Archive for the 'Transgender Rights' 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?” [...]

Creating Change or pinkwashing Israeli apartheid? A Wider Bridge to Zionist propagandizing

Monday, January 16th, 2017 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Transgender Rights

Creating Change or pinkwashing Israeli apartheid: A Wider Bridge to Zionist propagandizing by Pauline Park I have attended 13 Creating Change conferences, but the 28th Creating Change in Chicago in January 2016, which I did not attend, will be remembered as perhaps the most controversial of them all (Matt Simonette and Gretchen Hammond, “Creating Change [...]

Hillary Clinton’s anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Religion, Transgender Rights

Hillary Clinton’s anti-feminist & anti-progressive agenda will never have my support by Pauline Park Hillary Clinton’s supporters depict her as a courageous feminist trying to advance a daringly progressive agenda in the face of Republican opposition; the truth is actually quite the opposite: Hillary is an anti-feminist who has always pursued an anti-progressive agenda from [...]

Obama & North Carolina’s HB2: the transgender bathroom panic

Friday, May 13th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, Transgender Rights

Obama & North Carolina’s HB2: the transgender bathroom panic By Pauline Park North Carolina’s enactment of House Bill 2 and the response from the administration of Barack Obama have made transgender rights and public restroom usage front-page news across the country. In the wake of HB2, Christian fundamentalists have tried to organize a boycott of [...]

Israeli occupation, Palestine & the LGBT community: pinkwashing 101

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics, Transgender Rights

Israeli occupation, Palestine & the LGBT community: pinkwashing 101 “Pinkwashing is an explicit strategy taken up in recent years by the government of Israel to portray Israel as a leader in gay rights and a gay tourism destination to improve its human rights image while deflecting attention away from the extreme violence of the Israeli [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

transgender usage: 5 misunderstandings about ‘transgendered’

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 one Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, Transgender Rights

transgender usage: 5 misunderstandings about ‘transgendered’ by Pauline Park And so the great nomenclature debate continues… I have already written about the controversy over the use of ‘transgender’ vs. ‘transgendered’ as an adjective describing people (“GLAAD is wrong on ‘transgender’ vs. ‘transgendered’“), concluding that ‘transgendered’ is the correct adjective to apply to people while ‘transgender’ is [...]

Pride, Inc.: the corporatization of our pride parades

Saturday, June 28th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: LGBT, New York City, Politics, Transgender Health, Transgender Rights

Wal-Mart Pride in the Cincinnati Pride Parade I’m reading through the 2014 New York City Pride March ‘order of march’ list and noticing all of the large corporations in this year’s parade, including: AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, Chipotle, Citibank, Delta, Facebook, Google NY, JP Morgan Chase, Logo TV, Macy’s, Marriott, MasterCard, NBC, Netflix, [...]