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New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy
24 West 25th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10010

mudang@ix.netcom.com
(212) 675-3288 ext. 266
fax:  (212) 675-3466

NYAGRA's mission is to advocate for freedom of gender identity and expression for all.

The official website

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NEWS,EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS

 

Monday, January 10th 6:30pm
3rd town meeting on transgender healthcare access
at the center
West 13th st. between 7th and 8th avenues in Manhattan
 

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Saturday, January 15th 3-5pm
bi monthly meeting
open to members, supporters and friends
at the center
West 13th street bet 7th and 8th avenues in Manhattan



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Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Film Series
Gay Bisexual Transgender Project at APICHA
Transgender Asian Pacific Alliance (TAPA) at APICHA
New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)

 

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!
Cheese Pizza and Fountain Soda!

 
Sunday, Monday 22, 6:00-9:00pm
Relocated at:
Den of Cin (at the Two Boots Complex)
44 Avenue A (between 3rd & 4th St, enter at Two Boots Video
Store)
 
The Den of Cin was voted as "Best Cult Films Venue" in New
York magazine's April 2001, "Best of New york Edition."

 
As part of its Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Film Series, the GBT
Project of the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS
(APICHA) in collaboration with the Transgender Asian Pacific
Alliance (TAPA) of APICHA, and the New York Association for
Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) presents a screening
examining transgender and gender queer experiences in an
Asian & Pacific Islander context.  Films you can check out at this
film series:

 
NINA by Rolmar Baldonado.  Australia.  10 mins.  2003.  Nina
yearns to be a special girl and to meet the man of her dreams. 
But life for this Filipino transsexual in Sydney is filled with
isolation and displacement.  NINA is a truly courageous and
moving portrait of Noni Benito reflecting on four years of living in
Australia through her journey of transformation.

GULABI AINA by Sridhar Rangayan.  India.  40 mins.  2002. 
India's "First Drag Queen Film". A film made by and about life of
Drag Queens in Mumbai, India.


ANDROGYNOUS ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN KITTY by Aron
Cho. US.  10 mins.  2003.  The adventures of Aron in search of
identity(ies) and community(ies).  Commentary and images
provided by Aron.


KE KULANA HE MAHU: REMEMBERING A SENSE OF PLACE:
Colonization, Sexuality, and Drag Queens in the land of "ALOHA"
by Kathryn Xian and Brent Anbe. US. 67 mins. 2002. The award-
winning documentary film takes us on a historical journey as
scholars and oral traditionalists illustrate what life and culture
was like in the Hawaiian islands for the Mahu (gender-variant
males with a feminine gender identity and presentation).  The
journey also leads the audience through present day culture and
society to see first hand how colonization and modernization
have affected the spirits of Hawai'is people.

Our apologies for the delay and short notice!  
We have rescheduled this event from February 29th owing to
problems with the space.  Films must be returned to filmmakers
and distributors too, so we have finally secured a new venue. 
Please let us know if you like this space.  We also apologize for
not being able to screen Miss Manju Truck Driver.  We have been
working across national boundaries to be able to screen the
films.  We are hoping to screen the film in our future screenings. 
Thank you and hope to see you there!

 
For more information about the GBT Project at APICHA, please
contact jcheng@apicha.org or 212.334.7940 x218.

 
For more information about the Transgender Asian Pacific
Alliance at APICHA, please contact Sunny at
sunnydesu@msn.com or 1-866-APICHA-9.

 

For more information about the New York Association for Gender
Rights Advocacy, e-mail Pauline Park at
mudang@ix.netcom.com or call her at the NYAGRA office at 212-
675-3288, ext. 266.

 

A Public Forum on
Gender Identity & Expression in the
NYS Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)



Presented by:
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)
& NYAGRA (New York Association for Gender Rights
Advocacy)


Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church
250 Waring Road, Syracuse, NY 13224


Free and Open to the Public


Sponsored by GLSEN and NYAGRA in cooperation with
PFLAG Syracuse
For more information, please contact PFLAG Syracuse at
315-635-9320 or email pflagbarb@yahoo.com


GLSEN  http://www.glsen.org        
NYAGRA  http://www.nyagra.tripod.com



 

GLSEN/NYAGRA forum on Dignity for All Students Act
Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 7-9 p.m.
Queens Pride House
A Center for the LGBT Communities of Queens
67-03 Woodside Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 429-5309

http://www.queenspridehouse.org/
queenspridehouse@aol.com

**Queens Pride House to host GLSEN/NYAGRA forum on transgender issues in state safe schools legislation**

How can we make our schools safer for all students, including those who are transsexual, transgendered or gender-variant?

Come join us for a forum on issues of gender identity & expression in the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The Dignity bill, which is currently pending in the state legislature, would prohibit discrimination and harassment in
public schools throughout the state based on actual or perceived race, national origin, ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation, gender, sex, or physical or mental disability. DASA is the first bill ever introduced into the New York state legislature with transgender-inclusive language (through a definition of gender that includes gender identity and expression).

This will be the first public forum on DASA and on gender identity and expression issues in the DASA bill held in the borough of Queens. The forum is being sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA), SAGE/Queens (a program of Forest Hills Community House), and Queens Pride House (a center for the LGBT communities of Queens).

The forum will be hosted by Queens Pride House, at 67-03 Woodside Ave. For directions, go to the QPH website or call Pride House. The event is free & open to the public and will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

Light refreshments will be available.

 

GLSEN/NYAGRA forum on Dignity for All Students Act
Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 7-9 p.m.
Channing Hall
405 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206


For more info., contact:
Moonhawk River Stone
Co-Chair
New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, NYAGRA
(518) 446-1261
<http://www.nyagra.tripod.com/>
<hawkrstone@aol.com>

Keith Hornbrook
Executive Director
Capital District Gay & Lesbian Community Council (CDGLCC)

(518) 462-6138
<http://www.cdglcc.org/>
<khornbrook@cdglcc.org>

 

GLBT Families and Marriage Equality

Date:
   
Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Place:    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
Archives Reading Room
Address:    515 Malcolm X Blvd.

Featured Speakers:    
Lisa Bennett, Deputy Director, HRC FamilyNet, Michael
Crawford, Associate Field Director, HRC, Carmen Vasquez,
Deputy Executive Director, Empire State Pride Agenda

Supporting Partners:    
Empire State Pride Agenda, Gay Men of
African Descent, New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition, New
York Black Pride, NYAGRA

Ticket Price:    Free
For more info:    Please contact Michael Crawford at
Michael.crawford@hrc.org

http://www.hrc.org/

 

Transgender & Gender Queer Experiences
Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Film Series

Sunday, February 29
2-6 p.m.

Cinema Classics
332 East 11th Street
New York, NY  10003
(between 1st and 2nd Ave. in Manhattan)


sponsored by:

The Gay Bisexual Transgender Project at APICHA The Transgender Asian Pacific Alliance (TAPA) at APICHA
The New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)
 
Free & open to all~!  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

As part of its Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Film Series, the GBT Project of the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA) in collaboration with the Transgender Asian Pacific Alliance (TAPA) of APICHA, and the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA) presents a screening examining transgender and gender queer experiences in an Asian & Pacific Islander context.  Films you can check out at this film series:

NINA by Rolmar Baldonado.  Australia.  10 mins.  2003.  Nina yearns to be a special girl and to meet the man of her dreams. But life for this Filipino transsexual in Sydney is filled with isolation and displacement.  NINA is a truly courageous and moving portrait of Noni Benito reflecting on four years of living in Australia through her journey of transformation.

GULABI AINA by Sridhar Rangayan.  India.  40 mins.  2002.  This film gives us a vibrant glimpse of what happens when activists take to the screen.  This ground-breaking film made by a group of friends with deep history in the queer organizing scene in Mumbai is the fun fantasy of every South Asian drag queen.  From reenacting Umrao Jaan mujras to dealing with real life issues of HIV, this film shows the sharp witted pleasures of queer family support and asks questions like: What's the
difference between kothis (a colloquial slang for feminine males who have sex with men) and gays? Does liberating gay men invariably lead to marginalizing transgendered women? Is there such a thing as a non-misogynistic all-male space whether or not it includes transgendered women?  And what is that big bulge behind the choli (blouse)?

MISS MANJU TRUCK DRIVER by Sherna Dastur.  India.  52
mins.  2002.  Miss Manju is a truck driver who defies gender
stereotypes.  She describes herself as half Shiva, half Shakti
(man/woman) who "doesn't need anybody else's power."  This
betelnut chewing, cross-dressing business woman hangs out
with the boys and comes home to a girlfriend and a family who
call her "Big Daddy."  You may say that "butch dyke" is this
woman's middle name, but hold off on the labels.  This
beautifully shot observational documentary, filled with close-ups
of busy Indian roads and night cafes, has been structured as a
poetic story of an original trailblazer.

ANDROGYNOUS ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN KITTY by Aron
Cho. US.  10 mins.  2003.  The adventures of Aron in search of
identity/ies and community/ies.  Commentary and images
provided by Aron.

KE KULANA HE MAHU: REMEMBERING A SENSE OF PLACE:
Colonization, Sexuality, and Drag Queens in the land of "ALOHA"
by Kathryn Xian and Brent Anbe. US. 67 mins. 2002. The award-
winning documentary film takes us on a historical journey as
scholars and oral traditionalists illustrate what life and culture
was like in the Hawaiian islands for the Mahu (gender-variant
males with a feminine gender identity and presentation).  The
journey also leads the audience through present day culture and
society to see first hand how colonization and modernization
have affected the spirits of Hawai'is people.

For more information about the GBT Project at APICHA, please contact jcheng@apicha.org or 212.334.7940 x218 or visit
http://www.apicha.org
 
For more information about the Transgender Asian Pacific Alliance, please contact tapa_sunny@apicha.org or
866.APICHA.9

 

Do you know who you're voting for in the NY Primary on March 2?

Please join us on
Tuesday, February 10 at a forum on the upcoming Democratic presidential primary, sponsored by the Out People of Color Political Action Club (OutPOCPAC) and the Guillermo Vasquez Independent Democratic Club of Queens.  Candidates and their representatives have been invited to speak.

Co-sponsors:
Councilmember Margarita Lopez
Gay City News
Sable Magazine
Gay and Lesbian Dominican Empowerment Organization (GALDE)
Latino Gay Men of New York
Puerto Rican Initiative to Develop Empowerment (PRIDE)
Quisgleya - Dominican Gay and Lesbian Assocation
Sistahs in Search of Truth, Alliance and Harmony (SISTAHs)
(list in formation)

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
7-9 PM

Jewish Center of Jackson Heights
37-06 77th Street
Jackson Heights, Queens
(E,F,G,R,V,7 trains to 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue)

Don't forget to vote on March 2!
http://gvidcq.org/
http://outpocpac.org/

 

Monday, February 9th at 7:00 PM
The Nyack Center
(South Broadway & Depew Ave)
 

A Public Forum on
Gender Identity & Expression in the
NYS Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)


Presented by
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)
& NYAGRA (New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy)
Hosted by the Hon John Shields, Mayor of Nyack
Free and Open to the Public
Light Refreshments Available


Sponsored by GLSEN and NYAGRA in cooperation with
GLSEN Hudson Valley A Rockland SubChapter
 
For more information, please contact GLSEN Rockland
845 358-3325 or
glsenhvrock@earthlink.net

 

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