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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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Last chance to make noise for trans healthcare to the Feds!

This is a call to action to support trans health! Tonight, comments are due at 11:59 pm on a new proposed rule from the federal housing agency, HUD (Housing and Urban Development) for a change in regulations regarding “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity (Equal Access Rule)“. Our communities […]

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NYC Commission on Human Rights Announces Stronger Protections for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People

Yesterday, the NYC Commission on Human Rights announced their commitment to strengthen protections for trans and gender non-conforming people under the NYC Human Rights Law through the release of clearer guidelines. As mentioned in the press release below  “…discrimination based on gender identity and expression has been illegal under the City’s law since 2002, previous […]

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Trans Health Care Now Campaign Part 2. – Implementation and Updates

Trans Health Care Now Campaign Part 2. – Implementation and Updates In response to litigation filed in federal court in Manhattan by Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Legal Aid Society, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, the New York Department of Health amended a state regulation to provide Medicaid coverage for certain surgeries and procedures for […]

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Poster created by SRLP Movement Building Team member Olympia Perez at rally for black trans women held in Brooklyn.

Celebrating Islan, Honoring Keisha, Remembering Jennifer: Anti-Trans Violence is a Public Health Issue

  As a young black trans person, I live afraid that I and those I love will have to live and die with fear, discrimination, and violence. Sometimes I find it difficult to find peace for those we loved and ourselves in a world where we see beautiful progress along with continued vicious attacks. Today, […]

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Statement on Rentboy Raid: Criminalization is Economic, Racial, and Gender-based Violence.

  The Sylvia Rivera Law Project stands in solidarity with our sister organizations and allies against the criminalization of immigrants, LGB, trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people (TGNCI), low-income people, differently-abled folks, sex workers, currently and formerly incarcerated people, and people of color. From the recent federal raid on Rentboy to practices like arresting folks […]

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