Archive | November, 2013

Al Jazeera America covers SRLP healthcare campaign

Since SRLP launched our campaign for safe and affordable healthcare in New York nearly 2,000 people have signed the petition calling on Governor Cuomo and NYS Health Com. Shah to repeal Medicaid’s discriminatory regulation that prevents trans and gender non conforming people from accessing healthcare.  Thank you for your support! This past week Al Jazeera America interviewed […]

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Thank you Toronto!

Monday night I had an amazing time speaking with Janet Mock and Toronto based activist Monica Forrester who works with Maggie’s Toronto.  It was the first time any of us had been on an all trans women of color panel and you could feel the power in the room! To learn more about Monica’s work and […]

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My interview with ABC News about queer identity

I talked to ABC News about Sylvia Rivera and queer identity: Reina Gossett, a 30-year-old transgender woman who identifies as “queer,” said the term is “political” and has a “legacy of resistance.” “There is a long history of people who identified on the margins of culture,” she said. “It’s about naming a lineage of people […]