In this article on Medium, Mik Kinkead was quoted on the sexual abuse that trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people experience behind bars.
I first met Rabi Cepeda in 2015. Over the past three years, Rabi and I have been able to meet, share food, and grow together. Rabi came home in the summer of 2017 and I have been able to meet with him a few times to make sure he stays connected to our work.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) defiantly joins the nearly two thousand organizations and individuals who have spoken out against the arrests and deportations of visible, courageous activists and organizers in the immigrant rights movement by signing on to a letter to the secretary of DHS condemning the targeting of immigrant rights leaders and individuals associated with the sanctuary move
Why is SRLP supporting the #cancelpinkwashing campaign happening around Creating Change this year?
Following a year of continued attacks on our community, we are working to mobilize and build power for trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) folks here in NYC and beyond. Here is a recap of what SRLP’s Movement Building Team has been up to recently:
Leadership Development and Movement Building
Today, we’d like to share a letter from one of our former PAC members, Victoria Rodriguez,
As part of the relaunch of “It’s War in Here,” we asked some of our incarcerated members to join an Advisory Committee for the project. These members have helped us to generate questions and edit the surveys, and they will help us to review data and edit drafts of the report later on. They are serving an invaluable role in ensuring that this report accurately reflects the realities of transgender and gender non-conforming people in New York State prisons.
On Thursday, November 9th, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) teamed up with the LGBT Community Center at West 13th to create an affirming and community-driven space to discuss trans healthcare and to learn about the work being done by our allies around the city. During our “What’s Up with Trans Healthcare?” Town Hall, the main goal was to mobilize the community and put pressure on the city government to address the stark lack of affirming and comprehensive healthcare services for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) individuals.