Archive for the 'Israel/Palestine' Category

LGBT rights & progressive politics in the age of Trump (Kingsborough Community College, 3.29.17)

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics, Transgender Rights

LGBT rights & progressive politics in the age of Trump Pauline Park at Kingsborough Community College 29 March 17 I’m honored by the invitation to speak to you today at this ‘Dinner & Dialogue’ event. I’d like to begin by thanking Lauren Ferguson for helping to arrange my visit here, my second time at Kingsborough [...]

Creating Change or pinkwashing Israeli apartheid? A Wider Bridge to Zionist propagandizing

Monday, January 16th, 2017 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Transgender Rights

Creating Change or pinkwashing Israeli apartheid: A Wider Bridge to Zionist propagandizing by Pauline Park I have attended 13 Creating Change conferences, but the 28th Creating Change in Chicago in January 2016, which I did not attend, will be remembered as perhaps the most controversial of them all (Matt Simonette and Gretchen Hammond, “Creating Change [...]

Palestine & the pinkwashing of the Israeli occupation: the case for BDS (Hunter College, 11.30.16)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT

Palestine & the pinkwashing of the Israeli occupation: the case for BDS (Hunter College, 11.30.16) a presentation by Pauline Park at “BDS: A Striving for Palestinian Liberation” at Hunter College City University of New York 30 November 2016   I would like to begin by thanking Rani Allan and Rania Hattab of the Palestine Solidarity [...]

I want a president… (10.17.16)

Monday, October 17th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics

I want a president… by Pauline Park 17 October 2016 I want a president who reflects my values, not the values of the Wall Street oligarchy as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do. I want a president who stands up to Islamophobia and all forms of bigotry instead of fanning the flames of prejudice and [...]

Hillary Clinton’s anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Religion, Transgender Rights

Hillary Clinton’s anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support by Pauline Park Hillary Clinton’s supporters depict her as a courageous feminist trying to advance a daringly progressive agenda in the face of Republican opposition; the truth is actually quite the opposite: Hillary is an anti-feminist who has always pursued an anti-progressive agenda from [...]

Israeli occupation, Palestine & the LGBT community: pinkwashing 101

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Transgender Rights

Israeli occupation, Palestine & the LGBT community: pinkwashing 101 “Pinkwashing is an explicit strategy taken up in recent years by the government of Israel to portray Israel as a leader in gay rights and a gay tourism destination to improve its human rights image while deflecting attention away from the extreme violence of the Israeli [...]

Israel & the LGBT Community Center ban on Palestine organizing 2011-13

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics, Queens, Queens Pride House

Israel & the LGBT Community Center ban on Palestine organizing 2011-13 by Pauline Park Americans tend to think of Israel/Palestine as a foreign policy issue, an intractable conflict removed from us by 7,000 miles or more; and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community generally do not regard the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation [...]

Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee (11.7.15)

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 one Commented
Categorized Under: history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Queens

Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee By Pauline Park Queens College 7 November 15 I was born in Korea in 1960 and returned earlier this year – in June/July 2015 – my first time in the land of my birth since I left at the age of seven months old and [...]

Korea 2015: return to the motherland

Friday, October 30th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, queer API, Religion, spirituality

Korea 2015: return to the motherland by Pauline Park In June 2015, I returned to Korea for the first time since I left at the age of seven and-a-half months old; it was a momentous trip. These are some photos from the month I spent in the Land of the Morning Calm. June 15 I [...]

Queer Korea Festival speech & Seoul Pride 2015 (6.28.15)

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Transgender Rights

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 [...]

Ted Cruz, Israel & the unbearable whiteness of gay Zionists

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 one Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics

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 [...]

NYAGRA on the Times of Israel Gala

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA

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 [...]