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Meet SRLP legal intern, Kyle!

Name, Position and Team at SRLP: Kyle Rapiñan, Legal Intern for Immigrant Justice and Survival and Self-Determination! Pronouns: He/his and they/them What do you do to relax / have fun? I enjoy supporting the work that SRLP and other rad organizations pull off in New York City. The Miss Major-Jay Toole Building for Social Justice houses some of […]

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Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation Statement at NY City Council Committee on Immigration Hearing on 10/15/14

New York City Council Committee on Immigration October 15, 2014 Hearing Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation Testimony in support of Int. 0487-2014 Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation My name is Juana Peralta from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. I am reading the statement of the Anti-Violence Advocates Coalition Against Deportation which is based on our letter […]

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John Skwiersky

TUNE IN at 7 PM on 10/16: SRLP Attorney John Skwiersky to Speak on Birth Certificates with Corey Johnson on NY1

Tune in tonight to NY1’s Inside City Hall to hear a panel conversation with New York City Council Member Corey Johnson and SRLP Attorney John Skwiersky on issues facing low-income trans people and trans people of color, including a conversation on the NY City Council’s proposed birth certificate policy. Visit to stream it live. For more […]

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SRLP Commends New York City Council on Proposed Birth Certificate Policy

Since the Sylvia Rivera Law Project opened our doors in 2002, we have been at the forefront of the battle to make birth certificate changes more accessible to transgender people. Since 1970, New York City and State’s rules for a person changing their gender on their birth certificate had been very restrictive, requiring extensive evidence of invasive […]

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How does solitary confinement affect prisoners? Read Dee Dee’s letter and call to action

Dee Dee’s sixty-to-life prison sentence has taken an agonizing toll on her well-being, and subjected her to violence both emotional and physical at the hands of the prison industrial complex. As a jailhouse lawyer, she struggles to engage in effective work due to the limitations of her solitary confinement, which not only prevents her from […]

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THIS THURSDAY 10/2: SRLP’s Last Drop-In Until February 2015

If you are a transgender or gender nonconforming person and you need legal services, come to SRLP this Thursday, October 2 for the last drop-in of the year. SRLP’s drop-in hours will be closed from October 6, 2014 – February 2, 2015. Drop-in will re-open February 5, 2015. If you need legal services, but cannot […]

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Trans Healthcare Now

SRLP Fall 2014 Newsletter!

Transgender Healthcare is Good for New York! SRLP demands transition-related healthcare coverage for low-income New Yorkers On June 19, SRLP, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the NY State Department of Health to overturn the Medicaid regulation barring transition-related healthcare on the grounds that […]

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