Category Archive: Point Scholar

Scholar Win Chesson Attends Conference for LGBTQ MBA Students

In October, I joined 1,400 current and prospective LGBTQ MBA students in San Francisco at the annual Reaching Out MBA conference. It was a weekend full of workshops, case competitions, networking and job recruitment… Continue reading

Point Scholars Attend OUT for Work Conference

Below, Point Scholar Freddie Adenuga shares his experience from the OUT for Work Conference in Washington D.C.: It was always my dream to become an entrepreneur. I loved solving problems that would lead… Continue reading

Kyle Vey Leads Alternative Service Break to San Francisco Focusing on LGBTQ Youth and Homelessness

My Community Service Project (CSP) for the 2013-2014 school year involved taking a group of students from North Carolina State University to San Francisco, California in order to help the homeless and work with… Continue reading

Scholar Katie Kendall Interns at U.S. Army JAG

Growing up I was constantly being reprimanded for playing too rough, getting too dirty, and immersing myself in every conceivable kind of mischief. Ironically, 20 some years later, I somehow found my way… Continue reading

Point Scholars & Alumni Attend Seattle Victory Fund Brunch

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend Victory Fund’s second annual Champagne Brunch, a benefit in Seattle that raises support for LGBT politicians who are running for office. It was very moving… Continue reading

Allan Gilmour & Eric Jirgens Point Scholar Xinyi Ou Becomes a U.S. Citizen

On April 16, 2014, I became an American Citizen! The ceremony, which was held at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, honored and naturalized nearly 80 immigrants from 46 countries.… Continue reading

Point Scholars Celebrate Pride Coast to Coast

  Wells Fargo Point Scholar and Stanford University student Ved Chirayath‘s successful effort to have NASA sponsor its first float in the San Francisco Pride Parade came to fruition this past weekend; which he organized for… Continue reading

Point Scholar Sarah Young Produces Photography Exhibit Featuring LGBTQ Youth from Alabama

I’m entering my fourth year with Point Foundation, and one of my favorite times with the program is deciding what I will do for my Community Service Project.  As a social work Ph.D.… Continue reading

Scholar Megan Weinand Conducting Research Study on the Effects of Chest Binding

Point Foundation has a great commitment to community service, and as a current Point Scholar I have been working on my community service project (CSP) this year with a student research group here… Continue reading

Scholar Nicole Robert Collaboratively Queers the Museum of History and Industry with the opening of the “Revealing Queer” History Exhibit

A little over two years ago, Erin Bailey and I were sitting in the café of a local Seattle museum dreaming about the ways that queer ideas and cultures could engage mainstream museums. … Continue reading