March 19, 2014
Sylvia Rivera Law Project outraged by death of Jerome Murdough | SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project)

Thoughts go out to the loved ones of Jerome Murdough and all those who are still currently incarcerated while navigating multiple systems of oppression and daily violence.

I just wrote this piece for SRLP, please check it out and share!

March 19, 2014
CeCe McDonald visits Sylvia Rivera Law Project, introduces the newest edition of our Prisoner Advisory Committee publication In Solidarity!

I’m thrilled to have written the introduction for this issue of In Solidarity put together by my brilliant co-worker Gabriel Foster.  

In Solidarity is written for and by mostly incarcerated trans and gender non conforming people, so it was especially amazing to have CeCe come to our office to introduce this issue.  It features essays and artwork by incarcerated members of the SRLP’s Prisoner Advisory Committee, writing by Janet Mock, a 1970 interview between Sylvia Rivera and a trans person incarcerated in Bellvue Hospital and more!

February 26, 2014
Trans Liberation on the Rise: V-Day Protest, Cece McDonald on Democracy Now! and Part 2 of No One is Disposable - Reina Gossett

Some reflections on the recent increased visibility of movements for gender determination and trans liberation!

September 27, 2013
I had an amazing time talking with Kye Allums, Laverne Cox & Tiq Milan on GLAAD’s Growing Visibility panel this past week for the New Organizing Institute Trans Narrative Training. 
That brilliant trans people of color comprised the entirety of the panel felt important -so often our visibility comes with the price of our agency and ownership both within the media and within our movements.  But our power in the room on Wednesday night was deeply palpable and reminded me of how liberation is a collective process, one which we all our stories and lives depend on and all our stories and lives help to grow.

I had an amazing time talking with Kye Allums, Laverne Cox & Tiq Milan on GLAAD’s Growing Visibility panel this past week for the New Organizing Institute Trans Narrative Training. 

That brilliant trans people of color comprised the entirety of the panel felt important -so often our visibility comes with the price of our agency and ownership both within the media and within our movements.  But our power in the room on Wednesday night was deeply palpable and reminded me of how liberation is a collective process, one which we all our stories and lives depend on and all our stories and lives help to grow.

August 22, 2013
Chelsea Manning and the realities for transgender and gender non-conforming people in prison, jails and detention centers. | SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project)

from SRLP on Chelsea Manning, the realities trans & gnc people have to navigate daily while incarcerated and how we can support people on the inside!

July 8, 2013
Jobs & Internships - SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project)

come work with me supporting liberation & gender self determination!

May 31, 2013
Why Tumblr Is Perfect For The Trans Community

I got some tumblr love from Thomas Page McBee of Buzzfeed today alongside some brilliant other tumblr blogs like @brooklynboihood and @thetestshot! check out the piece here! 

April 17, 2013

getting excited 4 the best art event of the year!

May 18th // Sylvia Rivera Law Project Collective // Judson Memorial

8th ANNUAL SMALL WORKS for BIG CHANGE!

Venue: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square S., NYC *Wheelchair accessible*

Featuring:
MC’d by Chanel International
Music by DJ Tikka Masala
Fabulous art (see list below)
Fantastic raffle prizes – 16GB Ipod Touch from Tekserve, a gift certificate for 10 joe coffee beverages,  Amy Ray concert tickets & a $500 publicity package courtesy of Riot Grrrl Ink, event tickets from La Mama Experimental Theatre, and books from NYU Press!

more info here

March 14, 2013
Our Truth, Our Time

A few years ago the NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne lied and said I was the cause of police violence that ended the Sylvia Rivera Law Project five year anniversary celebration.  It wasn’t true on any level but it was yet another chance to watch how the NYPD lies to cover its own violence.

A few nights ago he lied again and said that Kimani Gray was the cause of his own death by the hands of the NYPD.  That’s not true on any level and our communities are calling it out.

He’s the go to guy for NYPD lies about ourselves in order to sell the control of our lives and the delivery of our deaths. And we don’t believe him. 

We don’t believe in what the NYPD says about themselves so why would we believe in what it says it will do for us? Or about who we are? Or about why Kimani Gray was shot in the back many times over.

We’ve stopped believing in authority & resumed believing in each other.  

We are the message!

January 8, 2013
Marsha P Johnson Film Screening & New Member Orientation at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project next Thursday at 6PM!
Food & metrocards will be available as well as Spanish interpretation for the new member orientation. SRLP is located at 147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor.  Our building has an elevator.  For more on access information or to RSVP email reina@srlp.org

Marsha P Johnson Film Screening & New Member Orientation at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project next Thursday at 6PM!

Food & metrocards will be available as well as Spanish interpretation for the new member orientation. SRLP is located at 147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor.  Our building has an elevator.  For more on access information or to RSVP email reina@srlp.org