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SRLP Speaks to CNN on the Large Number of Trans People Who Have Updated Their Birth Certificates Since the Rule Change in 2015

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SRLP’s Prisoner Justice Project Director Mik Kinkead and Client Services Director Stefanie Rivera are quoted in CNN’s piece on the hundreds of trans people who have been able to obtain affirming birth certificates in New York since 2015. Since our founding in 2002, SRLP had worked to remove the rule that required trans people to have surgery in order to update their gender marker, a barrier that was inaccessible for many low-income trans and gender non-conforming people. CNN’s article gives a glimpse into the wide array of people who now have documents that reflect their identity.

Read the full article here.