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Open call for art submissions!

***Art submission form is due by Friday, February 14 – see below for more details *** The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is delighted to uplift the artistry of our community and allies! Support our transformative work in movements for trans liberation rooted in racial & economic justice by donating artwork to our storied art benefit, Small […]

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SRLP releases our 2020 Prisoner Advisory Committee calendar

Dear Beloved Community, As we approach the end of a decade, we at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project are reflecting on our“What Would be Possible” campaign, as we envision our collective work for trans liberation centered in racial and economic justice and continue our work to uplift and bring visibility to the voices of our Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC). […]

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SRLP welcomes Lacey Lynch, Director of Development & Finance

Lacey Lynch returns to the SRLP collective in her new role bringing deep experience as a compassionate leader and a fundraiser with bold vision for growing our sustainability. Lacey Lynch, she/her As a native New Yorker and community member who established roots in the South, Lacey saw first-hand how vital obtaining self-affirming IDs are to […]

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SRLP Director of Outreach & Community Engagement Kimberly McKenzie Joins BOC Task Force

As announced on October 1, 2019, Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Director of Outreach & Community Engagement Kimberly McKenzie has been appointed to a new task force on issues faced by transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary people and/or intersex people in New York City jails.  NYC Council passed a law requiring the city Board of Correction convene […]

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SRLP community members stand up for their right to safe and adequate healthcare

By Sam Barack, SRLP Summer Policy Intern Earlier this summer, the Trump Administration levied yet another attack against the TGNCI (transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex) community by attempting to roll back important nondiscrimination protections for TGNCI people in healthcare. As members of the TGNCI community, we know all too well the ways that harassment, discrimination, and […]

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Our existence is resistance! The Sylvia Rivera Law Project at the Translatinx March 2019

By Diana Moreno and Miranda Zapata on Jul 24, 2019 Haga clic aquí para leer esta publicación en español. “At the march, we are fighting for all the people. For those who can go and those who cannot go. For those who were given authorization at work and for those who were not; for those […]

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¡Nuestra existencia, es resistencia! El Silvia Rivera Law Project en la Marcha Translatinx 2019

Por Diana Moreno y Miranda Zapata en Jul 24, 2019 Click here to read this post in English. “En la marcha, Estamos luchando por toda la gente, por los que pueden ir y los que no pueden ir. Por aquellos a los que les dieron permiso  y por aquellos a los que no; por aquellos […]

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Protect Black Trans Women

Photo credit: Vienna Rye @vrye   We are deeply saddened by the immeasurable loss of 3 Black transgender sisters coming to our attention over the course of this past weekend. This year, we have lost 5 invaluable voices. Through our heartbreak and fury, we honor the humanity and preciousness of Muhlaysia Booker (23), Claire Legato (21), Michelle Washington (40), […]

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SRLP Statement on the Passing of GENDA

On Tuesday, January 15, the New York State Senate passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) which Governor Cuomo has said he will sign in to law as part of his “Justice Reform” initiative. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project continues to maintain that real justice and protection do not come from prisons or state “protectors,” […]

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