LGBT

“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 […]

LGBT

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. […]

Politics

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 […]

LGBT

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 […]

New York City

Pauline Park at the New York City LGBT Pride Rally Bryant Park

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Pauline Park at the New York City LGBT Pride Rally Bryant Park 6.19.2005 Seven years ago, we founded NYAGRA — the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, and it was the first statewide transgender advocacy organization in New York.  We still have a long way to go before all transgendered and gender-variant people in […]

New York City

New York City Human Rights Initiative Int. No. 512

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New York City Human Rights Initiative Int. No. 512 public hearing 8 April 2005 testimony on behalf of NYAGRA by Pauline Park to the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations Hon. Bill Perkins, Councilmember and Chair Mr. Chairman, I am testifying today in these hearings on Int. No. 512 the New York City […]

New York City

The Making of a Movement

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The Story of the Successful Campaign for a Transgender Rights Law in New York City Pauline Park, Ph.D. The 8th Annual Mark E. Ouderkirk Lecture The Museum of the City of New York 27 June 2002 photo by Andrés Duque Introduction It is indeed a high honor as well as a great pleasure to speak […]