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Stories from Shelter Organizing #DHSIsAMess

In the fall of 2018, SRLP launched our Shelter Organizing Campaign to support the safety of trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people in the New York City shelter system. Low-income TGNC people and TGNC people of color receiving services from the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and who are in need of re-entry services, housing […]

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SRLP’s Response to the Trump Administration’s Erasure of TGNC People’s Healthcare Needs from Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

This week, we remembered and mourned the death of Layleen Polanco, an afro latinx trans woman, who died in NYC Department of Corrections custody last June. Nearly a year after her passing, our city announced that it would not hold anyone accountable for the negligence that led to her preventable death in solitary confinement.  As […]

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Announcing SRLP microgrants! Apply by July 8, 2020

SRLP is responding to the urgent needs of our community during this unprecedented moment by establishing a micro-grants committee to address systemic barriers for the survival and self-determination of our community. Community members are invited to click on the links below to apply: Financial Relief for Self-Determination – providing one-time financial assistance (check or paypal) […]

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SRLP & TGNCNBI Task Force call on leaders for mass release from jails & prisons during COVID-19

SRLP joins with 36 organizations and members of NYC’s appointed TGNCNBI Task Force calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Manhattan DA Cy Vance, Bronx DA Darrel Clark, Queens DA Melinda Katz and Staten Island DA Michael McMahon to recognize medical, […]

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SRLP lamenta la pérdida de Layla Peláez y Serena Angelique Velázquez / SRLP mourns the loss of Layla Peláez and Serena Angelique Velázquez

  Lo que esto me hace decir. Es que tenemos que hacer nuestro propio camino y abrir el camino por delante de nosotras sin mirar hacia tras. Hacer pasos para las personas TGNCI, que vienen detrás de nosotras. El tiempo no espera por nadie. Tenemos que hacer entender a la sociedad que como personas trans […]

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Honrando la vida y el liderazgo de Lorena Borjas

For English, click here. Querida comunidad amada, Escribimos con gran pesar y profundo cuidado para todos en nuestras comunidades que están sufriendo tanto dolor mientras se cuidan el uno al otro. Lorena Borjas, una líder visionaria de nuestros movimientos, falleció el lunes 30 de marzo debido a complicaciones relacionadas con COVID-19. Sylvia Rivera Law Project, […]

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