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Submit comments to show support for a proposed rule of the Affordable Care Act!

The Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a proposed rule on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination in certain health programs and activities. This proposed rule lifts multiple barriers trans people face when accessing healthcare such as u making it unlawful to categorically exclude or limit from coverage health services related to gender transitions […]

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Natalia gives her testimony at the Board of Corrections hearing

Trans Voices Raised At Public Hearing

  Last Friday, members of the SRLP Movement Building Team and Prison Advisory Committee shared their stories and personal concerns regarding rules pending before the Board of Correction. Staff and members testified before the Board and spoke out at a rally before. SRLP staff is so honored to work with members who share their stories […]

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The Board of Corrections Hearing on October 16, 2015

SRLP’s Submission of Comments and Recommendations in Response to the Proposed Rulemaking Addressing Visitation, Packages, and Solitary

Below is the testimony submitted by staff attorney Mik Kinkead on behalf of Sylvia Rivera Law Project at the Board of Corrections hearing on October 16, 2015.   Re: Submission of Comments and Recommendations in Response to the Proposed Rulemaking Addressing Visitation, Packages, and Solitary Dear Chair Brezenoff and the NYC Board of Correction: The […]

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Miss Major (center) with SRLP's Stefanie Rivera (right) and her sister Elizabeth Rivera (left)

Help us Celebrate Miss Major and Abolition this Weekend!

It is a beautiful thing when we get to celebrate the life of a trans elder. This weekend in Oakland, SRLP’s Director of Client Services, Stefanie Rivera, will be doing just that as she attends the Retirement party for Miss Major Griffin-Gracy. SRLP has deeply benefitted from Miss Major’s life and light. Miss Major has […]

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SRLP spoke up against solitary confinement and limitation on visitation rules at BOC hearing

On Friday, October 16, SRLP staff and members, including India, Natalia, Olympia and Xena, along with our allies such as the Jails Action Coalition, attended a Board of Corrections hearing to speak up against the Department of Correction’s attempt to increase the use of solitary confinement to over 30 days and its attempt to curtail visitation […]

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Poster created by SRLP Movement Building Team member Olympia Perez at rally for black trans women held in Brooklyn.

Celebrating Islan, Honoring Keisha, Remembering Jennifer: Anti-Trans Violence is a Public Health Issue

  As a young black trans person, I live afraid that I and those I love will have to live and die with fear, discrimination, and violence. Sometimes I find it difficult to find peace for those we loved and ourselves in a world where we see beautiful progress along with continued vicious attacks. Today, […]

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Stop Harsh New Restrictions on People in NYC Jails and Their Families!

The NYC Department of Corrections seeks to change rules to limit visitation and packages in NYC jails, which would negatively impact the conditions of those who are incarcerated and their friends and families. SRLP and many of our organizational friends and allies such as the Jails Action Coalition placed pressure on DOC’s governing body (the Board of Correction) to not vote on […]

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Sasha and PAC Member Xena at rally

SRLP Members and Staff Oppose Visitation Changes in NYC Jails

  The Sylvia Rivera Law Project was proud to join the Jail Action Coalition and its partner organizations for a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday September 9. SRLP staff and members went out in 90 degree weather to protest the tightening of visitation and package restrictions on Riker’s and […]

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Statement on Rentboy Raid: Criminalization is Economic, Racial, and Gender-based Violence.

  The Sylvia Rivera Law Project stands in solidarity with our sister organizations and allies against the criminalization of immigrants, LGB, trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people (TGNCI), low-income people, differently-abled folks, sex workers, currently and formerly incarcerated people, and people of color. From the recent federal raid on Rentboy to practices like arresting folks […]

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