Since the memo from federal Health and Human Services was leaked last month to the New York Times the issues affecting healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming people (TGNC people) have been constantly featured in media outlets. What has consistently not been covered, however, are the many ways in which healthcare fails to adequately cover our TGNCI […]
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NYC City Council Passes Changes to NYC Birth Certificate Regulation
This summer, New York City has joined the growing number of states and cities that are creating a third gender marker for individuals who do not identify as either male or female. The proposed law, which passed the subcommittee on September 9, 2018, would create a third non-binary gender marker—an “X”—for New York City birth […]
How your donation to SRLP will continue our struggle for trans healthcare
Thank you for all the ways you keep our work strong against tremendous odds. In the last year, you have learned with us, strategized with us, marched with us, volunteered your time, made generous donations, and in countless other ways strengthened our work to end the trans-exclusionary Medicaid healthcare regulation. And we won. As 2014 comes […]
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 […]
BREAKING: New York State Ends Trans Exclusion in Private Health Insurance
Today, New York Governor Cuomo announced that private insurance plans are no longer allowed to deny healthcare to transgender people. New York is now the ninth state to make this change. This incredible change will have a huge impact on all New Yorkers. SRLP is honored to be a part of this amazing work, as […]
Tonight: SRLP Attorneys and Advocates Awards 2014!
Tonight, November 18, 2014, we will celebrate a group of incredible organizers and attorneys. For more information and to register, visit http://srlp.org/awards2014. Honoring Judith Goldiner, Belkys Garcia, Kim Forte, Sumani Lanka, and Rebecca Novick – The Legal Aid Society Mary Eaton – Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP & Megan Hogan – Medicaid Advocate Elliott Fukui & Tanya […]
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 […]
SRLP Fall 2014 Newsletter!
Transgender Healthcare is Good for New York! SRLP demands transition-related healthcare coverage for low-income New Yorkers On June 19, SRLP, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the NY State Department of Health to overturn the Medicaid regulation barring transition-related healthcare on the grounds that […]
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 […]
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 […]