Meet the 2012 Point Scholars

These 29 amazing students are on their way to becoming leaders in the LGBT community and society.

BY Advocate.com Editors

June 14 2012 8:43 AM ET


Kwame OcranKwame Ocran

Hunter College
Philosophy, Politics & Society


Kwame Ocran was born in the Bronx to Ghanaian‐American parents. After coming out as gay in high school, Ocran dealt with issues of homophobia, racism and discrimination. This prompted his work with other student leaders in his school's gay-straight alliance and influenced his ambition to work toward the recognition and acceptance of gays in marginalizing societies. Ocran is now a student at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, studying political philosophy and public policy. He hopes to incorporate an understanding of philosophy into collaborative governmental‐NGO relationships so as to engage disenfranchised communities in oppressive regions of the world.

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