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Juana Sig

Celebrating Changes

­­­­­Dear Beloved Community, It feels bittersweet to share that on March 9th I will be transitioning out of my role as a full-time staff member. After nearly four years as the Director of Outreach and Community Engagement at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, I will continue trans, economic, and gender justice in another form as […]

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SRLP Staff Attorney Mik Kinkead Remarks on Sexual Abuse Experienced by TGNCI People Behind Bars

In this article on Medium, Mik Kinkead was quoted on the sexual abuse that trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people experience behind bars. Mik Kinkead of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, which provides free legal services to trans people behind bars, worked with more than 20 trans people in the city’s jails in 2017. All […]

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Our “Know Your Immigration Rights” Brochure! / ¡Nuestro Folleto “Conozca Sus Derechos de Inmigración”!

Sylvia Rivera Law Project is releasing a vital 2018 update to our Know Your Rights for Trans, Gender Non-Conforming and Intersex Immigrants brochure! Available in English and Spanish, print and online, the resource seeks to address some of the most common questions asked by our Trans, gender non-conforming and intersex (TGNCI) immigrant clients and members, […]

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Rabi and Mik - Copy

Meet The Artist behind Our Re-Launch of It’s War in Here

I first met Rabi Cepeda in 2015. Over the past three years, Rabi and I have been able to meet, share food, and grow together. Rabi came home in the summer of 2017 and I have been able to meet with him a few times to make sure he stays connected to our work. Rabi’s […]

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SRLP Signs On to Letter Demanding End to ICE Arrests/SRLP Firma Una Carta Exigiendo El Fin de las Detenciones de ICE

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) defiantly joins the nearly two thousand organizations and individuals who have spoken out against the arrests and deportations of visible, courageous activists and organizers in the immigrant rights movement by signing on to a letter to the secretary of DHS condemning the targeting of immigrant rights leaders and individuals associated […]

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SRLP Supports the #cancelpinkwashing Campaign

Why is SRLP supporting the #cancelpinkwashing campaign happening around Creating Change this year? For 15 years, SRLP has been focused on building trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. That mission is particularly important because of the long history and contemporary reality of poor people, indigenous people, Black people, immigrants and people of color […]

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Artwork submitted by THU artist Dominique

Protective Custody & The Right to Work – A Former PAC Member’s Letter on the Lack of Safe Housing and Job Accessibility for Transgender Women in Prisons

Today, we’d like to share a letter from one of our former PAC members, Victoria Rodriguez, who wrote to us earlier this year while she was housed in the Transgender Housing Unit (THU). The THU is a specialized unit for transgender women currently stationed at the Manhattan Detention Center (MDC). With the exception of the […]

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Meet the Advisory Committee for It’s War in Here!

As part of the relaunch of “It’s War in Here,” we asked some of our incarcerated members to join an Advisory Committee for the project. These members have helped us to generate questions and edit the surveys, and they will help us to review data and edit drafts of the report later on. They are […]

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Panel members from SRLP, The Legal Aid Society, and Callen-Lorde

“What’s Up with Trans Healthcare?” Town Hall Event Recap – A Night of Community Bonding, Building Power, and Creating Alliances

On Thursday, November 9th, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) teamed up with the LGBT Community Center at West 13th to create an affirming and community-driven space to discuss trans healthcare and to learn about the work being done by our allies around the city. During  our “What’s Up with Trans Healthcare?” Town Hall, the […]

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