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

Honoring Bayard Rustin

Recently, I joined Point Foundation Scholars, Alumni, board members and staff, at the Scholar & Alumni Leadership Conference (SALC) in Washington D.C.  We were there just a few weeks before the 50th Anniversary… Continue reading

Derrick Miller-Handley Creates Visual Vocalizations by and for LGBTQQ Youth

Point Scholars are required to complete an annual Community Service Project (CSP) that will positively impact the LGBTQ community.  Here is a highlight of Tyler Clementi Point Scholar Derrick Miller-Handley’s recent CSP. Vibrations is… Continue reading

Cris Beam Publishes Fourth Book

Point Alumna Cris Beam has published her fourth book entitled “To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care.”  The book is receiving superb reviews as a well-researched and rigorous… Continue reading

Phyllis Mandler & Gary Elden Point Scholar Cara Cerise Reflects on Her Final Semester of College

My final semester as an undergrad has felt similar to how I imagine running a marathon feels, especially over the last several weeks.  Some days have left me completely out of breath and… 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

Scholar Jeff Sheng Reflects on Point’s Mentoring Program

I think that the mentoring aspect of Point is just as, if not even more valuable than the financial support that I receive from Point.  The organization spends a lot of energy, time… Continue reading

Scholar Q & A: Rickke Mananzala, Jonathan D. Lewis Point Scholar

Rickke Mananzala was born in Oakland, California to a military family and was raised in a number of different states. After being kicked out of his home at the age of 16 for… Continue reading

Scholar Mary Susman Creates ‘Collective Liberation’ Course at UC Berkeley

As a native Nebraskan now living my third year in Berkeley, California, I do not take for granted the many aware, passionate, queer spaces in the area. Yet I still find myself dissatisfied.… Continue reading