Sunday, February 13, 2005

Maya Keyes is officially out:

Here is her interview that she gave to the Washington Post.

Some good news: She's not going to be homeless (as she, on her site, feared she might be). And even though Mom & Dad are refusing to pay for her college at Brown, a gay charity has agreed to foot the bill instead.

On Thursday, the Point Foundation, a San Francisco-based charity that provides scholarships to students "who have been marginalized because of their sexual orientation," decided to pay Maya's expenses so she can begin her studies at Brown. "Many of the students we support have been disowned by their families because they've been honest about who they are," said the foundation's executive director, Vance Lancaster. "Maya's situation is especially poignant because of her father's position, but it's a situation that happens every day to hundreds of kids across the country." This year, Point has received more than 1,200 applications for about 40 scholarships.

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