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About-Face at Health Department (Gay City News, 12.7.06)

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About-Face at Health Department By Paul Schindler Gay City News 12.07.2006 In a move that occasioned the city health commissioner, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, to acknowledge “we were at fault,” the Board of Health Tuesday abruptly pulled back from a proposal that would have allowed New York City-born transgendered individuals who have not undergone sex-reassignment […]

Israel/Palestine

Queers Against Israeli Apartheid action at the Center (3.3.12)

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  For Immediate Release PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Pauline Park (718) 662-8893 (c); (718) 424-4003 (h) paulinepark@earthlink.net OCCUPY THE CENTER! Protest censorship by New York’s LGBT Community Center   WHO: Queers Against Israeli Apartheid and other groups (list below) WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 4-6 PM WHERE: LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. between 7th and 8th Avenues WHY: One year ago, amidst great […]

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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 […]

Israel/Palestine

Scott Piro, Queer Support for Israel & the Pinkwashing Scam

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It was with some shock that I discovered my name on a list of ‘LGBT anti-Israel hate organizations’ on a Facebook ’cause’ page called ‘Queer Support for Israel.’ First, I do not hate Israel — though I have serious issues with the brutal, illegal and immoral Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Second, I’ve been […]

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Moving Beyond Shock on Transgender Health (GCN editorial, 9.14.11)

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Moving Beyond Shock on Transgender Health By Paul Schindler Even for those with some knowledge of the economic, social, and health disparities facing the transgender community, an August New York Times Magazine story, “The High Price of Looking Like a Woman,”likely shocked the conscience. The story explored an underground and little known practice by which […]

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Israeli/Palestinian conflict breaks out at the NYC LGBT Community Center

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On 5 March 2011, LGBT supporters of Palestinian human rights protested the LGBT Community Center’s cancellation of an Israeli Apartheid Week event scheduled for that evening. The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Breaks Out at the NYC  LGBT Community Center Among the issues that Americans lump under the rubric of ‘foreign affairs,’ perhaps the most divisive and the […]

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Officials: Teen beaten to death in hate crime (Queens Chronicle, 3.17.11)

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Anthony Callao’s MySpace page profile photo Officials: Teen beaten to death in hate crime By Anna Gustafson, Assistant Editor Queens Chronicle 3.17.2011 An 18-year-old died at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Monday after four Queens teenagers allegedly screaming anti-gay slurs and wielding a chrome bat and a cane beat him on a sidewalk in Woodhaven, according […]

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Queens Pride House condemns homophobic murder (3.15.11)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more info., contact: Peter Pavich Interim Executive Director (718)429-5309 pnp8@hotmail.com PPavich@queenspridehouse.org Pauline Park President, Board of Directors (718) 424-4003 (718) 662-8893 paulinepark@earthlink.net PPark@queenspridehouse.org Queens Pride House 76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206 Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (718) 429-5309 http://www.queenspridehouse.org/ New York, 15 March 2011 — Queens Pride House, the borough’s only lesbian, gay, […]

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Pride & Division in Queens (GCN, 6.28.02)

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Pride and Division in Queens Two gay candidates look strong but a flap dogs one By Paul Schindler Gay City News, 6.28.02 Even as two longtime gay leaders in Queens look to become the borough’s first out elected officials, a divisive flap over one of the candidates threatens to undermine the unity that might otherwise […]