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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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New Law Stands Up For LGBT Youth (Queens Tribune, 7.1.10)

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Jackson Heights This Week New Law Stands Up For LGBT Youth Queens Tribune 1-7 July 2010 The New York State Senate passed sweeping anti-bullying legislation on June 22 that will be the first in the nation to include protection for transgender individuals. The Dignity for All Students Act passed the Senate by an overwhelming 58-3 […]

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Queens Pride House faces funding shortfall (7.6.10)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more info., contact: Daniel Castellanos Executive Director (718) 429-5309 (646) 285-6931 dcastellanos@queenspridehouse.org Pauline Park Vice-President, Board of Directors (718) 424-4003 paulinepark@earthlink.net Queens Pride House 76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206 Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (718) 429-5309 http://www.queenspridehouse.org/ New York, 6 July 2010 — Queens Pride House is appealing to members of the […]

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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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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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Transgender Rights (New York Times editorial, 8.29.00)

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Transgender Rights editorial New York Times 29 August 2000 People who have had sex-change surgery, cross-dressers and others whose gender identity does not conform to societal norms are often targets of violence and bias that force them to live in fear for their safety or the loss of their jobs and shelter. A bill now […]

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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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The Working Families Party: Gay for Pay…?

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Jimmy Van Bramer, Tom Duane, Christine Quinn & Danny Dromm When the Working Families Party burst on the scene a decade ago, I was excited to see a new political party in New York that was explicitly committed to pursuing a progressive political agenda. The WFP seemed like a refreshing alternative to politics as usual, […]

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Stonewall Honors 40

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The Stonewall Honors 40 event at the Highline Ballroom on 3 December 2009… The Stonewall Honors 40 event on Thursday could hardly have been better attended: more than 500 people crowded into the Highline Ballroom to honor 40 women as part of the Stonewall Community Foundation‘s commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. I […]