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“INCARCERATED PEOPLE CAN’T BREATHE”

We need you. The criminalization and violence against low-income/trans/communities of color like the murders of Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Mike Brown, and Gizzy Fowler are felt by our communities on the inside. The brutality of state and police harassment is directly connected to the prison industrial complex and its expansion. Please READ and SIGN Jails Action Coalition’s […]

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Take a Two Minute Action for Trans Lives!

Trans people born in New York City still can’t update our birth certificates to reflect our gender without undergoing invasive and often inaccessible surgeries. Without this change to our ID documents, trans people can face serious obstacles in accessing employment, housing, and basic services. Having documentation that doesn’t match our gender can often trigger bias, harassment, discrimination, or […]

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May 15: SRLP’s Direct Action to Demand an End to Medicaid Ban on Transgender Healthcare

This morning, members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project participated in a direct action at HX Refactored, a health care conference in New York City, attended by the new NY State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. We went to stop business as usual at the Department of Health. 16 years of transgender exclusion from medically […]

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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! http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/10129 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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SRLP and our allies take action at NY Health Summit, calling for end to healthcare discrimination for trans & gender non conforming people

  Today, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project staged a direct action at New York’s Population Health Summit, an educational public health event held by Health Commissioner Nirav. R. Shah. We calling on Commissioner Shah to create safe and affordable healthcare for trans and gender non conforming people.  In order for this to happen, we demand the immediate repeal […]

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Thousands call on Governor Cuomo and Commissioner Shah to end healthcare discrimination!

Since SRLP launched our healthcare campaign just over a week ago, thousands of people have joined the call to action for safe and affordable healthcare for trans people!  Join us by signing the petition and sharing the call to action at http://www.srlp.org/healthcare “Health care for trans folks isn’t special care. Whether prescribing estrogen for women […]

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Alisha Williams passes New York State Bar!

After having passed both New Jersey Pennsylvania bars Alisha Williams, Prisoner Justice Project director, went on to take the New York State bar and found out today that she passed! This is great news for SRLP and our community because it allows Alisha to represent incarcerated members and members of the Prison Advisory Committee in […]

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LGBTQ Organizations Urge NYC Council to Override Mayor Bloomberg’s Opposition to Ban Discriminatory NYPD Profiling

From Streetwise & Safe and the New York City Anti-Violence Project, for more info check out the Streetwise & Safe post here! — Dear New York City Council, We commend the New York City Council for leading the way toward putting an end to discriminatory policing of all of our communities by passing a comprehensive […]

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