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Egypt Rochelle Dior Joins SRLP as Movement Building Team Intern

SRLP welcomes Egypt Rochelle Dior, our new Movement Building Team intern. Egypt Rochelle Dior was born on September 6, 1982. As a product of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, her survival skills were inevitable…as an ex-gang member and a Transwoman of color, her survival are constantly tested. Egypt is a member and current intern at the Sylvia […]

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Mobilizing for Workers Rights, Trans Liberation, and Immigrant Justice

On April 24th, a week before May Day, SRLP’s Movement Building Team (MBT) core members engaged in a dialogue around the intersections of immigrant justice and trans justice. We delved into issues around economic justice and access to benefits, the trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community’s lack of access to employment when fighting for workers’ […]

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Trans Forums Coalition: From Struggles to Solutions: How We Got Here

In July 2015, the Anti-Violence Project, Make the Road New York, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Audre Lorde Project, the LGBT Center, and GMHC (along with local Bronx-based LGBT organizations and allies) with support from then City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council member Ritchie Torres, and the LGBT caucus of the City Council held […]

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SRLP Shelter Organizing Team Members and Staff Testify at NYC Council Budget Hearing on General Welfare

Every year in New York City, both the Mayor and City Council go through a budgeting process. During this process, city agencies and the public testify on various issues, such as policing, education, healthcare, housing, and immigration. By providing testimony about our experiences, we can use our stories to impact policy, funding, and services available […]

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Call to Action: Support Trans and Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers at NYC Budget Hearing Next Week

On Tuesday, March 27th, at 10:00 am, the New York City Council is holding an NYC Council Budget and Oversight Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 Preliminary Budget for the Human Resources Administration, Department of Social Services, and Department of Homeless Services. Come out to City Hall at 3:00 pm for the Public Hearing and […]

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“What’s Up with Trans Healthcare” Town Hall

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is re-launching our Trans Health Campaign to address the many problems, concerns, and issues that trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) New Yorkers have had to face. Our goal is continue to mobilize, educate, and support our communities in putting pressure on the institutions and policymakers who are impacting our […]

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Tell New York to Remove Barriers to Gender-Affirming Healthcare

In spite of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s victory in ensuring healthcare access for low-income trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) New Yorkers, and Governor Cuomo’s directive that private insurers allow gender-affirming care, many members of our community continue face barriers to care. From wrongful denials of coverage to red tape to outdated, transphobic policies […]

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Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People Have a #righttoknow Who is Targeting and Policing Us

  “I felt liberated and inspired with SRLP, to see people from all walks of life come together to fight for the same cause, for people of color and immigrants to get a bill passed. Pass the Right to Know Act! Today was phenomenal. I have lots of love.” – Terri (Movement Building Team member). […]

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MBT Heads to Staten Island: Co-Organizing Borough-Specific Forums to Address the Needs of TGNC New Yorkers

For more than two years, SRLP has been involved a trans-led coalition with the NYC Anti-Violence Project, the LGBT Center, Make The Road New York, Translatina Network, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), The Audre Lorde Project, and the New York City Council to host and organize forums in each of the five boroughs, addressing the needs of […]

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