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SRLP Report To Un Special Rapporteur On Racism And Police Brutality

In May 2008, SRLP Staff Member Gael Guevara spoke to the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism and Police Brutality. The Rapporteur’s job is to report to the UN General Assembly on racism in the U.S. Other allied folks who were also there represented  from Domestic Workers United, People’s Justice Coalition,  Justice Committee and INCITE! Hello my […]

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SRLP Allied Attorney Network

Dear Colleague: We want to invite you to be part of our growing SRLP Allied Attorney Network! With your help, the SRLP Allied Attorney Network will gather an amazing list of allied attorneys who are committed to the values and vision of Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Read about SRLP’s mission and values Our small staff of […]

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Victory In Fight For Access To Benefits For Trans Communities!

After years of widespread community pressure to end discrimination against transgender people trying to access public benefits in NYC, we are thrilled to announce that the Human Resources Administration (HRA) has adopted new procedures for working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients!  To learn more about the procedures, please see our fact sheet. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project […]

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Victoria En La Lucha Por El Acceso A Los Beneficios Publicos Para Las Comunidades Transgenero!

¡Después de años de presión de la comunidad general para poner fin a la discriminación contra las personas transgénero intentar acceder a los beneficios públicos en Nueva York, estamos encantados de anunciar que la Administración de Recursos Humanos (HRA) ha adoptado nuevos procedimientos para trabajar con l@s transexuales y l@s clientes no conformes al género! […]

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A Valentine For SRLP

Calling all fashionistas and fans of Antony’s music — an exciting new way to support Sylvia Rivera Law and spread the word about our work! SRLP has received a fabulous valentine from Antony and the Johnsons’ singer Antony Hegarty and YOOX.com, joining together for an innovative collaboration that will benefit SRLP! Antony has designed a gorgeous dress, handmade […]

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SRLP Annouces Our Legal Clinic In The Bronx!

In a collaborative effort with the Bronx Community Pride Center, SRLP will hold legal clinics in the Bronx every third Monday of each month. The clinics will be held between 6pm-8pm at the Bronx Community Pride Center, which is located at 448 east 149th street. Take the 2 or 5 train to the 149th street/3rd […]

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SRLP Collaborates With An International Law Firm To Help Trans And Gender Non Conforming Prisoners In Need Of Name Changes

August 2008- The Sylvia Rivera Law Project has announced an innovative name change clinic that will serve trans and gender non conforming prisoners in need of acquiring legal name changes. The clinic will the be the first of its kind and will be a joint venture with Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe L.L.P, an international law firm that […]

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The Administration For Children’s Services Changes Their Policy For Transgender Youth In Foster Care

New York – On June 20th, 2008 The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner John Mattingly signed a new non-discrimination policy that specifically prohibits ACS staff and contract agencies from discriminating on the basis of gender identity. The policy applies both to youth in care and to prospective foster or adoptive parents, and is intended […]

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SRLP Comments On Proposed Changes To DC’s Anti-Discrimination Law

The DC Office of Human Rights is attempting to make an exception to anti-discrimiantion law for the Department of Corrections. The DC Trans Coalition is organizing around this issue, more can be learned at their website, here or www.dctc.squarespace.com Sylvia Rivera Law Project has issued a statement on the proposed changes which  reads in part that “We are […]

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