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Scholar Megan Weinand Attends Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Conference


Rosen Goertz Point Scholar 
Megan Weinand recently attended the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Conference in Baltimore, MD. Megan is  a second-year medical student at the Boston University School of Medicine where LGBTQ health issues are not taught alongside standardized class content . Thanks to conferences like GLMA and through the support of Point Foundation, she is able to learn about LGBTQ health. 

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Voices On Point Scholar Meg Day releases her first book of poetry, Last Psalm at Sea, on September 1. Meg was selected for Best New Poets of 2013, is a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize (forthcoming 2014), When All You Have Is a Hammer (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest) and We Can’t Read This (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest). A 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award Winner, she has also received awards and fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, Squaw Valley Writers, the Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities, and the International Queer Arts Festival. Meg is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Poetry & Disability Poetics at the University of Utah. Learn more about Meg’s book release and upcoming tour on her personal website

Voices On Point Scholar Meg Day releases her first book of poetry, Last Psalm at Sea, on September 1. Meg was selected for Best New Poets of 2013, is a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize (forthcoming 2014), When All You Have Is a Hammer (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest) and We Can’t Read This (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest). A 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award Winner, she has also received awards and fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, Squaw Valley Writers, the Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities, and the International Queer Arts Festival. Meg is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Poetry & Disability Poetics at the University of Utah.

Learn more about Meg’s book release and upcoming tour on her personal website

New York Point Honors Point Scholar Saidzhan Abdul (“Sy”) is 22 years old, but he has chosen to spend his summer helping people who are more than twice his age. A student at the University of Pennsylvania, Sy is interning at the New York headquarters of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), thanks to the internship opportunities made available to him through his Point Foundations Scholarship and support of The Palette Fund.
“To be able to utilize my skills and acquire a new set of tools in nonprofit development, advocacy, and strategic planning while interning at SAGE is a real gift for me,” says Sy. “I hope I can provide the people at SAGE with the same kind of passion and commitment Point Foundation and The Palette Fund have shown me.”
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New York Point Honors Point Scholar Saidzhan Abdul (“Sy”) is 22 years old, but he has chosen to spend his summer helping people who are more than twice his age. A student at the University of Pennsylvania, Sy is interning at the New York headquarters of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), thanks to the internship opportunities made available to him through his Point Foundations Scholarship and support of The Palette Fund.

“To be able to utilize my skills and acquire a new set of tools in nonprofit development, advocacy, and strategic planning while interning at SAGE is a real gift for me,” says Sy. “I hope I can provide the people at SAGE with the same kind of passion and commitment Point Foundation and The Palette Fund have shown me.”

Read more on our blog: http://wp.me/p2oGm0-a2