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Continuing the Fight for Trans Liberation

As our country celebrates the Fourth of July, a holiday that symbolizes freedom, we continue to see the ways in which our community is not free, especially members who are incarcerated throughout the country. Our members are confined, surveilled, and isolated on a constant basis, some even being forced into solitary confinement for long periods […]

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Participatory Research Nights

The last week of May was busy! Not only did all three new summer legal interns start at SRLP, we also concluded our Participatory Research Nights as part of our republication of It’s War in Here. For background, in 2007, SRLP published It’s War in Here (IWIH), a report on the conditions that transgender and […]

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Strength and Pride?

Below is an essay written by PAC member Dana Gibson, aka Gee. This essay contemplates what it means to survive while held in the torturous conditions of solitary confinement. To learn more about SRLP is fighting these conditions – and how you can help! – please visit our Ending Isolation campaign website. Strength and Pride? […]

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SRLP’s Campaigns are Heating Up!

The weather is heating up and so are the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s campaigns for trans liberation! SRLP is excited to share updates on our work to ensure trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) people have access to healthcare, safety, and freedom from violence. Healthcare Coverage Victory for Non-Binary People Through the work of SRLP […]

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Mobilizing for Workers Rights, Trans Liberation, and Immigrant Justice

On April 24th, a week before May Day, SRLP’s Movement Building Team (MBT) core members engaged in a dialogue around the intersections of immigrant justice and trans justice. We delved into issues around economic justice and access to benefits, the trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community’s lack of access to employment when fighting for workers’ […]

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“Solo tenemos que esperar”: TGNCI Immigrants in Limbo

The immigrant clients of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) know what it is like to wait for a legal determination that will decide their fate, a decision that never comes. They have heard too often, and said too often, “Solo tenemos que esperar” (We just have to wait). Currently, hundreds of thousands of asylum […]

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SRLP Continues to Resist Against Violent Prison Conditions

In February, the NYC Board of Correction released an assessment of the Transgender Housing Unit (the THU) which can be found here.[1] The Board is a nine-person, non-judicial oversight body that regulates, monitors, and inspects the correctional facilities of the City. It is tasked with holding the Department of Corrections accountable for its implementation of […]

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