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TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS AND ALLIES TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN RESPONSE TO BRUTAL POLICE ATTACK AT SRLP FUNDRAISER

TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS AND ALLIES TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN RESPONSE TO BRUTAL POLICE ATTACK AT SRLP FUNDRAISER September 28, 2007 Contact Information: June Brown june@srlp.org Office: (212) 337-8550 x303 New York On Wednesday, September 26, 2007, officers from the New York Police Department’s 9th precinct made an unprovoked attack, employing excessive use of force against […]

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POLICE BRUTALITY STRIKES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT

POLICE BRUTALITY STRIKES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT September 27, 2007 Contact Information: Jack Aponte at jack@srlp.org, Naomi Clark at naomi@srlp.org New York On the night of Wednesday, September 26, officers from the 9th Precinct of the New York Police Department attacked without provocation members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and of its community. […]

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Settlement reached in case of Trans youth against Juvenile Services

This brief piece addresses the settlement that Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Lambda Legal achieved when a young transgender woman in juvenile jail was placed in a male facility. In addition to compensation for damages, the Office of Children and Family Services will be working with SRLP to examine its policies on transgender youth. Gabriel […]

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The fight for fair access to birth certificates continues…

On December 5, 2006, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene withdrew a proposed amendment to the Health Code that would have given access to accurate birth certificates to many transgender people. The amendment would have allowed new birth certificates to be issued to those who could prove with medical evidence they […]

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BOARD OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: BIRTH CERTIFICATE POLICY (DEC 2006)

BOARD OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: BIRTH CERTIFICATE POLICY (DEC 2006) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 5, 2006 (212) 788-5290 BOARD OF HEALTH MAKES NYC CONSISTENT WITH NEW YORK STATE AND MOST OF THE UNITED STATES BY ALLOWING SEX-SPECIFIC TRANSGENDER BIRTH CERTIFICATES Health Department Withdraws Proposal to Change Standard for Certifying Gender Change, Citing Broader Social […]

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Letter to Board of Health, October 2006, re: Birth Certificate Policy Change

Letter to Board of Health, October 2006, re: Birth Certificate Policy Change Rena Bryant Secretary to the Board of Health 125 Worth Street, CN-31 New York, NY 10013 October 30, 2006 Re: Comments pursuant to notice of intention to amend Article 207 of the New York City Health Code Dear Secretary Bryant: I am writing […]

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SRLP October 2006 Newsletter

This issue includes: Gender Action Coalition takes on discrimination at HRA Connected struggles: the war on terror and trans people US questioned at UN on record of police brutality and abuse of trans people October 2006 newsletter

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Talking Points in Support of Proposed NYC Transgender Birth Certificate Regulations

Why should New York City’s current birth certificate gender change policy be changed? NYC needs a new birth certificate gender change policy because the current policy, requiring every person to prove they’ve had “convertive surgery,” (interpreted to mean phalloplasty or vaginoplasty), is based on myths and misunderstandings about trans health care. Trans healthcare is individualized: […]

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FAQ for New Transgender Birth Certificate Regulations Proposed in New York City

What does the current policy say? Right now, transgender people born in New York City can never get birth certificates that reflect our new gender. If we provide proof of having had vaginoplasty or phalloplasty (types of genital surgery), we can get a birth certificate that shows no gender at all. What’s wrong with the […]

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