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New PREA Rules for the NYC Jails Fail to Provide Trans Women with Meaningful Housing

Last week, the Board of Correction, the body that oversees the Department of Correction and ensures compliance with the minimum standards, unanimously voted in new rules to govern and prevent instances of sexual violence in the NYC jails. This rule goes beyond the federal rules for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and are, in […]

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Pre-Order Your 2017 SRLP Prisoner Advisory Committee Calendar!

SRLP announces our 2017 Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) Calendar! Pre-order yours today and get one for a friend while you’re at it! Click here to order yours today! SRLP’s calendar is one of the important outcomes of our Prisoner Justice Project work, envisioned and produced in collaboration with incarcerated trans and gender non-conforming community members […]

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Submit Comments to Strengthen Healthcare for Transgender New Yorkers!

As we let you know earlier this month, transgender New Yorkers who use Medicaid received tremendous life-affirming news in the last ruling in the Cruz v. Zucker case. This is a case that SRLP and our allies at the Legal Aid Society and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLC brought to challenge the decades long ban […]

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FDA Delays of Estrogen Negatively Impact Trans People of Color

Since mid-July, the trans community has gone without proper estrogen injections. We were abruptly told that after November 2016 there will no longer be injectable estrogen available until further notice. It is no secret that many transgender women are still getting medicated through underground hormones. Before 2015, insurances were not required by law to cover […]

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SRLP Relaunches Updated ID and Name Change Guides!

  The Sylvia Rivera Law Project stands in solidarity with everyone moving quickly to get a name change and update their state and federal identification documents before the pending presidential administration change. To aid in our community’s self-advocacy during these difficult times, SRLP has updated our NYC Name Change Guide and our ID Replacement Guide for […]

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Voices Raised Against All Forms of Violence in the NYC Jails!

In what plans to be a very revealing open hearing this Monday, November 14, the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services will hear reports on the implementation of the Nuñez settlement in the City jails. The case Nuñez v. City of New York et. al., is a class action lawsuit that challenged the use […]

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Fight to Win!

“We’ve all been knocked down. Just don’t stay down. Get back up and fight. And if you can’t get up, then tag someone to jump in and fight in your place. Never give up. Never say quit. Never say die!” ­- Miss Major Griffin-Gacy, on the 2016 Election Dear Beloved Community, Last night, many of […]

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Landmark Victory Achieved in Cruz v. Zucker

This week, transgender New Yorkers eligible for Medicaid received the life-affirming news that trans-specific health care coverage is required by law for individuals, regardless of their age. This victory extends from the case Cruz v. Zucker which the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) filed in conjunction with our co-counsels, The Legal Aid Society and Willkie […]

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Celebrating New SRLP Workshops and Thought Leadership Around Reproductive Justice, Healthcare, and Housing

Part of SRLP’s legacy has been framing trans and gender justice language and strategy and organizing for our survival through our lense of abolition, transformation, and intersectional justice! Read more about new workshops from SRLP’s Movement Building Team and see photos from our recent presentation of these workshops and more at In Our Own Voices’ […]

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