NANCY AGABIAN is the author of the books Princess Freak and Me as her again. With her QY colleagues she will be presenting "Queered" at 7 p.m. on March 14 at Word Up Community Bookstore, 4157 Broadway (at 176th St) in Washington Heights.
When I first encountered Sunnysides tall trees fanning over peaked rooftops, I couldnt believe such suburbia was a ten-minute subway ride from Midtown. But mostly I was curious how the idyllic neighborhood contained two of its inhabitants, the Armenians and the Turks, and their ancient, bloody grudge.
Ever since Obama became president and the term post-racial was bandied about, it seems there have been increasingly more news articles claiming that discrimination is no longer an issue: Young American women now make more money than young men, six states have passed gay marriage bills with more to follow, and a transgendered man appeared on Dancing with the Stars.