Archive for the 'LGBT' Category

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 [...]

Russian empresses in uniform: Elizabeth & Catherine

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

Peter the Great’s daughter Elizaveta Petrovna (1709–1761) came to power in a coup d’état in 1741, dressed in the uniform of the Preobrazhensky Regiment (founded by her father), which effected the coup. As empress, Elizabeth regularly held drag balls at which courtiers were expected to come cross-dressed, annoying the burly Russian men at court who had [...]

Pauline Park testimony on transgendered APIs

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, history, LGBT, queer API, Religion, spirituality, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights

ISSUES OF TRANSGENDERED ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS By Pauline Park, co-founder, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy and John Manzon-Santos, Executive Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center Testimony submitted to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Transgendered and gender-variant people are among the most invisible and marginalized of [...]

S/he’s Not Heavy, Zie’s My Non-Gendered Sibling: Why Gender-Neutral Pronouns Don’t Work for Me

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 one Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT

S/he’s Not Heavy, Zie’s My Non-Gendered Sibling: Why Gender-Neutral Pronouns Don’t Work for Me By Pauline Park ‘Zie’ and ‘hir’ have come into vogue in certain corners of the transgender community. The equivalent of ‘s/he’ and ‘him/her,’ these gender-neutral pronouns are meant to free transgendered and gender-variant people from the tyranny of the sex/gender binary. [...]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2014: Buchenwald, Dachau, the US Army, Israel, Palestine

Monday, April 28th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics

Holocaust Memorial Day 2014: Buchenwald, Dachau, the US Army, Israel, Palestine By Pauline Park On Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, I remember my visit to Buchenwald in the summer of 1991 when I was living in Regensburg (in central Bavaria). Along with about two dozen other American students participating in a program at the University of [...]

Bratton & the NYPD on LGBT exclusion from St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Politics, Queens, Transgender Rights

Bratton & the NYPD on LGBT exclusion from St. Patrick’s Day Bill de Blasio’s appointment of Bill Bratton as police commissioner as one of the new mayor’s first acts provoked expressions of concern among progressive activists and advocacy organizations in New York; despite de Blasio’s decision to absent himself from the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March [...]

God & the Delusional Richard Dawkins

Monday, April 21st, 2014 one Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT

God & the Delusional Richard Dawkins By Pauline Park Richard Dawkins is delusional. That might be a strange thing to say about an evolutionary biologist at Oxford University, but his new book, “The God Delusion” (406 pages of turgid polemics published in late 2006 by Houghton Mifflin), amply documents his delusion. And what is that delusion? That Dawkins [...]

Israeli apartheid & the paradox of a Palestinian poet in exile in Iceland

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics

Israeli apartheid & the paradox of a Palestinian poet in exile in Iceland I heard Mazen Maarouf speak at Columbia University on April 14 and was immediately struck by the paradox of a Palestinian poet in exile in Iceland. Maarouf’s poetry reading was sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies and the Institute for Comparative Literature & [...]

Breaking the Silence: LGBT Identities & Multiple Oppressions (UIUC, 4.11.14)

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, Politics, queer API, Transgender Rights

Breaking the Silence: LGBT Identities & Multiple Oppressions Pauline Park, Ph.D. Chair New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and President of the board of directors and acting executive director Queens Pride House Day of Silence University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) 11 April 2014 I would like to thank Infusions for inviting me to [...]

Bill Clinton, Edward Snowden & imperfect messengers

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 one Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, Politics

Bill Clinton, Edward Snowden & imperfect messengers “Former President Bill Clinton called National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden an ‘imperfect messenger,’ saying that he raised important questions about national security,” Politico is reporting (“Bill Clinton: Edward Snowden ‘imperfect’,” Politico, 9 April 2014). So here’s what Bill Clinton was perfect at: enabling massive corporate profits & [...]

Israel, Hobby Lobby, Transgender & the Family Research Council

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Religion, spirituality, Transgender Rights

Israel, Hobby Lobby, transgender & the Family Research Council  I was fascinated to see the most recent ‘prayer targets’ message from the Family Research Council. FRC “bills itself as ‘the leading voice for the family in our nation’s halls of power,’ but its real specialty is defaming gays and lesbians. The FRC often makes false [...]

Transgender Inclusion: Transforming the Academy, Transforming Society (SAVMA, 3.21.14)

Friday, March 21st, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, NYAGRA, Politics, Queens Pride House, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights

Transgender Inclusion: Transforming the Academy, Transforming Society Pauline Park keynote speech Students of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Diversity Forum 21 March 14 I would like to begin by thanking Shana Kitchen of the Students of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) for being instrumental in bringing me here to speak at the Diversity Forum [...]