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Press Release: Class Action Lawsuit Against New York Dept. of Health on Behalf of Transgender New Yorkers Proceeds

Judge Jed S. Rakoff issues decision denying the State’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit calling for an end to continued exclusions for some transgender-related health care treatments by New York Medicaid. NEW YORK, NY, July 31, 2015 – On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York issued an […]

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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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Zahyr and Mik

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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trans healthcare celebration jan 30 2015

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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New SRLP Resource on Trans People and Municipal ID (IDNYC) in New York City

In 2014 it was announced that New York City would begin to offer IDNYC, a Municipal ID card, thanks to the collaborative work of SRLP, Make the Road, NYLAG, and the Urban Justice Center, among many other community-based organizations. Below are some questions and answers about the IDNYC Municipal ID program. Check out SRLP’s new IDNYC […]

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