Tag Archive: activisim

Point Scholars to Cofounders: Morgan and Rachael

        Rachael Stein is a junior at Harvard pursuing a B.A. in Sociology and Economics. Morgan Cheatham is a junior at Brown in the Program in Liberal Medical Education, an… Continue reading

From the Courtroom to the Ballroom: The Next Steps of LGBTQ Equality

This summer I completed a 10-week internship at Lambda Legal’s national headquarters in New York through the generous support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Although the majority of my work focused on… Continue reading

The Trans Buddy Program Is Transforming Healthcare

We waited in the thick summer air, just outside the emergency room entrance. The parking garage was mostly empty, no one passed by, and the only sound was the rhythmic sliding of the… Continue reading

Sex Talks for Those Who Never Got One: The Importance of Inclusive, Peer-to-Peer Sex Ed

 “Who feels like their sex ed didn’t fully meet their needs?” Fifty hands immediately flew into the air. Unfortunately, it didn’t surprise me. My co-presenter, Lex Loro, wasn’t surprised either. When we asked… Continue reading

Scholars Service: Loan Tran Helps Teens Change the World

This January I joined the Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) as the Development and Communications Director. YOI is a youth leadership development organization based in North Carolina that works primarily with high school aged youth… Continue reading

Scholars’ Service: HIV Prevention in Atlanta’s Black Community

Thanks to a grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), a number of Point Scholars have the wonderful opportunity to intern with organizations that are directly impacting the daily lives of those at… Continue reading

Creating Change: It’s Worth Going Twice

Creating Change (CC) is an annual organizing and skill-building conference that attracts hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied activist from across the country. I’ve been lucky enough to go to… Continue reading

Scholars Speak: Leelah Alcorn and Transphobia

In the wake of the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old girl, I think we can all agree that no words can even measure up to counter the amount of suffering and injustice… Continue reading

WATCH: ‘In Profile’ Interview with Kayla Wingert

2012 Point Scholar Kayla Wingert sat down with Host Brian Felder of Gay Chicago TV for a featured segment of ‘In Profile.” In her interview, she shares her coming out experience at a conservative… Continue reading