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Take a Two Minute Action for Trans Lives!

Trans people born in New York City still can’t update our birth certificates to reflect our gender without undergoing invasive and often inaccessible surgeries. Without this change to our ID documents, trans people can face serious obstacles in accessing employment, housing, and basic services. Having documentation that doesn’t match our gender can often trigger bias, harassment, discrimination, or […]

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Two Weeks Away: SRLP Awards on 11/18!

The SRLP Awards are just under two weeks away! We are all so excited to honor the fierce and brilliant organizers and advocates working to win access to safe and affordable healthcare for trans people. Please join us to celebrate our comrades and raise money to continue this work! Register today! For more information and […]

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Meet SRLP legal intern, Kyle!

Name, Position and Team at SRLP: Kyle Rapiñan, Legal Intern for Immigrant Justice and Survival and Self-Determination! Pronouns: He/his and they/them What do you do to relax / have fun? I enjoy supporting the work that SRLP and other rad organizations pull off in New York City. The Miss Major-Jay Toole Building for Social Justice houses some of […]

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SRLP Commends New York City Council on Proposed Birth Certificate Policy

Since the Sylvia Rivera Law Project opened our doors in 2002, we have been at the forefront of the battle to make birth certificate changes more accessible to transgender people. Since 1970, New York City and State’s rules for a person changing their gender on their birth certificate had been very restrictive, requiring extensive evidence of invasive […]

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THIS THURSDAY 10/2: SRLP’s Last Drop-In Until February 2015

If you are a transgender or gender nonconforming person and you need legal services, come to SRLP this Thursday, October 2 for the last drop-in of the year. SRLP’s drop-in hours will be closed from October 6, 2014 – February 2, 2015. Drop-in will re-open February 5, 2015. If you need legal services, but cannot […]

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Juana and Rage

Welcome to SRLP, Rage & Juana!

This fall is a time of exciting transitions here at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.This month, Rage Kidvai and Juana Paola Peralta joined the SRLP staff, bringing their deep commitment and vibrant energy to our work providing free legal services and building movement power with low-income transgender people and transgender people of color. Please join me […]

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Thank You, SRLP Summer 2014 Interns and Volunteers!

Thanks to our summer interns, SRLP is looking back on a big summer of campaign actions, membership orientations, team meetings, client casework, new and improved activist and educational resources, letters to incarcerated community members, and so much more. Thank you all for committing your time, energy, and heart to the survival, wellness, and self-determination of transgender and […]

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SRLP’s Elana Redfield and Alisha Williams Train NYC HRA!

Today SRLP’s Elana Redfield and Alisha Williams provided a successful training to NYC Human Resources Administration directors! HRA staff left feeling inspired to continue these trainings with their coworkers and invite SRLP back for a 2.0 training next spring. This trans 101 training covered general cultural competency issues; pervasive cultural messages that reinforce gender norms and sensationalize trans […]

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SRLP Demands an End to Punitive Solitary Confinement!

Trans people in prison are often placed in punitive isolation, where they face additional psychological, physical, and sexual violence. SRLP is building a campaign to end the use of punitive solitary confinement. Read this article from Solitary Watch News by Aviva Stahl with comments from SRLP’s Alisha Williams and SRLP collective member Mik Kinkead. Stay tuned for […]

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Upcoming SRLP New Member Orientation on August 11th!

If you’re curious to learn more about SRLP’s work and how you can get involved, join us for a new member orientation on Monday, August 11th from 1-2pm . CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. **The new member orientation is FREE and ALL are welcome** Snacks and Metrocards provided TRAINS: F, M, E, C, R, N, 1 What […]

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