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Tell the Department of Health that trans health care must include ALL of us!

As we enter this Pride weekend it is important to remember that many people – in particular transgender women of color – still struggle to meet their basic human needs such as health care. Despite ongoing litigation in Cruz v. Zucker, the NYS DOH continues to suggest amendments to the current regulation that make it harder for […]

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Xena and Mik May 10

SRLP speaks to the Board of Correction about implementing meaningful PREA standards

May 10 was a big day for advocacy to end sexual violence in New York City jails. Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) members and staff spent the morning at the Board of Correction’s public meeting, where punitive segregation for young people, harassment during visitations, and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) were discussed. After the […]

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Daryl with SRLP members

SRLP Members Discuss Housing, Employment Discrimination at Commission on Human Rights Workshop

  On Tuesday night, Daryl Cochrane of the Commission on Human Rights led a Know Your Rights workshop for a packed room of SRLP members and staff. The workshop provided an overview of New York City’s Human Rights Laws and how they apply when it comes to housing, employment, and public accommodations. The meeting also […]

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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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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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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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