Curriculum Vitae

education

B.A., philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1982).
M.Sc., European studies, London School of Economics & Political Science (1983).
Ph.D., political science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994).

activism, advocacy and community organizing experience

New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)

executive editor,
NYAGRA Transgender Health Care Provider Directory (published 7.21.09)
– compiled by Kelly White, under the supervision of Pauline Park
– the first directory of transgender-sensitive health care providers in New York City and the first such directory published in a print edition anywhere in the United States
New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)
co-founder
member of the NYAGRA board of directors (June 1998 – present)
chair, NYAGRA board of directors (March 2004 – present)
NYAGRA representative to the New York State Hate Crimes Law Coalition (December 1998 – present).
NYAGRA representative to the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Coalition steering committee (April 2000 – present).
NYAGRA representative to the New York City Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Coalition steering committee (January 2003 – present).
chair, NYAGRA fundraising & development committee (January 2000-June 2005): raised $100,000 in grant funding for NYAGRA.

member,
New York City Commission on Human Rights working group formed to develop and design a postcard to inform community members of the enactment of the New York City transgender rights law (Int. No. 24, or Local Law 3 of 2002

member,
New York City Commission on Human Rights Int. No. 24 implementation guidelines working group (committee formed to develop guidelines for implementation of the New York City transgender rights law enacted in April 2002) (February-May 2003) (“Guidelines Regarding Gender Identity Discrimination: A Form of Gender Discrimination Prohibited by the New York City Human Rights Law – Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York”) (adopted December 2004).

Queens Pride House (a Center for the LGBT Communities of Queens)
co-founder
secretary  and member of the board of directors,
Queens Pride House (January 1997 – May 1999, October 2000 – July 2004).
editor,
Queens Pride House newsletter, vol. 1, no. 2 (winter 1998); vol. 2, no. 1 (spring 2003)
chair, QPH communications committee (November 2001 – June 2004)
vice-president of the board of directors (April – July 2010)
president of the board of directors (July 2010 – present)
acting executive director (April-May 2012)

Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)
member-at-large, steering committee,  (January 1998 – January 2000).
member, political committee, GAPIMNY (July 2000 – December 2001)

GAPIC
founder and chair, Gay Asians & Pacific Islanders of Chicago (GAPIC) (September 1995 – July 1996).

Iban/QKNY
coordinator and founding member, Iban/Queer Koreans of New York (an Organization for the Korean LGBT Community)
(January 1997 – present).

editor,
Iban (the newsletter of Iban/QKNY), Vol. 1, No. 1 – summer 1998 (June 1998).

OutPOCPAC
co-founder and member,
Out People of Color Political Action Club (OutPOCPAC) (the first political club specifically by and for LGBTST people of color in New York City, founded 2001)

GVID Club of Queens
co-founder and vice-president, Guillermo Vasquez Independent Democratic Club of Queens (a political club for the LGBT community of Queens) (founded 2002, disbanded 2004)

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
member of the board of directors, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (founded 2002) (2004-2012)
vice-president, TLDEF board (2006-2012)

New York LGBT Film Festival (NewFest)
juror, NewFest 2008 documentary feature jury

New York City LGBT Pride March
judge, 2004 march

publications (longer)

“Maastricht, Security and Integration Theory,” in European Security, Vol. 4, No. 4 (winter 1995), pp. 546-570.
“International Theory & LGBT Politics: Testing the Limits of a Human Rights-Based Strategy,” in GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies (Vol. 3, No. 4), pp. 357-384.

“Undressing the Oriental Boy: The Gay Asian in the Social Imaginary of the Gay White Male,” in Looking Queer: Body image & Identity in LGBT Communities, Dawn Atkins, ed. (New York & London:  Haworth Press, 1998), pp. 277-294.

“GenderPAC, the Transgender Rights Movement and the Perils of a Post-Identity Politics Paradigm” in Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law (symposium issue, Vol. IV, No. 2, spring 2003, pp. 747-765,).

“Activism and the Consciousness of Difference” (Ch. 13, pp. 93-100) in Kevin Kumashiro (ed.), Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian/Pacific American Activists (New York, London, Oxford: Harrington Park Press, 2004).

“Action and Organizing” chapter in “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,” co-authored with Sadie-Ryanne Baker, edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth (2011).

unpublished writings (longer)

French Economic Policy Under the Mitterrand Administration (master’s thesis, London School of Economics & Political Science, 1983)
“In the Realm of Light and Darkness: A Short History of the Rise and Fall of Liu An, King of Huai-Nan” (play, 1991)
“The Three Sons of Fortune” (short story, 2004)

publications (shorter)

“Rice Conference Affirms Gay Asian Identity, Community,” Outlines (Chicago, September 1994), p. 35.

“Why Asian Only?,” Outlines (Chicago, September 1994), p. 35.

“Transgender Is Us – All of Us,” 5th Annual Queens Lesbian & Gay Pride Guide (Queens Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade, 6.1.97) p. 26.

“Lobbying the Gender Revolution,” the FaerieGram (monthly newsletter of the Radical Faeries of New York City) (June 1997), p. 10.

“Response to Matteson,” letter to the editor, Journal of Sex Research (Vol. 34, No. 4, 1997), p. 424 (a critique of David R. Matteson’s. article, “Bisexual and Homosexual Behavior and HIV Risk Among Chinese-, Filipino-, and Korean-American Men” (Vol. 34, 1997, pp. 93- 104) (with Chwee Lye Chung).

“Pride House Announces Program Priorities,” Queens Pride House newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2 (February 1998), p. 1.

“Pride House Advances the Gender Revolution,” Queens Pride House newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2 (February 1998), p. 1.

“Skirting the Pacific Rim:  Emerging Queer Asian American Sexualities,” GAPIMNY News (GAPIMNY monthly newsletter) (February 1998), p. 1.

“Transgender Workshop Sparks Discussion,” GAPIMNY News (March 1998), p. 1.

“Where We Come From and Who We Are: A Brief History of Iban/QKNY,” in Iban (the newsletter of Iban/QKNY), Vol. 1, No. 1 (June 1998), p. 1.

“Lessons for the Homeland: A Korean Queer Activist Examines Stonewall,” Lesbian & Gay New York (LGNY) (7.2.98), p. 29.

“Lessons for the Homeland: A Korean Queer Activist Examines Stonewall,” Buddy Magazine (Korean translation of English original) (Seoul, May 1998), p. 32.

Stonewall & the LGBT Movement in the United States,” newsletter of the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) (July 1998).

“The TransWorld Conference,” GAPIMNY News (August 1998), p. 1.

“Are You a Gender Psychopath?:  Finding Common Cause in the Battles Against Homophobia and Transgenderphobia,” LGNY (11.5.98), p. 16.

“Are You a Gender Psychopath?,” Q-GLU News (News from Queens Lesbians & Gays United) (September 1999), pp. 3, 5.

“TransWorld Conference 1998″ (The Missive, Audre Lorde Project newsletter, fall 1998, p. 1).

“Transgendered People of Color Take Center Stage,” LGNY (11.19.98).

“Transgendered People of Color Take Center Stage” (The Missive, Audre Lorde Project newsletter, winter 1998, p. 1).

“National People of Color & Asian/ Pacific Islander Conferences Proposed,” LGNY (12.17.98), p. 13.

“TransWorld II Builds Community for Transgendered People of Color,” Sojourner: The Women’s Forum (June 2000), p. 10.

“Reclaiming Our Spiritual Legacy as Transgendered” (text of address to the congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church – NY on the occasion of MCC-NY’s Stonewall Sunday, 6.18.2000), in PersuAsian (the newsmagazine of GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York), issue 3 (September-October 2000), p. 21.

“Globalization & the Challenge to the LGBT Labor Movement,” in the spring 2001 issue of the Pride At Work newsletter, pp. 7-8.

“Reclaiming Our Spiritual Legacy as Transgendered” (text of address to the congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church – NY on the occasion of MCC-NY’s Stonewall Sunday, 6.18.2000), in PersuAsian (the newsmagazine of GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York), issue 10 (November-December 2001), p. 9.

“Race & the Politics of LGBT Communities of Color,” in LGNY (11.22.2001), p. 10.

“Pride House Joins the DASA Coalition,” Queer Queens (the newsletter of Queens Pride House) (March/April 2002), p. 3.

“The Revolution in Queens Politics,” Queer Queens (the newsletter of Queens Pride House) (March/April 2002), p. 3.

“NYC Council Passes Transgender Rights Bill, Mayor Signs It Into Law,” GAM MAG (Gay Asian Male Magazine), spring 2002 (published by the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS – APICHA), p. 18-19.

“NYC Council Passes Transgender Rights Bill, Mayor Signs It Into Law,” in PersuAsian (the newsmagazine of GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific    Islander Men of New York), issue 13 (May-June 2002), pp. 20-21.

“Race & the Politics of LGBT Communities of Color,” in PersuAsian (the newsmagazine of GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York), issue 15 (September-October 2002), p. 10.

Testimony by Pauline Park, Ph.D., vice-president, Guillermo Vasquez Independent Democratic Club of Queens, public hearing on redistricting in Queens, New York City Districting Commission, Queens College (11.26.2002), in PersuAsian (the newsmagazine of GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York), issue 16 (December 2002), pp. 29-30.

“Gay Bishop Roils Anglican Unity – Can a Schism Be Avoided?,” in PersuAsian (the newsmagazine of GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York), issue 19 (winter 2003), pp. 11-12.

“Assuming the Position: Annoying Assumptions About My Gender Identity,” in Rice Paper, Issue 17, autumn 2003 (published by the Gay Asian Community Health Empowerment Project (GACHEP), a project of AIDS Services in Asian Communities (ASIAC) of Philadelphia), pp. 22-23.

“Gender At Its Core: Freedom of Expression and the Debate Over Identity Politics,” Gay City News (September 5-11, 2003), p. 10.
“Pushing Wall Street on Gender Rights,” letter to the editor, Gay City News (January 20-26, 2005), p. 12.

“Peasants, Pitchforks, and Dracula” (Romania travel essay), Gay City News (October 27- November 2, 2005), pp. 16-17.

“Media Coverage Helps in Fight for Trans Rights,” letter to the editor, New York Blade (Vol. 10, Issue 20, p. 26, 3.20.2006)

“A Love Story with a Twist: Brokeback Mountain” (PersuAsian, spring 2006, p. 31) (GAPIMNY newsmagazine)

“S/he’s Not Heavy, Zie’s My Non-Gendered Sibling: Why Gender-Neutral Pronouns Don’t Work for Me” (Transgender Tapestry Magazine, issue 111, winter 2006)

Birth Certificate Policy Must Reflect Reality of Trans Lives” (with Michael Silverman) (Gay City News, 11.16.06)

“2002: Tragedy & Victory for Transgender America,” Noodle Magazine (winter 2003), p. 10.

“Gender at its Core: Freedom of expression and the debate over identity politics,” Gay City News (Vol. 2, Issue 26, 5-11 September 2003), p. 10, 15.

“Is Tony Blair spun out? Living, and dying, by spin,” The Gully (webzine) (5 September 2003)

“Making Change” (text of the keynote speech to the Unseen Unheard UIUC 2003 Conference on Asian America (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2.28.2003) in PersuAsian (the newsmagazine of GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York) (issue 17, spring 2003), pp. 28-31.

“GAPIMNY member Pauline Park at the 2005 NYC LGBT Pride Rally, Bryant Park, Manhattan” (text of speech given at the Pride Rally) in PersuAsian (the newsmagazine of GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York) (fall 2005 issue), pp. 24-25.

“Thoreau & Brokeback Mountain” (New York Blade, April 2006)

Finding the Authentic Self: Coming Out as a Transgendered Korean Adoptee,” in “Resist & Exist,” a ‘zine edited by Sam Jung & Sarah Shim (June 2010).

“Queens Pride House condemns Paladino for homophobia” (Queens Pride House press release, 10.12.10)

Bisexual & Transgender Inclusion in NYC: A History of the Coalition for Unity & Inclusion,” in “Bi Women” (a publication of the Boston Bisexual Women’s Network) (winter 2014, Vol. 32, No. 1, Dec. 2013) (p. 11).

conference papers

“The Gay Asian in the Orientalist Discourse of Power,” InQueery/ InTheory/ InDeed (the Sixth North American LGBT Studies Conference) (University of Iowa, 11.18.95).

“International Theory & LGBT Politics: Testing the Limits of a Human Rights-Based Strategy,” Identity, Space, Power: LGBT Politics (Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies, City University of New York, 2.8.96).

“Discourses of Authenticity: The Transnational Politics of Korean Adoption,” 1996 New York Conference on Asian Studies (Dowling College, Oakdale, 10.12.96).

“The Radically Constructive Turn: An Academic Activist’s Reflections on Race & Culture in the Theorizing of Transgender,” TransPositions: a Conference Toward Transgender Studies (Cornell University, 3.29.98).

“The Construction of a National Transgender Rights Movement and the Poverty of Post- Identity Politics” (panel on transgender law, annual symposium on gender and the law, Georgetown University Law Center, 2.27.2002)

editorial assistance

consultant to Donald F. Reuter on transgender terminology in “Gay-2-Zee: A Dictionary of Sex, Subtext and the Sublime” (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2006).

conferences,  workshops, trainings, presentations & other speaking engagements

1996

panelist,
Korean LGBT Forum, co-sponsored by the Korean American Association of Greater New York and the Korean Gay Organization/Chinkusai-New York:  the first forum on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues sponsored by a non-LGBT Korean American organization in the United States (Manhattan, 11.2.1996)

1998

panelist & member of the organizing committee, Skirting the Pacific Rim: Emerging Queer Asian American Sexualities, Sexuality Series,
Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center (New York City, 1.15.1998)
facilitator,

workshop on transgender issues, GAPIMNY monthly general meeting, Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center (Manhattan, 2.20.1998).
co-facilitator,

workshop on transgender identity, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, New York, 3.23.1998) MC & co-organizer, Iban/Queer Koreans of New York reception (Manhattan, 5.29.1998)

convener,
founding meeting of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) (6.30.1998)

speaker,
reading event for Looking Queer: Body image & Identity in LGBT Communities (Dawn Atkins, ed.; New York & London:  Haworth Press, 1998) (A Different Light Bookstore, Manhattan, 9.19.1998)

speaker, opening plenary session, TransWorld:  the 4th Annual Transgender/Transexual Health Empowerment Conference sponsored by the Audre Lorde Project and the Gender Identity Project of the Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center (Brooklyn, 10.24.1998).

member, organizing committee,
TransWorld I (the first conference in the United States specifically for transgendered people of color).
member, organizing committee, TransWorld II

co-facilitator, workshop for transgendered women of color at Arms Akimbo (New York City’s first-ever lesbian, bisexual, two-spirit, and transgendered women of color organizing institute), sponsored by the Audre Lorde Project (Columbia University, 10.17.1998).

member, organizing committee,
People of Color Organizing Institute at the 11th Creating Change (annual meeting of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force) (Pittsburgh, 11.11.1998).

NYAGRA representative,
Federation of LGBT Statewide Advocacy Organizations first annual meeting (11.12.02), concurrent with the 11th Creating Change 1998 Pittsburgh (11.10-11.15.98)

panelist,
“Transgender Rights & Advocacy: Organizing Effectively to Lobby State & Local Government,” workshop, Creating Change (Pittsburgh, 11.13.98).

co-facilitator,
Beyond Outreach: Expanding the Circle, workshop for LGBT organizers of color at Creating Change (Pittsburgh, 11.14.98).

1999

co-organizer,
Iban/Queer Koreans of New York leaderrship retreat (Audre Lorde Project, Brooklyn, 1.30.1999)

co-organizer,
Iban/Queer Koreans of New York diversity retreat (Audre Lorde Project, Brooklyn, 3.13.1999)

facilitator,
workshop on transgendered people of color, Out and Equal LGBT conference (Roosevelt Hotel, Manhattan, 3.19.1999)

co-organizer,
Iban/Queer Koreans of New York infrastructure retreat (Audre Lorde Project, Brooklyn, 3.20.1999)

speaker,
Sel Whang’s Asian Pacific American sexuality and gender class (New York University, Manhattan, 3.29.1999)

participant,
discussion concerning legal issues involving transgendered patrons of Florent restaurant (Manhattan, 4.12.1999)

participant,
discussion with the law enforcement bureau of the New York City Commission on Human Rights concerning New York City human rights law inclusion of transgendered and gender-variant people (NYC CHR, Manhattan, 4.19.1999)

co-organizer,
Queens Pride House fundraiser (Kew Gardens Community Center, Kew Gardens, New York, 5.1.1999)

co-interviewee,
Out FM (WBAI Radio) interview on Asian Pacific American community issues (Manhattan, 5.2.1999)

MC & co-organizer,
Iban/Queer Koreans of New York reception for Chingusai-Seoul and Kiri-Kiri (Astraea National Lesbian Action Fund, Manhattan, 5.8.1999)

co-facilitator,
NYAGRA transgender sensitivity training for the Manhattan/Staten Island unit of the community relations bureau of the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYC CHR, Manhattan, 5.21.1999)

co-organizer,
Queens Pride House fundraiser with performance by Kate Bornstein (Community United Methodist Church, Jackson Heights, New York, 5.21.1999)

Participant,
1st annual Al-Fatiha Foundation conference for LGBT Muslims (Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, Manhattan, 5.29.1999)

co-interviewee,
Out FM (WBAI Radio) interview with Wayman Widgins on transgender legal and political issues (Manhattan, 6.19.1999)

co-interviewee,
Asia Pacific Forum (WBAI Radio) Queer Show interview on queer API community issues (Manhattan, 6.23.1999)

facilitator,
workshop on drag, GAPIMNY (Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York) monthly general meeting, Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center (Manhattan, 7.16.1999).

participant,
leadership retreat for the GAPIMNY (Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York) steering committee (Catskills, 7.31.1999).

participant and co-organizer,
leadership retreat for Iban/Queer Koreans of New York steering committee (Catskills, 9.17.1999)

facilitator,
NYAGRA transgender workshop for Shades of Lavender (support group for LBT women of color, Brooklyn AIDS Task Force, Brooklyn, 9.28.1999)

co-facilitator and co-convener
1st meeting of the NYAGRA-led legislative work group on gender-based discrimination (Empire State Pride Agenda, Manhattan office, 10.8.1999)

presenter,
NYAGRA presentation on transgender issues to the New York State Hate Crimes Bill Coalition (Anti-Defamation League, Manhattan office, 11.1.1999)

NYAGRA representative,
Federation of LGBT Statewide Advocacy Organizations second annual meeting (11.11.99), concurrent with the 12th Creating Change 1999 Oakland (11.10-11.14.99)

co-presenter,
NYAGRA presentation on transgender discrimination issues and Int. No. 754 (later Int. No. 24) to the New York City Council Manhattan delegation (11.23.2005)

co-presenter,
NYAGRA presentation on transgender discrimination issues and Int. No. 754 (later Int. No. 24) to the New York City Council Black & Latino Caucus

(11.23.2005)
facilitator,
NYAGRA transgender sensitivity training for the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) (Brooklyn Women’s Martial Arts) (Brooklyn, 11.11.1999)

2000

co-facilitator,
NYAGRA and Empire State Pride Agenda lobbying training for Transgender Independence Club (TGIC) of Albany (Capital District Gay & Lesbian Community Council, Albany, 1.10.2000)

participant,
Transgender Independence Club (TGIC) of Albany planning meeting (TGIC clubhouse, Albany, 1.10.2000)

co-interviewee,
Asia Pacific Forum (WBAI Radio) Queer Show interview on queer API community issues (Manhattan, 2.2.2000)

presenter & facilitator,
presentation on the Seven Inner Chapters of Chuang Tsu, Philosophy Club (Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, Manhattan, 2.26.2000)

speaker & co-organizer,
“A Declaration of Gender Rights as Human Rights,” speech given at the NYAGRA news conference launching the public phase of the campaign for Int. No. 24 (Local Law 3 of
2002) (New York City Hall, 2.29.2000)

presenter,
NYAGRA presentation on transgender issues to Filipino Civil Rights Advocates (FilCRA) (Manhattan, 3.3.2000)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues at the Children From the Shadows conference (University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut) (3.17.2000)

speaker,
Sel Whang’s Asian Pacific American sexuality and gender class (New York University, 3.21.2000)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender, SAGE/Queens (3.24.2000)

speaker,
pride event (New York University, 3.25.2000)

speaker,
Sager Symposium on transgender issues (Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 3.31.2000)

guest speaker,
support group for transgendered women of color, Positive Health Project (Manhattan, 4.13.2000)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender legal issues and police brutality, TransWorld II conference
(Manhattan, 4.15.2000)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, GAPIMNY monthly general meeting, Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center (Manhattan, 4.21.2000).

guest participant,
discussion of transgender issues, New York Peer AIDS Education Coalition (NYPAEC), (Manhattan, 4.26.2000)

facilitator,
transgender sensitivity training for the staff of the Park Slope Safe Homes Project (Brooklyn, 5.19.2000)

participant,
Queens Pride House provider focus group (St. Andrews Church, Astoria, 5.23.2000)

facilitator,
transgender pre-training discussion at Florent restaurant (Manhattan, 5.24.2000)

participant,
Manhattan Borough President’s LGBTST Advisory Committee meeting (5.30.2000)

facilitator,
transgender sensitivity training for the membership of the Lesbian & Gay Issues Committee (LAGIC) of District Council 37 (6.3.2000)

facilitator,
discussion of transgender legal and legislative issues, Transgender Advocacy Group, Housing Works (Manhattan, 6.14.2000)

interviewee,
taping for Streetwise training video for the New York Police Department (NYPD) (115th Police Precinct, Jackson Heights, Queens, 6.15.2000)

speaker,
“Reclaiming Our Spiritual Legacy as Transgendered” – address to the congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church – NY on the occasion of MCC-NY’s Stonewall Sunday
(6.18.2000).

speaker & co-organizer,
public demonstration protesting the murder of Amanda Milan (Port Authority Terminal, Manhattan, 7.22.2000)

speaker,
memorial service for Amanda (Milan Metropolitan Community Church – NY Manhattan, 7.22.2000)

facilitator,
training and discussion of transgender legal and legislative issues, statewide meeting of the LGBT Health & Human Services Network (Albany, 7.28.2000)

interviewee,
television segment for program on transgender issues, Queens Gays & Lesbians United (Q-GLU) (Queens Public Access TV, Queens, 7.31.2000)

participant,
NYAGRA meeting with Senator Tom Duane (Manhattan office, 8.29.2000)

facilitator,
discussion of the poems of William Blake, Philosophy Through Literature group (Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center (Manhattan, 9.2.2000)

speaker & organizer,
NYAGRA participation in Center Orientation, Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center (Manhattan, 9.18.2000)

observer,
Tina Benez transgender discrimination trial (Manhattan, 9.21.2000)

speaker,
forum on coming out, (Manhattan, 10.11.2000)

speaker,
forum on inclusion of transgendered women in the work of Bluestockings women’s bookstore (Manhattan, 10.16.2000)

panelist,
panel on the intersection of bisexual and transgender issues, bisexual conference (New York University, Manhattan, 10.22.2000)

facilitator,
discussion of NYAGRA’s work on transgender issues and neighborhood tour for Public Allies (Manhattan, 10.27.2000).

participant,
NYAGRA follow-up meeting with Senator Tom Duane and transgender community leaders (Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, Manhattan, 11.2.2000)

co-facilitator,
“Strategic & Legal Considerations in Lobbying for Trans Non-Discrimination Legislation” transgender legislation workshop (with Paisley Currah, Christa Kriesel, Courtney Sharpe, Shannon Minter), Creating Change (Atlanta, 11.11.2000).

NYAGRA representative,
Federation of LGBT Statewide Advocacy Organizations second annual meeting (11.12.00), concurrent with the 12th Creating Change 2000 Atlanta (11.9-11.13.00)

interviewee,
interview with Maria Jacobson for Arbetaran (Swedish labor magazine) (Manhattan, 11.22.2000)

co-interviewee,
Out FM (WBAI Radio) interview on transgender legal and political issues (on air, by phone, 11.26.2000)

panelist,
public forum on November 2000 elections (Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, Manhattan, 12.7.2000)

2001

facilitator,
workshop on transgender (“Transgender 101: Everything you’ve always wanted to know but were afraid to ask”) (NYAGRA workshop in partnership with Public Allies)
(Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan, 2.2.2001)

speaker,
Marriage Equality news conference on same-sex marriage (New York City Hall, 2.9.2000)

participant,
NYAGRA meeting with New York City Council central staff re Int. No. 24 (New York City Hall, 2.22.2000)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender at Consuming Identities conference (New York University, Manhattan, 3.4.2000)

panelist,
LGBT forum for New York City public school students organized by the New York City Commission on Human Rights (community relations bureau – Manhattan/Staten Island
division) (Battery Park Community Room, Manhattan, 3.4.2000)

panelist,
forum on international LGBT human rights issues (Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 4.6.2001)

panelist,
panel on international LGBT rights issues, Pride At Work globalization forum (AFL-CIO headquarters, Washington, D.C., 4.12.2000)

NYAGRA expert witness,
New York State Assembly Education Committee hearing on the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) (4.27.2001).

NYAGRA expert witness,
New York City Council General Welfare Committee hearings on Int. No. 754/ Int. No. 24 (transgender rights bill) (5.4.2001)

MC & co-organizer,
Queens Pride House grand opening (Woodside, New York, 5.17.2001)

participant,
Working Group on Transgender Equality meeting with senior Human Rights Campaign staff (Manhattan, 5.30.2001)

panelist,
public forum on LGBT activism in APA communities (Southeast Asian Resource Action Center, Washington, D.C., 5.30.2001)

panelist,
“The Civil Rights of Transgender People,” forum of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (6.6.2001).

honoree & speaker,
Civil Rights S/heroes event, Metropolitan Community Church of New York (MCC) (Manhattan, 6.13.2001)

panelist,
workshop on transgender activism, TransWorld III conference (Harlem, 6.16.2001)

co-facilitator,
workshops on transgender law and globalization & LGBT human rights, Pride At Work biennial conference (Everett, Wash., 6.22.2001).

participant & expert witness,
news conference announcing the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) transgender discrimination lawsuit on behalf of the Hispanic AIDS Forum (Manhattan, 6.26.2001)

guest speaker,
SAGE/Queens membership meeting – discussion of the work of NYAGRA and Queens Pride House (Jackson Heights, 7.6.2001)

facilitator,
workshop/training on transgender public policy issues for the first national meeting on HIV/AIDS prevention and education among transgendered Asians & Pacific Islanders (API Wellness Center, San Francisco, 7.13-15.2001)

moderator,
People of Color and the Changing Face of Queens Politics – panel discussion featuring Councilmember  Helen Marshall and Council candidates Hiram Monserrate & John Liu;
Forum sponsored by Queens Pride House and the Out People of Color Political Action Club (OutPOCPAC) (Queens Pride House, Woodside, Queens, 7.23.2001).

interviewee,
television program on transgender issues, Long Island Rainbow Connection (Cablevision, Lynbrook, New York, 8.14.2001)

facilitator,
NYAGRA board retreat (New Rochelle, New York, 8.18.2001) expert witness testimony, White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, eastern region town hall meeting (9.18.2001)

speaker,
New York University pride dinner (Manhattan, 10.1.2001)

panelist,
public forum on the New York state hate crimes law; sponsored by the New York County Lawyers Association (Manhattan, 10.2.2001).

panelist,
public forum on LGBT/queer API activism (Brecht Forum, Manhattan, 10.3.2001) MC & co-organizer, Queens Pride House dinner dance (Woodside, New York, 11.3.2001)

co-facilitator,
workshop on transgendered people of color (with Marcus Arana, Kylar Broaddus, Alexander John Goodrum, Richard M. Juan, Yosenio Lewis, Mani Mitchell, Rocki Simoes & Willy Wilkinson)
– a component of “Gender Splendor: Mobilizing a Diverse Movement for Gender Freedom & Transgender/ Intersex/SOFFA Equality (an all-day institute on transgender) (14th Creating Change, the annual conference of the National Lesbian & Gay Task Force, Milwaukee, 11.7.11.01) (11.8.2001).

NYAGRA representative,
Federation of Statewide LGBT Advocacy Organizations annual meeting, concurrent with the 14th Creating Change, the annual conference of the National Lesbian & Gay Task Force, Milwaukee, 11.9.01).

panelist,
transgender law roundtable (City University of New York Graduate Center, Manhattan, 12.8.2001)

2002

panelist,
panel on gender identity and the law, “Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Gender: A New Front on Equality,” the 5th annual Georgetown symposium on gender & sexuality, sponsored by the Georgetown Journal of Gender & the Law (Georgetown University Law Center, 2.27.2002).

panelist,
panel on transgender law,  annual conference of the Lesbian & Gay Law Association (LeGAL) (Brooklyn Law School, 3.9.2002)

speaker,
“Thoughts on Performing the Queer Nation and the Dilemma of Identity Politics,” speech commemorating Yale University Pride Week (New Haven, Connecticut, 4.7.2002)

speaker,
Lambda 2002 awards luncheon, accepting (with co-chair, Moonhawk River Stone, the Lambda Award 2002 presented to NYAGRA “for contributions to Brooklyn’s LGBT community” by Lambda Independent Democrats (LID) of Brooklyn (Montauk Club, Brooklyn, 4.21.2002).

NYAGRA expert witness,
New York City Council General Welfare Committee hearing on Int. No. 24 (New York City transgender rights bill) (4.23.2002)

participant,
bill-signing ceremony for Int. No. 24 (New York City transgender rights bill, enacted as Local Law 3 of 2002) (New York City Hall, 4.30.2002)

speaker,
“The Making of a Movement: The Story of the Successful Campaign for a Transgender Rights Law in New York City” – the 8th Annual Mark E. Ouderkirk Memorial Lecture for LGBT Programming (Museum of the City of New York, 6.27.2002) (the first openly transgendered person to deliver the annual Ouderkirk Lecture).

moderator,
Law Enforcement & Policing of the LGBT Community – public forum sponsored by Amnesty International OUTfront (Queens Pride House, Woodside, Queens, 7.13.2002).

moderator,
“A New York State of Mind: Envisioning & Implementing an LGBT-Inclusive Progressive Political Agenda for the Borough, the City, and the State” – forum (Queens Pride House, Woodside, Queens, 10.22.2002).

co-facilitator,
“Transgender Victories & Challenges: The Policy Arena” workshop (with Lisa Mottet, Kylar Broaddus, Liz Seaton, Shannon Minter & Spencer Bergstedt)
(Portland, 15th annual Creating Change  conference, 11.9.02).

participant and member of the organizing committee,
LGBT Asians & Pacific Islanders national leadership roundtable (Portland, 15th annual Creating Change  conference, 11.9.02).

NYAGRA representative,
Federation of LGBT Statewide Advocacy Organizations annual meeting (11.10.02) concurrent with Creating Change 2002 Portland (11.6-10.02)

co-facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, Healing the Hurt Conference (co-sponsored by Center Lane, GLSEN – Hudson Valley, P-FLAG Westchester, Westchester County Executive’s Office (White Plains, New York, 11.18.2002).

testimony,
on behalf of the Guillermo Vasquez Independent Democratic Club of Queens, public hearing on redistricting in Queens, New York City Districting Commission, Queens College (11.26.2002)

speaker/ panelist,
“Transgendered People of Color, Pre-Modern Transgenderal Identities & the Contemporary Construction of Gender” (panel on race & ethnic studies), Transecting the Academy Conference (Brown University, 2.1.2003).

opening keynote speaker,
“Making Change” – keynote speech to the Unseen Unheard UIUC 2003 Conference on Asian America (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2.28.2003).

co-facilitator,
“Intersecting Identities: LGBT Asian Pacific Islander Americans” – workshop at the Unseen Unheard UIUC 2003 Conference on Asian America (University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, 3.1.2003).

facilitator,
workshop for faculty, students, and staff at UIUC on transgender inclusion in university policy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3.1.2003).

panelist,
forum on transgender legal issues, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law (3.10.2003).

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, The Door (youth center in Manhattan) (3.27.2003).

interviewee,
Gender Talk radio (Boston): interview on transgender issues in New York (3.31.2003).

co-facilitator,
“Gender Identity & Expression: Issues for Children, Youth & Adults (workshop on transgender issues), Unsilencing LGBT Youth: Global Thoughts/Local Acts – CANDLE (Community Awareness Network for a Drugfree Life & Environment) 11th annual conference for professionals on sexual orientation & youth conference (Stony Point, New York, 4.10.2003).

panelist,
Inspiring Future Activists: Today’s Leaders in the Gay Community: Live Out Loud public forum with Andres Duque, Rodney McKenzie and Glennda Testone, moderated by Donald Suggs (Hunter College, City University of New York, 4.10.03)

co-facilitator,
workshop for students of color on transgender issues, Asian/Asian American House (Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 4.15.2003).

speaker,
“The Making of a Movement: The Story of the Successful Campaign for a Transgender Rights Law in New York City”  (Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 4.15.2003).

panelist,
“Boiling Rice: LGBT Asian Americans Speak Out,” a community forum sponsored by GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (LGBT Community Center, 5.8.2003).

panelist,
LGBT issues panel, Amnesty International human rights education summit (Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, 8.1.2003).

panelist,
“Pan Asian Dialogue:  Queer Asian/Pacific American Activism,” APA Studies, New York University (10.23.2003)

panelist,
“APA Sexuality,” Asian American Women’s Association, New York University (10.29.2003).

panelist,
“School Is Out,” discussion of LGBT-inclusive educational policy, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (Creating Change, Miami Beach, 11.8.2003).

panelist,
“Transgender Victories & Prospects,” National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, NYAGRA, LGBT Community Center (LGBT Community
Center, 11.11.2003)

NYAGRA representative,
Federation of LGBT Statewide Advocacy Organizations annual meeting (11.9.03) concurrent with Creating Change 2003 Miami Beach (11.5-9.03)

2004

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, Common Threads youth empowerment retreat, Community Awareness for a Drug-Free Life & Environment (CANDLE) (Stony Point, New York, 1.16.04)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender law and public policy issues, conference, Community Awareness for a Drug- Free Life & Environment (CANDLE) (Stony Point, New York, 1.16.04)

facilitator & speaker,
public forum on the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), sponsored by the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (Nyack Center, Nyack, New York, 2.9.2004) (Rockland County)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) buddy program conference (2.22.2004)

panelist,
public forum on LGBT issues in communities of color sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign (Schomburg Center, Harlem, 3.2.2004).

panelist,
workshop on LGBT issues, 5th annual convention of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) (Los Angeles, California, 5.20.2004)

panelist,
Panel on the queer API agenda, Queer Asian Pacific Legacy conference (New York University, 3.6.2004)

facilitator & speaker,
public forum on the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), sponsored by the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (Albany, New York, 3.9.2004)

facilitator & speaker,
public forum on the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), sponsored by the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (Syracuse, New York, 3.30.2004)

facilitator & speaker,
public forum on the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), sponsored by the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, 3.31.2004)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, conference for professionals working with youth, Community Awareness for a Drug-Free Life & Environment (CANDLE) (Stony Point, New York, 4.1.2004)

facilitator & speaker,
public forum on the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), sponsored by the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (Queens Pride House, Woodside, New York, 4.14.2004)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) Volunteer & Work Center conference (4.17.04)

panelist,
Panel on LGBT human rights issues, conference of Amnesty International USA (Brooklyn, 4.18.06)

speaker,
LGBT pride event, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) (4.28.2004)

testimony,
public hearing on the budget, Queens delegation of the New York City Council (4.29.2004)

panelist,
workshop on transgender issues, annual Queer CUNY conference (La Guardia Community College, City University of New York, 5.1.2004)

speaker,
reading of excerpts from Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian/Pacific American Activists (Kevin Kumashiro ed., New York, London, Oxford: Harrington Park Press, 2004) (Queens Pride House, Woodside, New York, 5.4.2004)

NYAGRA representative,

Equality Federation (formerly, the Federation of LGBT Statewide Advocacy Organizations) annual meeting (11.14.00), concurrent with the 17th annual Creating Change 2004 St. Louis (11.10-11.14.00)

speaker,

Unity Equals Power (8th annual Eastern Regional Women of Color for Equality Conference) (African Asian Latina Lesbians United (AALLU) (Rutgers University, Newark, 3.5.2005)

speaker,
Prof. Jesus Diaz’ medical ethics class (Kean University, 4.2.2005)

testimony,
public hearing on Int. No. 512 (Human Rights Governmental Operations Audit Law (GOAL) bill), New York City Council Governmental Operations Committee (4.8.2005)

speaker,
Wagner College LGBT event (StatenIsland, New York, 4.11.2005)

speaker,
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Day of Silence news conference (New York City Hall, 4.13.2005)
facilitator,

workshop on transgender issues, New York University School of Medecine (4.13.2005) testimony, public hearing on Int. No. 57 (human rights posting bill), New York City Council General Welfare Committee (4.14.2005)

facilitator & speaker,
public forum on the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), sponsored by the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, New York, 6.3.2004)

panelist,
“Sexing Feminism, Sexing Rights: Sexual Rights are Human Rights,” forum on LGBT international human rights issues sponsored by the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) (New York University School of Law, 4.8.2004)

keynote speaker,
“Race, Gender & the Nexus of Identity Politics: The Perspective of a Transgendered Asian American Woman”
Oberlin College APA Heritage Month (4.25.04)

speaker,
community town hall meeting, Transgender Advocacy Network (TAN) (LIGALY, Long Island) (7.14.2004)

speaker,
benefit for Camp Trans (MI5, Manhattan, 7.30.2004)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender legal issues, Minority Task Force on AIDS (MFTA) conference (LGBT Community Center, Manhattan, 8.19.2004)

co-facilitator,
Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) monthly meeting: discussion of queer API history (8.20.2004)

panelist,
Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) forum on 2004 election (9.17.2004)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, Just Couples (LGBT Community Center, Manhattan) (10.3.2004)

panelist,
forum on transgender issues, pride event (New York University, 10.12.2004)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, Committed to Living: Sisters Doing It For Ourselves (Confronting the Crisis 14, annual symposium of the New Jersey Women & AIDS Network (Newark, 11.1.2004)

panelist,
“Gendering Free Expression: Transgender Identities & Social Justice,” public forum on transgender issues at Barnard College, Columbia University (Manhattan, 11.4.2004)

panelist,
follow-up forum on transgender issues at Barnard College, Columbia University (Manhattan, 11.5.2004)

panelist,
workshop on transgender issues, annual conference of the Lesbian & Gay Law Association of Greater New York (New York University School of Law, 11.6.04)

2005

interviewee,
“American Gender”  program, “In the Life” (LGBT television show on PBS) (March 2005)

NYAGRA representative,
presenting testimony on behalf of NYAGRA in favor of Int. No. 512 (legislation supported by the  New York City Human Rights Initiative) before the NYC Council Committee on Governmental Operations (City Hall, 4.8.05)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) Volunteer & Work Center conference (4.16.2005)

facilitator & panelist,
forum on guidelines for implementation of Local Law 3 of 2002 (New York City transgender rights law), (New York University, 4.19.05)

speaker,
Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center (Cleveland, Ohio, 4.23.2005)

speaker,
“Race, Gender & the Nexus of Identity Politics: The Perspective of a Transgendered Asian American Woman,” lecture given to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (Oberlin College, 4.25.2005)

speaker,
transgender issues discussion, Stonewall Club (Pace University, Manhattan, 4.27.2005)

panelist,
Human Rights Campaign forum on LGBT politics (LGBT Community Center, Manhattan, 5.3.2005)

panelist,
transgender issues discussion, Grand Street Settlement (Manhattan, 5.5.2005)

workshop co-facilitator,
Reshaping Our State & Local Legislative & Policy Agendas for Our Entire Community (with Hawk Stone, Carrie Evans, Lisa Mottet), Trans Politics, Social Change & Justice conference, Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies (CLAGS) (City University of New York, 5.7.2005)

panelist,
forum on issues facing women of color (LGBT Community Center, Manhattan, 5.12.2005)

facilitator,
discussion on the aesthetics of music, Philosophy Forum (LGBT Community Center,
Manhattan, 5.14.2005)

panelist,
transfeminism/transgender issues workshop at Sin Fronteras: Women’s Histories, Global Conversations (Berkshire Conference of Women Historians)  (Scripps College,
Claremont, California, 6.3.2005)

interviewee,
Gender Talk radio (Boston): interview on transgender issues in New York (7.2.2005).

facilitator,

youth activism training and discussion of transgender and queer API issues sponsored by the Queer Asian Pacific American Workshops (QAPAW), a project of the Coalition for Asian American Children & Families (CACF) (GRIOT Circle, Brooklyn, 7.17.2005)

testimony,
New York City Department of Education hearing on the Chancellor’s regulations (Tweed Courthouse, Manhattan, 8.3.2005)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues,  ACCEPT (Romanian national LGBT rights organization) (Bucharest, 9.15.2005)

speaker,
Prof. Ali Miller’s class on public health (Columbia University School of Public Health, 10.19.2005)

panelist,
public forum on LGBT rights and youth issues sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY, Manhattan, 10.25.2005)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, Confronting the Crisis 16 (annual symposium of the New Jersey Women & AIDS Network (Newark, 11.7.2005)

facilitator,
workshop on HIV/AIDS & transgender issues, Confronting the Crisis 16 (annual symposium of the New Jersey Women & AIDS Network (Newark, 11.7.2005)

keynote speaker,
TransAction & Generation Sex Week (University of California at Davis, 11.14.05)

keynote speaker, plenary session,
Women’s Leadership Conference, United Council (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 11.19.05)

facilitator,
workshop on APA issues, Women’s Leadership Conference, United Council (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 11.19.05)

speaker,
1st annual Long Island Transgender Day of Remembrance (Unitarian Universalist Church, Huntington, New York, 11.20.2005)

panelist,
panel on transgender issues (Grand Street Settlement, Manhattan, 11.21.2005)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender legal issues for transgender Latino/a support group (Latino Commission on AIDS, Manhattan, 11.22.2005)

2006

panelist,

“Building a (Queer) Korean/American Community” : workshop on LGBT/queer Korean issues (Reborn – 20th KASCON conference) (Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 3.25.2006)

facilitator,
workshop on transgender issues, “From One Closet to Another: Let Our Voices Be Heard” (2006 Northern Manhattan HIV/AIDS Profile Conference, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, 3.31.2006)

speaker,
“Gender Identity & Queer Asian Pacific American Issues” (Swarthmore Asian Organization pride event, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, 3.28.06) keynote speaker, opening plenary session, TransForming Gender symposium, University of Colorado at Boulder (4.5.2006)

facilitator,
workshop on sex-segregated facilities, TransForming Gender symposium, University of Colorado at Boulder (4.5.2006)

speaker,
Prof. Jesus Diaz’ medical ethics class (Kean University, 4.2.2006)

speaker,
Breaking the Silence event commemorating the National Day of Silence (sponsored by the Office of LGBT Concerns, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 4.26.2006)

speaker,
New York City LGBT Pride Rally (Bryant Park, 6.19.06)

speaker,
Amnesty International OUTfront LGBT human rights conference, concurrent with the Gay Games (Roosevelt University, 7.15.06)

keynote speaker,
“The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee”
A Map of Our Fathers: 2006 Asian American Conference at Smith (11.4.06)

2007

workshop co-facilitator,
LGBT Issues in APA Communities & on Campus (workshop with William Nguyen at ECAASU 2007 conference at Yale U., 2.10.07)

panelist,
LGBTQ Issues & the APA Community (panel, APA Heritage Month, Columbia University, 4.24.07)

panelist,
“Queering the Lines: The Politics of Sexuality and Gender”:  panel at The National Conference for Women and Girls, sponsored by the Abzug Institute Hunter College New York (11.11.07)

2008

presenter,
The Transgendered Body & the Misappropriation of Disability Discourse: Paraphilia, Fantasy & Phantasmagoria in the Sopcial Imaginary of Transability (TransSomatechnics conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 5.2.08)

co-facilitator (with Kris Hayashi),
Q-Wave general meeting discussion on transgender issues (CUNY Graduate Center, 5.16.08),

panelist,
“Locally Queer,” a panel discussion of queer cinema sponsored by the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, following a screening of several short films, including “Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman” (2008) (a documentary by Larry Tung about the life and work of Pauline Park) (10.24.08)

2009

panelist,
LGBT/queer API identity panel
New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC) (4.18.09)
http://www.nycaasc.com/speakers/pauline_park.html

facilitator,
Gender Identity & Expression in API Communities (workshop, NQAPIA national conference, 8.15.09)
http://www.nqapia.org/nc2009/schedule.htm

co-facilitator,
All at the Table, Let’s Eat~! Building Multigender/Pan-Asian LGBT API Safe Spaces (workshop, NQAPIA national conference, 8.14.09)
http://www.nqapia.org/nc2009/schedule.htm

panelist,
Queens transgender rights forum (Queens Pride House, 10.13.09)
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20379166&BRD=2731&PAG=461&dept_id=575596&rfi=6

speaker,
“Transgender Identity, Pathology and Community”:
presentation at “Transgender Women and HIV in New York City,” HIV Grand Rounds lecture series, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (10.20.09).

co-facilitator (with Sandra Patton-Imani),
workshop on “Transracial Adoption in  LGBTQ Families: The Challenges of Traversing Boundaries,” at Lambda Legal conference, Around the Table: Iowa’s First Annual Summit of LGBT Families & Allies (Des Moines, 11.21.09)

speaker,
“Transgender Basics for Health & Social Services Providers and Researchers”: presentation to students at Columbia University Medical School (11.30.09) sponsored by the Queer Health Task Force (QHTF) and co-sponsored by the Sexual & Reproductive Health action Group, Queer Nurses United (SoN0, and Lambda Health Alliance (P&S).

guest,
Gay USA with Ann Northrop (host), Bill Dobbs and Joe Jervis (guests): 2009 LGBT year in review segment (12.31.09)

2010

presenter & facilitator on
John Joughin, “Shakespeare’s Genius: ‘Hamlet,’ Adaptation & the Work of Following” and “Marjorie Garber, “Shakespeare & Modern Culture”
Philosophy Forum (LGBT Community Center, 1.28.10)

panelist & co-facilitator,
“Transforming Leadership: Approaches to Developing & Sustaining Trans Leaders” workshop
(Creating Change conference 2010, Dallas, 2.6.10)

member, organizing committee,
“Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Intergenerational Storytelling & Dialogue” workshop
(Creating Change conference 2010, Dallas, 2.6.10)

participant,
Asian American/Pacific Islander caucus
(Creating Change conference 2010) (Dallas, 2.6.10)

presenter & facilitator on
Erik Erikson, “Gandhi’s Truth”
Philosophy Forum (LGBT Community Center, 2.13.10)

participant,
First LGBT contingent in the Chinese lunar new year parade in Chinatown New York City (2.21.10)

panelist & co-facilitator,
Transgender Healthcare workshop (Sex in Medicine Week forum, SUNY Downstate, 2.22.10)

plenary session speaker,
Transgendering the Academy: Transforming the Relationship Between Theory & Praxis
Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students & Studies
(California Institute of Integral Studies, 2.27.10)

co-facilitator,
Being Queer: A Place in Religion & Spirituality
(Q-Wave general meeting, 3.19.10)

panelist,
Work ‘N’ Out panel discussion on LGBT professionals
(Wasserman Center for Career Development, New York University, 3.23.10)

panelist,
Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City forum on sexism in the LGBT community
(LGBT Community Center, 3.24.10)

guest speaker,
Kean University medical ethics class with Prof. Jesus Diaz (4.12.10)

panelist,
LGBT/queer API identity panel
4th annual New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC) (New York University, 4.18.09)

presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum meeting on the “Meditations” of Marcus Aurelius (4.24.10)

co-facilitator,
Gender Identity & the Law: An Act Concerning Discrimination” (transgender rights panel discussion at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, 4.26.10)

keynote speaker,
The Transgender Movement in New York: Progress and Prospects,” keynote speech,
The Empire Conference (Albany, 5.21.10)

facilitator, workshop,
How to Move Transgender-Inclusive Legislation & Effect Progressive Public Policy Change
The Empire Conference (Albany, 5.21.10)

presenter of the transgender book award,
Lambda Literary Foundation annual awards ceremony (5.27.10)

facilitator,
discussion on LGBT activism with University of Minnesota GLBTA Leadership Year program students (Queens Pride House, 5.30.10)

co-presenter & co-facilitator,
Strong Community: Community Building Through LGBT Inclusion Advocacy workshop (Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, 6.5.10)

presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum discussion of the “Enneads” of Plotinus (6.12.10)

panelist,
“Conversations with Audacious Leaders,” at the Finding Your Audacious Leader: 5th annual health leadership ‘Aha!’ conference (Kingsborough Community College, 6.18.10)

panelist,
Women in Prison Project meeting on LGBT issues at the Correctional Association of New York (7.15.10).

facilitator,
transgender sensitivity training for members of the Association of Vocational Rehabilitation in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (AVRASA) (7.30.10)

facilitator,
transgender rights training, LGBT youth group, Queens Pride House (8.11.10)

panelist,
workshop on gender identity workshop (with Michael N. Volforte and Arlene Istar Lev),
New York State Affirmative Action Advisory Council (AAAC)  conference: Investing in a Diverse Workforce  (Empire State Plaza, Albany, 10.14.10)

panelist,
How can my vote affect change? political forum (Q-Wave general membership meeting, 10.15.10)

facilitator,
Protecting & Respecting All Students: Bringing the Letters of the DASA Law to Life,  workshop at Come Out & Find Out 2010 conference: the 5th annual education conference of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center (Kingston, 10.16.10)

panelist,
transgender rights forum, UMass Amherst Stonewall Center (10.27.10)

co-facilitator,
post-performance ‘talk back’ discussion of Leviathan Lab reading of “Imaginary Heart,” a play by Kelvin Moon Loh about the gender identity issues faced by an Asian American high school student (11.8.10)

panelist,
“What About Sex at Your Age? Healthy Sexuality & Aging – Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Discussion Group” workshop at “The Future of Aging is in Our Hands” (SAGE USA national conference for LGBT older adults, CUNY Graduate Center, 11.13.10)

presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum meeting on Michel Foucault (11.27.10)

presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum meeting on Monique Devaux’ feminist critique of Michel Foucault (12.11.10)

presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum meeting on political science (Larry Bartels vs. Thomas Frank) (2.27.11)

New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC) 2011 workshop on “LGBT Issues in Intercountry Adoption” (4.16.11)

New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC) 2011 workshop on “Queer Asian America: Organizing Towards Awareness & Acceptance“ (4.16.11)

speaker & panelist,
Transgender Health & Human Rights (forum sponsored by the Queer Student Alliance at the Harvard School of Public Health, 4.20.11)

presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum meeting on Zhuangzi (“The Seven Inner Chapters”) &  Mark Berkson (“Language: The Guest of Reality — Zhuangzi and Derrida on Language, Reality, and Skillfulness,” from “Essays on Skepticism, Relativism, and Ethics in the Zhuangzi,” edited by Paul Kjellberg & Philip J. Ivanhoe) (4.23.11)

panelist,
Emerging Outwards: LGBTQQ Adoptee Narratives workshop at the 15th anniversary conference of Also-Known-As (NYC, 4.30.11)

keynote speaker,
Columbia University Lavender Graduation (5.4.11)

keynote speaker,
Rutgers University Rainbow Graduation (5.4.11)

presenter,
Chronicles of Subersion: The Queer A&PI History You Didn’t Learn in School:
presentation to Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) members (Asian/Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA, 5.24.11)

panelist,
The T in LGBT: Transgender Equality in the Workplace forum (Moody’s Corporation, 6.21.11)

guest speaker,
Mid-Hudson Valley Transgender Association; briefed MHTVA members on transgender rights legislation & public policy at the federal, state & local level (summer series at the LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston, NY, 6.27.11)

presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum meeting on Ayn Rand (“The Objectivist Ethics”) (9.24.11)

keynote speaker,
Pride Week at the University of Utah (11.19.11)

keynote speaker,
University of Utah LGBT Resource Center annual Gay-La (11.21.11)

keynote speaker,
Empowering the Tribe LGBTI symposium (John Jay College, 11.3.11)

speaker,
LGBT Stories: Queer in Asian America (Asian Kaleidoscope Month, University of Florida, Gainesville, 11.9.11)

speaker,
Trans-Form the Occupation (transgender teach-in/speak-out at Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park, 11.13.11)

presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum meeting on Michel de Montaigne (11.26.11)

speaker,
Bronx Health Link LGBT training (Bronx Public Library Center, 11.16.11)

speaker,
Transgender Day of Remembrance at Queens Pride House (11.19.11)

presenter,
workshop on Israeli apartheid, Creating Change 2012 (12.27.12)

panelist,
(Un)Occupying Territories of Gender & Sexuality in Palestine (forum on Israeli apartheid) (with Brandon Fischer, Nadia Awad, Julia Honkasalo, Carolyn Klassen) (New School University, 5.4.12)

panelist,
Creating Solidarities: a conversation with members of the first US LGBTQ delegation to Palestine (Brecht Forum, 4.11.12)

panelist,
(In)Equality Forum on the Equality Forum (William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia, 5.5.12)
speaker & panelist,
Trans Feminism: Speaking My Truth to Power,” Trans Feminism & Trans Womanism: Speaking Truth to Power workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference 2012 (6.1.12)
presenter,
Tolkien & the Anglo-Saxon Heritage of Beowulf” (New York City Friends of Tolkien & Fantasy Meet-up, 8.19.12)
speaker & host,
Queens Pride House 15th anniversary celebration (Novo in Jackson Heights, 9.27.12)
keynote speaker,
Securing Health Care for Our Community: Activism, Advocacy, Policy, Politics & Practicalities” (Translating Identity Conference, University of Vermont, Burlington, 10.13.12)
presenter,
testimony on behalf of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) and Queens Pride House at the public forum called by New York State Senator Daniel Squadron & New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) (250 Broadway, New York, NY, 10.24.12)
presenter,
transgender health care access, Queens Hospital Center Department of Psychiatry grand rounds (Jamaica, Queens, 12.7.12)
panelist,
Educating Women & Girls for Communities Free of Gender-Based Violence” (Unitarian Universalist UN Office, UN Church Center, Manhattan, 3.11.13)
organizer & panelist,
Israel/Palestine is an LGBT issue” public forum with Sarah Schulman at Queens Pride House (6.4.13)
keynote speaker,
“Transgender Health Care: What Hospital-Based Providers Need to Know,” St. Barnabas Hospital Embrace Healthcare Equality: Introducing Our LGBTQ Initiative launch event (Bronx, 10.11.13)
keynote speaker,
“Transgender Identity, Community & Empowerment,” Social Sciences Open House, Marymount Manhattan College
(Manhattan, 10.17.13)
presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum meeting on Robert Eaglestone, “Critical Knowledge, Scientific Knowledge, and the Truth of Literature” (1.11.14)
keynote speaker,
Transgender Inclusion: Transforming the Academy, Transforming Society,” Students of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Diversity Forum, (Colorado State University, 3.21.14)
presenter & facilitator,
Philosophy Forum meeting on the philosophy of music (5.10.14)
speaker,
Swish panel on LGBT workplace discrimination at Fidelity Investments in Jersey City (6.18.14)

theatrical engagements

member of the cast of  ”Undesirable Elements” (Ping Chong & Company) performances:

Pregones Theater (Bronx, 6.14.07)
Asia Society (Manhattan, 6.15.07)
http://www.undesirableelements.org/pages/undesirable-elements-asian-america.html

film screenings

participant in Q&A session, following a screening of “Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman” (2008):
a documentary by Larry Tung about the life and work of Pauline Park, screened at:

– NewFest: The New York LGBT Film Festival (6.15.08)
– Frameline: The San Francisco LGBT Film Festival (6.23.08, 6.26.08)
– Queens Pride House (a Center for the LGBT Communities of Queens) (1.9.2009)
– Lehman College (City University of New York) (3.26.2009)
– All Souls Unitarian Church, Manhattan (4.5.2009)
– Southern Connecticut State University (64 Days of Nonviolence) (4.13.2009)
– The Long Island GLBT Community Center (Transgender Voices & Visibility Series) (5.9.2009)
– Hunter College Asian American Studies (City University of New York) (4.21.10)
– Kingsborough Community College  (City University of New York) (10.19.10)

film acting roles

Pocahontas: TransWorld Remix (short feature film by Ho Tam, 1998)
http://www.ho-tam.com/video/pocahontas.html

honors and awards

Fulbright Fellowship for France (1991) (the first Fulbright Fellowship for France awarded to a student at any University of Illinois campus)

TransFamily Values award, “for years of selfless service, advocacy and organizing for transgender, transsexual & two- spirit people of color communities,” from the TransWorld III Conference organizing committee and The Audre Lorde Project (community organizing center for LGBTST people of color communities), presented at TransWorld III (6.16.2001).

Orgullo TransLatina award, “with sincere appreciation for devoted efforts on behalf of the translatina community,” Orgullo TransLatina, an event sponsored by the Hispanic AIDS Forum (11.14.2002).

Lambda Award 2002,
presented to NYAGRA “for contributions to Brooklyn’s LGBT community” by Lambda Independent Democrats (LID) of Brooklyn (accepted on behalf of NYAGRA by NYAGRA
co-chairs Pauline Park & Moonhawk River Stone, Montauk Club, 4.21.2002).

Pride At Work Award
(4.18.2003)

Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City award for participation in the campaign for enactment of the New York City Dignity in All Schools Act (DASA) (10.28.2004)

Grand Marshal,
New York City LGBT Pride March (6.26.06) (first openly transgendered grand marshal in the history of the NYC Pride March)

Hero of the Week: Dr. Pauline Park (Gay-Inspired: Love, Hope & Inspiration for Everyone, 11.2.09)
http://www.gay-inspired.com/journal/2009/11/20/hero-of-the-week-dr-pauline-park.html

honoree, Stonewall Community Foundation Honors 40 event: 40 women honored in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (Highline Ballroom, Manhattan, 12.3.09)

designated “a leading advocate for transgender rights in New York” on Idealist in NYC’s ‘New York 40’ list (2009)

one of 54 individuals named to a list of “The Most Influential LGBT Asian Icons”  by the Huffington Post (October 2012)

named to a list of “50  Transgender Icons” for Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012 (November 2012).

profiled in

“I Am Your Sister” documentary by Lashombe Britton about the lives of transgendered women of color (premiere screening, Millenium, Manhattan, 3.18.2000)

PersuAsian (the newsmagazine of GAPIMNY – the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York), issue 1 (May-June 2000), p. 4.

Next Magazine, Vol. 8, Issue 33 (2.23.2001), pp. 18-19: Next Magazine’s ‘most wanted’ list of 13 “queer visionaries making things happen in politics and the arts”

Ann Thompson Cook, Made in God’s Image: A Resource for Dialogue About the Church and Gender Differences (Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 2003), p. 5, p. 17.

Human Rights Campaign, Transgender Americans:  A Handbook for Understanding (2005), pp. 30-31.

Paisley Currah and Shannon Minter, Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers (Policy Institute of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, National Center for Lesbian Rights, 2000), p. 35.

Maria Jacobson, “’Jag är en visionär’: En kamp för allas frihet,” Maria Jacobson möter transaktivisten Pauline Park (intervjun) (interview), Arbetaran, 51-52.2000).

Noodle Magazine (Winter 2003), p. 34:
The 2002 Noodle List:  the people, places and things that Noodle liked in 2002.

music

Barricades Mystérieuses“: compact disc of piano music performed by Pauline Park


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