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Jackson Heights: Beyond ‘Diversity’

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Jackson Heights: Beyond ‘Diversity’ by Pauline Park Jackson Heights is the most diverse neighborhood in Queens, the most diverse county in the United States. But what precisely does ‘diversity’ really mean and how does it actually play out in this neighborhood that I’ve called home for nearly two decades now? In this photo essay, I hope […]

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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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Bratton & the NYPD on LGBT exclusion from St. Patrick’s Day

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Bratton & the NYPD on LGBT exclusion from St. Patrick’s Day Bill de Blasio’s appointment of Bill Bratton as police commissioner as one of the new mayor’s first acts provoked expressions of concern among progressive activists and advocacy organizations in New York; despite de Blasio’s decision to absent himself from the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March […]

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Bloomberg, de Blasio & the New York Times

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Bloomberg, de Blasio & the New York Times “What is definitely off-target is the notion, which the New York Times repeated Saturday but certainly didn’t invent, that ‘more managerial’ appointees are somehow ideologically neutral. This misconception underlay a lot of the skewed analysis of the Bloomberg administration, which was seen as apolitical, as merely interested […]

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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 […]