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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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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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SRLP Collective Member Dean Spade Remarks on Trumps Stance on Trans People in the Military

SRLP’s Collective Member Dean Spade talks about Trump’s remarks about trans people in the military on Democracy Now! and the problems with the current debate around trans people in the military.   Trump’s transphobia is disgusting, like his defense budget,” trans activist and scholar Dean Spade wrote yesterday. “The liberation we are working toward requires […]

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SRLP’s Mik Kinkead Talks About Name Changes in Prisons

In Truthout, SRLP’s Director of Prisoner Justice Project Mik Kinkead talks about the difficult processes and expenses involved in name changes for our trans and gender non-conforming clients who are behind bars.     Mik Kinkead, SRLP’s staff attorney and director of its Prisoner Justice Project, is currently working with 30 people on name changes. The […]

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SRLP’s Stefanie Rivera and Kyle Rapiñan Comments on Trumpcare

In Autostraddle, SRLP’s Director of Client Services Stefanie Rivera and Director of Survival and Self-Determination Kyle Rapiñan comment on the effect of Trumpcare on trans people.     In a joint email statement to Autostraddle, Rapiñan and Rivera wrote, “For people who are immigrants, of color, poor and who don’t have higher educations, it is […]

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SRLP’s Kyle Rapiñan Comments on Nevada’s New Name Change Bill

In Vocativ, SRLP’s Director of Survival and Self-Determination Kyle Rapiñan comments on Nevada’s new name change bill, which does not not force trans people to publicize their legal name changes in a newspaper. Advocates, such as Kyle Rapiñan, director of the Survival and Self-Determination Project with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in New York, hoped that the […]

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SRLP’s Anaylsis of Trans Criminalization Mentioned on WBAI’s On the Count

On the Count is a radio show on WBAI produced by formerly incarcerated people and focuses on politics, activism, and analyses of the criminal justice system. This episode gave a shout-out to SRLP, including reading parts of SRLP’s analysis of trans criminalization. SRLP’s Movement Building Team member Xena Grandichelli is among those interviewed during this episode. This […]

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