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 […]
“The pushback from trans people around the inclusion of GID in the DSM seems to fail to incorporate a larger assessment of why we are so afraid of ‘disorder’ and who enjoys the benefit of avoiding stigma and pathologization. I want to think about the DSM and other medical and medicalizing tools in a way […]
From Barnard Center For Research On Women “Celebrating the release of The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard (Topside Press, 2012), four of the volume’s contributors, Ryka Aoki, Imogen Binnie, Red Durkin, and Donna Ostrowsky come together to discuss future of literature, the complex ways that literary trans narratives will evolve in years […]
Writers Imogen Binnie, Ryka Aoki, Donna Ostrowsky, and Red Durkin will be joined by SRLP staff member Reina Gossett at the historic event Staking Our Claim: Trans Women’s Literature in the 21st Century at Barnard College on Thursday, October 18th. From Barnard Center For Research on Women: As our notions of feminism have evolved […]
Theo Yang Copley, a writer and fundraising consultant who blogs at GIFT and Resource Generation, profiled SRLP’s grassroots fundraising strategy! Sylvia Rivera Law Project: Making a Grasssroots Fundraising Strategy Come Alive —————————- The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is about to celebrate a huge milestone, their tenth anniversaryand there is a lot to celebrate, […]
Activist, writer and member of SRLP’s Movement Building Team, Ida Hammer (center), won a huge victory over her insurance company to have medically necessary treatment covered. Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund represented Ida in her case, to read their press release click here. Like What You See? Donate Now By Clicking Here!
Longtime activist Randy Wicker recorded SRLP staff member Reina Gossett’s presentation at the Harry Hay Conference this past weekend. From Randy: “Reina Gossett, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, read from published interviews & showed amazing video clips, documenting how businesses commenced changing NYC’s Pride Parade from a political to an entertainment event–changing the route so folks […]
Please check out this new & beautiful footage filmed by Jonah Groeneboer and recorded by the artist MPA of last fall’s SRLP gender self determination teach in at Occupy Wall Street!
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 […]
This brief piece addresses the settlement that Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Lambda Legal achieved when a young transgender woman in juvenile jail was placed in a male facility. In addition to compensation for damages, the Office of Children and Family Services will be working with SRLP to examine its policies on transgender youth. Gabriel […]