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


Oraia ReidOraia Reid

HBO Point Scholar
Baruch College - City University of New York
Business


Oraia Reid is social entrepreneur with a decade of experience empowering communities on behalf of LGBT rights, socio/political justice, and women’s rights with a focus on ending sexual assault. As the executive director of RightRides for Women’s Safety, Reid was instrumental in launching the organization. She called upon her experience as a low‐income, queer‐identified survivor of assault. And now RightRides for Women’s Safety is an award‐winning, nationally recognized leader in fostering grassroots responses to gender‐based violence.

Reid lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and attends the City University of New York - Baruch College, where she studies sociology, international relations and entrepreneurship.

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