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Transgender Health: Reconceptualizing Pathology as Wellness

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Transgender Health: Reconceptualizing Pathology as Wellness Pauline Park, Ph.D. closing keynote speech to the Trans Health Conference Philadelphia 7 April 2007 I’d like to thank all of the hard working members of the organizing committee who put on this wonderful conference and especially Jacsen Callahan, Joe Ippolito and Susan Collins for working with me to […]

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NYAGRA publishes first NYC transgender health care provider directory

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On July 21, the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) published the first public directory of transgender-sensitive providers in the New York City metropolitan area. The Gender Identity Project (GIP) of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (208 W. 13th St. in Manhattan) hosted a special event from 7-9 p.m. at which hundreds […]

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Christine Quinn’s record on LGBT issues

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Christine Quinn’s record on LGBT issues as Speaker of the New York City Council25 June 2009–– As Speaker of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn declined to take the administration to court over the New York City Department of Education’s refusal to fully implement the Dignity in All Schools Act (DASA), enacted over Mayor […]

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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 […]

Politics

McCain veepstakes: Mitt Romney

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At the end of the primary season, there was one Republican candidate left standing: John McCain, now the putative Republican presidential nominee. And there was one candidate whom everyone was fairly sure the nominee would never invite to join him on the ticket: Mitt Romney. Of all McCain’s rivals for the Republican nomination, none was […]

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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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Why I’m Voting for Barack Obama

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On Tuesday, Americans in 24 states will vote in what has become the first quasi-national presidential primary. I will be voting for Barack Obama. The decision to support the Illinois senator for president has come about only after a long and somewhat difficult process of elimination. To begin with the Republican field, it is clear […]

New York City

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Board of Health public hearing on proposed amendment to Article 207 of the New York City Health Code testimony by Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) 30 October 2006 My name is Pauline Park and I chair the New York […]