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NO ONE IS DISPOSABLE: Stop NY from limiting visits with people in prison!

Advocates have been rallying against NYC Mayor de Blasio’s proposed changes to visiting conditions on Riker’s Island. While incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, their loved ones, and advocates have been able to push for many important changes at Riker’s, these new changes almost “snuck in” amidst the better news. These proposed regulations aim to reduce violence […]

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SRLP legal clinic closed until June 11

SRLP’s drop-in legal clinic will be closed until Thursday 6/11. To make an appointment or ask about our legal services, you can call SRLP’s legal intake line at 212-337-8550 ext. 308 and someone will return your call within 48 hours. For more information, visit: http://srlp.org/legal-services/ If you are interested in getting involved in SRLP’s work and becoming a member, […]

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Thursday 2/5/15: Join SRLP at the Digital Strategy Institute at Creating Change

Will you be at Creating Change in Denver? SRLP’s Juana Peralta and Avi Cummings and GLAAD’s Dani Heffernan will be sharing history and lessons learned in developing a media organizing strategy in our trans healthcare campaign. Join us for our session, “#transhealthcarenow: How We Ended Medicaid Exclusions for Trans Healthcare in New York” on Thursday 2/5 from 2:45-3:30. […]

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Medicaid programs will now cover transgender healthcare following SRLP’s twelve-year campaign

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health announced that our Medicaid programs will now cover transgender healthcare. This is a momentous victory for SRLP community members and all transgender New Yorkers. The proposed regulation will allow transgender people to access hormones and surgeries under Medicaid. Introduced on December 17th, the regulation […]

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SRLP Celebrates Community-Led Orgs on Our NYC Birth Certificate Victory

After more than 10 years of advocacy from community-led organizations, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has finally removed the requirement of surgery for changing the gender marker on a birth certificate. This is a huge victory. Since we opened our doors in 2002, SRLP has worked to remove this requirement. […]

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Welcoming Sasha Alexander, SRLP Director of Membership, to carry forward a legacy of transformative justice and liberation.

In the week following the Trans Day of Remembrance, the National Week of Trans Awareness, and the National Day of Trans Action, I am honored to join the staff of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. And yet, my heart is heavy with the many folks we lost this year: Gizzy Fowler, Tiffany Edwards, Mia Henderson, […]

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Thank you for supporting SRLP last night!

On behalf of all of us in the Sylvia Rivera Law Project Collective, thank you to everyone who supported our vital work and future at the Attorneys and Advocates Awards. We will post the photos to our Facebook page soon, so stay tuned! Congrats to ALP transjustice member Tanya Walker for her award from @SRLP !!! […]

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