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Pauline Park Oral History

Pauline Park is a long-time transgender activist based in New York City who led the campaign for the 2004 New York City transgender rights law. Born in Korea but adopted into a Christian evangelical family in Milwaukee, Park has dedicated decades of her life to LGBTQ, Asian-American, and Palestinian solidarity activism, viewing all human rights' struggles as distinct yet interconnected. Her life and work are the subject of two documentary films by Larry Tung and she has founded and participated in numerous LGBTQ organizations, including Iban/Queer Koreans of New York, NYAGRA, and Queens Pride House, an LGBT community center based in Queens near her home. (Summary by Boyda Johnstone.)

Item Information

Identifier
1j92g770w
Collection
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Institution
NYC Trans Oral History Project
Creator(s)
Awad, Nadia
Park, Pauline
Contributor(s)
Johnstone, Boyda
Publisher
New York Public Library
Date Created
Mar. 9, 2017
Dates Covered
1964 to 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Subject(s)
Pauline Park
Places
Canada
Illinois > Cook County > City of Chicago > Chicago
England > Greater London > London
Wisconsin > Milwaukee County > City of Milwaukee > Milwaukee
New York > Queens
South Korea
Topic(s)
Activists
Adoption
Coming out
Diversity
Ethnic groups
Families
Femininity
Gender diversity
Gender identity
Heteronormativity
HIV/AIDS
Human rights
Law
LGBTI community
LGBTI movement
Liberation movements
MtFs
Politics
Racism
Solidarity
Support groups
Transgender people
Transgender rights
Resource Type
Audio
Digital Format
duration: 2 hours 32 seconds
Language
English
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