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Tranny Toilet Trouble (NY Post letter to the editor, 4.20.05)

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Tranny Toilet Trouble New York Post letter to the editor 4.20.05 April 20, 2005 —  In her op-ed (“Tranny Time,” Opinion, April 18), Nicole Gelinas inaccurately claims that the guidelines for implementation of the 2002 New York City transgender rights law say that “people can pick whichever gender they want to be.” Not true. The […]

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USGA Welcomes Trans Golfers (OutSports.com, 3.25.05)

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USGA Welcomes Trans Golfers By Cyd Zeigler, Jr. OutSports.com 3.25.05 To little fanfare, the United States Golf Association this week adopted a policy to allow post-op transgender male-to-female golfers to participate in women’s tournaments. Nary a whisper of it hit the airwaves. Not a peep was uttered about it on the Outsports.com discussion board. Even […]

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Transgender Group Reaches Agreement on Restrooms (New York Times, 4.2.05)

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Pauline Park, a co-chairwoman of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, at the Manhattan Mall, Herald Square, Friday. (photo: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times) Transgender Group Reaches Agreement on Restrooms By Nicholas Confessore New York Times 2 April 2005 When Pauline Park watched Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sign an amendment toughening […]

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City Needs to Start Enforcing Transgender Rights Bill (GCN, 4.29.04)

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City Needs to Start Enforcing Transgender Rights Bill By Pauline Park Gay City News 29 April 2004 Two years ago this month, the New York City Council passed Int. No. 24, amending the city’s human rights law to add gender identity and expression, thereby extending protection from discrimination to transsexual, transgendered, and gender-variant people throughout […]

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Birth Certificate Policy Must Reflect Reality of Trans Lives

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Birth Certificate Policy Must Reflect Reality of Trans Lives By Pauline Park and Michael Silverman Gay City News 16 November 2006 Most people don’t think about their birth certificates. But for transgendered people, changing the sex designation on their birth certificates from M to F or F to M can be a crucial step in getting a job, traveling, and […]

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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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Trans Health Fair Debuts at Center (NY Blade, 6.1.07)

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Trans Health Fair Debuts at Center By Brett Krutzsch New York Blade Friday, June 01, 2007 Robert Eads, a female to male transsexual, died from ovarian cancer after being turned away by more than two dozen physicians who worried that taking him on as a patient might harm their practices. A documentary released in 2001, […]

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Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg Defends BP

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Michael R. Bloomberg, billionaire plutocrat & emperor of the city Can there be any doubt that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg embodies the values of the new plutocracy? Not only is Bloomberg richer than Croesus — Bloomberg’s personal wealth is now estimated at $17 billion with Bloomberg LP valued at $25 billion — Bloomberg is now […]

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The Transgender Movement in New York: Progress and Prospects

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The Transgender Movement in New York: Progress and Prospects Pauline Park Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) TransEvent 2010: The Empire Conference Albany 21 May 2010 I would like to begin by thanking Kristine James, Alison Laing, and Mona Rae Mason for organizing this conference and for inviting me to speak. I’ve been […]

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Transgendering the Academy

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Transgendering the Academy: Transforming the Relationship Between Theory and Praxis Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) keynote speech Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students & Studies San Francisco 28 February 2010 Introduction: Situating Myself (the Personal as Political) Thank you, Dorotea, for […]

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NYAGRA history: 1999

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Chelsea Goodwin NYAGRA history: 1999 NYAGRA’s first crisis was precipitated by Chelsea Goodwin and Rusty Mae Moore, who joined the working group in early 1999. I had warned Donna, Paisley and David that Chelsea’s membership of the working group would pose a significant challenge for the fledgling organization, but they would not listen to my warning. […]