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1/27 Snow Day! SRLP office is closed, member orientation postponed

SRLP will be closed on 1/27/15. Tomorrow’s new member orientation is canceled. Our regular membership events will resume next Tuesday, February 2 and the next new member orientation will be held on Tuesday, February 24. To stay connected with our upcoming events, visit or check out the list below. We hope to see you this Friday, January […]

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Steps toward abolition: Solitary confinement is limited in NYC, but not over yet

The news is abuzz about changes regarding young people in solitary at Rikers and other New York City jails. SRLP is excited to share this insightful article by Victoria Law (author of “Resistance Behind Bars” and “Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind”) highlighting the work of our friends and comrades at the NYC Jails Action Coalition […]

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SRLP membership meeting Tuesday 1/13, plus a new NYC municipal ID resource!

Tomorrow, January 13, from 6-8 PM, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project is holding our first membership meeting of the new year, and we want to see you! We have exciting changes to share and successes to celebrate, including the launching of our new series “Everyday Abolition,” updates about our trans healthcare and Medicaid campaigng, and […]

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New SRLP Resource on Trans People and Municipal ID (IDNYC) in New York City

In 2014 it was announced that New York City would begin to offer IDNYC, a Municipal ID card, thanks to the collaborative work of SRLP, Make the Road, NYLAG, and the Urban Justice Center, among many other community-based organizations. Below are some questions and answers about the IDNYC Municipal ID program. Check out SRLP’s new IDNYC […]

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Act before midnight: 15 reasons to give to SRLP before 2015

It’s been a monumental year for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and we want to take a moment to honor 15 major milestones as we head into 2015. If you haven’t already, please consider making a year-end tax deductible gift of $15 or another amount before midnight tonight! Your support made it possible for SRLP […]

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Give $15 to ring in 2015 with SRLP!

by Ethan Lin, SRLP Collective Member As a member, donor, and previous client of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, I want to thank you wholeheartedly for your support. With the help of members, volunteers, and donors, SRLP’s work has directly impacted the lives of many trans people of color and low-income trans people in our […]

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How your donation to SRLP will continue our struggle for trans healthcare

Thank you for all the ways you keep our work strong against tremendous odds. In the last year, you have learned with us, strategized with us, marched with us, volunteered your time, made generous donations, and in countless other ways strengthened our work to end the trans-exclusionary Medicaid healthcare regulation. And we won. As 2014 comes […]

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Medicaid programs will now cover transgender healthcare following SRLP’s twelve-year campaign

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health announced that our Medicaid programs will now cover transgender healthcare. This is a momentous victory for SRLP community members and all transgender New Yorkers. The proposed regulation will allow transgender people to access hormones and surgeries under Medicaid. Introduced on December 17th, the regulation […]

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