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The fight for trans-inclusive healthcare continues!

On Friday June 26, the Christopher Street Pier was alive with trans* and gender non-conforming advocates, community members, survivors, and organizers rallying with the Audre Lorde Project’s TransJustice demanding an end to state violence in detention centers, prisons, and psychiatric hospitals at the hands of police and other state actors. We were demanding that the […]

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SRLP’s recommendations to the Board of Corrections on PREA

One of SRLP’s mission is to fight the violence our communities experience, which requires resisting against the Prison Industrial Complex. Part of this process involves addressing and mitigating some of the most harmful effects of institutional violence experienced by those who are incarcerated. Recently our staff attorney and Director of Prisoner Justice Project, Mik Kinkead, […]

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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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HRA Now Issuing Common Benefit Identification Cards WITHOUT gender marker!!

Most New Yorkers will know CBIC’s (pictured below) as their benefits or food stamps cards. The Human Resources Administration (HRA) has undergone a policy change allowing them to issue CBIC’s (Common Benefit Identification Cards) without gender markers on them. CBIC’s are commonly used to access services like (TANF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, and […]

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SRLP’s legal team breaks down what the new Medicaid regulations mean

Many people – ourselves included – have expressed confusion, irritation, and disappointment at the lack of substantive change in the rules that govern Medicaid coverage for low-income trans people following our 10-year struggle to end the blanket ban on trans healthcare. Mik Kinkead and I, two of SRLP’s legal advocates, have gone through the regulation […]

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NO ONE IS DISPOSABLE: Stop NY from limiting visits with people in prison!

Advocates have been rallying against NYC Mayor de Blasio’s proposed changes to visiting conditions on Riker’s Island. While incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, their loved ones, and advocates have been able to push for many important changes at Riker’s, these new changes almost “snuck in” amidst the better news. These proposed regulations aim to reduce violence […]

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Today 4/22: SRLP at #HALTSolitaryConfinement advocacy day in Albany, NY

Today, April 22, SRLP’s Prisoner Justice Project Director Mik Kinkead and Outreach Director Juana Peralta are in Albany at the #HALTSolitaryConfinement Advocacy Day with NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement advocating to end the use of solitary confinement and other forms of extreme isolation in NY prison and jails.   Over 3,800 people are in […]

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SRLP’s new Prisoner Justice Project Director, Mik Kinkead

It is an honor and a privilege to say hello to you as SRLP’s new Prisoner Justice Project Director. Since I first became involved in 2008, working with SRLP collective members, staff, and clients has helped me deepen my understanding that liberation is a process powerfully led by members of our community who are most […]

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Tell the Dept. of Health we need trans healthcare for ALL

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, and GLOBE: The LGBTQ Justice Organization of Make the Road New York are celebrating New York State’s proposed Medicaid regulation as an important step towards safe and affirming healthcare for all trans people. But we still have work to do. We need to push for real access to […]

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