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SRLP's member, Xena, spoke about her experience in confinement during a Board of Corrections hearing during last fall.

Leaving Trans Women out of the Women and Criminal Justice System Convening

    To mark the end of Women’s History Month, Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued remarks at the White House Women and the Criminal Justice System Convening Wednesday, March 30. Her remarks stand out for mentioning and specifically addressing transgender women caught inside the Criminal Justice System. Yet naming transgender women without inviting them to […]

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Marci, a member of Sylvia Rivera Law Project's Movement Building Team

SRLP Members Help HALT Solitary in NYS Prisons

  On any single day about 4,000 people are held in solitary confinement in New York State prisons. This is a fact that Marci, a member of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Movement Building Team, knows all too well. Having survived solitary confinement herself, Marci is now joining a group of advocates on April 12 […]

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Open call for art submissions!

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project needs your support! Keep SRLP’s free legal services and movement building work going by donating artwork to our 10th year anniversary annual art benefit, Small Works for Big Change. All proceeds from our art sales go directly towards supporting our community organizing work as well as our provision of free legal services to trans, gender […]

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JAC Rallies on Steps of City Hall Calling Attention to Rape Crises on Rikers Island

Reducing Sexual Violence on the Road to Abolition

  Next Monday, April 4, SRLP is thrilled to be joining survivors, loved ones of survivors and advocates in the beginning of a campaign to address sexual violence and sexual harassment in the NYC jails. Around this time last year SRLP, along with other allied organizations and New York City’s Public Advocate Letitia James, submitted […]

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Small Works for Big Change

Help SRLP with in-kind donations for Small Works for Big Change!

Please consider making an in-kind donation to support SRLP’s 10th annual art benefit Small Works for Big Change. SRLP acknowledges in-kind donations on all of our print and online materials, increasing the visibility of local organizations and companies. For your donation, you will receive an ad projected at the event; your logo and hyperlink on […]

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Mayor de Blasio Requires City Buildings to Give Bathroom Access to TGNCI Folks

Last Monday, I had the privilege of joining advocates and allies at the signing of an important executive order barring city facilities from harassing and intimidating transgender people and their use of city-owned restrooms and sex-segregated facilities. For trans, gender nonconforming and intersex (TGNCI) communities, there is often a fear for our safety and the […]

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SRLP’s Stefanie Rivera Speaks About Prisoners’ Rights in Latina Magazine

Stefanie Rivera, SRLP’s Director of Client Services, was recently interviewed by Latina magazine about the importance of centering prisoners’ justice and fighting oppressive systems. As Stefanie notes in the interview, “It’s important that we are aware of the injustices our brothers and sisters who are locked up in cages experience. It’s out of sight, so we […]

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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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