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WBAI LES board candidate statement

I'm Pauline Park. I'm running for the Board with the Justice & Unity Campaign because I believe passionately in the crucial role WBAI can play with the right leadership. In 21 years of activism, I've co-founded several LGBT organizations. I bring significant executive and board experience and a strong commitment to social justice. I'd also be the first openly transgendered person ...
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Politics
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Queer Korea Festival speech & Seoul Pride 2015 (6.28.15)

Queer Korea Festival speech & Seoul Pride Parade 2015 (6.28.15) (퀴어문화축제 & 퍼레이드) I'm Pauline Park and I'm honored to have been invited to speak to you today. I would like to thank the march organizers for the invitation and especially Kahye and Candy from the Queer Korea Festival and I would like to thank you all for giving ...
Thursday, July 16th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Transgender Rights
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Tragic Trans? Nope! (Die Zeit, 4.11.15)

In the series "Transparent,” Jeffrey Tambor and his daughters in the ladies' room. TRANSGENDER Tragic Trans? Nope! The American series "Transparent" makes the subject gender identity now also popular in Germany. In America, the debate is far more. A visit to the transgender center in Queens, New York. By Claudia Steinberg Die Zeit 9 April 2015 A rainbow flag between Isabel's Hair ...
Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Politics, Queens, Queens Pride House, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights
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Ted Cruz, Israel & the unbearable whiteness of gay Zionists

Ted Cruz & Mati Weiderpass getting cozy over Israeli apartheid Ted Cruz, Israel & the unbearable whiteness of being gay Zionists by Pauline Park Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass created something of a sensation in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by hosting what they called a 'fireside chat' for Ted Cruz, but not perhaps of the ...
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 one Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics
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NYAGRA on the Times of Israel Gala

NYAGRA on the Times of Israel Gala statement at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Pauline Park 15 February 2015 I'm a member of New York City Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (NYC QAIA), but I'm hear today speaking as chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy. NYAGRA is a transgender advocacy organization best known for leading the campaign ...
Sunday, February 15th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA
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QAIA & the pinkwashing of the NYC Council trip to apartheid Israel

QAIA & the pinkwashing of the NYC Council trip to apartheid Israel speech at New York City Hall Pauline Park 22 January 2015 I'm a member of New York City Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (NYC QAIA) and I'm hear to talk briefly about the pernicious influence of the 'pinkwashing' of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. 'Pinkwashing' is the attempt ...
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics, Religion, Transgender Rights
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Jackson Heights: Beyond ‘Diversity’

Jackson Heights: Beyond 'Diversity' by Pauline Park Jackson Heights is the most diverse neighborhood in Queens, the most diverse county in the United States. But what precisely does 'diversity' really mean and how does it actually play out in this neighborhood that I've called home for nearly two decades now? In this photo essay, I hope to answer ...
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Queens, Queens Pride House, Religion, spirituality
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Howie Hawkins vs. Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 New York governor’s race

Howie Hawkins: why I'm endorsing him for governor over Andrew Cuomo by Pauline Park In November, New Yorkers across the state will go to the polls to vote for governor and lieutenant governor; never has the choice been clearer in 2014. The mainstream media will no doubt cast this as a contest between a well-known Democratic incumbent, ...
Sunday, October 12th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics
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transgender usage: 5 misunderstandings about ‘transgendered’

transgender usage: 5 misunderstandings about 'transgendered' by Pauline Park And so the great nomenclature debate continues... I have already written about the controversy over the use of 'transgender' vs. 'transgendered' as an adjective describing people ("GLAAD is wrong on 'transgender' vs. 'transgendered'"), concluding that 'transgendered' is the correct adjective to apply to people while 'transgender' is the correct usage ...
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 one Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, Transgender Rights
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ESPA dishonors the LGBT community by honoring Chris Quinn & Louis Bradbury

ESPA dishonors the LGBT community by honoring Chris Quinn & Louis Bradbury By Pauline Park The Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation will be honoring Christine Quinn and Louis Bradbury at its annual fall dinner on Oct. 16, which is enough reason to boycott the dinner. "As Chair of the Board of the Empire State Pride Agenda, which under his ...
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, LGBT, New York City, Politics
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10 books that helped shape my life

10 books that helped shape my life I've had two different friends ask me to post to Facebook a list of 10 books that have 'stayed with me over the years.' So for those friends, here's my list: 1) The King James Bible 2) Dream Power (Ann Faraday) 3) Walden (Henry David Thoreau) 4) The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. ...
Sunday, August 31st, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, LGBT, music, Religion, spirituality
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UIUC termination of Steven Salaita: my open letter to the chancellor

14 August 2014 Chancellor Phyllis Wise Office of the Chancellor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Swanlund Administration Building 601 E. John St. Champaign, IL 61820 Dear Chancellor Wise, I received my  Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but I have never felt less proud of my alma mater than upon learning of your decision to summarily terminate the appointment of Professor Steven Salaita ...
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, Politics
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