The campaign for safe and affordable healthcare for all people, including trans and gender non conforming New Yorkers saw a clear victory on December 17th when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Department of Health will now cover transgender healthcare. This decision reverses 16 years of healthcare discrimination that denied trans and gender […]
There has been some truly great coverage of yesterday’s #transhealthcareNOW action at the HX Refactored conference, including Democracy Now! featuring the action in their headlines this morning and Autostraddle writing a brilliant analysis on the hypocrisy of New York’s Department of Health excluding transgender people from healthcare coverage while on their own website talking about […]
One hour ago, with other members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project I 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 […]
Join me, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project as we take to the streets to demand comprehensive, safe, and affordable Medicaid for Trans and Gender Non Conforming New Yorkers! We demand that Commissioner Shah repeal regulations that exclude Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People from accessing life saving care! […]
Come join me and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project Friday at this amazing V-Day action. We’ll be making sure Governor Coumo and Health Commissioner Shah stop excluding trans people from safe and affordable healthcare coverage in New York! Post by Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP).
One of the best parts of the campaign around healthcare for trans and gender non conforming people has been the out pouring of support for so many people I know. Below is the video my mom recorded to support the campaign. If you want to support us too, please sign the petition now!
Yesterday, GLAAD published a great article recapping the direct action I participated in with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and our allies in order to bring attention to the healthcare campaign SRLP has launched. GLAAD calls out NY State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah for announcing that he is working hard on transgender issues, all the […]
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 […]
I am a New Yorker, this is my home. Every day I am inspired by the people I meet in my community, from along the Hudson Valley to right home in Brooklyn. New York is my home. Unfortunately for many transgender and gender non conforming New Yorkers we aren’t welcomed here because we do not […]