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Update to SRLP’s Know Your Healthcare Rights Brochure

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is pleased to announce that we have updated our “Your Healthcare Rights” brochure! Available in English and Spanish, the brochure includes all the relevant laws that can be used to hold providers accountable to delivering affirming healthcare services. Inside, read more about your rights while navigating health services as a […]

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MBT Heads to Staten Island: Co-Organizing Borough-Specific Forums to Address the Needs of TGNC New Yorkers

For more than two years, SRLP has been involved a trans-led coalition with the NYC Anti-Violence Project, the LGBT Center, Make The Road New York, Translatina Network, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), The Audre Lorde Project, and the New York City Council to host and organize forums in each of the five boroughs, addressing the needs of […]

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10 Years Later: SRLP Updates “It’s War in Here”

In 2007, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project published a report which changed the landscape for LGBT organizing and abolitionist work in the US. It’s War in Here, a report on the conditions that transgender women face in men’s prisons, forced LGBT activist organizations to take the issues of policing and prisons seriously and forced abolitionists […]

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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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