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Our Member’s Thoughts From Solitary

On March 13th, members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) joined hundreds of people in Albany to demand the passage of the HALT Solitary Act and the end of torture through solitary confinement in New York State. We were honored to bring with us the names of SRLP Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC) members who […]

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“This is My Body, This is My Health” – A Recap of Part 2 of our What’s Up with Trans Healthcare? Town Hall Series

As part of the relaunch of our trans health campaign, our ongoing series of community meetings on transgender healthcare continued on Thursday, March 8, culminating in an evening of conversations around solidarity, accountability, and liberation. During the event, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) collaborated with GMHC, along with various healthcare providers and advocates around […]

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Call to Action: Support Trans and Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers at NYC Budget Hearing Next Week

On Tuesday, March 27th, at 10:00 am, the New York City Council is holding an NYC Council Budget and Oversight Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 Preliminary Budget for the Human Resources Administration, Department of Social Services, and Department of Homeless Services. Come out to City Hall at 3:00 pm for the Public Hearing and […]

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Celebrating Changes

­­­­­Dear Beloved Community, It feels bittersweet to share that on March 9th I will be transitioning out of my role as a full-time staff member. After nearly four years as the Director of Outreach and Community Engagement at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, I will continue trans, economic, and gender justice in another form as […]

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SRLP Staff Attorney Mik Kinkead Remarks on Sexual Abuse Experienced by TGNCI People Behind Bars

In this article on Medium, Mik Kinkead was quoted on the sexual abuse that trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people experience behind bars. Mik Kinkead of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, which provides free legal services to trans people behind bars, worked with more than 20 trans people in the city’s jails in 2017. All […]

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Our “Know Your Immigration Rights” Brochure! / ¡Nuestro Folleto “Conozca Sus Derechos de Inmigración”!

Sylvia Rivera Law Project is releasing a vital 2018 update to our Know Your Rights for Trans, Gender Non-Conforming and Intersex Immigrants brochure! Available in English and Spanish, print and online, the resource seeks to address some of the most common questions asked by our Trans, gender non-conforming and intersex (TGNCI) immigrant clients and members, […]

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Meet The Artist behind Our Re-Launch of It’s War in Here

I first met Rabi Cepeda in 2015. Over the past three years, Rabi and I have been able to meet, share food, and grow together. Rabi came home in the summer of 2017 and I have been able to meet with him a few times to make sure he stays connected to our work. Rabi’s […]

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SRLP Signs On to Letter Demanding End to ICE Arrests/SRLP Firma Una Carta Exigiendo El Fin de las Detenciones de ICE

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) defiantly joins the nearly two thousand organizations and individuals who have spoken out against the arrests and deportations of visible, courageous activists and organizers in the immigrant rights movement by signing on to a letter to the secretary of DHS condemning the targeting of immigrant rights leaders and individuals associated […]

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SRLP Supports the #cancelpinkwashing Campaign

Why is SRLP supporting the #cancelpinkwashing campaign happening around Creating Change this year? For 15 years, SRLP has been focused on building trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. That mission is particularly important because of the long history and contemporary reality of poor people, indigenous people, Black people, immigrants and people of color […]

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