New York

How long will the transgender community have to wait for justice?

Today, as people gather in New York City to remember the one-year anniversary of the brutal murder of Islan Nettles, Michael Silverman penned an op-ed for the New York Daily News that calls on justice to be served, not just for Islan, but for the many others who have faced violence around the country and the world.

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.

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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