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Major Medical Victory for Transgender Youth in New York State

In direct response to Cruz v. Zucker, No. 14 Civ. 4456 (JSR) (SDNY), a class action filed by The Legal Aid Society, The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP on behalf of individuals diagnosed with gender dysphoria, New York State recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to remove a […]

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NYC Commission on Human Rights Announces Stronger Protections for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People

Yesterday, the NYC Commission on Human Rights announced their commitment to strengthen protections for trans and gender non-conforming people under the NYC Human Rights Law through the release of clearer guidelines. As mentioned in the press release below  “…discrimination based on gender identity and expression has been illegal under the City’s law since 2002, previous […]

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Press Release: Class Action Lawsuit Against New York Dept. of Health on Behalf of Transgender New Yorkers Proceeds

Judge Jed S. Rakoff issues decision denying the State’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit calling for an end to continued exclusions for some transgender-related health care treatments by New York Medicaid. NEW YORK, NY, July 31, 2015 – On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York issued an […]

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BREAKING: SRLP Sues NY State DOH for Medicaid’s Exclusion of Transgender Healthcare

BREAKING: Yesterday, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Health on behalf of two trans women who have been denied medically necessary healthcare coverage because of New York State’s discriminatory and transphobic Medicaid exclusion. Read […]

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Chelsea Manning and the realities for transgender and gender non-conforming people in prison, jails and detention centers.

Chelsea Manning and the realities for transgender and gender non-conforming people in prison, jails and detention centers. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project has been working tirelessly for the past ten years to support transgender people who are incarcerated and experience various forms of state violence and as an organization that supports racial and economic justice we […]

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LGBTQ Organizations Urge NYC Council to Override Mayor Bloomberg’s Opposition to Ban Discriminatory NYPD Profiling

From Streetwise & Safe and the New York City Anti-Violence Project, for more info check out the Streetwise & Safe post here! — Dear New York City Council, We commend the New York City Council for leading the way toward putting an end to discriminatory policing of all of our communities by passing a comprehensive […]

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TGI JUSTICE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR THE DEMANDS OF THE CA PRISONER HUNGER STRIKE

Check out this statement about the CA hunger strike from our sibling organization the Transgender Gender Varient Intersex Justice Project! TGI JUSTICE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR THE DEMANDS OF THE CA PRISONER HUNGER STRIKE July 25, 2013                         ·          Oakland, CA TGI JUSTICE stands in solidarity with the mass hunger strike action inside of the California […]

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SRLP Contributes to Social Security Victory!

For the past ten years SRLP has worked tirelessly to urge local, state and federal government agencies to change their onerous gender marker policies.  Just two weeks ago, SRLP participated in a groundbreaking meeting with the Social Security Administration about LGBT issues coordinated by the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Transgender Law Center, and […]

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NYC Secure Communities Bill Fails Transgender Immigrant Communities

CONTACTS: Pooja Gehi: (202) 491-7665 Tiloma Jayasinghe: (917) 669-0696 NYC Secure Communities Bill Fails Transgender Immigrant Communities *December 13, 2012 New York, NY* – A coalition of anti-violence advocates who work with immigrant survivors of family and intimate partner violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and survivors of homophobic and transphobic violence in New York welcomed […]

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