

Scholar Noël Gordon Returns from Trip Working on HIV/AIDS Prevention in Jamaica

Notes from a Jamaican Son Prior to coming on this trip, I had to write up several grant proposals explaining why I wanted to travel to Jamaica. After a lot of self-reflection, I wrote that:… Continue reading

Scholar Jake Rostovsky Starts Transgender Nonprofit

Ever since I transitioned, I knew that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping the transgender community in all possible ways. Since I was fifteen I’ve wanted to work in the transgender… Continue reading

Larry King/Jeffrey Fashion Cares Point Scholar Noël Gordon Plans Trip to Jamaica to Work on HIV/AIDS

This spring I hope to travel to Kingston, Jamaica with Dr. Nesha Haniff, a professor of Women’s Studies and African and Afro-American Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her work focuses on… Continue reading

Alum Brett Janecek Raises Funds for AIDS Project LA

In Early December, I completed the 26.2 mile Honolulu Marathon in 3 hours and 54 minutes – raising $3,800 for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). APLA serves more than 11,000 clients with first-rate HIV/AIDS… Continue reading