The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is re-launching our Trans Health Campaign to address the many problems, concerns, and issues that trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) New Yorkers have had to face. Our goal is continue to mobilize, educate, and support our communities in putting pressure on the institutions and policymakers who are impacting our healthcare and to make sure that the experiences of our folks are listened to and lead to lasting impact and change. We want to improve the access folks have to gender-affirming care and address issues with the quality as well.
We are calling on low-income TGNCI New Yorkers to come out and speak up about what you are experiencing and build power together as we mount pressure on this city to provide competent and quality services. Thursday, November 2nd from 6-8pm at the LGBT Center, SRLP’s Movement Building Team is creating a space for TGNCI community to share healthcare experiences, while also learning their rights and hearing from advocates and providers about what’s up/what we are doing. Some agencies are attending just to listen to what we have to say and others to announce what they are doing or answer questions from the community about our concerns.
First of a series of events, our “What’s Up with Trans Healthcare” Town Hall will include legal and Know Your Rights info about healthcare here in NYC, updates about current organizing work, and info about how advocates are working to address concerns, as well as a Q & A with Sarah Bender of the NYC Health and Hospital Corporation who works to ensure that New York City public hospitals are LBGTQ competent and provide inclusive care.
For questions about the event, please contact Sasha Alexander, Director of Membership at email@example.com or 212-337-8550, ext. 306.
Thank you to our co-sponsors*:
Amida Care, APICHA, Brooklyn Legal Services, Callen Lorde, Community Healthcare Network, GMHC, The Legal Aid Society, the LGBT Center, NYC Health + Hospitals Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The New York State LGBT Health & Human Services Network, Princess Janae Place, Transcend Legal