Gender Segregated Facilities

SRLP Publication

A Place of Respect

A guide for group care facilities serving transgender and gender non-conforming youth

A pioneering new report authored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) urges group care facilities to reassess their treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming youth and to adopt policies and practices that provide these youth with appropriate, fair and equal care.

Safety and Solidarity across gender lines: Rethinking segregation of Transgender people in detention
This is an article written by staff attorney, Gabriel Arkles about the segregation of transgender people in detention

Tips for Communicating with Transgender Clients in Prisoners’ Rights Cases
This is a list of communication tools that we suggest attorneys use as a guide when interacting with transgender clients who are incarcerated.

Transitioning our Shelters: A guide to making homeless shelters safe for Transgender People
Safety is a necessity for anyone who must experience the homeless shelter system. This guide was created by The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and Coalition for the Homeless as a means of ensuring that shelters are safe spaces for trangender and gender non-conforming clients.

Safe2Pee Bathroom Database
Safe2Pee.org is a searchable database for single occupancy and gender neutral restrooms in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

SRLP Publication

Department of Homeless Services Trans Rights Flyer

Did You Know... • that it’s illegal to discriminate against transgender or gender nonconforming people in New York City? • that this law applies to homeless shelters?

Landmark Fostercare Case: Jean Doe vs. Bell

In January 2003, SRLP, working with the Peter Cicchino Youth Project of the Urban Justice Center and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, helped achieve a groundbreaking victory for transgender youth in foster care in the Jean Doe v. Bell case. Read more »

SRLP and Allies Win Major Victory for Trans Homeless People

Since 2003, representatives from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), Queers for Economic Justice, and the Gender Identity Project have been meeting with the New York City Department of Homeless Services to push them to comply with the changes passed to the New York City Human Rights Law in 2002 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. Read more »

SRLP Publication

It's War In Here

A Report on the Treatment of Transgender and Intersex People in NYS Men's Prisons SRLP is proud to announce the publication of a new report, It's War In Here: A Report on the Treatment of Transgender and Intersex People in New York State Men's Prisons.

Toilet Training

Toilet Training is a documentary video addressing the persistent discrimination, harassment, and violence that people who transgress gender norms face in gender segregated bathrooms. Using the stories of people who have been harassed, arrested or beaten for trying to use bathrooms, Toilet Training focuses on bathroom access in public space, in schools, and at work.

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