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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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Brooklyn Gay Democrats Turn 25 (GCN, 4.18.03)

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Pauline Park & Carl Eden receiv Pride At Work awards Brooklyn Gay Democrats Turn 25 In a first, top Lambda honor goes to non-Brooklynite, Tom Duane By Mick Meenan Gay City News 18 April 2003 A host of Democratic officials gathered in Brooklyn Saturday, April 12, to join the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Lambda […]

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Council to Vote on Harassment Bill (GCN, 4.29.04)

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Council to Vote on Harassment Bill Legislation mandates staff training, reporting on bullying, gender identity, queer issues By Nicholas Boston Gay City News 29 April 2004 David Mensah, executive director of the Hetrick Martin Institute, was among those who testified for a city student dignity bill on April 26. (Pictured at September 2003 rally for […]

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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 […]

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It’s Tranny Time, Says the New York Post

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If you ever wondered why the New York Post is reviled by progressives and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists in New York City, the Rupert Murdoch footprint daily demonstrated why in April 2005, when the tabloid printed an op-ed by Nicole Gelinas of the right-wing Manhattan Institute. In the op-ed, Gelinas inaccurately claims […]

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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 […]

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Long Island Transgender Day of Remembrance 2006 speech

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Transgender Day Of Remembrance Long Island 19 November 2006 Pauline Park Chair New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) I’d like to begin by thanking Eileen Novack and everyone else who helped put this event together, as well as the Rev. Paul Ratzlaff and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington for hosting the second […]

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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 […]