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Author Archive | Kimberly McKenzie, Director of Outreach and Community Engagement

Housing Recommendations from the Manhattan Trans Forum

On April 27, 2017, trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community members, partners, and allies came together at GMHC to address the needs of the TGNC community. Among the many disparities faced by TGNC people, housing has always been a system that our community has struggled with. Broken systems and non-acceptance from our own people and […]

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Building Movement Power at the #LawStrikesBack Rally

Last week on the 17th of February, I, as a member of the Movement Building Team of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, along with members of legal agencies, activists, and social service communities, gathered to resist President Donald Trump and his racist policies at the #F17 Law Strikes Back rally in Foley Square. Along with […]

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cns article

SRLP’s Kyle Rapinan Speaks to Courthouse News on Surge of TGNCI Folks Seeking Name Changes

Kyle Rapinan, SRLP Survival and Self-Determination Project Director, talks to Courthouse News on trans people rushing to change their name and/or gender marker before the Trump administration and the difficulties and discrimination often faced during that process. Read more about this here.

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“A Women’s Prison in Chelsea Will Be Transformed”: An SRLP Member Speaks on the Construction of the Women’s Building

SRLP Member Marcie speaks to the Village Voice on her powerful journey to return to the former Bayview Correctional Facility, where she was previously incarcerated, and assist in the project to transform the space into a safe, welcoming community center for all women. Read more about this here.

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