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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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SRLP Heading To Critical Resistance 10 Conference!

SRLP Collective and community members will be heading to the Critical Resistance 10 Conference in Oakland, CA from Sept 26th-28th. Following the Transforming Justice Conference in October 2007, SRLP and many other organizations have been working together to build trans and queer visibility in the prison abolition movement. As a direct result of that organizing and movement building, CR10 […]

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Prisons As A Tool For Reproductive Oppression: Cross-Movement Strategies For Gender Justice

Remarks of Gabriel Arkles from Sylvia Rivera Law Project on panel at CR10 September 27, 2008 Whether they are about healthcare, placement, showers, or any number of other issues, prison policies and practices for trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming people are never about promoting anyone’s safety, health, dignity, well-being, or self-determination. Rather, they serve other […]

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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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