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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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SRLP Celebrates Cece McDonald’s Release from Prison and the Organizing that Made It Possible

SRLP Statement on Cece McDonald’s Release from Prison This week, The Sylvia Rivera Law Project celebrates the release of CeCe McDonald from more than a year of unjust incarceration. Imprisoned for defending herself against a vicious hate crime in June 2011 where she and her friends were attacked by a group of men and women […]

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SRLP’s Reina Gossett talks to ABC News about queer identity, Sylvia Rivera

SRLP Membership Director Reina Gossett spoke to ABC News about why she identifies as queer. Reina Gossett, a 30-year-old transgender woman who identifies as “queer,” said the term is “political” and has a “legacy of resistance.” “There is a long history of people who identified on the margins of culture,” she said. “It’s about naming […]

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SRLP’s Reina Gossett talks trans people in the media with Laverne Cox, Kye Allums and Tiq Milan

Reina Gossett, SRLP’s membership director, Laverne Cox and Kye Allums spoke on a panel about trans people in the media moderated by Tiq Milan. Growing Visibility: Transgender People in the Media was held on September 25, 2013, in New York City.   “Historical erasure of trans people, specifically trans people of color, trans people with […]

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SRLP continues fight against sexual assault in detention.

In coalition with other groups, on April 4, 2011, SRLP submitted comments to regulations that  would implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).  We urge  the Attorney General to make certain important changes to the proposed regulations to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and gender  nonconforming people in various forms of detention including prisons […]

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Big News!!! The State Department has removed the surgery requirement for passport gender marker changes. Starting June 10, “when a passport applicant presents a certification from an attending medical physician that the applicant has undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition, the passport will reflect the new gender.” (see the full announcement here) SRLP has […]

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Prisons As A Tool For Reproductive Oppression: Cross-Movement Strategies For Gender Justice

Remarks of Gabriel Arkles from Sylvia Rivera Law Project on panel at CR10 September 27, 2008 Whether they are about healthcare, placement, showers, or any number of other issues, prison policies and practices for trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming people are never about promoting anyone’s safety, health, dignity, well-being, or self-determination. Rather, they serve other […]

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