Casey Hoke’s New Classroom

I didn’t fully realize just what I was doing; stepping into the glare of the hot California sun on a 105 degree day with four suitcases, a box, and a backpack — I… Continue reading

A Note on Representation and Where We Fall Short

I was diagnosed with clinical depression almost three years ago. In retrospect, it shouldn’t have been that much of a surprise considering the turbulence of the months leading up to it. However, when… Continue reading

A New Community

Upon arriving in New Haven seven weeks ago, one of the only things of which I felt certain was the degree to which I was unsure about what my life in this new… Continue reading

Unexpected Gifts: One Point Scholar Reflects on Her Mentor

I began my relationship with Point as many scholars likely did: wistfully from afar. I would scour the website looking at the photos of impressive scholars and lively events hosted by the organization.… Continue reading

Advice to Allies: Just Listen

On the hot summer day of June 26th, 2015, I was working as a freelance journalist at my local newspaper office, when one of my coworkers spoke up from her desk, “The gay… Continue reading

Engineering a Better World for the LGBTQ Community

Point Scholar Alexa Groenke, a second year engineering student at the University of California, Berkeley, has participated in project with a local environmental justice organization working to improve storm water infrastructure in low-income neighborhoods… Continue reading

Scholars Service: Brian Kaplun’s Big Summer

This summer was a big one for me. Not only was it my first formal internship, but it was also the first time I spent any extended period outside of California (although I… Continue reading

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

Scholars Speak: Chasing Fear

2015 Point Scholar Julian Turner will start his freshman year at the University of Southern California this August. He shares with us some of his thoughts about this new chapter in his life.… 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