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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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Cinquantenaire 50th birthday celebration (11.4.10)

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On Nov. 4, nearly a hundred people crowded into the William Bennett Gallery to help me celebrate my 50th birthday and to support the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy(NYAGRA) and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF). Michael Silverman, the executive director of Transgender Legal, and Therese Rodriguez, executive director of the Asian/Pacific Islander […]

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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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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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Gov. Paterson signs executive order protecting trans state employees

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Gov. David Paterson, Pauline Park of NYAGRA & Michael Silverman of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) (photo courtesy of Michael K. Lavers) On Dec. 16, Gov. David Paterson signed an executive order (Executive Order No. 33) prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression in state employment. As the chair of the […]

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New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Board of Health public hearing on proposed amendment to Article 207 of the New York City Health Code testimony by Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) 30 October 2006 My name is Pauline Park and I chair the New York […]