May 8, 2013
Help Support Egyptt! Please Signal Boost

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Dear Friends & Community, 

We are writing to let you know of a community member who needs support after going through a major health crisis. Many of you know Egyptt, a long time activist and advocate for low income, trans communities of color. 


Egyptt was formerly co-coordinator of Trans Justice at the Audre Lorde Project. Prior to her work at ALP she was a crucial member of the Queers for Economic Justice Welfare Warriors group where she lead the way fighting transphobia within New York City’s welfare agency: the Human Resources Administration. Because of Egyptt’s work NYC’s Human Resources Administration has adopted its first ever transgender non discrimination policy, which Egyptt helped implement through many trainings of New York City employees.

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Additionally Egyptt has been a long time advocate at Housing Works advocating to have New York State pass the Gender Employment Non Discrimination Act (GENDA). She is also a brilliant performer, frequently showcasing her talent at the Housing Works fashion shows and many Trans Day of Remembrance events. Egyptt is now unemployed and has lost her apartment in Harlem. 

We are turning to you, our community, to support Egyptt as she navigates this challenging moment. We want to raise 10,000 for Egyptt to get back some of what she has lost in the last few months. She needs resources to get back into housing, to replace lost possessions, and to cover outstanding healthcare costs. 


With deep appreciation, 
Reina Gossett, Pooja Gehi, & Dean Spade

January 24, 2013
Riding the elevator to creating change/creating chains success!

Riding the elevator to creating change/creating chains success!

September 30, 2012

i was finally able to upload this beautifully shot video of SRLP’s teach in at Zucotti Park.  it starts at the 50 second mark with Kazembe Balagun, followed by Carlos Motta (who did translation), Pooja Gehi, myself, Naomi Clark & Jeannine Tang.

this was one of the first moments i felt part of trans & gender non conforming people taking up space at the park with our bodies and our legacies.  right now i’m wondering about how these creative tensions are held within different movement, artistic and personal relationships one year later. 

thanks to Jonah Groeneboer for filming and MPA for recording the audio!  thanks to everyone who came and held signs and translated and human microphoned, and filled wall street with the some of the best light its had since the Dutch came and built the wall.

July 19, 2012
Gender fabulous sunglasses modeling at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project!

Gender fabulous sunglasses modeling at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project!

May 17, 2012
At the Chloe Awards with Sylvia Rivera Law Project staff attorney Pooja Gehi!  This photo is by the amazing Shelly Sheddy!

At the Chloe Awards with Sylvia Rivera Law Project staff attorney Pooja Gehi!  This photo is by the amazing Shelly Sheddy!

March 7, 2012
Fashion Day at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Fashion Day at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project