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SRLP and our allies take action at NY Health Summit, calling for end to healthcare discrimination for trans & gender non conforming people

  Today, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project staged a direct action at New York’s Population Health Summit, an educational public health event held by Health Commissioner Nirav. R. Shah. We calling on Commissioner Shah to create safe and affordable healthcare for trans and gender non conforming people.  In order for this to happen, we demand the immediate repeal […]

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Thousands call on Governor Cuomo and Commissioner Shah to end healthcare discrimination!

Since SRLP launched our healthcare campaign just over a week ago, thousands of people have joined the call to action for safe and affordable healthcare for trans people!  Join us by signing the petition and sharing the call to action at “Health care for trans folks isn’t special care. Whether prescribing estrogen for women […]

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Al Jazeera America covers SRLP healthcare campaign

Since SRLP launched our campaign for safe and affordable healthcare in New York nearly 2,000 people have signed the petition calling on Governor Cuomo and NYS Health Com. Shah to repeal Medicaid’s discriminatory regulation that prevents trans and gender non conforming people from accessing healthcare.  Thank you for your support! This past week Al Jazeera America interviewed […]

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Alisha Williams passes New York State Bar!

After having passed both New Jersey Pennsylvania bars Alisha Williams, Prisoner Justice Project director, went on to take the New York State bar and found out today that she passed! This is great news for SRLP and our community because it allows Alisha to represent incarcerated members and members of the Prison Advisory Committee in […]

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SRLP director of immigrant justice Pooja Gehi presenting at ‘Echoes of Ghadar’ Conference!

  Organized by South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI), the Echoes of Ghadar convergence aims to revive the often forgotten history of the Ghadar movement, through: a celebration of music, films, and conversations among grassroots activists from South Asia and the U.S.. These activities will provide grassroots activists with a unique opportunity to learn from the history of […]

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