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SRLP Fall 2014 Newsletter!

Transgender Healthcare is Good for New York! SRLP demands transition-related healthcare coverage for low-income New Yorkers On June 19, SRLP, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the NY State Department of Health to overturn the Medicaid regulation barring transition-related healthcare on the grounds that […]

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SRLP’s Elana Redfield and Alisha Williams Train NYC HRA!

Today SRLP’s Elana Redfield and Alisha Williams provided a successful training to NYC Human Resources Administration directors! HRA staff left feeling inspired to continue these trainings with their coworkers and invite SRLP back for a 2.0 training next spring. This trans 101 training covered general cultural competency issues; pervasive cultural messages that reinforce gender norms and sensationalize trans […]

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TODAY: SRLP’s Pooja Gehi and Angie Cruz interviewed on Democracy Now!

Today, Democracy Now! interviewed SRLP’s Pooja Gehi and Angie Cruz on Medicaid, trans healthcare, the history of the Stonewall riots, Sylvia Rivera’s legacy, and more! Check it out here:  http://www.democracynow.org/2014/6/25/trans_healthcare_now_lawsuit_seeks_end Angie and Pooja are in the studio getting ready! SRLP staff attorneys Elana Redfield and Pooja Gehi with Angie Cruz, an SRLP community member and one […]

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Medicaid Filing 6-19-14

BREAKING: SRLP Sues NY State DOH for Medicaid’s Exclusion of Transgender Healthcare

BREAKING: Yesterday, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Health on behalf of two trans women who have been denied medically necessary healthcare coverage because of New York State’s discriminatory and transphobic Medicaid exclusion. Read […]

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We Raised Over $6,000 for SRLP from People Like You!

We did it! Together, we raised $6,378 for trans liberation, prison abolition, and safe, affordable, and accessible healthcare for all! From the nearly 200 people who donated to the countless others who helped us spread the word by sending out emails, posting on Facebook, and tweeting calls for support, we couldn’t have done this without you! THANK […]

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Thursday 5/8: SRLP Drop In Hours Are Back!

SRLP’s Thursday drop-in hours will resume their regular schedule today! Come in for a free intake meeting (more information on our services below) and meet with SRLP staff attorneys Pooja Gehi and Elana Redfield. Below, Pooja and Elana are leaving Civil Court after filing names changes for SRLP clients. SRLP has free drop-in clinics EVERY THURSDAY […]

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SRLP Congratulates Chelsea Manning on Her Name Change!

Today, a judge in Kansas granted Chelsea Manning’s name change! Congratulations, Chelsea! We are inspired by Chelsea and other incarcerated community members who are standing up to militarism and state violence and working to make our lives more possible. You can read Chelsea’s statement here: http://www.chelseamanning.org/featured/chelsea-mannings-statement-on-her-legal-name-change Read SRLP Prisoner Advisory Committee members letters in support of Chelsea: http://srlp.org/pac-members-show-support-for-chelsea-manning/ Do […]

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A Glimpse of SRLP’s Collective Process

SRLP staff attorneys Elana Redfield, Alisha Williams, and Pooja Gehi getting it done at their weekly co-supervision meeting. Want to learn more about SRLP and a collective process at work? Come to our new member orientation followed by a Know Your Rights workshop on immigration next Thursday, April 17. Click here and register online to attend. 6 […]

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Pooja and Elana - Medicaid

D.C. Announces Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage for Trans People!

SRLP is thrilled about D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s announcement today that all transition-related healthcare will be covered by Washington DC’s public and private health insurance plans — including Medicaid. This is a huge victory that recognizes the medical necessity of trans healthcare and the fact that exclusions from coverage for healthcare  discriminate against trans people […]

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