Archive for the 'queer API' Category

Reclaiming Our Spiritual Legacy as Transgendered People

Saturday, June 26th, 2010 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, LGBT, New York City, queer API, Religion, spirituality

Saami shaman working (1674) Reclaiming Our Spiritual Legacy as Transgendered People By Pauline Park 18 June 2000 I was asked to speak on spirituality and the transgender community. It seems to me that the connection is an intimate one, far closer than we may realize. For we as transgendered and gender-variant people lie at the [...]

Finding the Authentic Self: Coming Out as a Transgendered Korean Adoptee

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, queer API

Finding the Authentic Self: Coming Out as a Transgendered Korean Adoptee By Pauline Park Being a transgendered Korean adoptee has meant a life-long process of coming to terms with identity issues related to gender identity and sexuality as well as to racial, ethnic and national identity. Just as I have always known that I was [...]

LGBT APA politics forum (9.17.04)

Thursday, June 17th, 2010 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Politics, queer API, Transgender Rights

Asian Voters “What’s At Stake In The Elections For LGBT Asians?” Immigrantion rights for gays? Same-sex marriage for Asians? Civil liberties and civil rights? Where do the candidates and political parties stand? Speakers include Rocky Chin, Working Families Party; Pauline Park, Guillermo Vasquez Democratic Club of Queens; Glenn D. Magpantay, attorney with the Asian American [...]

Articulating Identity, Organizing Community: Re-Launching the Queer API Movement

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 one Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, queer API

Articulating Identity, Organizing Community Re-Launching the Queer API Movement in the United States Pauline Park keynote speech Launch The 3rd Annual Queer & Asian Conference University of California at Berkeley 1 May 2010 I would like to begin by thanking Cal Q&A and the committee members who organizers of the 3rd annual Queer & Asian [...]

Al-Fatiha and the First North American LGBTQ Muslim Conference

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, LGBT, New York City, Politics, queer API, Religion, spirituality, Transgender Rights

Isfahan: Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque First North American LGBTQ Muslim Conference Held in New York By Pauline Park Lesbian & Gay New York (LGNY) 3 June 1999 Think “Islam and homosexuality.” The mind immediately conjures up images of a gay man in Iran being stoned to death by an angry mob while an imam fulminates against the abomination of men [...]

NYAGRA on LGBT-inclusive 2010 Chinese lunar new year parade

Sunday, January 31st, 2010 one Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, NYAGRA, Politics, queer API, Religion, spirituality, Transgender Rights

Patrick Cheng‘s mother reads a statement in Chinese in support of her son and the LGBT/queer API community at the QAPI press conference in Chinatown on Jan. 30.  At left: lead organizers Irene Tung & Aries Liao. NYAGRA statement on the participation of LGBT/queer APIs in the 2010 Chinese lunar new year parade in Chinatown [...]

Campus Pride Names Pauline Park One of Top 25 LGBT Favorites

Monday, October 26th, 2009 one Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, LGBT, Politics, queer API, Transgender Rights

Campus Pride names Pauline Park to its ‘hot list’ of LGBT speakers I was delighted to receive this message just today: “Congratulations! You’ve been chosen by students, campus activity professionals, and other Campus Pride constituents for the 2009 Campus Pride HOT LIST! The list is made up of the top twenty-five speakers, lecturers, and performers from [...]

Ken Burns & Me: Mount Rainier & the National Parks

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, nature, queer API

Mt. Rainier When I first heard about “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” — the new documentary by Ken Burns that is airing this week on PBS — I must admit I was skeptical, wondering if Burns could do for our national parks what he did for the Civil War. Oh, me of little faith~! [...]

Thunder Above: a new play on queer Asian American themes

Friday, September 11th, 2009 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, queer API, theater

Rey Lucas as Hector, Jon Norman Schneider as Gil and Maureen Sebastian as Theresa in “Thunder Above, Deeps Below” On Tuesday, I saw “Thunder Above, Deeps Below,” a new play by A. Rey Pamatmat (a gay Filipino American friend of mine), and it’s being staged by Second Generation, one of the leading Asian American theater [...]