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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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Trans-Form the Occupation (Occupy Wall Street, 11.13.11)

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Trans-Form the Occupation Pauline Park at Occupy Wall Street 13 November 2011 Thank you for the opportunity to speak here. I’m Pauline Park, chair of NYAGRA, the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, and president of the board of directors of Queens Pride House, an LGBT community center in the borough of Queens. I’m […]

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Cinquantenaire 50th birthday celebration (11.4.10)

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On Nov. 4, nearly a hundred people crowded into the William Bennett Gallery to help me celebrate my 50th birthday and to support the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy(NYAGRA) and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF). Michael Silverman, the executive director of Transgender Legal, and Therese Rodriguez, executive director of the Asian/Pacific Islander […]

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NYAGRA on TG inclusion in SONDA (2002)

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SONDA and Transgender Inclusion in Pending State Legislation by Pauline Park Member, NYAGRA Board of Directors January 2002 Recently, there has been much discussion within the transgender community in New York City about the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA), the ‘gay rights bill’ currently pending in the New York state legislature. I would like to take this opportunity to […]

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Embodying Asian/American Sexualities chapter on TG APIs & NYAGRA

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An Interview with Pauline Park Chapter 8 in Embodying Asian/American Sexualities, edited by Gina Masequesmay & Sean Metzger Based on interviews conducted August 22, 2004 and January 3, 2005 1.      What does transgender mean? Can you distinguish between transgender and gay/lesbian/bisexual for the reader? ‘Transgender’ is an umbrella term that refers to a diverse […]

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Transgender Equality: a profile of Pauline Park (6.19.00)

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Pauline Park: a profile from Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists & Policymakers As coordinator of a legislative work group that includes city council members, transgender-supportive allies, and other members of  the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, Pauline Park is one of the key players in the initiative to amend New York City’s […]

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GMHC Expands Legal Reach to Queens (GCN, 11.1.02)

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GMHC Expands Legal Reach to Queens Pride House in Woodside home to effort focused on new Americans By Matthew Coleman Gay City News 1-7 November 2002 Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GHMC) opened a new legal services program this week in Queens in cooperation with Queens Pride House and the City University of New York School […]

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New Law Stands Up For LGBT Youth (Queens Tribune, 7.1.10)

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Jackson Heights This Week New Law Stands Up For LGBT Youth Queens Tribune 1-7 July 2010 The New York State Senate passed sweeping anti-bullying legislation on June 22 that will be the first in the nation to include protection for transgender individuals. The Dignity for All Students Act passed the Senate by an overwhelming 58-3 […]

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NYAGRA letter re Hillary Clinton on TG in federal law (GCN, 11.9.06)

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Follow Up on Clinton’s Gender Rights Comments By: Pauline Park Gay City News 11.9.2006 To the Editor: In your article, “Absorbing Gay Pain & Praise, Clinton Says She’s Evolved” (Paul Schindler, Oct. 26-Nov. 1), you report on Senator Hillary Clinton’s response to a question from a member of the Greater Voices Coalition about whether she would support inclusion of […]