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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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