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Know Your Rights in Extreme Weather

As this latest heat wave rolls across New York City, take the time now to access the latest SRLP pamphlet on knowing your rights in extreme weather. With a heat index of 102 degrees today, it’s important that you, your friends, and other community members know how to safely access shelter. Emergency rooms, NYC Senior […]

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SRLP's Movement Building Team's clothing drive for community members

Know Your Rights in this Winter Weather!

For many TGNCI people, especially low-income TGNCI people of color, access to housing is a road filled with oppressions and phobias, disproportionately leaving TGNCI people of color homeless or not stably housed. For those in our communities who are homeless or not housed in a consistent, stable way, this weekend may be very treacherous. SRLP […]

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Zahyr and Mik

SRLP’s legal team breaks down what the new Medicaid regulations mean

Many people – ourselves included – have expressed confusion, irritation, and disappointment at the lack of substantive change in the rules that govern Medicaid coverage for low-income trans people following our 10-year struggle to end the blanket ban on trans healthcare. Mik Kinkead and I, two of SRLP’s legal advocates, have gone through the regulation […]

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SRLP membership meeting Tuesday 1/13, plus a new NYC municipal ID resource!

Tomorrow, January 13, from 6-8 PM, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project is holding our first membership meeting of the new year, and we want to see you! We have exciting changes to share and successes to celebrate, including the launching of our new series “Everyday Abolition,” updates about our trans healthcare and Medicaid campaigng, and […]

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New SRLP Resource on Trans People and Municipal ID (IDNYC) in New York City

In 2014 it was announced that New York City would begin to offer IDNYC, a Municipal ID card, thanks to the collaborative work of SRLP, Make the Road, NYLAG, and the Urban Justice Center, among many other community-based organizations. Below are some questions and answers about the IDNYC Municipal ID program. Check out SRLP’s new IDNYC […]

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Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation Statement at NY City Council Committee on Immigration Hearing on 10/15/14

New York City Council Committee on Immigration October 15, 2014 Hearing Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation Testimony in support of Int. 0487-2014 Anti-Violence Advocates Against Deportation antiviolencenyc@gmail.com My name is Juana Peralta from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. I am reading the statement of the Anti-Violence Advocates Coalition Against Deportation which is based on our letter […]

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Annual Report 2013-2014

Check Out the 2013 SRLP Annual Report!

Dear Community, It’s been an exciting year for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project! Our Prisoner Advisory Committee, made up of transgender people in prison, collaborated with SRLP staff and volunteers to launch Blogging from the Inside: Writings by Transgender People in Prison. In collaboration with partner organizations, we also launched a public education, media, and […]

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Piper Kermin and In Solidarity

Piper Kerman author of Orange is the New Black highlights the work of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Last week at an LGBT funders gathering Piper Kerman addressed an audience of hundreds to urge LGBT funders to support incarcerated LGBT people by funding work that they are involved in or receive services from.  In addition to highlighting the work of the SRLP and our publication In Solidarity (read here!) Piper also spoke about […]

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