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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 […]

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Iban/QKNY: Spotlight on Incubator Projects (ALP Missive, spring 1999)

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Spotlight on Incubator Projects Iban/QKNY: Building Queer Korean Community by Pauline Park The Missive: News from the board, staff & volunteers of the Audre Lorde Project spring 1999 Iban/Queer Koreans of New York is a social, discussion, and support group and political advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Koreans, Korean Americans, and Korean adoptees. […]

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Reclaiming Our Spiritual Legacy as Transgendered People

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Saami shaman working (1674) Reclaiming Our Spiritual Legacy as Transgendered People By Pauline Park 18 June 2000 I was asked to speak on spirituality and the transgender community. It seems to me that the connection is an intimate one, far closer than we may realize. For we as transgendered and gender-variant people lie at the […]

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Finding the Authentic Self: Coming Out as a Transgendered Korean Adoptee

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Finding the Authentic Self: Coming Out as a Transgendered Korean Adoptee By Pauline Park Being a transgendered Korean adoptee has meant a life-long process of coming to terms with identity issues related to gender identity and sexuality as well as to racial, ethnic and national identity. Just as I have always known that I was […]

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LGBT APA politics forum (9.17.04)

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Asian Voters “What’s At Stake In The Elections For LGBT Asians?” Immigrantion rights for gays? Same-sex marriage for Asians? Civil liberties and civil rights? Where do the candidates and political parties stand? Speakers include Rocky Chin, Working Families Party; Pauline Park, Guillermo Vasquez Democratic Club of Queens; Glenn D. Magpantay, attorney with the Asian American […]

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Al-Fatiha and the First North American LGBTQ Muslim Conference

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Isfahan: Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque First North American LGBTQ Muslim Conference Held in New York By Pauline Park Lesbian & Gay New York (LGNY) 3 June 1999 Think “Islam and homosexuality.” The mind immediately conjures up images of a gay man in Iran being stoned to death by an angry mob while an imam fulminates against the abomination of men […]

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NYAGRA on LGBT-inclusive 2010 Chinese lunar new year parade

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Patrick Cheng‘s mother reads a statement in Chinese in support of her son and the LGBT/queer API community at the QAPI press conference in Chinatown on Jan. 30.  At left: lead organizers Irene Tung & Aries Liao. NYAGRA statement on the participation of LGBT/queer APIs in the 2010 Chinese lunar new year parade in Chinatown […]

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Campus Pride Names Pauline Park One of Top 25 LGBT Favorites

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Campus Pride names Pauline Park to its ‘hot list’ of LGBT speakers I was delighted to receive this message just today: “Congratulations! You’ve been chosen by students, campus activity professionals, and other Campus Pride constituents for the 2009 Campus Pride HOT LIST! The list is made up of the top twenty-five speakers, lecturers, and performers from […]

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Ken Burns & Me: Mount Rainier & the National Parks

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Mt. Rainier When I first heard about “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” — the new documentary by Ken Burns that is airing this week on PBS — I must admit I was skeptical, wondering if Burns could do for our national parks what he did for the Civil War. Oh, me of little faith~! […]

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Thunder Above: a new play on queer Asian American themes

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Rey Lucas as Hector, Jon Norman Schneider as Gil and Maureen Sebastian as Theresa in “Thunder Above, Deeps Below” On Tuesday, I saw “Thunder Above, Deeps Below,” a new play by A. Rey Pamatmat (a gay Filipino American friend of mine), and it’s being staged by Second Generation, one of the leading Asian American theater […]