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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 […]

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About-Face at Health Department (Gay City News, 12.7.06)

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About-Face at Health Department By Paul Schindler Gay City News 12.07.2006 In a move that occasioned the city health commissioner, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, to acknowledge “we were at fault,” the Board of Health Tuesday abruptly pulled back from a proposal that would have allowed New York City-born transgendered individuals who have not undergone sex-reassignment […]

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Queers Against Israeli Apartheid action at the Center (3.3.12)

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  For Immediate Release PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Pauline Park (718) 662-8893 (c); (718) 424-4003 (h) paulinepark@earthlink.net OCCUPY THE CENTER! Protest censorship by New York’s LGBT Community Center   WHO: Queers Against Israeli Apartheid and other groups (list below) WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 4-6 PM WHERE: LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. between 7th and 8th Avenues WHY: One year ago, amidst great […]

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Trans-Form the Occupation (Occupy Wall Street, 11.13.11)

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Trans-Form the Occupation Pauline Park at Occupy Wall Street 13 November 2011 Thank you for the opportunity to speak here. I’m Pauline Park, chair of NYAGRA, the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, and president of the board of directors of Queens Pride House, an LGBT community center in the borough of Queens. I’m […]

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Moving Beyond Shock on Transgender Health (GCN editorial, 9.14.11)

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Moving Beyond Shock on Transgender Health By Paul Schindler Even for those with some knowledge of the economic, social, and health disparities facing the transgender community, an August New York Times Magazine story, “The High Price of Looking Like a Woman,”likely shocked the conscience. The story explored an underground and little known practice by which […]

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Cinquantenaire 50th birthday celebration (11.4.10)

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On Nov. 4, nearly a hundred people crowded into the William Bennett Gallery to help me celebrate my 50th birthday and to support the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy(NYAGRA) and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF). Michael Silverman, the executive director of Transgender Legal, and Therese Rodriguez, executive director of the Asian/Pacific Islander […]

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NYAGRA on TG inclusion in SONDA (2002)

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SONDA and Transgender Inclusion in Pending State Legislation by Pauline Park Member, NYAGRA Board of Directors January 2002 Recently, there has been much discussion within the transgender community in New York City about the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA), the ‘gay rights bill’ currently pending in the New York state legislature. I would like to take this opportunity to […]

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Embodying Asian/American Sexualities chapter on TG APIs & NYAGRA

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An Interview with Pauline Park Chapter 8 in Embodying Asian/American Sexualities, edited by Gina Masequesmay & Sean Metzger Based on interviews conducted August 22, 2004 and January 3, 2005 1.      What does transgender mean? Can you distinguish between transgender and gay/lesbian/bisexual for the reader? ‘Transgender’ is an umbrella term that refers to a diverse […]

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Transgender Equality: a profile of Pauline Park (6.19.00)

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Pauline Park: a profile from Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists & Policymakers As coordinator of a legislative work group that includes city council members, transgender-supportive allies, and other members of  the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, Pauline Park is one of the key players in the initiative to amend New York City’s […]

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TransWorld Conference 1998 (ALP Missive, fall 1998)

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TransWorld Conference 1998 by Pauline Park The Missive fall 1998 The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) will be hosting TransWorld: New York’s first conference specifically for People of Color of Transgender experience. On Saturday, October 24, this full-day conference will feature a variety of panels and workshops. Speakers will address a range of issues, spanning from […]