Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-03-22
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Point Foundation's soiree
2010-07-21

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


The Point Foundation has provided scholarships for LGBT students pursuing a variety of career fields, some of whom, upon coming out, have been kicked out by their families. Donors, scholarship recipients and Point Foundation executives and employees attended a summer soiree July 17 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum to honor the group's latest crop of scholars and to continue to raise money for those in need. Among the attendees was Alderman Tom Tunney, who spoke in place of Mayor Richard Daley.

One of the foundation's newest scholarship recipients, Natalie Brilmyer, described becoming a Point scholar as "really exciting" and "kind of surreal." Brilmyer, who faced rejection from her family upon coming out to them, said the experience has been "the best thing that could happen" to her during her college career. Brilmyer studies fashion design and fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kevin Ferenchak, a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, said the best part about being a Point scholar is the mentoring services provided by the organization.

Mark Cozzi, a three-year member of the foundation's board of regents, told Windy City Times that his inspiration for being involved with the organization has everything to do with the students it serves. "It's inspiring to meet people who are super-bright," Cozzi said. "It is unfathomable to me that people would mistreat kids who are LGBT. Some of them have been traumatized and brutalized. I think we have a moral obligation to help them," he added. Text by Mason Harrison; photos by Kat Fitzgerald ( MysticImagesPhotography.com ) Many more images can be seen at www.WindyCityMediaGroup.com


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Trans advocate Wade honored by state Comptroller Mendoza 2017-03-23
Lambda Legal Announces 2017 National Liberty Awards Honorees 2017-03-23
Andersonville Honors April 5 2017-03-22
San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza may become LGBT, civil rights memorial 2017-03-22
LGBTQ military and veteran monument backers gather at Sidetrack 2017-03-22
Nominations open for 2017 class of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame 2017-03-19
Social worker to be honored as leader 2017-03-15
Comptroller to honor trans woman of color 2017-03-15
LGBTQ veterans plan Halsted St. monument honoring LGBTQ military service, seek support 2017-03-15
'Out at the CHM' event examines art, AIDS and activism 2017-03-12
Annual commemoration of Clarence Darrow to take place Monday, March 13 2017-03-12
New leather women's night at Touche 2017-03-08
Chicagoan looks back on concentration camps for Japanese-Americans 2017-03-01
'Art, AIDS and Activism' March 3 2017-03-01
Law firm receives perfect score on HRC index for nine years 2017-02-15
Clarence Darrow Symposium to explore populism March 13 2017-02-13
Black History Month edition of Black Girl Magic Feb. 9 2017-02-08
Equality Illinois to honor Noriega, Cosgrove Feb. 4 2017-02-01
Out at CHM looks back on Chicago's LGBT bar history 2017-02-01
Chicago Foundation for Women names 2017 Impact Awards honorees 2017-01-24
Forum on LGBTQ bars on Jan. 26 2017-01-18
Task Force implements recommendations for Creating Change future 2017-01-17
Illinois Holocaust Museum to open 'Half the Sky' exhibit 2017-01-16
President Obama makes statement on monuments honoring civil rights history 2017-01-13
Peter Staley to present keynote at MBLGTACC 2017 2017-01-09
Out at CHM Series to explore LGBTQ bar and club history 2017-01-04
AUTOS: VEHICLE REVIEW The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is a sexy beast 2016-12-28
Deaths in 2016 2016-12-28
Holiday trolley tour ends Dec. 26 2016-12-22
Equality Illinois to honor Lurie 2016-12-14
BOOKS Activist Cleve Jones rises above it all 2016-12-14
Equality Illinois to honor Mona Noriega, Terry Cosgrove with Freedom Awards 2016-12-12
Panel explores art, history in Chicago's LGBTQ culture 2016-12-08
Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame panel on arts/ culture Dec. 7 2016-12-06
Native Son Awards honor George C. Wolfe, Don Lemon, DeRay Mckesson 2016-12-01
NLGJA President Receives CNN Diversity Ovation Award 2016-11-30
Quilt, speaker at ISU's World AIDS Day week 2016-11-30
President Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to Ellen DeGeneres and others 2016-11-23
Trans Day of Remembrance at Center on Halsted resonates with hope 2016-11-20
LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois marks 20 years 2016-11-19
 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 

Sponsor


Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.