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ESPA goes out with a whimper without having passed GENDA

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ESPA goes out with a whimper not the bang of having passed GENDA by Pauline Park On Dec. 12, the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it would be shutting down the Pride Agenda — which so many people over the years have called ‘ESPA’ — and its Foundation, though its political action committee will […]

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City implements trans rights (NY Blade, 4.22.05)

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City implements trans rights Local Law 3 amends the city’s Human Rights Law to protect gender identity and expression By Mike Lavers New York Blade News Friday, April 22, 2005 As a transsexual, Justine Nicholas said she often feels like Nora in the last act of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.” This sense of isolation was only compounded […]

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New Yorkers Join National Fight for Trans Equality (NY Blade, 5.18.07)

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New Yorkers Join National Fight for Trans Equality By Brett Krutzsch NY Blade Friday, May 18, 2007 Personal stories of harassment and discrimination were a uniting theme Tuesday night at the LGBT Center in Chelsea during a panel titled “Clock In/Speak Out: Gaining Momentum for Workplace Equality in New York and the U.S.” Almost 50 people attended […]

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Long Island Transgender Day of Remembrance 2006 speech

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Transgender Day Of Remembrance Long Island 19 November 2006 Pauline Park Chair New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) I’d like to begin by thanking Eileen Novack and everyone else who helped put this event together, as well as the Rev. Paul Ratzlaff and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington for hosting the second […]

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OutPOCPAC calls for expulsion of Senator Hiram Monserrate

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In 2009, Sen. Hiram Monserrate was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his girlfriend, Karla Giraldo. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pauline Park OutPOCPAC co-president paulinepark@earthlink.net Doug Robinson OutPOCPAC co-president doug@outpocpac.org New York, NY, January 21, 2010 – The Out People of Color Political Action Club (OutPOCPAC) today endorsed the unanimous report of the New York […]

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Gov. Paterson signs executive order protecting trans state employees

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Gov. David Paterson, Pauline Park of NYAGRA & Michael Silverman of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) (photo courtesy of Michael K. Lavers) On Dec. 16, Gov. David Paterson signed an executive order (Executive Order No. 33) prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression in state employment. As the chair of the […]