Archive for the 'LGBT' Category

ESPA goes out with a whimper without having passed GENDA

Monday, December 14th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics, Queens, Queens Pride House, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights

ESPA goes out with a whimper not the bang of having passed GENDA by Pauline Park On Dec. 12, the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it would be shutting down the Pride Agenda — which so many people over the years have called ‘ESPA’ — and its Foundation, though its political action committee will [...]

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 [...]

“Would You Still Love Me If…” transgender-themed play (10.11.15)

Friday, October 16th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, LGBT, theater, Transgender Health

“Would You Still Love Me If…” thoughts on a transgender-themed play by Pauline Park As an openly transgendered woman and a transgender activist, I was delighted to hear that a transgender-themed play had come to an ‘Off Broadway’ theater in New York. But after seeing “Would You Still Love Me If…” with a friend, I’m tempted to [...]

WBAI LES board candidate statement

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Politics

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tragic Trans? Nope! (Die Zeit, 4.11.15)

Friday, May 15th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Politics, Queens, Queens Pride House, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights

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 [...]

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 [...]