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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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How Politicians Are Using Faux Progressive Arguments to Lock Up Young People

Dean Spade, Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s founder and member of our collective, wrote In In These Times about the ways in which the justification for expanding the carceral state and perpetuation of systemic racism is couched in progressive language. The push for new jails in Seattle in the name of racial justice and prison reform reveals why […]

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Celebrating the Release of “In Solidarity”!

With much excitement, SRLP presents the digital release of “In Solidarity”! “In Solidarity” is SRLP’s bi-annual newsletter that is created and informed by our Prison Advisory Committee. A collection of artwork, poems, and writings, it is one of the many ways SRLP continues to uplift the voices of TGNC communities and our incarcerated members to […]

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Trans Forums Coalition: From Struggles to Solutions: How We Got Here

In July 2015, the Anti-Violence Project, Make the Road New York, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Audre Lorde Project, the LGBT Center, and GMHC (along with local Bronx-based LGBT organizations and allies) with support from then City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council member Ritchie Torres, and the LGBT caucus of the City Council held […]

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SRLP Shelter Organizing Team Members and Staff Testify at NYC Council Budget Hearing on General Welfare

Every year in New York City, both the Mayor and City Council go through a budgeting process. During this process, city agencies and the public testify on various issues, such as policing, education, healthcare, housing, and immigration. By providing testimony about our experiences, we can use our stories to impact policy, funding, and services available […]

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“This is My Body, This is My Health” – A Recap of Part 2 of our What’s Up with Trans Healthcare? Town Hall Series

As part of the relaunch of our trans health campaign, our ongoing series of community meetings on transgender healthcare continued on Thursday, March 8, culminating in an evening of conversations around solidarity, accountability, and liberation. During the event, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) collaborated with GMHC, along with various healthcare providers and advocates around […]

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