Tag Archive: LGBTQ

Scholar Valentin Sierra Attends Out for Undgrad Technology Conference

With the gracious help of Point Foundation, I was fortunate to attend the Out for Undergrad Technology Conference  on the beautiful Facebook Campus in Menlo Park, California. The conference was held on October… Continue reading

Point Scholars Educating Medical Students on Transgender Healthcare Issues

Point Scholars are required to complete an annual Community Service Project (CSP) that will positively impact the LGBTQ community. Point Scholar Eli Capello and Wells Fargo Point Scholar Shane Du chose to educate future… Continue reading

Scholar Kyle Vey Attends Conference for Out STEM Students

Thanks to Point Foundation, I attended the 3rd National Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) Conference at Google New York in late October. Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is a national… Continue reading

Alum Paul von Bex* Curates Circus Arts Show with a National Cast

To defy gender norms and standards of aesthetic acceptability in the public sphere is to be subject to the watchful eye of a skittishly uncomfortable society, forever shaming and policing those who do… 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

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

Zoë Reidinger Helps LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

Point Scholars are required to complete an annual Community Service Project (CSP) that will positively impact the LGBTQ community.  Here is a highlight of Point Scholar Zoë Reidinger’s recent CSP. My CSP focused on… 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

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