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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 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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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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What else happened when GENDA passed the Senate on Tuesday

Multiple LGBT organizations, including ones who are staffed by and do work for transgender and gender non-conforming people, are celebrating as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) finally passed the New York Senate. At the same time that GENDA passed, SRLP members had joined with with the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) to […]

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