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A Good Sign for SRLP’s Trans Healthcare Campaign!

SRLP is excited to hear that with an independent panel review coming to a close, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to end Medicare’s blanket ban on gender-affirming surgery for transgender people. If passed, this decision will send an important message in support of SRLP’s argument that repealing Medicaid exclusions for trans people […]

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SRLP Awaits New Health Commissioner Appointment and Continues to Demand Trans-Inclusive Healthcare for Low-Income New Yorkers

Since 2011, SRLP and our allies have worked to pressure New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah to repeal the Medicaid regulation that bars low-income transgender and gender nonconforming people from accessing health care. This past February 14, SRLP and our allies at TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, Make the Road, Trans Women of […]

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SRLP and our allies take action at NY Health Summit, calling for end to healthcare discrimination for trans & gender non conforming people

  Today, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project staged a direct action at New York’s Population Health Summit, an educational public health event held by Health Commissioner Nirav. R. Shah. We calling on Commissioner Shah to create safe and affordable healthcare for trans and gender non conforming people.  In order for this to happen, we demand the immediate repeal […]

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Thousands call on Governor Cuomo and Commissioner Shah to end healthcare discrimination!

Since SRLP launched our healthcare campaign just over a week ago, thousands of people have joined the call to action for safe and affordable healthcare for trans people!  Join us by signing the petition and sharing the call to action at “Health care for trans folks isn’t special care. Whether prescribing estrogen for women […]

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