Archive for the 'LGBT' Category

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 [...]

QAIA & the pinkwashing of the NYC Council trip to apartheid Israel

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics, Religion, Transgender Rights

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. [...]

Jackson Heights: Beyond ‘Diversity’

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Queens, Queens Pride House, Religion, spirituality

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 [...]

Howie Hawkins vs. Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 New York governor’s race

Sunday, October 12th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics

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 [...]

transgender usage: 5 misunderstandings about ‘transgendered’

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 one Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, Transgender Rights

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 [...]

ESPA dishonors the LGBT community by honoring Chris Quinn & Louis Bradbury

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, LGBT, New York City, Politics

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, [...]

10 books that helped shape my life

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, LGBT, music, Religion, spirituality

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 [...]

Pride, Inc.: the corporatization of our pride parades

Saturday, June 28th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Politics, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights

Wal-Mart Pride in the Cincinnati Pride Parade I’m reading through the 2014 New York City Pride March ‘order of march’ list and noticing all of the large corporations in this year’s parade, including: AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, Chipotle, Citibank, Delta, Facebook, Google NY, JP Morgan Chase, Logo TV, Macy’s, Marriott, MasterCard, NBC, Netflix, [...]

NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QAIA) & Brooklyn Pride 2014

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City

NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QAIA) marched in the 2014 Brooklyn Pride Parade  on June 14. NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid with the QAIA banner in Brooklyn Pride 2014 NYC queers stand with Palestinian queers against apartheid~! NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid with the QAIA banner in Brooklyn Pride 2014 Queers demand: end Israeli Apartheid~! [...]

LGBT rights & the gay gene hypothesis

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, Politics, Transgender Rights

“If there are male-loving and female-loving alleles of tens or hundreds of genes battling it out in the population, everyone will inherit a mixture of different variants. Combined with environmental influences, it will be hard to detect individual genes. It’s a bit like height, which is influenced by variants in thousands of genes, as well [...]

Jerusalem Day 2014

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics

May 28 is ‘Jerusalem Day’ (Hebrew: יום ירושלים, Yom Yerushalayim), “an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services” (Wikipedia). But for Palestinians, Jerusalem Day [...]