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SRLP’s Kyle Rapiñan Comments on Nevada’s New Name Change Bill

In Vocativ, SRLP’s Director of Survival and Self-Determination Kyle Rapiñan comments on Nevada’s new name change bill, which does not not force trans people to publicize their legal name changes in a newspaper. Advocates, such as Kyle Rapiñan, director of the Survival and Self-Determination Project with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in New York, hoped that the […]

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SRLP Speaks to CNN on the Large Number of Trans People Who Have Updated Their Birth Certificates Since the Rule Change in 2015

SRLP’s Prisoner Justice Project Director Mik Kinkead and Client Services Director Stefanie Rivera are quoted in CNN’s piece on the hundreds of trans people who have been able to obtain affirming birth certificates in New York since 2015. Since our founding in 2002, SRLP had worked to remove the rule that required trans people to […]

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SRLP Mourns for the Lives Lost in a Recent Wave of Anti-Trans Violence, Calls for More Support for Trans People of Color

Sylvia Rivera Law Project member Kimberly and Membership Director Sasha Alexander speak to Think Progress about the latest wave of anti-trans violence and how it disproportionately affect trans women of color. They also talk about the response of the larger LGBT movement to these tragedies and what supports trans communities of color need at this […]

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