News and Updates
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 »
TransJustice and the Audre Lorde Project would like to thank you for making this year’s Trans Day of Action a fabulous success!
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 »
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 »
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
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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 »
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 5, 2010 Contact: Jen Roman, Kris Hayashi
E-Mail: jromanalp [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 »
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 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 »
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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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 »
NorthEast Two-Spirit Society and Audre Lorde Project’s Executive Director Forced from Manhattan Pride March
NEW YORK – The NorthEast Two-Spirit Society (NE2SS) and Kris Hayashi, Executive Director of Audre Lorde Project were forcefully ejected from this year’s annual Heritage of Pride March in New York City yesterday. Read more »
For a recent update on ALP's Capital Campaign and an overview of our work during 2007 check out ALP's March 2008 Update. This publication is temporarily not available online; please email khayashialp [dot] org to receive a copy, apologies for any inconvenience.
The past year was action-packed for ALP! The year featured deeper integration of ALP’s organizing, education/training, and health and wellness programs; a celebration of our history of organizing; direct actions, political education events, and community building. We send a big thank you to the entire ALP community for our collective victories! Read more »