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NYC City Council Passes Changes to NYC Birth Certificate Regulation

This summer, New York City has joined the growing number of states and cities that are creating a third gender marker for individuals who do not identify as either male or female. The proposed law, which passed the subcommittee on September 9, 2018, would create a third non-binary gender marker—an “X”—for New York City birth […]

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SRLP PAC Member Isabella Adler Shares Her Tips For Surviving In Prison as a Trans Woman

For the past two years, Prisoner Advisory Committee member Isabella Adler has been sharing her tips on surviving in prison as a trans woman with SRLP. With the help of Maya Martin-Udry and Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot SRLP was able to combine her tips into a brochure that can be shared anywhere. SRLP shares this guide as […]

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The Fight to Make Medicaid Accessible to TGNC People Continues!

As many SRLP supporters and members know, all transgender and gender non-conforming people in New York State won a huge victory in 2016 for inclusive healthcare when Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled in our favor in the federal class-action Cruz v. Zucker, which was brought in partnership with the Legal Aid Society and Willkie Farr & […]

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Visiting Attica: SRLP attempts to break barriers for our incarcerated loved ones

I visited Attica Correctional Facility on July 12, a hot day even for Western New York. Despite how many times I have seen images of Attica Correctional Facility, the first time approaching it was startling. The facade is a huge wall that wraps around the entire complex almost like a child’s drawing of a castle. […]

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SRLP’s Campaigns are Heating Up!

The weather is heating up and so are the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s campaigns for trans liberation! SRLP is excited to share updates on our work to ensure trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) people have access to healthcare, safety, and freedom from violence. Healthcare Coverage Victory for Non-Binary People Through the work of SRLP […]

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Mobilizing for Workers Rights, Trans Liberation, and Immigrant Justice

On April 24th, a week before May Day, SRLP’s Movement Building Team (MBT) core members engaged in a dialogue around the intersections of immigrant justice and trans justice. We delved into issues around economic justice and access to benefits, the trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community’s lack of access to employment when fighting for workers’ […]

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“Solo tenemos que esperar”: TGNCI Immigrants in Limbo

The immigrant clients of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) know what it is like to wait for a legal determination that will decide their fate, a decision that never comes. They have heard too often, and said too often, “Solo tenemos que esperar” (We just have to wait). Currently, hundreds of thousands of asylum […]

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SRLP Continues to Resist Against Violent Prison Conditions

In February, the NYC Board of Correction released an assessment of the Transgender Housing Unit (the THU) which can be found here.[1] The Board is a nine-person, non-judicial oversight body that regulates, monitors, and inspects the correctional facilities of the City. It is tasked with holding the Department of Corrections accountable for its implementation of […]

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SRLP is Reopening Our Walk-In Legal Clinic on May 24! / SRLP está reabriendo nuestra clínica legal el 24 de mayo!

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) is reopening our legal clinic and intake for name changes, ID updates, shelter and healthcare access, immigration, and other unique legal needs starting Thursday, May 24, 2018! To improve the legal intake experience for our clients, we are changing our walk-in legal clinic to a combination scheduled intake and walk-in […]

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