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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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To the editor of LGNY

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April 1, 2000 To the Editor: Your article on the Empire State Pride Agenda Lobby Day on March 13 (“ESPA Leads Hundreds in Albany Lobby Effort,” Paul Schindler, LGNY, April 6) does not mention of one significant aspect of this year’s lobbying effort. The New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), the first statewide […]

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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 […]