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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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Reina Gossett on HuffPost Live

Gender-Affirming ID, Medicaid Coverage, & More with SRLP’s Reina Gossett on HuffPost Live

Last week, SRLP’s Reina Gossett was joined by Mara Keisling, Patricia Harrington, Noah Lewis, and Kye Campbell-Fox on Huffington Post Live to discuss the obstacles transgender people face when trying to obtain gender-affirming identity documents.   SRLP works to push state and city agencies to allow transgender people to change their documents to accurately reflect their name […]

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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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NY Times Calls Out Gov. Cuomo for Taking Too Long to End Transphobia

Yesterday, the NY Times Editorial Board called out New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and other lawmakers for taking too long to pass GENDA, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, which would ensure basic protections for transgender New Yorkers. GENDA would also open the door to and support SRLP’s crucial work to end Medicaid’s exclusion of transgender healthcare. States like Connecticut […]

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SRLP Direct Action Featured on Democracy Now!

Watch this Democracy Now! segment on SRLP’s direct action at Hx Refactored! Listen as SRLP’s Reina Gossett speaks powerfully to the new Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker and a crowd of health industry techies to demand an end to NY State’s Medicaid regulation that bars transgender people from accessing basic healthcare. Keep tweeting, signing the petition, and […]

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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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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 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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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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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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