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Black trans love is revolutionary: SRLP’s Sasha Alexander and their wife Olympia Perez speaks on NBC News

Love is indeed a revolutionary act when you are black and transgender. In this powerful and healing clip on NBC News titled Living Color: Love is Revolutionary When You’re Black and Transgender, SRLP’s Sasha Alexander and their wife and SRLP movement organizer Olympia Perez speak about loving and finding strength in each other amidst a […]

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SRLP’s remarks on PREA at the Board of Correction’s monthly meeting

On May 12th, advocates from SRLP attended the monthly meeting of the Board of Correction – the body charged with monitoring all city correctional facilities – and spoke in favor of the Board adopting Rules enforcing compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act for the city jails. SRLP went further than the PREA standards and […]

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SRLP’s Sasha Alexander spoke of the necessity of trans healthcare access for survival in CBS article

SRLP’s Director of Membership Sasha Alexander was interviewed in a CBS article regarding Caitlyn Jenner’s surgery. While much of the media’s focus on Caitlyn Jenner’s transition has been sensationalistic, Sasha used this opportunity of wide media coverage to draw attention to the diversity of trans experiences, the lack of access to trans healthcare due to discrimination and institutionalized barriers, and the […]

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Brazen Saddles: Riding Across the Country for SRLP!

We are Erin Hansen, Nora Hirozawa, Jesse Montgomery & Max Rivlin-Nadler, and we are taking a real long bike trip! Why are we doing this? Many reasons! To have fun, be together, see new parts of the country, meet new people, experience the outdoors, use our bodies in an empowering way…the list goes on. We each have slightly different motivations […]

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Immigrations is an LGBTQ Issue: Stop the Deportations

Join SRLP in the #Not1More Campaign to Stop Deportations!

Sign this petition to call on President Obama to sign an Executive Order to stop deportations! Join SRLP, Southerners on New Ground, and the Transgender Law Center to fight back against mass deportations! Come to SRLP for a Know Your Rights workshop on immigration tomorrow night from 7-8:30 PM at the SRLP office! Click here […]

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Jueves 4/17: Orientación para miembros nuevos seguido por un taller “Conoce Tus Derechos”!

¿Lo sabías? El N.Y.P.D. le envia huellas digitales al Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas. Significa que comunidades de inmigrantes, que ya son vulnerables a vigilancia policial, ahora son aún más susceptibles a estar puestos en autos de deportación. Aprendemos junt@s para resistir junt@s! Aprende tus derechos para proteger tus familias, tus comunidades, y […]

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