LGBT

NYAGRA history: 2002

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed Int. No. 24 into law on 30 April 2002, with lead sponsor Council Member Bill Perkins and the coordinator of the legislative work group Pauline Park at his side; Ariel Herrera, Christine Quinn and Joe Grabarz stand to her left. NYAGRA history: 2002 The year 2002 represents a key turning […]

health care

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 […]

health care

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, […]

LGBT

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 […]

New York City

NYAGRA testimony on the NYC transgender rights bill

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Int. No. 754 public hearing 4 May 2001 testimony on behalf of NYAGRA by Pauline Park Coordinator of the Legislative Work Group on Gender-Based Discrimination to the New York City Council General Welfare Committee Hon. Stephen DiBrienza Councilmember and Chair Mr. Chairman, I am testifying today in these hearings on Int. No. 754 on behalf of the New […]

arts and culture

Al-Fatiha and the First North American LGBTQ Muslim Conference

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Isfahan: Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque First North American LGBTQ Muslim Conference Held in New York By Pauline Park Lesbian & Gay New York (LGNY) 3 June 1999 Think “Islam and homosexuality.” The mind immediately conjures up images of a gay man in Iran being stoned to death by an angry mob while an imam fulminates against the abomination of men […]

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Diversity, Race & the Pursuit of a Progressive LGBT Agenda

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Diversity, Race & the Pursuit of a Progressive LGBT Agenda for Social Justice & Social Change Pauline Park keynote speech to the 27th Annual Convention of the National Association of Black & White Men Together (NABWMT) Cleveland 4 August 2007 I feel deeply honored to be asked to keynote the 2007 Annual Convention of the […]

LGBT

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 […]

LGBT

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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NYAGRA on LGBT-inclusive 2010 Chinese lunar new year parade

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Patrick Cheng‘s mother reads a statement in Chinese in support of her son and the LGBT/queer API community at the QAPI press conference in Chinatown on Jan. 30.  At left: lead organizers Irene Tung & Aries Liao. NYAGRA statement on the participation of LGBT/queer APIs in the 2010 Chinese lunar new year parade in Chinatown […]