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SRLP's Movement Building Team's clothing drive for community members

Know Your Rights in this Winter Weather!

    A Blizzard Watch is in effect for the NYC and surrounding areas from Saturday, January 23 until Sunday January 24. Local agencies are advising people to stay at home and to avoid traveling. For many TGNCI people, especially low-income TGNCI people of color, access to housing is a road filled with oppressions and […]

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Last chance to make noise for trans healthcare to the Feds!

This is a call to action to support trans health! Tonight, comments are due at 11:59 pm on a new proposed rule from the federal housing agency, HUD (Housing and Urban Development) for a change in regulations regarding “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity (Equal Access Rule)“. Our communities […]

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NYC Commission on Human Rights Announces Stronger Protections for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People

Yesterday, the NYC Commission on Human Rights announced their commitment to strengthen protections for trans and gender non-conforming people under the NYC Human Rights Law through the release of clearer guidelines. As mentioned in the press release below  “…discrimination based on gender identity and expression has been illegal under the City’s law since 2002, previous […]

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Trans Health Care Now Campaign Part 2. – Implementation and Updates

Trans Health Care Now Campaign Part 2. – Implementation and Updates In response to litigation filed in federal court in Manhattan by Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Legal Aid Society, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, the New York Department of Health amended a state regulation to provide Medicaid coverage for certain surgeries and procedures for […]

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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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