Since the memo from federal Health and Human Services was leaked last month to the New York Times the issues affecting healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming people (TGNC people) have been constantly featured in media outlets. What has consistently not been covered, however, are the many ways in which healthcare fails to adequately cover our TGNCI […]
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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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 […]
In this Teen Vogue article about Caitlyn Jenner’s Response to Trump, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project is mentioned as one of several trans advocacy group doing the work to improve the lives of trans people. Read more about this here.
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 […]
Allure recommends the Sylvia Rivera Law Project as one of four organizations to donate to support trans and gender non-binary people. Read more about this here
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]