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 […]
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 […]
During CeCe McDonald’s recent media tour in New York City she stopped by the office and celebrated the latest version of Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s In Solidarity publication written with and for incarcerated community members here in New York State. So much work goes into publishing each In Solidarity, largely bottom-lined by my brilliant SRLP […]
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 […]
I had an amazing time talking with Kye Allums, Laverne Cox & Tiq Milan on GLAAD’s Growing Visibility panel this past week for the New Organizing Institute Trans Narrative Training. That brilliant trans people of color comprised the entirety of the panel felt important -so often our visibility comes with the price of our agency and ownership both […]
Chelsea Manning and the realities for transgender and gender non-conforming people in prison, jails and detention centers. | SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project) from SRLP on Chelsea Manning, the realities trans & gnc people have to navigate daily while incarcerated and how we can support people on the inside!
Jobs & Internships – SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project) SRLP is looking for applicants for the following open positions: The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is seeking a Director of Grassroots Fundraising (Posted July 8, 2013) Mission: The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity […]
Why Tumblr Is Perfect For The Trans Community “If you don’t see yourself anywhere else online, come here.” I got some tumblr love from Thomas Page McBee of Buzzfeed today alongside some brilliant other tumblr blogs like @brooklynboihood and @thetestshot! check out the piece here!
getting excited 4 the best art event of the year! May 18th // Sylvia Rivera Law Project Collective // Judson Memorial 8th ANNUAL SMALL WORKS for BIG CHANGE! Venue: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square S., NYC *Wheelchair accessible* Featuring: MC’d by Chanel International Music by DJ Tikka Masala Fabulous art (see list below) Fantastic raffle prizes […]
A few years ago the NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne lied and said I was the cause of police violence that ended the Sylvia Rivera Law Project five year anniversary celebration. It wasn’t true on any level but it was yet another chance to watch how the NYPD lies to cover its own violence. A few nights ago […]