Action: SRLP’s Shelter Organizing Team is calling on our communities to help us participate in a direct action on Halloween to let DHS know that TGNC people are unsafe and continue to experience violence in the shelter system. We will not let them forget about it. When: Halloween Day, 10/31 from noon onward throughout the […]
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Call to Action: Support Trans and Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers at NYC Budget Hearing Next Week
On Tuesday, March 27th, at 10:00 am, the New York City Council is holding an NYC Council Budget and Oversight Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 Preliminary Budget for the Human Resources Administration, Department of Social Services, and Department of Homeless Services. Come out to City Hall at 3:00 pm for the Public Hearing and […]
SRLP Signs On to Letter Demanding End to ICE Arrests/SRLP Firma Una Carta Exigiendo El Fin de las Detenciones de ICE
Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) defiantly joins the nearly two thousand organizations and individuals who have spoken out against the arrests and deportations of visible, courageous activists and organizers in the immigrant rights movement by signing on to a letter to the secretary of DHS condemning the targeting of immigrant rights leaders and individuals associated […]
Tell New York to Remove Barriers to Gender-Affirming Healthcare
In spite of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s victory in ensuring healthcare access for low-income trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) New Yorkers, and Governor Cuomo’s directive that private insurers allow gender-affirming care, many members of our community continue face barriers to care. From wrongful denials of coverage to red tape to outdated, transphobic policies […]
Tell New York You Support Access to Healthcare!
Last December, a federal judge in Texas blocked protections under the Affordable Care Act from going into effect. The rule would have extended anti-discrimination protections, prohibiting private insurance plans and healthcare entities from discrimination against transgender people and their healthcare needs and abortion-related services. In response to the tireless activists and organizers demanding the protections […]
SRLP Seeks to HALT Isolated Confinement in New York State Prisons
Members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project are getting ready to join thousands of New Yorkers in the push to end the use of isolated confinement in New York State prisons. On May 2, members of SRLP and the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) will be in Albany meeting with legislators and assemblymembers on […]
Navigating Violence, Reframing Trans Health
“I go by what I feel. What my spirits tell me, I’m following” – Sylvia Rivera (Queens in Exile) Trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) communities are resilient but everyday our folks are up against trauma, stress, and anxiety – what kind of transformation will it take to make sure trans people have access to […]
Tell the American Bar Association to End Its Attack on Disabled People
In the past month, the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation announced a “roundtable” on the Americans with Disabilities Act that would focus on so-called “drive-by ADA lawsuits.” The American Bar Association is one of the largest membership organizations for lawyers in the United States and claims to be committed to “defending liberty, […]
Submit Comments to Strengthen Healthcare for Transgender New Yorkers!
As we let you know earlier this month, transgender New Yorkers who use Medicaid received tremendous life-affirming news in the last ruling in the Cruz v. Zucker case. This is a case that SRLP and our allies at the Legal Aid Society and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLC brought to challenge the decades long ban […]
Voices Raised Against All Forms of Violence in the NYC Jails!
In what plans to be a very revealing open hearing this Monday, November 14, the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services will hear reports on the implementation of the Nuñez settlement in the City jails. The case Nuñez v. City of New York et. al., is a class action lawsuit that challenged the use […]