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NYAGRA letter to Gov. Cuomo re GENDA (3.29.13)

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        The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 29 March 2013 Dear Gov. Cuomo, I am writing you on behalf of the board of directors and members of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) to urge you to come out publicly […]

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NYAGRA testimony on GENDA (NYC transgender rights forum, 10.24.12)

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  The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) testimony on behalf of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and Queens Pride House by Pauline Park at the public forum called by New York State Senator Daniel Squadron & New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried 250 Broadway New York, NY 24 October 2012   Senator Squadron […]

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Translating Identity Conference speech on transgender health care (10.13.12)

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Securing Health Care for Our Community: Activism, Advocacy, Policy, Politics & Practicalities Translating Identity Conference University of Vermont Burlington 13 October 2012 keynote speech Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and President of the Board of Directors & Acting Executive Director, Queens Pride House   I’m honored to have the opportunity to […]

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Trans Feminism: Speaking My Truth to Power

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Transfeminism Speaking My Truth to Power by Pauline Park Is there a ‘trans feminism’? And if so, what is it? Given that feminism itself is such a charged subject and transgender identity is a contested domain, that question is a productive one even if one not easy to answer. It was in graduate school (1988-94) […]

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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 […]

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Asian American Communities, People of Color, the Transgender Rights Movement and the Perils of a Post-Identity Politics Paradigm (Vassar, 4.18.12)

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Asian American Communities, People of Color, the Transgender Rights Movement and the Perils of a Post-Identity Politics Paradigm Pauline Park Vassar College 18 April 2012 I feel honored to be speaking here at Vassar College again only a year after my last appearance here. I’d like to begin by thanking the Vassar College Feminist Alliance and […]

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Der Spiegel & the false construction of Israel as a haven for queer Palestinians

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Der Spiegel, the leading news magazine in Germany, is renowned for the quality of its investigative reporting. On 8 April 2012, the magazine posted to its website an extremely misguided op-ed entitled, “Es ist besser, du stirbst” (“It is better that you die”) under the heading ‘Homosexualität in Palästina’ (Homosexuality in Palestine) by Gil Yaron of Tel Aviv. In his op-ed, Yaron describes […]

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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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Transgender Health Care: 10 Simple Rules for Providers to Consider

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Transgender Health Care 10 Simple Rules for Providers to Consider Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) Transgendered and gender-variant people face pervasive discrimination in attempting to access health care in the United States. Some of the impediments to accessing quality health care are obvious and some are not. Based on my […]