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SRLPandGLAAD Medicaid infographic

NEW: Trans Healthcare Infographic from SRLP and GLAAD!

For the past ten years, SRLP’s has worked to end the Department of Health’s discriminatory ban on transition-related care, and build a movement of support for trans healthcare. We couldn’t have done it without the support of organizations like GLAAD, our collaborator on this infographic and many others in our public education campaign to end the Medicaid […]

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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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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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BREAKING: New York State Updates Birth Certificate Policy, Removing Surgical Requirement

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is excited to announce that after ten years of hard work and negotiations New York State has made an important policy change that eliminates barriers to identity documents by allowing transgender New Yorkers to change the gender marker on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery. People born in New York […]

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