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SRLP & TGNCNBI Task Force call on leaders for mass release from jails & prisons during COVID-19

SRLP joins with 36 organizations and members of NYC’s appointed TGNCNBI Task Force calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Manhattan DA Cy Vance, Bronx DA Darrel Clark, Queens DA Melinda Katz and Staten Island DA Michael McMahon to recognize medical, […]

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SRLP lamenta la pérdida de Layla Peláez y Serena Angelique Velázquez / SRLP mourns the loss of Layla Peláez and Serena Angelique Velázquez

  Lo que esto me hace decir. Es que tenemos que hacer nuestro propio camino y abrir el camino por delante de nosotras sin mirar hacia tras. Hacer pasos para las personas TGNCI, que vienen detrás de nosotras. El tiempo no espera por nadie. Tenemos que hacer entender a la sociedad que como personas trans […]

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Honrando la vida y el liderazgo de Lorena Borjas

For English, click here. Querida comunidad amada, Escribimos con gran pesar y profundo cuidado para todos en nuestras comunidades que están sufriendo tanto dolor mientras se cuidan el uno al otro. Lorena Borjas, una líder visionaria de nuestros movimientos, falleció el lunes 30 de marzo debido a complicaciones relacionadas con COVID-19. Sylvia Rivera Law Project, […]

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Honoring the Life & Leadership of Lorena Borjas

Para español, haga clic aquí. Dear Beloved Community, We write with heavy hearts and deep care for all in our communities who are holding such immense grief while caring for each other. Lorena Borjas—a visionary leader of our movements—passed on Monday, March 30, due to complications related to COVID-19. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project joins […]

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Coronavirus Community Safety: SRLP CURRENTLY CLOSED

Please check this page for most recent updates about our community safety plan in response to the spread of coronavirus in NYC. As a preventative measure, SRLP’s office is currently closed until further notice. After careful consideration, we believe this plan is the best way to keep everyone as safe as possible while maintaining some […]

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Open call for art submissions!

***Art submission form is due by Friday, February 14 – see below for more details *** The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is delighted to uplift the artistry of our community and allies! Support our transformative work in movements for trans liberation rooted in racial & economic justice by donating artwork to our storied art benefit, Small […]

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SRLP releases our 2020 Prisoner Advisory Committee calendar

Dear Beloved Community, As we approach the end of a decade, we at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project are reflecting on our“What Would be Possible” campaign, as we envision our collective work for trans liberation centered in racial and economic justice and continue our work to uplift and bring visibility to the voices of our Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC). […]

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SRLP welcomes Lacey Lynch, Director of Development & Finance

Lacey Lynch returns to the SRLP collective in her new role bringing deep experience as a compassionate leader and a fundraiser with bold vision for growing our sustainability. Lacey Lynch, she/her As a native New Yorker and community member who established roots in the South, Lacey saw first-hand how vital obtaining self-affirming IDs are to […]

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SRLP Director of Outreach & Community Engagement Kimberly McKenzie Joins BOC Task Force

As announced on October 1, 2019, Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Director of Outreach & Community Engagement Kimberly McKenzie has been appointed to a new task force on issues faced by transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary people and/or intersex people in New York City jails.  NYC Council passed a law requiring the city Board of Correction convene […]

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SRLP community members stand up for their right to safe and adequate healthcare

By Sam Barack, SRLP Summer Policy Intern Earlier this summer, the Trump Administration levied yet another attack against the TGNCI (transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex) community by attempting to roll back important nondiscrimination protections for TGNCI people in healthcare. As members of the TGNCI community, we know all too well the ways that harassment, discrimination, and […]

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