Category Archive: Point Scholar

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

Maggie Keenan-Bolger Graduates and Reflects on Being a Point Scholar

Maggie Keenan-Bolger graduated in December from Goddard College with a M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts. Now one of Point’s newest alumni, Maggie reflects on her time as a Point Scholar.  What were some of the highlights/favorite moments… Continue reading

Scholar Isaias Guzman Attends Creating Change Conference

Thanks to Point Foundation, this year I was able to attend my first Creating Change Conference  in Houston, Texas. Creating Change is one of the largest LGBT conferences with over 4,000 participants and… Continue reading

Scholar Siddarth Puri Creates LGBTIQQ Lecture Series at UC Davis School of Medicine

Point Scholars are required to complete an annual Community Service Project (CSP) that will positively impact the LGBTQ community.  Here is a highlight of Point Scholar Siddarth Puri’s recent CSP. The 2011 LGBT Healthcare… Continue reading

Scholar Valentin Sierra Attends Out for Undgrad Technology Conference

With the gracious help of Point Foundation, I was fortunate to attend the Out for Undergrad Technology Conference  on the beautiful Facebook Campus in Menlo Park, California. The conference was held on October… Continue reading

Scholar Gregory Davis Attends Historically Black College & University Leadership and Career Summit

From November 2 through 5, I attended the Human Right Campaign (HRC)’s Historically Black College or University (HBCU) Leadership and Career Summit in Washington, D.C.  Over the course of the summit, I got… Continue reading