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PAC Card Writing at MBT 7.11.17

Writing to Folks on the Inside

“I didn’t know I needed community until it was offered to me.” – James, member of SRLP’s Prisoner Advisory Committee  Trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) folks experience significantly increased interaction with police, police violence, and incarceration. This heightened state of policing and discrimination is even more acute for folks who are of color or […]

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Celebrating the Prisoner Justice Project’s Accomplishments in 2017

As with all of Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s (SRLP) legal work, the Prisoner Justice Project (PJP) seeks to address the immediate needs of our incarcerated community members and connect them with opportunities to engage more fully in our work. Most people initiate contact with PJP in a state of crisis, often reporting physical and sexual […]

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15 Systematic Policies and Legal Rules That SRLP Helped Change

It’s been almost 15 years since SRLP was founded as a multi-racial, trans-led collective organization working for economic, racial, and gender justice. You might not know that over the last 15 years SRLP has worked to win the following important victories: Morrill v. Morrill, establishing a transgender parent’s right to visit her children. Doe v. […]

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SRLP Pushes to Reduce Hurdles to Obtaining Gender-Affirming Documents

On December 19th, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Vital Statistics held a public meeting of the NYC Gender Marker Change Advisory Board, where SRLP testified that the Board should permit fee waivers, gender self-attestation, and non-binary designations on birth certificates issued by New York City. Joining SRLP in coalition were […]

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Know Your Rights in this Winter Weather!

For many TGNCI people, especially low-income TGNCI people of color, access to housing is a road filled with oppressions and phobias, disproportionately leaving TGNCI people of color homeless or not stably housed. For those in our communities who are homeless or not housed in a consistent, stable way, this weekend may be very treacherous. SRLP […]

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SRLP’s Prisoner Justice Project Assists in Keeping #EyesOnRikers

The Prisoner Justice Project (PJP) at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) has a long history of providing legal and supportive services to our transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex communities in state prison, and we have recently been able to focus even more of our efforts on our communities held in New York City jails. […]

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SRLP Fall 2014 Newsletter!

Transgender Healthcare is Good for New York! SRLP demands transition-related healthcare coverage for low-income New Yorkers On June 19, SRLP, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the NY State Department of Health to overturn the Medicaid regulation barring transition-related healthcare on the grounds that […]

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Check Out the 2013 SRLP Annual Report!

Dear Community, It’s been an exciting year for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project! Our Prisoner Advisory Committee, made up of transgender people in prison, collaborated with SRLP staff and volunteers to launch Blogging from the Inside: Writings by Transgender People in Prison. In collaboration with partner organizations, we also launched a public education, media, and […]

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CeCe McDonald with In Solidarity

CeCe McDonald visits Sylvia Rivera Law Project and introduces the newest edition of our Prisoner Advisory Committee publication In Solidarity!

  During CeCe’s recent media tour in New York City she stopped by the office and celebrated the latest version of SRLP’s In Solidarity publication written with and for incarcerated community members here in New York State. This issue features writing by Janet Mock, a 1970 interview between Sylvia Rivera and a trans person incarcerated […]

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