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SRLP Attends Roundtable Discussion about Homeless LGBTQ Youth in NYC

Kyle Rapiñan, the Director of Survival and Self-Determination, and legal interns, Milo Inglehart and Heather McLinn, attended the recent HRA roundtable discussion and are pleased to report back on the progress that the Human Resources Administration (HRA) is making to address our community’s needs! The Human Resources Administration and Department of Homeless Services Improve Transfers […]

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Tell New York You Support Access to Healthcare!

Last December, a federal judge in Texas blocked protections under the Affordable Care Act from going into effect. The rule would have extended anti-discrimination protections, prohibiting private insurance plans and healthcare entities from discrimination against transgender people and their healthcare needs and abortion-related services. In response to the tireless activists and organizers demanding the protections […]

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SRLP Collective Member Dean Spade Remarks on Trumps Stance on Trans People in the Military

SRLP’s Collective Member Dean Spade talks about Trump’s remarks about trans people in the military on Democracy Now! and the problems with the current debate around trans people in the military.   Trump’s transphobia is disgusting, like his defense budget,” trans activist and scholar Dean Spade wrote yesterday. “The liberation we are working toward requires […]

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SRLP’s Mik Kinkead Talks About Name Changes in Prisons

In Truthout, SRLP’s Director of Prisoner Justice Project Mik Kinkead talks about the difficult processes and expenses involved in name changes for our trans and gender non-conforming clients who are behind bars.     Mik Kinkead, SRLP’s staff attorney and director of its Prisoner Justice Project, is currently working with 30 people on name changes. The […]

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SRLP’s Stefanie Rivera and Kyle Rapiñan Comments on Trumpcare

In Autostraddle, SRLP’s Director of Client Services Stefanie Rivera and Director of Survival and Self-Determination Kyle Rapiñan comment on the effect of Trumpcare on trans people.     In a joint email statement to Autostraddle, Rapiñan and Rivera wrote, “For people who are immigrants, of color, poor and who don’t have higher educations, it is […]

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Updates from SRLP’s Movement Building Team

The Movement Building Team (MBT) at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project has been busy the last few months working to advocate for the rights of trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) people! In April, we were part of organizing and facilitating the Manhattan Trans Forum, along with lots of amazing community partners. This trans-led organizing […]

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Housing Recommendations from the Manhattan Trans Forum

On April 27, 2017, trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community members, partners, and allies came together at GMHC to address the needs of the TGNC community. Among the many disparities faced by TGNC people, housing has always been a system that our community has struggled with. Broken systems and non-acceptance from our own people and […]

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Call for art submissions!

***Art submission form is Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – see below for more details *** The Sylvia Rivera Law Project needs your support! Keep SRLP’s free legal services and movement building work going strong by donating artwork to our annual art benefit, Small Works for Big Change. All proceeds from our art sales go directly towards supporting our community […]

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