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Helen Sears for City Council (25th District)

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Council Member Helen Sears (D-25) with Pauline Park An Open Letter to the LGBT Community in Queens re Helen Sears & the Race in City Council District 25 On September 15, Democratic primary voters all over New York City will go to the polls to pick the Democratic nominees for City Council in 51 districts […]

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Yetta Kurland for City Council (3rd Council)

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Yetta Kurland, a candidate for City Council (3rd district), with Pauline Park I’ve decided to endorse Yetta Kurland for City Council in the 3rd Council district (which includes the Village and Chelsea in Manhattan); here’s why. First, Yetta is an openly lesbian candidate for the Democratic nomination for Council Member and the only candidate in the […]

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“Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman”

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In 2005, filmmaker Larry Tung approached Pauline Park about doing a documentary about her life and work. Over the course of the next three years, the two collaborated on the film, traveling to Milwaukee and Chicago to shoot footage for the 32-minute documentary. “Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman” tells the story of […]

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Obama Night in Queens: Writing LGBT into the Party Platform

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Last night, I spent the evening with a platform — the Democratic Party platform. Or at least, the part of it that focuses specifically on LGBT people. Along with 14 others, I participated in a meeting that brought people from throughout Queens to make recommendations about LGBT-specific provisions in the party platform currently being drafted. […]

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LGBT Issues in Intercountry Adoption Implications for Policy and Research

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“Families Without Borders? Adoption Across Culture and Race” St. John’s University 4th Biennial Adoption Conference New York City 13-4 October 2006 Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) people have always been involved in the adoption community, whether as adoptive parents, adopted children, or adoption professionals, but until recently, that participation has been marginalized and nearly […]

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Race and the Politics of LGBT Communities of Color

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people of color face multiple oppressions based on race, ethnicity, language, national origin, and citizenship status as well as sexual orientation and gender identity, and we are marginalized both within the white-dominant LGBT community and within our own ethnic communities of origin. Within the LGBT community, we are often challenged […]

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Lessons for the Homeland- A Korean Queer Activist Examines Stonewall

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This month, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in the United States will be celebrating the 29th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. As activists in Korea are considering staging the first LGBT pride march in that country’s history, they will ask themselves whether there are lessons to be learned from the history of […]