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NY Times Calls Out Gov. Cuomo for Taking Too Long to End Transphobia

Yesterday, the NY Times Editorial Board called out New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and other lawmakers for taking too long to pass GENDA, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, which would ensure basic protections for transgender New Yorkers. GENDA would also open the door to and support SRLP’s crucial work to end Medicaid’s exclusion of transgender healthcare. States like Connecticut […]

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SRLP Direct Action Featured on Democracy Now!

Watch this Democracy Now! segment on SRLP’s direct action at Hx Refactored! Listen as SRLP’s Reina Gossett speaks powerfully to the new Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker and a crowd of health industry techies to demand an end to NY State’s Medicaid regulation that bars transgender people from accessing basic healthcare. Keep tweeting, signing the petition, and […]

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May 15: SRLP’s Direct Action to Demand an End to Medicaid Ban on Transgender Healthcare

This morning, members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project participated in a direct action at HX Refactored, a health care conference in New York City, attended by the new NY State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker. We went to stop business as usual at the Department of Health. 16 years of transgender exclusion from medically […]

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A Good Sign for SRLP’s Trans Healthcare Campaign!

SRLP is excited to hear that with an independent panel review coming to a close, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to end Medicare’s blanket ban on gender-affirming surgery for transgender people. If passed, this decision will send an important message in support of SRLP’s argument that repealing Medicaid exclusions for trans people […]

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SRLP and Our Allies Meet with NYC Mayor’s Office to End HRA Discrimination

Last week, Pooja Gehi, Elana Redfield, and transgender advocates met with the Mayor’s office to address anti-trans discrimination in the Human Resources Administration (HRA). (Photo by Kim Forte of the Legal Aid Society.) HRA oversees public benefits including public health insurance, food benefits, employment assistance, and cash assitance. When accessing services and basic needs, transgender […]

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TONIGHT: SRLP’s Reina Gossett and Dean Spade with Cece McDonald

Check out this interview with SRLP’s Reina Gossett and join her tonight with Dean Spade and Cece McDonald! Read “NO ONE IS DISPOSABLE: Artist and activist Reina Gossett talks CeCe McDonald, trans liberation, and prison abolition” by Chris Lee at http://www.fvckthemedia.com/issue33/no-one-is Tonight “I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations A […]

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SRLP Awaits New Health Commissioner Appointment and Continues to Demand Trans-Inclusive Healthcare for Low-Income New Yorkers

Since 2011, SRLP and our allies have worked to pressure New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah to repeal the Medicaid regulation that bars low-income transgender and gender nonconforming people from accessing health care. This past February 14, SRLP and our allies at TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, Make the Road, Trans Women of […]

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Support SRLP’s work to ensure medicaid healthcare coverage for transgender new yorkers !

The regulation that excludes transition related healthcare from coverage in New York is up for re-authorization. SRLP is working hard to make sure that it is repealed so that all trans medicaid consumers in New York can access the healthcare coverage that they need. Please join us by signing this letter and sending it to […]

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