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Author Archive | Sasha Alexander, SRLP Director of Membership

“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 From wrongful denials of coverage to red tape to outdated, transphobic policies […]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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Updates from SRLP’s Movement Building Team

The Movement Building Team (MBT) at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project has been busy the last few months working to advocate for the rights of trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) people! In April, we were part of organizing and facilitating the Manhattan Trans Forum, along with lots of amazing community partners. This trans-led organizing […]

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Transformation from the Inside Out: SRLP Attends the Women’s Building Opening

  Yesterday, SRLP Members and Staff attended the Women’s Building opening, “Transformation from the Inside Out”, at the former Bayview Women’s Correctional Facility in NYC, hosted by the Women and Justice Project. This historic opening symbolizes the importance of abolishing prisons and jails everywhere – the Bayview Facility opened in 1978, driven by racist War […]

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Celebrating New SRLP Workshops and Thought Leadership Around Reproductive Justice, Healthcare, and Housing

Part of SRLP’s legacy has been framing trans and gender justice language and strategy and organizing for our survival through our lense of abolition, transformation, and intersectional justice! Read more about new workshops from SRLP’s Movement Building Team and see photos from our recent presentation of these workshops and more at In Our Own Voices’ […]

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SRLP Launches TRANSFORM, a New Holistic Leadership Development Program

SRLP is proud to announce the launch of our new holistic leadership development fellowship, TRANSFORM! TRANSFORM is a bi-annual two-month transformative justice program, building skills and relationships necessary for trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) people to thrive. TRANSFORM is centered on deepening individual, interpersonal, and team training skills such as: communication, leadership, facilitation, and […]

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