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SRLP Victory: Appellate Court Upholds the Right of Incarcerated Transgender People to Have Name Changed

May 31, 2012 After a two year legal struggle, New York courts uphold an incarcerated transgender woman’s right to change her name, reversing an earlier denial of her legal name change related to lack of medical evidence and the possibility of “confusion” ALBANY – The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, […]

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SRLP Victory: Incarcerated Transgender & Gender Non Conforming People & Allies Successfully Campaign For New Polices To End Prison Rape & Abuse

A culmination of 9 years of work, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project marks the release of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape as a significant victory. The Department of Justice’s new standards come in response from recommendations from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project -including those of […]

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VICTORY: INCARCERATED TRANSGENDER & GENDER NON CONFORMING PEOPLE & ALLIES SUCCESSFULLY CAMPAIGN FOR NEW POLICES TO END PRISON RAPE & ABUSE

VICTORY: INCARCERATED TRANSGENDER & GENDER NON CONFORMING PEOPLE & ALLIES SUCCESSFULLY CAMPAIGN FOR NEW POLICES TO END PRISON RAPE & ABUSE May 17, 2012 Contact Information: Chase Strangio, Equal Justice Work Fellow 212.337.8550 ext 302 chase@srlp.org A culmination of 9 years of work, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project marks the release of the U.S. Department […]

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SIXTH ANNUAL “SMALL WORKS FOR BIG CHANGE” BENEFIT FOR THE SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT AUCTION INCLUDES WORKS BY ARTISTS DAPHNE FITZPATRICK, ZOE LEONARD, IVAN MONFORTE, EMILY ROYSDON, KIKI SMITH, AND GINGER BROOKS TAKAHASHI

SIXTH ANNUAL “SMALL WORKS FOR BIG CHANGE” BENEFIT FOR THE SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT AUCTION INCLUDES WORKS BY ARTISTS DAPHNE FITZPATRICK, ZOE LEONARD, IVAN MONFORTE, EMILY ROYSDON, KIKI SMITH, AND GINGER BROOKS TAKAHASHI December 15, 2010 Contact Information: Rachel Churner: rachel.churner@gmail.com 917-825-8859 Communications Consultant Doyin Ola: doyin@srlp.org (212) 337-8550, ext. 300 Director of Grassroots Fundraising NEW YORK […]

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JOINT HOUSEWARMING CELEBRATION FOR THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT, FIERCE, QUEERS FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE, AND THE SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT

JOINT HOUSEWARMING CELEBRATION FOR THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT, FIERCE, QUEERS FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE, AND THE SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT September 14, 2010 Contact Information: Naomi Clark, naomi@srlp.org, 212.337.8550 Ellen “Manny” Vaz, ellen@fiercenyc.org, 646.336.6789 x209 New York, NY On Thursday, September 16, 2010, the Audre Lorde Project (ALP), FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice (QEJ) and the Sylvia Rivera Law […]

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HISTORIC VICTORY: WELFARE PROCEDURE APPROVED TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TRANS & GENDER NON CONFORMING PEOPLE, BRINGING NYC CLOSER TO BEING INCLUSIVE FOR ALL NEW YORKERS

February 17, 2010 Contact Information: Contact:  Jen Roman, Kris Hayashi E-Mail:  jroman@alp.org Phone:  718-596-0342 x 32, 646-305-4177(cell) NEW YORK CITY TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, Housing Works, Queers for Economic Justice, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project will announce a victory for their Welfare Justice Campaign at a press conference on February 10, 2010 at […]

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FIFTH ANNUAL “SMALL WORKS FOR BIG CHANGE” BENEFIT FOR THE SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT TO AUCTION WORKS BY ARTISTS NICOLE EISENMAN, TONY FEHER, K8 HARDY, MATT KEEGAN, EMILY ROYSDON, AMY SILLMAN AND OTHERS

January 12, 2010 Contact Information: Kira Garcia: kiralaen@gmail.com (646) 286-3037 Communications Consultant Emily Nepon: emily@srlp.org (212) 337-8550, ext. 111 Grassroots Fundraising Coordinator NEW YORK Also Featuring Live Performance by Dynasty Handbag; Films by Chitra Ganesh and Rashaad Newsome Small Works for Big Change, the 5th annual benefit supporting the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), will be held […]

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SRLP VICTORY! NEW YORK COURTS CAN’T DENY TRANS PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO NAME CHANGES!

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 june@srlp.org 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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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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