health care

GID & the pathologization of transgender identity

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GID & the pathologization of transgender identity Pauline Park, Ph.D. On a beautifully sunny day in April 2004, I joined half a dozen members of the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) at the Manhattan offices of “Details,” a men’s magazine that had published an offensive feature entitled “Gay or Asian?” […]

LGBT

ESPA goes out with a whimper without having passed GENDA

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ESPA goes out with a whimper not the bang of having passed GENDA by Pauline Park On Dec. 12, the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it would be shutting down the Pride Agenda — which so many people over the years have called ‘ESPA’ — and its Foundation, though its political action committee will […]

Israel/Palestine

NYAGRA on the Times of Israel Gala

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NYAGRA on the Times of Israel Gala statement at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Pauline Park 15 February 2015 I’m a member of New York City Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (NYC QAIA), but I’m hear today speaking as chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy. NYAGRA is a transgender advocacy organization best known […]

LGBT

Transgender Inclusion: Transforming the Academy, Transforming Society (SAVMA, 3.21.14)

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Transgender Inclusion: Transforming the Academy, Transforming Society Pauline Park keynote speech Students of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Diversity Forum 21 March 14 I would like to begin by thanking Shana Kitchen of the Students of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) for being instrumental in bringing me here to speak at the Diversity Forum […]

LGBT

Bisexual & Transgender Inclusion in New York City: the Coalition for Unity & Inclusion

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Bisexual & Transgender Inclusion in New York City: A History of the Coalition for Unity & Inclusion By Pauline Park Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) Nowadays, most organizations serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the United States use the term ‘LGBT’ in describing themselves and the people they serve. Adoption […]

health care

Transgender Health Care: What Hospital-Based Providers Need to Know (St. Barnabas, 10.11.13)

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Transgender Health Care: What Hospital-Based Providers Need to Know Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) St. Barnabas Hospital Embrace Healthcare Equality: Introducing Our LGBTQ Initiative 11 October 2013 I’m honored by the invitation to speak here at St. Barnabas Hospital and I’m especially honored to keynote the Embrace Healthcare Equality: Introducing Our […]

LGBT

NYAGRA letter to Gov. Cuomo re GENDA (3.29.13)

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        The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 29 March 2013 Dear Gov. Cuomo, I am writing you on behalf of the board of directors and members of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) to urge you to come out publicly […]

LGBT

NYAGRA testimony on GENDA (NYC transgender rights forum, 10.24.12)

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  The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) testimony on behalf of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and Queens Pride House by Pauline Park at the public forum called by New York State Senator Daniel Squadron & New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried 250 Broadway New York, NY 24 October 2012   Senator Squadron […]