Archive for the 'New York City' 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 [...]

GID & the pathologization of transgender identity

Sunday, January 29th, 2017 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights

GID & the pathologization of transgender identity Pauline Park, Ph.D. On a beautifully sunny day in April 2004, I joined half a dozen members of the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) at the Manhattan offices of “Details,” a men’s magazine that had published an offensive feature entitled “Gay or Asian?” [...]

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 basket of deplorables & the politics of LGBT community co-optation

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics

  Hillary Clinton’s basket of deplorables & the politics of LGBT community co-optation by Pauline Park I think when pollsters, political scientists, historians & other analysts look back on 2016 & search for defining moments, one of them will be #HillaryClinton‘s LGBT ‘community’ fundraiser on Sept. 9 at Cipriani Wall Street, with tickets from $1,200 to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]