Lewis Stevens & The Sylvia Rivera Law Project @SRLP (USA)


backLewis Stevens is a man who identifies as a woman he calls Lennea Elizabeth Stevens. In 2008, he was charged with possession of child pornography as specified above. He eventually pleaded guilty to one count and is currently serving an 87-month term at a federal prison in Florida. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is now giving a white convicted child sex offender a blogging platform as he details his “transition” while incarcerated and the problems he has being a “woman” in a man’s prison. You can read his first two blog posts, where he does not mention why he is in prison, here and here.

Given that the SRLP has a specific focus on the over representation of transwomen of color in the prison system, it is surprising that they would give this platform to a white child sex offender who pleaded guilty to his crime.  It is also disturbing that they are publishing his address with an invitation that people write him, given the significant youth following the SRLP has.

GLBT organizations have often rallied behind convicted murderers of women or sex offenders, so long as they identify as Gay or Transgender, including Robert Kosilek and Scott Konitzer.


Stevens Indictment.

Stevens Motion (Note the Inmate ID).

Stevens Sentencing Memorandum.



2 thoughts on “Lewis Stevens & The Sylvia Rivera Law Project @SRLP (USA)

  1. “Introduction to Lennea Elizabeth Stevens. Lennea plans to submit regularly to the PAC blog, to
    document and share her experiences as an incarcerated trans woman….

    Hello all, this is my first post and I wanted to introduce myself and give a huge thanks to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project for creating a platform to unite our voices, for together we are stronger and safer..”

    http://srlp.org/new-prison-mail-it-takes-courage-to-say-hello-to-the-voice-that-is-you/ 2/

    It’s so touching that I think I might cry. This is how Stevens starts his post,

    “The essence of humanity is beyond the intellect of my soul, those few, precious things that make humanity loving, caring, and most of all resilient, are beyond my mind’s grasp….I feel void of emotion but yet I cry with true tears, while my being asks why. Why do I cry, that is one to ruminate upon as I have done so many times. I know not why, I can not stop the conflict between the humanity I once had and the voidness that has settled.” Wow, what a sensitive guy. Forget the child porn.

    I wonder if Stevens ever thinks of the deep and long lasting psychological damage done to the prepubescent girls who are forced into child pornography that he enjoys watching? I wonder if he is thinking about “the essence of humanity” when he is jerking off to child porn?

    People would have to be rather naïve to believe that this was the first time he used child pornography.

    Since Sylvia Rivera Law Project have attorneys and paralegals, I’m sure they have access to criminal records, etc. How could they not know that Stevens is serving time for possessing child pornography.

    What can anyone say? The words utterly disgusting doesn’t describe it.

    By the way, did Silvia Rivera work with convicted wife murderer Robert Kosilek?


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