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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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SRLP Speaks to Village Voice on How New Board of Corrections Rules Fail to Protect TGNCI People in NYC Jails

Member Xena Grandichelli and Prisoner Justice Project Director Mik Kinkead speak to the Village Voice about the prevalence of sexual violence against incarcerated trans people, the closure of the Tran Housing Unit, and how the NYC Board of Corrections is failing to protect incarcerated TGNCI individuals. Read more about this here.

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FDA Delays of Estrogen Negatively Impact Trans People of Color

Since mid-July, the trans community has gone without proper estrogen injections. We were abruptly told that after November 2016 there will no longer be injectable estrogen available until further notice. It is no secret that many transgender women are still getting medicated through underground hormones. Before 2015, insurances were not required by law to cover […]

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SRLP Staff Attorney Mik Kinead Appears on BRIC TV to Discuss a Victory in our Medicaid Case for Affirming Youth Healthcare

Last month, the New York State Health Department proposed a new rule extending Medicaid coverage, making all transgender care and services available to all qualified persons, regardless of age. This proposal comes amid a backdrop of legal battles and increased advocacy for transgender rights. Today, we look at a new state initiative that would allow […]

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