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Order Your 2017 SRLP Prisoner Advisory Committee Calendar!

Order your 2017 calendar today! SRLP’s beautiful 12-month calendar showcases the artwork of SRLP Prisoner Advisory Committee members who are locked away in New York state detention facilities. Even while existing under some of the most violent and isolating conditions, our PAC members continue to find ways to survive, resist, and break down physical barriers created to […]

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Transformation from the Inside Out: SRLP Attends the Women’s Building Opening

  Yesterday, SRLP Members and Staff attended the Women’s Building opening, “Transformation from the Inside Out”, at the former Bayview Women’s Correctional Facility in NYC, hosted by the Women and Justice Project. This historic opening symbolizes the importance of abolishing prisons and jails everywhere – the Bayview Facility opened in 1978, driven by racist War […]

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15 Systematic Policies and Legal Rules That SRLP Helped Change

It’s been almost 15 years since SRLP was founded as a multi-racial, trans-led collective organization working for economic, racial, and gender justice. You might not know that over the last 15 years SRLP has worked to win the following important victories: Morrill v. Morrill, establishing a transgender parent’s right to visit her children. Doe v. […]

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SRLP Pushes to Reduce Hurdles to Obtaining Gender-Affirming Documents

On December 19th, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Vital Statistics held a public meeting of the NYC Gender Marker Change Advisory Board, where SRLP testified that the Board should permit fee waivers, gender self-attestation, and non-binary designations on birth certificates issued by New York City. Joining SRLP in coalition were […]

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Meet the Newest SRLP Staff Members of 2016!

It’s hard to believe 2016 is almost coming to an end.  This year has been filled with many transitions and changes. As a collective, we continue to move and rise in solidarity with our community behind the wall, on the front lines, and all trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) folks who are surviving, resisting, and […]

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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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