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SRLP Wishes Sylvia Rivera a Happy Birthday!

Trans warrior and SRLP’s namesake Sylvia Rivera would have been 63 years old today! I am moved and inspired by the life and length of time Sylvia Rivera dedicated to fermenting revolutionary change and generating self determination. She did this before, during and after the Stonewall rebellion. She co-created Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) after […]

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SRLP Demands #JusticeForJane Because No One Is Disposable!

(This post is cross-posted from Reina’s blog Today marks the 51st day that Jane Doe, a 16 year old trans girl of color, has been incarcerated in an adult prison in Connecticut even though she has not been convicted of any crime and has no criminal charges against her.  She has spent most of […]

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SRLP’s Gabriel Foster, Chase Strangio and Bali White honored by the Trans 100!

Today the Trans 100 released its annual list advocates who have made outstanding contributions to the trans community.  The honorees this year included SRLP’s Outreach Director Gabriel Foster, former SRLP attorney Chase Strangio and former collective member Bali White. Congrats Gabriel, Chase and Bali! Check out the full list by visiting       […]

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Sylvia Rivera Law Project outraged by death of Jerome Murdough

As an organization SRLP works tirelessly with & on behalf of incarcerated New Yorkers, particularly with trans and gender non conforming New Yorkers who have psychiatric disabilities. Many of the people we work with are currently incarcerated on Rikers Island.  So today we were outraged to hear about the tragic death of Jerome Murdough who died […]

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CeCe McDonald visits Sylvia Rivera Law Project and introduces the newest edition of our Prisoner Advisory Committee publication In Solidarity!

  During CeCe’s recent media tour in New York City she stopped by the office and celebrated the latest version of SRLP’s In Solidarity publication written with and for incarcerated community members here in New York State. This issue features writing by Janet Mock, a 1970 interview between Sylvia Rivera and a trans person incarcerated […]

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Thank you for making the 9th annual Small Works 4 Big Change a success!

  What an amazing night it was with everyone celebrating our commitment to trans liberation and building an organization that works for the survival of trans and gender non conforming communities. The funds raised make it possible for us to provide free direct legal services, skill building trainings for service providers and community members, and […]

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Reina Gossett SWBC 2014 host

Register today for Small Works for Big Change and I’ll see you Saturday!

On Saturday, I’ll be joining Tiq Milan as a co-host of SRLP’s 9th Annual Small Works for Big Change, an art benefit featuring the work of members of SRLP’s Prisoner Advisory Committee. If you haven’t already, please register to attend the free event on Saturday and make a donation if you can! Visit As […]

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