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City implements trans rights (NY Blade, 4.22.05)

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City implements trans rights Local Law 3 amends the city’s Human Rights Law to protect gender identity and expression By Mike Lavers New York Blade News Friday, April 22, 2005 As a transsexual, Justine Nicholas said she often feels like Nora in the last act of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.” This sense of isolation was only compounded […]

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Pataki ready to be underdog once again (NY Blade, 8.5.05)

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Pataki ready to be underdog once again Governor’s gay-friendly record could hurt a potential presidential run By James Withers New York Blade News August 5, 2005 After months of speculation, Gov. George Pataki made it official last week and announced he would not seek a fourth term. Instead, many political experts expect Pataki to make a run […]

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Advocates Protest Name Change Denial (GCN, 9.14.06)

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Advocates Protest Name Change Denial Trans rights group presses for reconsideration of Manhattan ruling By Duncan Osborne Gay City News 14-20 September 2006 Volume 5, Number 37 The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is objecting after a Manhattan Civil Court judge denied name changes to four transgendered women who sought the new names as part of transitioning to their […]

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Gay students face hostile environment, report says (Newsday, 10.28.05)

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Gay students face hostile environment, report says By Ellen Yan staff writer Newsday October 28, 2005 Many gay and transgender students have been harassed daily in city schools, including by staff who call them names or remain silent when they see bullying, concludes a report released Thursday. The survey from the nonprofit Advocates for Children, which interviewed 75 […]

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Giuliani & Transgender Rights: The Untold Story

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La Rudia Giuliani & Transgender Rights: The Untold Story by Pauline Park 10 July 10 2007 BigQueer.com As Rudolph William Louis Giuliani pursues his candidacy for for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, the former mayor of New York City is almost invariably described by the mainstream media as “pro-gay rights.” That reputation is largely based on a […]

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Putting the ‘B’ in LGBT Summit (Bi Writers Association, 5.30.09)

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The Bi Writers Association and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Present Putting the “B” in LGBT Summit Day/Time: Sat. May 30, 2009 11am-6:30pm Place:        Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Address:   208 W. 13 Street, 7-8 Ave, New York NY 10011 Admission: Free Sponsors: The New York Times Company GLBT & […]

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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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Bloomberg veto of NYC DASA bill (GCN letter to the editor, 9.21.04)

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Gay City News LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Protecting Youth and Trans New Yorkers September 21, 2004 To the Editor: Nicholas Boston’s excellent report on the enactment of the Dignity in All Schools Act (“Council Overrides Very Glib Bloomberg,” September 16-22) quotes Mayor Michael Bloomberg referring to the Dignity for All Schools Act (DASA) as a […]

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Finding the Authentic Self: Coming Out as a Transgendered Korean Adoptee

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Finding the Authentic Self: Coming Out as a Transgendered Korean Adoptee By Pauline Park Being a transgendered Korean adoptee has meant a life-long process of coming to terms with identity issues related to gender identity and sexuality as well as to racial, ethnic and national identity. Just as I have always known that I was […]

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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 […]