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May 15: SRLP’s Direct Action to Demand an End to Medicaid Ban on Transgender Healthcare

This morning, members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project participated in a direct action at HX Refactored, a health care conference in New York City, attended by the new NY State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. We went to stop business as usual at the Department of Health. 16 years of transgender exclusion from medically […]

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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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Groundbreaking Report Co-Authored by SRLP Collective Member Dean Spade and Streetwise and Safe Coordinator Andrea Richie

Check out this groundbreaking report, A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People with HIV, co-authored by Catherine Hanssens, Aisha-Moodie Millis, Andrea Ritchie, Dean Spade and Urvashi Vaid, with input from more than 50 legal, advocacy and grassroots organizations working on LGBT and criminal justice policy. This report […]

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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’s Pooja Gehi on the Criminal-Immigration System on Out-FM

The rapidly expanding collaboration between police and immigration authorities has a devastating impact on low-income queer and transgender immigrant communities. Federal programs such as “Secure Communities” (S-Comm) and the Criminal Alien Program, which effectively bring immigration authorities into every precinct and jail, have greatly increased the risk of deportation. Because of profiling, criminalization and stereotyping, […]

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TODAY 5/1/14: SRLP Office and Drop-In Hours Are Closed for May Day

Tomorrow, May 1, the SRLP office and our Thursday Drop-In hours will be closed for May Day. Drop-in will resume its normal schedule on Thursday, May 8. For more about SRLP’s free legal services and how to get legal help, visithttp://srlp.org/legal-services Join SRLP in solidarity with immigrants, undocumented people, people in detention, people of color, and […]

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TOMORROW: SRLP Office and Drop-In Hours Are Closed for May Day

Tomorrow, May 1, the SRLP office and our Thursday Drop-In hours will be closed for May Day. Drop-in will resume its normal schedule on Thursday, May 8. For more about SRLP’s free legal services and how to get legal help, visit http://srlp.org/legal-services We hope that you, wherever you live, will join SRLP in solidarity with immigrants, […]

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TODAY: SRLP Supports the LGBTQ #Not1More Deportation Action in DC

SRLP Supports LGBTQ Day at the #not1more Deportation Hunger Strike on Tuesday, April 29th in Washington DC! If you’re in DC or close by join the for President Obama to stop the deportations and provide immediate administrative relief! More information from Southerners On New Ground (SONG): As many of you know the #not1more Deportation campaign’s White House […]

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