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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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“INCARCERATED PEOPLE CAN’T BREATHE”

We need you. The criminalization and violence against low-income/trans/communities of color like the murders of Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Mike Brown, and Gizzy Fowler are felt by our communities on the inside. The brutality of state and police harassment is directly connected to the prison industrial complex and its expansion. Please READ and SIGN Jails Action Coalition’s […]

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SRLP Celebrates Community-Led Orgs on Our NYC Birth Certificate Victory

After more than 10 years of advocacy from community-led organizations, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has finally removed the requirement of surgery for changing the gender marker on a birth certificate. This is a huge victory. Since we opened our doors in 2002, SRLP has worked to remove this requirement. […]

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What #GivingTuesday has to do with gender self-determination

If you’re like me, you’ve already received a bunch of emails today asking you to donate for #GivingTuesday. Some organizations have paid to run commercials on TV, and some organizations are being promoted by their corporate sponsors. If you are considering participating in #GivingTuesday, I hope you will think about providing grassroots support to an organization […]

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Welcoming Sasha Alexander, SRLP Director of Membership, to carry forward a legacy of transformative justice and liberation.

In the week following the Trans Day of Remembrance, the National Week of Trans Awareness, and the National Day of Trans Action, I am honored to join the staff of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. And yet, my heart is heavy with the many folks we lost this year: Gizzy Fowler, Tiffany Edwards, Mia Henderson, […]

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Thank you for supporting SRLP last night!

On behalf of all of us in the Sylvia Rivera Law Project Collective, thank you to everyone who supported our vital work and future at the Attorneys and Advocates Awards. We will post the photos to our Facebook page soon, so stay tuned! Congrats to ALP transjustice member Tanya Walker for her award from @SRLP !!! […]

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Tonight: SRLP Attorneys and Advocates Awards 2014!

Tonight, November 18, 2014, we will celebrate a group of incredible organizers and attorneys. For more information and to register, visit http://srlp.org/awards2014. Honoring Judith Goldiner, Belkys Garcia, Kim Forte, Sumani Lanka, and Rebecca Novick – The Legal Aid Society Mary Eaton – Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP & Megan Hogan – Medicaid Advocate Elliott Fukui & Tanya […]

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