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SRLP Annouces Our Legal Clinic In The Bronx!

In a collaborative effort with the Bronx Community Pride Center, SRLP will hold legal clinics in the Bronx every third Monday of each month. The clinics will be held between 6pm-8pm at the Bronx Community Pride Center, which is located at 448 east 149th street. Take the 2 or 5 train to the 149th street/3rd […]

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SRLP Collaborates With An International Law Firm To Help Trans And Gender Non Conforming Prisoners In Need Of Name Changes

August 2008- The Sylvia Rivera Law Project has announced an innovative name change clinic that will serve trans and gender non conforming prisoners in need of acquiring legal name changes. The clinic will the be the first of its kind and will be a joint venture with Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe L.L.P, an international law firm that […]

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SRLP June 2009 Newsletter

SRLP’s latest news from 2009: *40 Years After Stonewall: Honoring Sylvia Rivera *Community Forum on Proposed Changes to NYPD Policy *Updates on Pen Pal Project, Bronx Clinic, Know Your Rights Trainings *New Trans Legal Clinics in LA, Boston *Queer/Trans Seattlites Fight to Stop New Jail newsjune09

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The Administration For Children’s Services Changes Their Policy For Transgender Youth In Foster Care

New York – On June 20th, 2008 The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner John Mattingly signed a new non-discrimination policy that specifically prohibits ACS staff and contract agencies from discriminating on the basis of gender identity. The policy applies both to youth in care and to prospective foster or adoptive parents, and is intended […]

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SRLP Comments On Proposed Changes To DC’s Anti-Discrimination Law

The DC Office of Human Rights is attempting to make an exception to anti-discrimiantion law for the Department of Corrections. The DC Trans Coalition is organizing around this issue, more can be learned at their website, here or Sylvia Rivera Law Project has issued a statement on the proposed changes which  reads in part that “We are […]

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SRLP VICTORY! NEW YORK COURTS CAN’T DENY TRANS PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO NAME CHANGES! December 2, 2008 Contact Information: June Brown (212) 337-8550 Extension 303 After a year long struggle, New York courts have upheld a transgender woman’s right to change her name, reversing an earlier denial of her legal name change related to lack of […]

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SRLP Heading To Critical Resistance 10 Conference!

SRLP Collective and community members will be heading to the Critical Resistance 10 Conference in Oakland, CA from Sept 26th-28th. Following the Transforming Justice Conference in October 2007, SRLP and many other organizations have been working together to build trans and queer visibility in the prison abolition movement. As a direct result of that organizing and movement building, CR10 […]

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Prisons As A Tool For Reproductive Oppression: Cross-Movement Strategies For Gender Justice

Remarks of Gabriel Arkles from Sylvia Rivera Law Project on panel at CR10 September 27, 2008 Whether they are about healthcare, placement, showers, or any number of other issues, prison policies and practices for trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming people are never about promoting anyone’s safety, health, dignity, well-being, or self-determination. Rather, they serve other […]

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