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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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Hillary Clinton’s anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support

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Hillary Clinton’s anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support by Pauline Park Hillary Clinton’s supporters depict her as a courageous feminist trying to advance a daringly progressive agenda in the face of Republican opposition; the truth is actually quite the opposite: Hillary is an anti-feminist who has always pursued an anti-progressive agenda from […]

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Obama & North Carolina’s HB2: the transgender bathroom panic

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Obama & North Carolina’s HB2: the transgender bathroom panic By Pauline Park North Carolina’s enactment of House Bill 2 and the response from the administration of Barack Obama have made transgender rights and public restroom usage front-page news across the country. In the wake of HB2, Christian fundamentalists have tried to organize a boycott of […]

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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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transgender usage: 5 misunderstandings about ‘transgendered’

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transgender usage: 5 misunderstandings about ‘transgendered’ by Pauline Park And so the great nomenclature debate continues… I have already written about the controversy over the use of ‘transgender’ vs. ‘transgendered’ as an adjective describing people (“GLAAD is wrong on ‘transgender’ vs. ‘transgendered’“), concluding that ‘transgendered’ is the correct adjective to apply to people while ‘transgender’ is […]

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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, […]