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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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Welcome to SRLP, Emma Caterine!

Please join SRLP in welcoming Emma Caterine, who will be working with Alisha Williams on the Prisoner Justice Project this fall! Name, Pronouns, Position and Team at SRLP Emma Caterine, she/her/hers, Consultant, Prisoner Justice Project What do you do to relax / have fun? I read and write science fiction: I just finished Ancillary Justice, the first of […]

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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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TODAY: SRLP Legal Services Drop-In Hours CLOSED 8/21/14

SRLP will not be having drop-in hours on Thursday, August 21st. We apologize for the inconvenience! Drop-in hours will be begin again next Thursday, August 28th. Our office is located at 147 WEST 24TH STREET, 5TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10011. Walk-ins are welcome, but please call ahead if you can! Call 212-337-8550, extension 308. About […]

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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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SRLP’s Pooja Gehi Says Goodbye For Now!

Dear Friends,  Comrades, and Community, On Friday, August 15, after 8 incredible years together, I will be taking off my hat as the Director of Immigrant Justice at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. It has been an honor to work with you, struggle with you, and learn with you in our movement for the liberation […]

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