ALP In the Media

ALP In the Media: The Audre Lorde Project Celebrates its 15 Year Anniversary

Audre Lorde Project, March 13, 2012 -

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Thursday, March 15, the Audre Lorde Project (ALP) will commemorate its 15th anniversary with a community celebration. The event will take place at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, 7 – 10 p.m., and will feature a keynote address by activist and poet Chrystos and a performance by the Lavender Light Gospel Choir.

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ALP In the Media: Shoulder to Shoulder, Ending the Violence

Huffington Post, December 30, 2010 -

2010 brought what was reported as a "spike" in bias incidents against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV/AIDS-affected people in New York City. As organizations who work day-to-day with LGBTQ we know that anti-LGBTQ violence has not suddenly increased, but has been rising steadily for decades: LGBTQ people face violence every day. What we did see in 2010 was a spike in the severity of violence that LGBTQ people face, more virulent hate speech from "community leaders," more media attention to LGBTQ youth suicides and violent homophobic attacks in Staten Island, the Bronx, Chelsea and the West Village, and more reports of the dangers that LGBTQ youth face in school.

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ALP In the Media - Audio: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers – Podcast Episode 24

Red Umbrella Diaries, December 20, 2010 -

Episode 24 is a special edition of the Red Umbrella Diaries podcast, featuring select speeches from the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers event held in New York at theMetropolitan Community Church on December 17, 2010. The event was organized by SWOP-NYC and was one ofdozens of events taking place around the world. Audacia Ray hosted the evening, and the Red Umbrella Project was a co-sponsor, along with the Anti-Violence Project, Audre Lorde Project, Babeland, Counterpublic Collective, FIERCE, MADRE, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Peter Cicchino Youth Project, The Queer Commons, PONY (Prostitutes of New York), PROS Network, SAFER, Sex Work Awareness, Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, SWANK (Sex Workers Action New York), SWITCH, SWOP-NYC (Sex Workers Outreach Project – NYC Chapter), The Space at Tompkins, and the Third Wave Foundation.

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ALP In the Media: At The Helm

Go Magazine, December 17, 2010 -

These dynamos lead some of America’s most influential nonprofit organizations—they are fighting the good fight and their work enriches our lives in countless ways.

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ALP In the Media - Video: From Then to Now: Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Movements. A talk by Miss Major

YouTube, November 11, 2010 -

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice and the Audre Lorde Project, welcomed MISS MAJOR to speak to our communities about the past, present and future of TGNC movements!

Miss Major spoke about her personal life experiences and analysis around organizing within TGNC communities. This was a special opportunity to come together and to honor the history and support the future of TGNC communities.

Miss Major is a black, formerly incarcerated, male-to-female transgender elder. Miss Major was at the Stonewall uprisings in ’69, and became politicized in the aftermath at Attica. She has been an activist and advocate in her community for over forty years, mentoring and empowering many of today’s transgender leaders, from coast to coast.

Currently, Miss Major is the Executive Director of the TGI Justice Project in San Francisco, CA (http://tgijp.org/) where she instills hope and a belief in a better future to the girls that are currently incarcerated and those coming home.

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ALP In the Media - Audio: From Then to Now: Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Communities

OUT FM, November 11, 2010 -

Listen to Miss Major speak about Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Communities!

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ALP In the Media: The Winning Team: The Welfare Justice Campaign Trains Human Resource Administration on Policy to Address Discrimination Against Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People

Sylvia Rivera Law Project , October 19, 2010 -

On October 15th, following the historic and successful organizing campaign to make the Human Resources Administration pass a policy to stop discrimination against trans and gender non conforming people seeking HRA services, members from the Welfare Justice Campaign traveled to the HRA training headquarters in Queens, NY to train workers on the policy.

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ALP In the Media: Transgender Community Turns Up Heat on NYC Welfare Agency

Housing Works AIDS Issues Update, September 10, 2009 -

New York City’s transgender community is making another push in its four-year-old campaign to force New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) to implement a policy to address discrimination and harassment of trans and gender non-conforming people.

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ALP In the Media: TransJustice Now!

Housing Works AIDS Issues Update, July 1, 2009 -

Hundreds gather in support of transgender rights, target HRA feet-dragging; GENDA update (or lack thereof)

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ALP In the Media: POC Queer and Two Spirit Community Organizers Kicked out of Pride Parade.

Feministing.com, July 1, 2009 -

NorthEast Two-Spirit Society and Audre Lorde Project's Executive Director seemed to have been forcefully kicked out of the NYC Heritage of Pride march this past weekend.

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ALP In the Media - Video: Trans Day of Action: “The Rebellion Is Not Over”

Democracy Now!, June 26, 2009 -

Mya Leilani VazquezToday is the fourth annual Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice. A rally to the Stonewall Inn is planned for this afternoon to “let the world know, that on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, the rebellion is not over.” We speak with transgender activist, Mya Leilani Vazquez. (Click the link below to see the video and read the transcript of the interview.)

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ALP In the Media: NY sculpture restoration, rally recall Stonewall

Associated Press (AP), June 26, 2009 -

A rally [the Trans Day of Action] and the restoration of the "Gay Liberation" sculpture are among the events planned in New York City marking this year's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride celebrations.

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ALP In the Media - Video: A Look at the Gay Rights Movement Beyond Marriage and the Military

Democracy Now!, June 26, 2009 -

Forty years after Stonewall, where is the gay rights movement headed? What does the focus on marriage equality mean for the goals of gay liberation? We speak with activist, writer and historian, Lisa Duggan. “It remains to be seen whether a call for full civil equality can produce mass mobilization, or whether it might soon be reduced to a call for gay marriage only, or worse, to the production of just another commercially sponsored gay parade,” Duggan writes. “The devil will be in the details, which will be settled in the weeks to come.” (Click on the link below to view the video and read a transcript of the interview.)

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ALP In the Media: 40 Years After Stonewall: New York's Role in the Movement

Gotham Gazette, June 15, 2009 - Marking the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Andy Humm looks at some examples of where New York has led and where it has followed -- despite its reputation as the birthplace of the modern movement. Read more.

ALP In the Media: Two Lesbians Assaulted in Brooklyn

The New York Blade, June 12, 2009 -

Women allege that cops beat them while shouting anti-gay slurs.

In the early hours of May 17, police officers from the 77th Precinct in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn allegedly beat two lesbians outside the IFE Lounge, located at the corner of Nostrand and Atlantic Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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