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Join SRLP on Monday at City Hall to Increase the Rights of Individuals in NYC Jails

This Monday, September 26, SRLP will join a number of advocates in requesting that the City Council adopt a series of important local laws that would increase the rights of people held in the NYC jail system. In brief, these local laws will: Require the Department of Correction (DOC) to bring people to all court […]

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Know Your Rights in Extreme Weather

As this latest heat wave rolls across New York City, take the time now to access the latest SRLP pamphlet on knowing your rights in extreme weather. With a heat index of 102 degrees today, it’s important that you, your friends, and other community members know how to safely access shelter. Emergency rooms, NYC Senior […]

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Speak up against sexual violence at the Board of Corrections hearing

Thank you to those who came out to the membership meeting on Tuesday at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project to prepare for Board of Correction (BOC) hearing! We were so grateful to be able to listen to everyone’s innovative suggestions for making NYC jails safer for trans, gender non-conforming and intersex (TGNCI) folks. If you weren’t able […]

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City Council Requires All Single-Stall Bathrooms to be Gender Neutral

On June 22, 2016, the New York City Council passed a bill mandating that all single-occupant bathrooms in the city become gender neutral! Single-stall bathrooms in NYC should no longer say “men” or “women.” Everyone is required by the end of the year to remove all signs labeling single-occupant bathrooms for single-gendered use. New signage […]

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Birthday Celebration for Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson

On July 7th, SRLP supporters, staff, and community members joined together for Happy Birthday, Sylvia and Marsha to celebrate the lives of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Organized by SRLP’s Movement Building Team (MBT), the lively event featured dinner, performances, impromptu speeches, an awards ceremony, and, of course, birthday cake.  From Patti Labelle to Madonna, the […]

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HRA Changes Rules for Gender Marker

In May 2016, the New York Human Resources Administration, the city’s benefits and public assistance agency, announced a new policy to make it easier for clients to change their gender in the HRA systems. Surgery is no longer required to change your gender with HRA! The new policy allows individuals to change their gender with only […]

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If You Give a Cop an Ally Cookie…

Since the tragedy in Orlando, police departments have been falling over themselves to proclaim that they are allies to the LGBT community, despite their historic and ongoing role as some of the worst perpetrators of violence against LGBT folks. Pride provided an opportunity for some outlandish displays of “allyship,” such as the NYPD’s introduction of […]

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Meet The SRLP Summer Interns!

Name, Position at SRLP: Carolina Rivas, Summer Intern—Immigration Justice Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Career/Future Career Aspirations: I want to empower queer and trans people of color through legal advocacy, helping them help themselves through framing their narratives and securing immigration relief. Where you’re Studying/Where you studied and what you studied: I am a rising 2L […]

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