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SRLP Fights To Stop Sexual Assault In Detention

On May 10, 2010, SRLP submitted comments supporting regulations that would implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).  We also urge the Attorney General to make certain important changes  in the regulations to protect the rights of trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming people in terms of searches, placement, discipline, and release. SRLP and SRLP’s Prisoner […]

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Condolences To The Family And Friends Of Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is sad to share the news that a trans woman named Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar was found dead in her Glendale Queens apartment on Tuesday. She had not been heard from since last Friday. Police are investigating the murder, including reviewing surveillance video taken from inside the building. The Sylvia Rivera Law […]

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SRLP Is Moving! Nos Mudamos!

SRLP is moving to a new office on Saturday, April 10, 2010! Please make a note of our new address: Sylvia Rivera Law Project 147 W 24th St, 5th Floor New York, NY 10011 phone and fax numbers will stay the same You can help! Join SRLP for these work-parties and enjoy great company and snacks while we […]

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SRLP Report To Un Special Rapporteur On Racism And Police Brutality

In May 2008, SRLP Staff Member Gael Guevara spoke to the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism and Police Brutality. The Rapporteur’s job is to report to the UN General Assembly on racism in the U.S. Other allied folks who were also there represented  from Domestic Workers United, People’s Justice Coalition,  Justice Committee and INCITE! Hello my […]

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SRLP Allied Attorney Network

Dear Colleague: We want to invite you to be part of our growing SRLP Allied Attorney Network! With your help, the SRLP Allied Attorney Network will gather an amazing list of allied attorneys who are committed to the values and vision of Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Read about SRLP’s mission and values Our small staff of […]

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HISTORIC VICTORY: WELFARE PROCEDURE APPROVED TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TRANS & GENDER NON CONFORMING PEOPLE, BRINGING NYC CLOSER TO BEING INCLUSIVE FOR ALL NEW YORKERS

February 17, 2010 Contact Information: Contact:  Jen Roman, Kris Hayashi E-Mail:  jroman@alp.org Phone:  718-596-0342 x 32, 646-305-4177(cell) NEW YORK CITY TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, Housing Works, Queers for Economic Justice, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project will announce a victory for their Welfare Justice Campaign at a press conference on February 10, 2010 at […]

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Victory In Fight For Access To Benefits For Trans Communities!

After years of widespread community pressure to end discrimination against transgender people trying to access public benefits in NYC, we are thrilled to announce that the Human Resources Administration (HRA) has adopted new procedures for working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients!  To learn more about the procedures, please see our fact sheet. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project […]

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Victoria En La Lucha Por El Acceso A Los Beneficios Publicos Para Las Comunidades Transgenero!

¡Después de años de presión de la comunidad general para poner fin a la discriminación contra las personas transgénero intentar acceder a los beneficios públicos en Nueva York, estamos encantados de anunciar que la Administración de Recursos Humanos (HRA) ha adoptado nuevos procedimientos para trabajar con l@s transexuales y l@s clientes no conformes al género! […]

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