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NYC City Council Passes Changes to NYC Birth Certificate Regulation

This summer, New York City has joined the growing number of states and cities that are creating a third gender marker for individuals who do not identify as either male or female. The proposed law, which passed the subcommittee on September 9, 2018, would create a third non-binary gender marker—an “X”—for New York City birth […]

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Panel members from SRLP, The Legal Aid Society, and Callen-Lorde

“What’s Up with Trans Healthcare?” Town Hall Event Recap – A Night of Community Bonding, Building Power, and Creating Alliances

On Thursday, November 9th, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) teamed up with the LGBT Community Center at West 13th to create an affirming and community-driven space to discuss trans healthcare and to learn about the work being done by our allies around the city. During  our “What’s Up with Trans Healthcare?” Town Hall, the […]

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Trans Healthcare Now

Photos & History: SRLP From 2002 to Today!

So much to do and so much to celebrate! Here is a brief history of our victories, not to mention all of the community events, daily legal services, and collaboration with our partners and allies! 2002 SRLP began as a one-person fellowship project at the Urban Justice Center. 2003 SRLP wins victory in Doe v. Bell, establishing […]

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Lordes and Reina

PHOTOS: SRLP at Bushwick Pride!

Check out photos from this year’s Bushwick Pride with Grand Marshals SRLP Director of Membership, Reina Gossett, and comrade and community member Lourdes Ashley Hunter! Thanks to all of the trans and queer people of color, low-income, and allies who came out to demand Medicaid coverage of transition-related healthcare! And thank you to our coalition […]

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HRA trans advocate - Barrios-Paoli mtg photo

SRLP and Our Allies Meet with NYC Mayor’s Office to End HRA Discrimination

Last week, Pooja Gehi, Elana Redfield, and transgender advocates met with the Mayor’s office to address anti-trans discrimination in the Human Resources Administration (HRA). (Photo by Kim Forte of the Legal Aid Society.) HRA oversees public benefits including public health insurance, food benefits, employment assistance, and cash assitance. When accessing services and basic needs, transgender […]

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Stop Secure Communities City Hall 2013

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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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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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 http://www.srlp.org/healthcare “Health care for trans folks isn’t special care. Whether prescribing estrogen for women […]

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Al Jazeera America covers SRLP healthcare campaign

Since SRLP launched our campaign for safe and affordable healthcare in New York nearly 2,000 people have signed the petition calling on Governor Cuomo and NYS Health Com. Shah to repeal Medicaid’s discriminatory regulation that prevents trans and gender non conforming people from accessing healthcare.  Thank you for your support! This past week Al Jazeera America interviewed […]

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