SRLP in the Press

Training Resource: Larry King Takes on Transphobia

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August 2, 2010

In this training video created by SRLP staff for a training at NYC's HRA, Larry King and guest Hara Malin talk about how to make HRA a more trans accessible place. see for more information.

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Trans Voting Power

NY Voting Rights for Trans People

Rights. No one should try to keep you from voting if you have the right to vote. Poll workers are not allowed to turn you away because of your gender identity, gender expression, race, religion, disability, national origin, language, sexual orientation, or for any other reason not about your right to vote. Read more »


The Winning Team: The Welfare Justice Campaign Trains Human Resource Administration on Policy to Address Discrimination Against Trans & Gender Non Conforming People

PICTURE: The Winning Team!

On October 15th, following the historic and successful organizing campaign to make the Human Resources Administration pass a policy to stop discrimination against trans and gender non conforming people seeking HRA services, members from the Welfare Justice Campaign traveled to the HRA training headquarters in Queens, NY to train workers on the policy.
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Many public school administrators, faculty and staff have a lot of questions when working with students who are transgender or gender nonconforming.  This fact sheet is designed to give basic information about the law as it pertains to transgender and gender nonconforming students in New York City. 


SRLP in the Press

Expert May Testify in RNC Suit Without Disclosing Data Subject to Attorney-Client Privilege, Court Says

New York Law Journal
February 22, 2010

Over the objections of lawyers for New York City, the opinion of a plaintiff's expert witness who refused to hand over data to the city on the basis of attorney-client privilege may be submitted in a suit brought by a transgender lesbian who claims her civil rights were violated during her arrest at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

In denying the city's request to preclude the testimony of Dean Spade, an assistant professor at Seattle University School of Law and a founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a civil rights organization, Southern District Magistrate Judge James Francis IV ruled last week that the information at issue was "plainly protected by the attorney-client privilege" and that the data sought by the city provided only a single basis for Mr. Spade's opinions.


Victoria en la lucha por el acceso a los beneficios publicos para las comunidades Transgero!

  ¡Después de años de presión de la comunidad general para poner fin a la discriminación contra las personas transgénero intentar acceder a los beneficios públicos en Nueva York, estamos encantados de anunciar que la Administración de Recursos Humanos (HRA) ha adoptado nuevos procedimientos para trabajar con l@s transexuales y l@s clientes no conformes al género! Read more »


Victory in fight for access to benefits for trans communities!

After years of widespread community pressure to end discrimination against transgender people trying to access public benefits in NYC, we are thrilled to announce that the Human Resources Administration (HRA) has adopted new procedures for working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients!  To learn more about the procedures, please see our fact sheet. Read more »

Other News

Governor Paterson Plans to Extend Nondiscrimination Policies to Transgender State Employees

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is pleased that Governor Paterson has decided to make it clear that New York State employees may not be discriminated against on the basis of their gender identity or gender expression. The governor plans to sign an executive order that will explicitly extend the non-discrimination policy to cover transgender people who work for the state.  Read more »

SRLP Echoes Outrage and Sadness over the Murder of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado.

SRLP is deeply saddened and incensed by the atrocious murder of Jorge Steven López Mercado. We join the community in calls of action for justice and prompt resolution of this case  - and stand in solidarity in demanding better anti-violence education and prevention.

SRLP in the Press

The Unseen Gays: Struggling on the Margins

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In The Life
October 1, 2009

40 years after the Stonewall uprising, the LGBT movement is more visible than ever. But many queer people who do not conform to the image of gender, race and class most pervasive in the media, remain largely invisible-even to the movement. This month, In the Life TV looks at how LGBT people living on the economic margins of our society are organizing themselves to find housing, improve their professional skills, and obtain employment and health care.