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A Friendly Reminder that you can purchase this year's Trans Day of Remembrance print by Micah Bizant and all proceeds go to our transjustice organizing work! Order here. 

Press Release: Audre Lorde Builds Collective Safety at 4th Annual Bed-Stuy Pride

Contact: Alok Vaid-Menon                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tel: 979-217-1197

Email: alokatalp [dot] org 

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A Decade of Resistance; Ten Year Anniversary Statement

10th Anniversary Statement Trans Day of Action!

TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project

Celebrating 10 Years of Trans Day of Action;

A Decade of Resistance, Resilience, and Revolution

By Elliott Fukui

TransJustice Coordinator Read more »

TransJustice Community School 2014 Applications are Open!

TransJustice is excited to open up our applications for the 5th Cycle of TransJustice Community School Read more »

Bed-Stuy Pride 2013 reflection

Bed-Stuy Pride. We came. We Celebrated.

From the incredible performances by cultural workers and artists alike to the amazingly supportive small business and organization vendors the 3rd Annual Bed-Stuy Pride was jam packed with beauty. I am so grateful to be surrounded by such a hard-working community dedicated to challenging homophobic and transphobic violence [all while lookin Brooklyn fly].

As I unpack boxes in the Brooklyn office I’m reminded of some of my favorite moments of the day... Read more »

Thank YOU for an amazing 9th Annual Trans Day of Action!

TransJustice and the Audre Lorde Project would like to thank you for making this year’s Trans Day of Action a fabulous success!

 

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Safety Begins & Ends with Us: A Collective Response to Violence

                                                                                                Friday, July 12, 2013

Dear New York City,

As pride month ends we want to remember and mourn the recent waves of hate violence and police violence across New York City, from the West Village to the 79th precinct in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. With history as a guide, we expect hate violence against our communities to increase in response to the recent LGBT victories. The hate violence and police violence that has occurred raises the question: How are we creating mechanisms of response, safety, and accountability, within our communities that do not further criminalize or police our collective bodies? Increased policing does not create safety for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Transgender, Gender Non Conforming, and Queer (LGBTSTGNCQ) people, especially when Trans and Gender Non-Conforming people, Youth, and People of Color (POC) are among the communities often targeted and harassed by police. Read more »

3rd Space Support: Health & Wellness Collective Survey

Please help the 3rd Space Health and Wellness Collective begin to support our communities’ health by answering this anonymous short survey.   Thank you! Read more »

Introducing ALP's newest program 3rd Space Support!

After much visioning, input from our community and work the Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is proud to announce the launch of its newest program, 3rd Space Support.

The 3rd Space Support program is excited to launch its first events!

How can I get involved with the 3rd Space Support program? 

“We are powerful because we have survived, and that is what it is all about -- survival and growth."  ~ Audre Lorde

Click on this link to find out more!

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Updated Office Hours at The Audre Lorde Project

Updated office hours, contact information and directions for the Audre Lorde Project.

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ALP's New Green Home Provides Room to Grow, Better Accessibility!

New York, New York - May ­­18, 2010  - The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) has successfully concluded its Capital Campaign, A Space for Many Movements. In June 2010, ALP will open a new Manhattan office at 147 West 24th Street, which also houses grassroots organizations FIERCE!, Queers for Economic Justice and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. The Audre Lorde Project is a community organizing center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color in New York City. Read more »

Become an Audre Lorde Project Member

In direct response to our community the Audre Lorde Project (ALP) has created a membership structure that holds the needs of our organizing areas and commitment to community building, political education, skills building, holistic health and wellness. 

Our new membership structure provides multiple ways to be a part of The Audre Lorde Project, whether you have a lot of time or just a little.

Join our growing ALP Community to build power across identity and organize for Justice.   Read more »

Historic Victory: Welfare Procedure Approved to Address Discrimination Against Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People

 

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 5, 2010 Contact: Jen Roman, Kris Hayashi

E-Mail: jromanatalp [dot] org

Phone: 718-596-0342 x 32, 646-305-4177(cell)

HISTORIC VICTORY: WELFARE PROCEDURE APPROVED TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TRANS AND GENDER NON CONFORMING PEOPLE, BRINGING NYC CLOSER TO BEING INCLUSIVE FOR ALL NEW YORKERS.

NEW YORK CITY HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION (HRA) APPROVES PROCEDURE FOR SERVING TRANS AND GENDER NON CONFORMING CLIENTS Read more »

Join The Audre Lorde Project Circle of Friends!

Our differences are polarities between which we can spark possibilities for a future we cannot even now imagine, when we acknowledge that we share a unifying vision which supposes a future where we all may flourish, as well as a living earth upon which to support our choices   --Audre Lorde--
 
Dear Community Members and Supporters,
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TransJustice General Meetings

TransJustice meetings are for People of Color who identify as Trans, gender non-conforming, gender variant, gender deviant, butch lesbians, drag queens, bi-gendered, Two-Spirit, drag kings, femme queens, A.G., gender queer, non-gendered, andro, crossdressers, and gender-benders. Read more »

Community Update - Co-Director Team + Open House

Since our founding, approximately every three years ALP has engaged in a strategic planning process. Over the last year, ALP board, staff and volunteer leadership developed a new strategic plan for the organization where we assessed community needs; discussed the local, national and global context of our work; evaluated ALP’s programs and organizational structure (including a community wide survey); and set a multi-year vision and plan for the organization. This plan builds on our previous work and history seeking to strengthen and build ALP as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) community organizing center. 

One of the most exciting changes is that we’ve decided to move ALP to a staff structure with two Director positions. Over the next period Collette Carter and Kris Hayashi will serve as a Co-Director team for the Audre Lorde Project. This structure will provide the stability needed to guide and lead ALP through the transition into our new strategic plan as we revise structures, hire new positions, and launch new programming. We believe this change will strengthen our ability to advance ALP’s mission and will be much more sustainable over the long term. Collette Carter has been on staff with ALP in both programmatic and administrative roles and is a long time leader within the LGBTSTGNC POC communities in New York City. Kris Hayashi, previously served as ALP’s Executive Director. 
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Update: Judge Drops Charges Against Tiffany Jimenez

We're extremely excited to announce that on the morning of August 17th at Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Schwaitwald dropped both charges of disorderly conduct against Tiffany Jimenez.   On May 17th 2009 Tiffany Jimenez and Jeanette Gray (Jg) were assaulted and subjected to homophobic harassment and verbal abuse by the officers from the 77th Precinct.

"I want to thank everyone for making this victory possible.  I got all of my strength from the community because there were times I wanted to give up.&n Read more »

Update: NYPD summons still in place against Tiffany Jimenez despite lack of charges from Brooklyn DA

Case Set for Trial on August 17

On the night of the IFE lounge arrests the DA told the NYPD that they would not prosecute Tiffany Jimenez due to a lack of evidence that she had engaged in any criminal activity. However, in a highly irregular move, NYPD officers went ahead and wrote her two summons for disorderly conduct despite the DA's decision not to prosecute her on any criminal charges.  Read more »