Women Who Kick Ass

Pauline Park: Why she kicks ass
(Number 5 of our favourite American Women.)
She is a Korean transracial-adoptee, transgender activist and the is co-founder/chair of the New York Association of Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA).
She is also the co-founder of the Gay Asians & Pacific Islanders of Chicago (GAPIC) founded Iban/Queer Koreans of New York in 1997, and co-founder/president of the board of directors and acting executive director of Queens Pride House, a center for the LGBT communities of Queens.
She served as coordinator of the work group which led the campaign for the transgender rights law enacted by the New York City Council (Int. No. 24, enacted as Local Law 3 of 2002). She served on the working group that helped to draft guidelines—adopted by the Commission on Human Rights in December 2004—for implementation of the new statute.
She negotiated inclusion of gender identity and expression in the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), a safe schools bill enacted by the New York State Legislature in 2010, and the first fully transgender-inclusive legislation introduced in that body.
She also served on the steering committee of the coalition that secured enactment of the Dignity in All Schools Act by the New York City Council in September 2004. 
In 2005, Park became the first openly transgender person chosen to be grand marshal of the New York City Pride March; the oldest and largest pride event in the United States.
She is the subject of “Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman,” a 32-minute documentary about her life and work by documentarian Larry Tung that premiered at the New York LGBT Film Festival (NewFest) in 2008.

Pauline Park: Why she kicks ass

(Number 5 of our favourite American Women.)

  • She is a Korean transracial-adoptee, transgender activist and the is co-founder/chair of the New York Association of Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA).
  • She is also the co-founder of the Gay Asians & Pacific Islanders of Chicago (GAPIC) founded Iban/Queer Koreans of New York in 1997, and co-founder/president of the board of directors and acting executive director of Queens Pride House, a center for the LGBT communities of Queens.
  • She served as coordinator of the work group which led the campaign for the transgender rights law enacted by the New York City Council (Int. No. 24, enacted as Local Law 3 of 2002). She served on the working group that helped to draft guidelines—adopted by the Commission on Human Rights in December 2004—for implementation of the new statute.
  • She negotiated inclusion of gender identity and expression in the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), a safe schools bill enacted by the New York State Legislature in 2010, and the first fully transgender-inclusive legislation introduced in that body.
  • She also served on the steering committee of the coalition that secured enactment of the Dignity in All Schools Act by the New York City Council in September 2004. 
  • In 2005, Park became the first openly transgender person chosen to be grand marshal of the New York City Pride March; the oldest and largest pride event in the United States.
  • She is the subject of “Envisioning Justice: The Journey of a Transgendered Woman,” a 32-minute documentary about her life and work by documentarian Larry Tung that premiered at the New York LGBT Film Festival (NewFest) in 2008.
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    Ah, Pauline! I met her at a Palestinian Queers for BDS/Pinkwashing event in NYC. She is lifeeee
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    Yay Pauline!
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    Pauline kicks so much ass.
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