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SRLP’s Mik Kinkead Talks About Name Changes in Prisons

In Truthout, SRLP’s Director of Prisoner Justice Project Mik Kinkead talks about the difficult processes and expenses involved in name changes for our trans and gender non-conforming clients who are behind bars.     Mik Kinkead, SRLP’s staff attorney and director of its Prisoner Justice Project, is currently working with 30 people on name changes. The […]

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SRLP’s Stefanie Rivera and Kyle Rapiñan Comments on Trumpcare

In Autostraddle, SRLP’s Director of Client Services Stefanie Rivera and Director of Survival and Self-Determination Kyle Rapiñan comment on the effect of Trumpcare on trans people.     In a joint email statement to Autostraddle, Rapiñan and Rivera wrote, “For people who are immigrants, of color, poor and who don’t have higher educations, it is […]

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Call for art submissions!

Art submission is closed as of 9/3. Due to the limited size of our venue, we could not take additional art pieces if you have not submitted an artwork by the deadline. Stay in tune for next year’s Small Works for Big Change!   ***Art submission form is due on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – see […]

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SRLP’s Anaylsis of Trans Criminalization Mentioned on WBAI’s On the Count

On the Count is a radio show on WBAI produced by formerly incarcerated people and focuses on politics, activism, and analyses of the criminal justice system. This episode gave a shout-out to SRLP, including reading parts of SRLP’s analysis of trans criminalization. SRLP’s Movement Building Team member Xena Grandichelli is among those interviewed during this episode. This […]

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SRLP Comments on Agender Ruling in Oregon

  A handful of organizations serving transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex people told NBC News that no U.S. court has ever granted a legally genderless status before. SRLP’s Director of Self-Determination, Kyle Rapiñan, comments on the ruling. “This is the first time that Sylvia Rivera Law Project has heard about this, and we applaud the court […]

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SRLP’s Sei Young Pyo Speaks to Complex Magazine on the Limits of DACA for TGNCI Immigrants

SRLP’s Director of Immigrant Justice Project, Sei Young Pyo, explains how the benefits of DACA is beyond the reach of many TGNCI immigrants. “DACA is not at all a program that helps what I would say are the most vulnerable of the very vulnerable population of undocumented youth,” explained Sei Young Pyo, who provides legal […]

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Resourcing Our Communities is Resistance

Resourcing Our Communities is Resistance

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is committed to growing the ability of trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex community members who are people of color and low-income to advocate for themselves and better navigate state systems that are designed to marginalize and divide us. To assist our folks and their allies, we are pleased to release […]

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15 Systematic Policies and Legal Rules That SRLP Helped Change

It’s been almost 15 years since SRLP was founded as a multi-racial, trans-led collective organization working for economic, racial, and gender justice. You might not know that over the last 15 years SRLP has worked to win the following important victories: Morrill v. Morrill, establishing a transgender parent’s right to visit her children. Doe v. […]

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