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SRLP October 2007 Newsletter

This issue includes: SRLP Supports Immigrant Communities in Action to Oppose “Report to Deport” Bill Jersey 4: Young Black Lesbians to Jail for Self-Defense SRLP at the US Social Forum Police Violence at SRLP 5th Anniversary First SRLP Pro Bono Award October 2007 newsletter

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TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS AND ALLIES TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN RESPONSE TO BRUTAL POLICE ATTACK AT SRLP FUNDRAISER

TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS AND ALLIES TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN RESPONSE TO BRUTAL POLICE ATTACK AT SRLP FUNDRAISER September 28, 2007 Contact Information: June Brown june@srlp.org Office: (212) 337-8550 x303 New York On Wednesday, September 26, 2007, officers from the New York Police Department’s 9th precinct made an unprovoked attack, employing excessive use of force against […]

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POLICE BRUTALITY STRIKES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT

POLICE BRUTALITY STRIKES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT September 27, 2007 Contact Information: Jack Aponte at jack@srlp.org, Naomi Clark at naomi@srlp.org New York On the night of Wednesday, September 26, officers from the 9th Precinct of the New York Police Department attacked without provocation members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and of its community. […]

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POLICE BRUTALITY AT 5TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

POLICE BRUTALITY AT 5TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT When: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 – 2:00pm Where: On the Steps of New York City Hall, in City Hall Park between Broadway, Park Row and Chambers Street. On Wednesday, September 26, 2007, officers from the New York Police Department’s 9th precinct made an unprovoked attack, employing excessive use of […]

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It’s War in Here

SRLP PUBLICATION A Report on the Treatment of Transgender and Intersex People in NYS Men’s Prisons ‘It’s War in Here’: A Report on the Treatment of Transgender and Intersex People in New York State Men’s Prisons, one of the first to address this issue, draws on interviews with imprisoned transgender people and their advocates to document […]

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Settlement reached in case of Trans youth against Juvenile Services

This brief piece addresses the settlement that Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Lambda Legal achieved when a young transgender woman in juvenile jail was placed in a male facility. In addition to compensation for damages, the Office of Children and Family Services will be working with SRLP to examine its policies on transgender youth. Gabriel […]

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The fight for fair access to birth certificates continues…

On December 5, 2006, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene withdrew a proposed amendment to the Health Code that would have given access to accurate birth certificates to many transgender people. The amendment would have allowed new birth certificates to be issued to those who could prove with medical evidence they […]

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BOARD OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: BIRTH CERTIFICATE POLICY (DEC 2006)

BOARD OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: BIRTH CERTIFICATE POLICY (DEC 2006) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 5, 2006 (212) 788-5290 BOARD OF HEALTH MAKES NYC CONSISTENT WITH NEW YORK STATE AND MOST OF THE UNITED STATES BY ALLOWING SEX-SPECIFIC TRANSGENDER BIRTH CERTIFICATES Health Department Withdraws Proposal to Change Standard for Certifying Gender Change, Citing Broader Social […]

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Letter to Board of Health, October 2006, re: Birth Certificate Policy Change

Letter to Board of Health, October 2006, re: Birth Certificate Policy Change Rena Bryant Secretary to the Board of Health 125 Worth Street, CN-31 New York, NY 10013 October 30, 2006 Re: Comments pursuant to notice of intention to amend Article 207 of the New York City Health Code Dear Secretary Bryant: I am writing […]

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