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What else happened when GENDA passed the Senate on Tuesday

Multiple LGBT organizations, including ones who are staffed by and do work for transgender and gender non-conforming people, are celebrating as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) finally passed the New York Senate. At the same time that GENDA passed, SRLP members had joined with with the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) to […]

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Office of Personnel Management’s Gender Guidance Change

Recently, the federal Office of Personnel Management (“OMP”) released a guidance change that, once again, attacks the rights of transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (“TGNCI”) individuals. This policy change eliminates protections, formulated under the Obama administration, that explicitly prohibit federal employers from discriminating on the basis of gender identity and expression in the workplace. In […]

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SRLP Testimonies on NYS and NYC healthcare: TGNC People in Prisons and Jails Should Not Be Left out of the Healthcare Conversation

Since the memo from federal Health and Human Services was leaked last month to the New York Times the issues affecting healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming people (TGNC people) have been constantly featured in media outlets. What has consistently not been covered, however, are the many ways in which healthcare fails to adequately cover our TGNCI […]

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New Museum Guided Tour of “Resources for Resistance”

by Kimberly Mckenzie In collaboration with Chris Vargas exploration of the memorialization of the 1969 Stonewall riots, SRLP collaborated with the New Museum over the summer to showcase the ways our communities are historically impacted by criminalization and systemic oppression. Resources for Resistance provides an active workspace and library at the New Museum to center […]

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Sasha at Memo Rally

The Trump Memo – What You Need to Know

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy (@immissmajor): Heard about the latest attack on our community. Remember: we’re stronger together. Don’t run and hide. We have to be more visible and unified than ever! For more information please attend our Know Your Rights and Organizing Session on Friday, November 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm at SRLP. What happened? On Sunday, the New […]

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Voices from the THU: Brooke’s Essay on the Brooklyn Detention Center

SRLP is honored to share the following essay written by Brooke during our recent class at the Transgender Housing Unit of the NYC jails. This is a unit within the Rose M. Singer Women’s Jail which specifically houses transgender women. As it was SRLP’s first class since the THU moved from a men’s jail to […]

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Egypt Rochelle Dior Joins SRLP as Movement Building Team Intern

SRLP welcomes Egypt Rochelle Dior, our new Movement Building Team intern. Egypt Rochelle Dior was born on September 6, 1982. As a product of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, her survival skills were inevitable…as an ex-gang member and a Transwoman of color, her survival are constantly tested. Egypt is a member and current intern at the Sylvia […]

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Last Walk-in Legal Intake for 2018: November 1st ¡La última clínica legal de 2018: 1 de noviembre!

Dear all, SRLP has free legal intake every Thursday from 1:30 – 4:30 pm for a variety of legal issues for the transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex community who are low-income and/or people of color. Please be advised, the last day of legal intake for the year will be November 1, 2018. There will be […]

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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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