Sylvia Rivera Law Project

NY proposes regulation to end exclusion on Medicaid coverage for transgender-related healthcare

New York State has proposed a new regulation that would remove a long-standing exclusion on coverage for transgender-related healthcare under Medicaid.

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GLAAD @ Work: Trans Awareness Week, Ty Herndon comes out, Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia, and more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Newsroom each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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August 5, 2014

Kickstarter campaign raising funds for film about Stonewall heroes Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Happy Birthday, Marsha! is a film project about the friendship between Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two heroes of the Stonewall Riots and homeless trans women of color, and the decisions they made on a hot summer day in June, 1969 that pushed the LGBT movement forward.

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Democracy Now! highlights New York Medicaid lawsuit, GLAAD and SRLP's trans healthcare campaign

This week, Democracy Now! spoke with Pooja Gehi, a staff attorney at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), and Angie Milan-Cruz, one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit challenging the New York Department of Health's exclusion of transgender healthcare coverage from Medicaid.

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Class action lawsuit challenges New York Medicaid's exclusion of transgender healthcare

Today, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Legal Aid Society, and Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP filed a federal class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Health on behalf of two transgender women who have been denied access to medically necessary healthcare under a discriminatory Medicaid regulation.

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March 11, 2014

Sylvia Rivera Law Project draws crowd to honor transgender artists

​Sylvia Rivera Law Project hosted their annual art auction, Small Works for Big Change over the weekend, featuring transgender artists who have been or who are currently incarcerated.

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NYC: Attend 'Small Works for Big Change' art benefit and support the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

This Saturday, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) is holding its 9th annual Small Works for Big Change art benefit. SRLP's biggest fundraiser of the year, Small Works for Big Change is a major community event for cutting-edge established and emerging New York-based artists to showcase their work.

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At ESPA's LGBT Health Month launch, Cuomo administration silent on ending New York's healthcare discrimination

New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah recently called the state a "leader in promoting transgender issues," yet states like California, as well as the District of Columbia, have surpassed New York in providing trans and gender non-conforming people with access to necessary healthcare.

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VIDEO: CeCe McDonald talks trans people with Laverne Cox on Democracy Now

CeCe was joined by transgender actress and advocate Laverne Cox and Alisha Williams of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project to tell the story of her attack and subsequent imprisonment to Democracy Now

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