Archive for the 'LGBT' Category

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 No 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 [...]

US foreign policy & academic political science

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT

“Last Sunday, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof blasted the academy for being so cloistered in the ivory tower that its influence over policy was minimal,” writes Daniel W. Drezner. A professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a contributing editor for Foreign Policy and a non-resident fellow at the [...]

Bill & Hillary, Monica, feminism & sexual harassment

Sunday, February 16th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT

“Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the possible 2016 presidential contender… has resurrected the Monica Lewinsky scandal,” writes Liza Mundy (“Monica Lewinsky, Reconsidered,” Politico.com, 13 February 2014), adding, “Paul, to his credit, hasn’t dawdled on the lurid details—rather he’s framed the discussion as a matter largely of workplace behavior, challenging Democrats’ self-image as the party friendly to women.” [...]

Pinkwashing & Israeli Occupation (Washington Blade op-ed, 1.6.14)

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics

The author, Pauline Park, at the gap in the separation wall at Al-Wallaja east of the Israeli frontier. (Photo courtesy Park) Pinkwashing & Israeli occupation – not so complicated By Pauline Park Washington Blade January 6, 2014 “The concept of ‘pinkwashing’ emerged as a hot topic throughout the week,” Kevin Naff wrote of his participation as [...]

2013: my year in review

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT

2013: my year in review by Pauline Park 2013 was a challenging year but a good and productive one for me. It was the first full year that I’ve served as acting executive director of Queens Pride House, and my work for the LGBT community center of Queens dominated the year. In addition to staff [...]

Bisexual & Transgender Inclusion in New York City: the Coalition for Unity & Inclusion

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Transgender Rights

Bisexual & Transgender Inclusion in New York City: A History of the Coalition for Unity & Inclusion By Pauline Park Chair, New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) Nowadays, most organizations serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the United States use the term ‘LGBT’ in describing themselves and the people they serve. Adoption [...]