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SRLP Collaborates With An International Law Firm To Help Trans And Gender Non Conforming Prisoners In Need Of Name Changes

August 2008- The Sylvia Rivera Law Project has announced an innovative name change clinic that will serve trans and gender non conforming prisoners in need of acquiring legal name changes. The clinic will the be the first of its kind and will be a joint venture with Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe L.L.P, an international law firm that […]

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SRLP June 2009 Newsletter

SRLP’s latest news from 2009: *40 Years After Stonewall: Honoring Sylvia Rivera *Community Forum on Proposed Changes to NYPD Policy *Updates on Pen Pal Project, Bronx Clinic, Know Your Rights Trainings *New Trans Legal Clinics in LA, Boston *Queer/Trans Seattlites Fight to Stop New Jail newsjune09

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The Administration For Children’s Services Changes Their Policy For Transgender Youth In Foster Care

New York – On June 20th, 2008 The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner John Mattingly signed a new non-discrimination policy that specifically prohibits ACS staff and contract agencies from discriminating on the basis of gender identity. The policy applies both to youth in care and to prospective foster or adoptive parents, and is intended […]

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Hate Crimes Legislation References

Please see SRLP’s statement re: non-support of GENDA 1) ALEXANDER LEE, NOWHERE TO GO BUT OUT: THE COLLISION BETWEEN TRANSGENDER & GENDER-VARIANT PRISONERS AND THE GENDER BINARY IN AMERICA’S PRISONS (2003) 2)AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE, IN A TIME OF BROKEN BONES: A CALL TO DIALOGUE ABOUT HATE CRIMES AND THE LIMITATIONS OF HATE CRIMES LEGISLATION (AN AFSC JUSTICE VISIONS WORKING […]

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END TRANSPHOBIA AT THE HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION NOW!

END TRANSPHOBIA AT THE HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION NOW! Sign the Petition! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/endtransphobianow/index.html Since 2006, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) communities in New York City have been urging the Human Resources Administration (HRA) to address the rampant Transphobia discrimination and harassment that TGNC people in New York City face when seeking to access welfare/public assistance. As a concerned […]

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EMBRACING OUR INCARCERATED TRANS FAMILY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 Please read this powerful letter from Stefanie Rivera about the importance of reaching out to members of our trans communities behind bars during the holiday season. Coming Together for the Holidays By Stefanie Rivera   Many of us have the privilege of being able to have loved ones close to us for the holidays and being able […]

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SRLP Comments On Proposed Changes To DC’s Anti-Discrimination Law

The DC Office of Human Rights is attempting to make an exception to anti-discrimiantion law for the Department of Corrections. The DC Trans Coalition is organizing around this issue, more can be learned at their website, here or www.dctc.squarespace.com Sylvia Rivera Law Project has issued a statement on the proposed changes which  reads in part that “We are […]

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SRLP VICTORY! NEW YORK COURTS CAN’T DENY TRANS PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO NAME CHANGES!

SRLP VICTORY! NEW YORK COURTS CAN’T DENY TRANS PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO NAME CHANGES! December 2, 2008 Contact Information: June Brown (212) 337-8550 Extension 303 june@srlp.org After a year long struggle, New York courts have upheld a transgender woman’s right to change her name, reversing an earlier denial of her legal name change related to lack of […]

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