What it means to call a city a “sanctuary city” has never had a precise definition. At the very least, we expect a sanctuary city to not ban the possibility that immigrants be able to effectively exercise their legal right under immigration law not to be deported, no matter what complex life experiences and records […]
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BREAKING: New York State Ends Trans Exclusion in Private Health Insurance
Today, New York Governor Cuomo announced that private insurance plans are no longer allowed to deny healthcare to transgender people. New York is now the ninth state to make this change. This incredible change will have a huge impact on all New Yorkers. SRLP is honored to be a part of this amazing work, as […]
TGI JUSTICE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR THE DEMANDS OF THE CA PRISONER HUNGER STRIKE
Check out this statement about the CA hunger strike from our sibling organization the Transgender Gender Varient Intersex Justice Project! TGI JUSTICE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR THE DEMANDS OF THE CA PRISONER HUNGER STRIKE July 25, 2013 · Oakland, CA TGI JUSTICE stands in solidarity with the mass hunger strike action inside of the California […]
SRLP IS CLOSED/SRLP ESTÁ CERRADO
SRLP ESTÁ CERRADO Miércoles, 01 de mayo 2013 Vamos a volver a abrir el Jueves, 02 de mayo 2013 SRLP is CLOSED Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 We will re-open on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Trans Friendly Bathroom Victory!
At at time when criminalization of trans people, particularly low income, disabled, immigrant and/or trans people of color has been increasing, we are excited to learn of a bathroom victory at a high school in Portland, Oregon. Trans students and allies at the Grant High School have organized to create six new all gender bathrooms […]
Gun Control, Surveillance and Trans Resistance
In the wake of incidents like the Virginia Tech and Newtown shootings, we often hear calls for increased surveillance and involuntary treatment of people with mental illness, and general calls to further lock down our school and other public institutions. This is not surprising–for decades we have been told that locking more people up and building more walls […]
The SRLP 2013 Calendar is Here!
Designed to support the ongoing work of SRLP and to extend the reach of SRLP’s members who are incarcerated, artist Caroline Paquita has been hard at work over the past few months creating SRLP’s very first calendar! This beautiful 12 month calendar showcases the artwork of trans, gender non conforming, intersex community members and allies […]
SRLP10 Honoree Profile: When Janet Mock talks about Sylvia Rivera on Twitter
SRLP supporter Stephen Ira will be profiling the honorees for SRLP10, this profile of Janet Mock is the first in the series! When Janet Mock talks about Sylvia Rivera on Twitter By Stephen Ira When Janet Mock talks about Sylvia Rivera on Twitter, people ask her who Rivera is. She doesn’t give them context, […]
SRLP continues fight against sexual assault in detention.
In coalition with other groups, on April 4, 2011, SRLP submitted comments to regulations that would implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). We urge the Attorney General to make certain important changes to the proposed regulations to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming people in various forms of detention including prisons […]