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Protect Black Trans Women

Photo credit: Vienna Rye @vrye   We are deeply saddened by the immeasurable loss of 3 Black transgender sisters coming to our attention over the course of this past weekend. This year, we have lost 5 invaluable voices. Through our heartbreak and fury, we honor the humanity and preciousness of Muhlaysia Booker (23), Claire Legato (21), Michelle Washington (40), […]

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GENDA

SRLP Statement on the Passing of GENDA

On Tuesday, January 15, the New York State Senate passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) which Governor Cuomo has said he will sign in to law as part of his “Justice Reform” initiative. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project continues to maintain that real justice and protection do not come from prisons or state “protectors,” […]

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What else happened when GENDA passed the Senate on Tuesday

Multiple LGBT organizations, including ones who are staffed by and do work for transgender and gender non-conforming people, are celebrating as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) finally passed the New York Senate. At the same time that GENDA passed, SRLP members had joined with with the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) to […]

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Office of Personnel Management’s Gender Guidance Change

Recently, the federal Office of Personnel Management (“OMP”) released a guidance change that, once again, attacks the rights of transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (“TGNCI”) individuals. This policy change eliminates protections, formulated under the Obama administration, that explicitly prohibit federal employers from discriminating on the basis of gender identity and expression in the workplace. In […]

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SRLP Testimonies on NYS and NYC healthcare: TGNC People in Prisons and Jails Should Not Be Left out of the Healthcare Conversation

Since the memo from federal Health and Human Services was leaked last month to the New York Times the issues affecting healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming people (TGNC people) have been constantly featured in media outlets. What has consistently not been covered, however, are the many ways in which healthcare fails to adequately cover our TGNCI […]

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New Museum Guided Tour of “Resources for Resistance”

by Kimberly Mckenzie In collaboration with Chris Vargas exploration of the memorialization of the 1969 Stonewall riots, SRLP collaborated with the New Museum over the summer to showcase the ways our communities are historically impacted by criminalization and systemic oppression. Resources for Resistance provides an active workspace and library at the New Museum to center […]

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The Trump Memo – What You Need to Know

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy (@immissmajor): Heard about the latest attack on our community. Remember: we’re stronger together. Don’t run and hide. We have to be more visible and unified than ever! For more information please attend our Know Your Rights and Organizing Session on Friday, November 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm at SRLP. What happened? On Sunday, the New […]

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