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 […]
Author Archive | Kimberly McKenzie, Director of Outreach and Community Engagement
It is with great sympathy and sadness in my heart that I regret to inform our community of the continuation of murders of trans women of color in 2017. In the month dedicated to the recognition of black history, this marked the sixth murder of a trans woman of color and the fifth of an […]
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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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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On Trans Day of Remembrance, Vice profiles several community members (including a former SRLP client) on the factors that place TGNCI people at risk and lead to disproportionate homelessness in our communities. Read more about this here.
Following the defacing of Adam Yauch Park, SRLP gets a shout-out from Ad-Rock during an anti-hate rally. Read more about it here.
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.