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Three Pennsylvania college students will continue their education with the help of the Point Foundation, a national scholarship organization for LGBT students. The recipients were among 52 students selected from more than 2,000 applicants across the country. While they are at different steps in their education journey, all of them have made it a point to protect marginalized voices. 

After two decades at the helm of Mazzoni Center, CEO Nurit Shein left the organization in the spring after allegations of racism at the organization, an employee walkout and criticism that she covered up incidents of alleged sexual impropriety by the organization’s former medical director, Dr. Robert Winn. In her first interview since leaving Mazzoni, Shein spoke to PGN exclusively about her last days of employment, her thoughts on the protests against her and her role in the Winn investigation.

Students at a Berks County school district testified Monday in a federal court case in which students are claiming the school’s transgender-inclusive policies violated their privacy. Two of four students suing the Boyertown Area School District and one trans student presented their cases at an evidentiary hearing in Easton.

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