Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) is reopening our legal clinic and intake for name changes, ID updates, shelter and healthcare access, immigration, and other unique legal needs starting Thursday, May 24, 2018! To improve the legal intake experience for our clients, we are changing our walk-in legal clinic to a combination scheduled intake and walk-in […]
Author Archive | Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Dean Spade, Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s founder and member of our collective, wrote In In These Times about the ways in which the justification for expanding the carceral state and perpetuation of systemic racism is couched in progressive language. The push for new jails in Seattle in the name of racial justice and prison reform reveals why […]
The following essay was written by one SRLP’s PAC members while she was held in the Transgender Housing Unit (THU) of the NYC jails. This essay was inspired by an article on Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson and their legacy of resistance. – Mik I am a 34 year-old Puerto Rican trans woman named […]
Below is an essay from PAC member and It’s War in Here Advisory Committee member Terrianna Witherspoon. Terrianna is a longtime advocate for all trans people and she has contributed enormously to SRLP over the years. We are excited to share her very important essay on issues faced by trans people in prison. – Mik […]
The following submissions were written by some of our PAC members while they were inside the Transgender Housing Unit of the NYC jails. SRLP teaches classes in this unit twice a month. Sometimes members ask us to share their writings or drawings from the unit. Below are two submissions from recent classes. – Mik […]
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In this article on Medium, Mik Kinkead was quoted on the sexual abuse that trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people experience behind bars. Mik Kinkead of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, which provides free legal services to trans people behind bars, worked with more than 20 trans people in the city’s jails in 2017. All […]
As an organization that centers the voices of transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) people of color in the fight for liberation, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project holds a deep commitment to the legacies of revolutionaries like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. For over four years, Reina Gossett served as SRLP’s Director of Membership. […]
In this Teen Vogue article about Caitlyn Jenner’s Response to Trump, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project is mentioned as one of several trans advocacy group doing the work to improve the lives of trans people. Read more about this here.
Allure recommends the Sylvia Rivera Law Project as one of four organizations to donate to support trans and gender non-binary people. Read more about this here