Tag Archive: lgbt

Point Scholars and Alumni Join Future LGBTQ Business Leaders for ROMBA Conference in New Orleans

Recently, I attended the Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana  along with fellow Point Scholars Byran Blaise, Adaobi Kanu and Eric Nakano and Point Alumni Brian Casebolt and Jason Nichols.… Continue reading

#AskPointScholars Responds to Question: Should I apply even though I don’t feel as qualified?

Point Foundation invites students to submit questions online about applying for scholarships which are answered by Point Scholars. Below is a question from our #AskPointScholars Inbox: I reviewed the bios of the Point… Continue reading

‘Not Just Another Coming Out Story’ A Play by Maggie Keenan-Bolger & Green Chimneys Youth

Being able to work with Green Chimneys for a second time allowed me to apply the knowledge I gained from my internship last year and use it to create a better experience for the… Continue reading

Scholar Mary Susman Reflects on Out for Work Conference

I am incredibly grateful that Point sent me to the Out for Work conference in Chicago Sept. 27-29.  During this  weekend in Chicago I was able to not only face a looming fear… Continue reading

Scholar Cary Crall Reflects on Conference for Gay & Lesbian Mormons

  When my Mormon ancestors first trekked the thousands of miles from the Eastern United States to Utah’s Salt Lake Valley, it was to escape persecution because of their non-traditional views on marriage.… 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

Point Scholars Invited to BBQ with Vice President

On Wednesday, September 19, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted an end of summer BBQ at the Vice President’s official residence in Washington, DC to recognize emerging LGBTQ leaders from… Continue reading

‘Queering History’ with Maggie Keenan-Bolger

Thanks to The Palette Fund for underwriting Point Foundation’s Summer Internship Program, I spent 10 weeks working with Green Chimneys NYC Division. The internship reinforced my belief in the combined desire of both LGBT… Continue reading

Raise Up LGBT Awareness Program

Last November, I started my own LGBT awareness program in my hometown of Jasper, Indiana. My friend, Sarah Barry, and I created Raise Up because we couldn’t get a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) started… 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