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Talking Points in Support of Proposed NYC Transgender Birth Certificate Regulations

Why should New York City’s current birth certificate gender change policy be changed? NYC needs a new birth certificate gender change policy because the current policy, requiring every person to prove they’ve had “convertive surgery,” (interpreted to mean phalloplasty or vaginoplasty), is based on myths and misunderstandings about trans health care. Trans healthcare is individualized: […]

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FAQ for New Transgender Birth Certificate Regulations Proposed in New York City

What does the current policy say? Right now, transgender people born in New York City can never get birth certificates that reflect our new gender. If we provide proof of having had vaginoplasty or phalloplasty (types of genital surgery), we can get a birth certificate that shows no gender at all. What’s wrong with the […]

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SRLP March 2006 Newsletter

SRLP has been busy! opposing the closing of gay and trans housing at Rikers Fighting Racism from Within and Without SRLP Collective: Building and Growing SRLP and Allies win victory for Trans Homeless People March 2006 Newsletter

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SRLP August 2005 Newsletter

Take a look at what SRLP was up to in 2005! FIERCE takes on NYPD 6th Precinct! Creating a Just NYC Birth Cert Policy Trans March interview with Imani Henry New SRLP Fellowships August 2005 Newsletter

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SRLP February 2005 Newsletter

This issue includes: New Guidelines to Enforce NYC Anti-Discrimination Law SRLP teams up with NYC Radical Teachers to address gender diversity in schools Community alert: stop the deportation of Jiffy Javanella February 2005 newsletter

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SRLP August 2003 Newsletter

This issue includes: SRLP wins victory for trans parental rights Honoring Trans Activists: Maverick Zacchi Victory for Trans Teen in Foster Care Toilet Training video educates about bathroom access The Lady was No Victim (about Sylvia) SRLP ID Cards August 2003 newsletter

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Follow-up Letter About Legal Issues (Birth Certificate Policy)

Follow-up letter sent after meeting with the Bureau of Vital Statistics (February 2003) to discuss the need to change NYC’s birth certificate gender change policy. February 25, 2003 Dr. Steven Schwartz, PhD. The City of New York Dept. of Health 125 Worth Street Room 144 New York, NY 10013-4090 Dear Dr. Schwartz: I am writing […]

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Birth Certificate Sex Designation: An Overview of the Issues

A summary of the issues discussed at the meeting with the Office of Vital Statistics in February, 2003. Birth Certificate Sex Designation: An Overview of the Issues New York City’s current policy regarding changing sex designation on birth certificates resulted from the recommendations of a 1965 committee appointed by the New York City Board of […]

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Initial Letter to Department of Vital Stats

Initial letter sent to the NYC Department of Health in 2002, about changing NYC’s birth certificate gender change policy The City of New York Dept. of Health 125 Worth Street Room 144 New York, NY 10013-4090 November 18, 2002 Dear Dr. Weisfuse: We are a coalition of organizations concerned with the civil rights of transgender […]

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