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VICTORY: APPELLATE COURT UPHOLDS THE RIGHT OF INCARCERATED TRANSGENDER PEOPLE TO HAVE NAME CHANGED

May 31, 2012

After a two year legal struggle, New York courts uphold an incarcerated transgender woman’s right to change her name, reversing an earlier denial of her legal name change related to lack of medical evidence and the possibility of “confusion”

 

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VICTORY: Incarcerated Transgender & Gender Non Conforming People & Allies Successfully Campaign For New Polices To End Prison Rape & Abuse

May 17, 2012

A culmination of 9 years of work, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project marks the release of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape as a significant victory.

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Sixth Annual “Small Works for Big Change” Benefit for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project Auction Includes Works by Artists Daphne Fitzpatrick, Zoe Leonard, Ivan Monforte, Emily Roysdon, Kiki Smith, and Ginger Brooks Takahashi

December 15, 2010
NEW YORK

Small Works for Big Change, the annual benefit event supporting the Sylvia Rivera Law Project
(SRLP), will be held on February 12, 2010, at Jack Studios in New York. Now in its sixth year, this vibrant annual
celebration reflects the progressive spirit of SRLP, as well as the experimental energy of some of New York’s

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Joint Housewarming Celebration for the Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

September 14, 2010
New York, NY

On Thursday, September 16, 2010, the Audre Lorde Project (ALP), FIERCE, Queers
for Economic Justice (QEJ) and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) will host a joint housewarming
party to celebrate their new shared home at 147 West 24th Street in New York.

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Historic Victory: Welfare Procedure Approved to Address Discrimination Against Trans & Gender Non Conforming People, Bringing NYC Closer to Being Inclusive for All New Yorkers

February 17, 2010
NEW YORK CITY

TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, Housing Works, Queers for Economic Justice, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project will announce a victory for their Welfare Justice Campaign at a press conference on February 10, 2010 at 10AM at the Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street (between Prince St.

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SRLP VICTORY! New York Courts Can't Deny Trans People's Right to Name Changes!

December 2, 2008
After a year long struggle, New York courts have upheld a transgender woman's right to change her name, reversing an earlier denial of her legal name change related to lack of medical evidence and the possibility of "confusion"

 

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Transgender activists and allies to hold press conference in response to brutal police attack at SRLP Fundraiser

September 28, 2007
New York

On Wednesday, September 26, 2007, officers from the New York Police Department's 9th precinct made an unprovoked attack, employing excessive use of force against members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and other community members.

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Police Brutality Strikes Fifth Anniversary of Sylvia Rivera Law Project

September 27, 2007
New York

On the night of Wednesday, September 26, officers from the 9th Precinct of the New York Police Department attacked without provocation members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and of its community. Two of our community members were violently arrested, and others were pepper sprayed in the face without warning or cause.