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

The Importance of Straight Allies

Celina Gerbic, a member of Point’s Board of Trustees, and her friend Lee Granados wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Blade titled “Straight ally: A label that’s sticking.”  “Having grown up in… Continue reading

Mentor Highlight: Herb Hamsher

By Herb Hamsher, Point Mentor and Honorary Board Member Those who know me are familiar with my experience since childhood that being gay is a blessing and also with my absolute and concrete… 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

Scholars Patrick Oathout, Mary Susman and Jacob Tobia Finalists for Truman Scholarship

Point is proud to announce that three current scholars have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Truman Scholarship. Wells Fargo Point Scholar Patrick Oathout and Point Scholar Jacob Tobia are representing Duke University, and… Continue reading