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As a donor to the Point Foundation, which gives money to college students who are leaders in the LGBT community, the 19 year-old recipient of this year's Rim-Freeman Point Scholarship caught my eye. All right, I'm not one to go after these young men, but life sure is nice when you're young and handsome. When he put up the video of his coming out on YouTube, he states five guys wrote to him that they cancelled their plans to commit suicide when they saw it. I don't think that would happen if I put up a video on YouTube in which I came out. Maybe it might push someone over the ledge! He even had all kinds of celebrities coming over to shake his hand such as George Takei and Anderson Cooper.

http://videos.nj.com/nj/2014/01/a_year_out_lgbt_teen_jacob_rud.html

 

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2014/06/university-of-miami-student-jacob-rudolph-who-came-out-in-high-school-video-a-2014-point-scholar.html

 

http://www.miami.edu/index.php/news/releases/um_student_named_point_scholar/

 

http://www6.miami.edu/communications/expression_images/news_story_images/UMpr120313-111.jpg

 

http://www.glaad.org/sites/default/files/styles/250x250/public/images/2014-06/jacob.PNG?itok=NCFWciEd

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/Clayskater/Politics3/BrZwO3uCAAIYgGh.jpg

 

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Jacob-Rudolph-Testifying-New-Jersey.jpg

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A Nerd in my teens

A Nerd in my Twenties

A Nerd in my Thirties

A Nerd in my Forties

A Nerd in my Fifties ...

and now, in my Sixties, I'm a gym rat.

 

Go figure.

 

This brought a laugh this morning! Take off a decade, and the same thing happened to us. Once again, we find we have so much in common with other people, when we always imagine we must be so strange.

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Unicorn, thank you for calling attention to this, and more importantly, to the Point Foundation. I have been a contributor for several years. Point is a wonderful organization, and I hope that your thread here inspires others to contribute to their work.

 

Yes, if anyone out there wants to find out more about them and maybe contribute, they're at

http://www.pointfoundation.org/

 

One of my classmates came out at our high school prom over 3 decades ago, but I guess he didn't have the stunning looks of Jacob Rudolph's. Coming out at high school was a much bigger deal back then, but if you're that good looking, I guess you'll get 2,000,000 views on YouTube these days, opportunities to speak to the state legislatures, and so on. And Anderson Cooper will fly in from NYC, George Takei from LA, and Clay Aiken will fly in from Raleigh. You can spread the good word, and, by golly, people will be happy to listen to you. As you spread the good word, you become a star activist, and the Point Foundation gives you tens of thousands of dollars (OK, so I don't know exactly how much those scholarships are for, but I would think it would be for tens of thousands given the rigorous competition). Ain't life grand for the super-handsome?

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Unicorn, thank you for calling attention to this, and more importantly, to the Point Foundation. I have been a contributor for several years. Point is a wonderful organization, and I hope that your thread here inspires others to contribute to their work.

 

Ditto. The Point Foundation is a worthy cause. Forum members of means

might consider a donation.

 

That winner also had awfully sexy legs...!

 

BR2

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