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

Wells Fargo Point Scholar Monica Motley is ‘Creating Changed’

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force held its 25th annual National Conference on LGBTQ Equality: Creating Change, in Atlanta from January 25-29. As an attendee of several academic and professional conferences over… Continue reading

ASPEN GAY SKI WEEK RECAP BY VOROBEK POINT SCHOLAR ETHAN HANSEN

The 36th annual Gay Ski Week brought LGBTQ people from across the globe to Aspen, Colorado, in January including Vorobek Point Scholar Ethan Hansen. Proceeds from Gay Ski Week benefit the Roaring Fork Gay… Continue reading

Scholar Nicole Robert Seeks Applicants for Digital Storytelling Project

For my Community Service Project (CSP), I am creating a digital storytelling project working in partnership with an organization that I co-founded with Erin Bailey, Queering the Museum (QTM). My project addresses a lack… 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