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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?” […]

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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 […]

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Tragic Trans? Nope! (Die Zeit, 4.11.15)

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In the series “Transparent,” Jeffrey Tambor and his daughters in the ladies’ room. TRANSGENDER Tragic Trans? Nope! The American series “Transparent” makes the subject gender identity now also popular in Germany. In America, the debate is far more. A visit to the transgender center in Queens, New York. By Claudia Steinberg Die Zeit 9 April […]

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Pride, Inc.: the corporatization of our pride parades

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Wal-Mart Pride in the Cincinnati Pride Parade I’m reading through the 2014 New York City Pride March ‘order of march’ list and noticing all of the large corporations in this year’s parade, including: AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, Chipotle, Citibank, Delta, Facebook, Google NY, JP Morgan Chase, Logo TV, Macy’s, Marriott, MasterCard, NBC, Netflix, […]

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Pauline Park testimony on transgendered APIs

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ISSUES OF TRANSGENDERED ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS By Pauline Park, co-founder, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy and John Manzon-Santos, Executive Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center Testimony submitted to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Transgendered and gender-variant people are among the most invisible and marginalized of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Translating Identity Conference speech on transgender health care (10.13.12)

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Securing Health Care for Our Community: Activism, Advocacy, Policy, Politics & Practicalities Translating Identity Conference University of Vermont Burlington 13 October 2012 keynote speech Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and President of the Board of Directors & Acting Executive Director, Queens Pride House   I’m honored to have the opportunity to […]