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How Politicians Are Using Faux Progressive Arguments to Lock Up Young People

Dean Spade, Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s founder and member of our collective, wrote In In These Times about the ways in which the justification for expanding the carceral state and perpetuation of systemic racism is couched in progressive language. The push for new jails in Seattle in the name of racial justice and prison reform reveals why […]

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Celebrating the Release of “In Solidarity”!

With much excitement, SRLP presents the digital release of “In Solidarity”! “In Solidarity” is SRLP’s bi-annual newsletter that is created and informed by our Prison Advisory Committee. A collection of artwork, poems, and writings, it is one of the many ways SRLP continues to uplift the voices of TGNC communities and our incarcerated members to […]

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Trans Forums Coalition: From Struggles to Solutions: How We Got Here

In July 2015, the Anti-Violence Project, Make the Road New York, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Audre Lorde Project, the LGBT Center, and GMHC (along with local Bronx-based LGBT organizations and allies) with support from then City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council member Ritchie Torres, and the LGBT caucus of the City Council held […]

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SRLP Shelter Organizing Team Members and Staff Testify at NYC Council Budget Hearing on General Welfare

Every year in New York City, both the Mayor and City Council go through a budgeting process. During this process, city agencies and the public testify on various issues, such as policing, education, healthcare, housing, and immigration. By providing testimony about our experiences, we can use our stories to impact policy, funding, and services available […]

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“This is My Body, This is My Health” – A Recap of Part 2 of our What’s Up with Trans Healthcare? Town Hall Series

As part of the relaunch of our trans health campaign, our ongoing series of community meetings on transgender healthcare continued on Thursday, March 8, culminating in an evening of conversations around solidarity, accountability, and liberation. During the event, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) collaborated with GMHC, along with various healthcare providers and advocates around […]

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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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