Statements

ALP is sometimes called on to take a public stance on issues affecting the LGBTSTGNC community. The following statements reflect the analysis of ALP’s staff, volunteers, board, and many of the community leaders and allies with whom the organization organizes.

Statement: Mourning & Resilience: The Loss of Terrell Anderson

The Safe OUTside the System Collective, a program of the Audre Lorde Project has recently learned of the fatal stabbing of Terrell Anderson, which led to his death on Thursday, January 23rd in his home in Crown Heights. Terrell was an out gay Black man, a legendary vogue dancer in the NYC ballroom scene, and a part of the infamous film “Paris is Burning.” The SOS Collective mourns the loss of Terrell and the hundreds of other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming People of Color we have lost to violence in Central Brooklyn. Read more.

Statement: Broken Systems and Lost Lives: From Islan Nettles to CeCe Mcdonald

As an organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming people of color (LGBTSTGNC POC), the Audre Lorde Project celebrates CeCe’s release and the resiliency of CeCe and Trans and Gender Non-Conforming organizers in Minnesota and across the country for their tireless efforts and support during her, and many other Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) People’s, unjust incarceration.

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Statement: MMJT Solidarity Statement to Queers for Economic Justice

The closing of QEJ is an incredible loss for social justice and queer liberation movements. As we mark this moment in time, we would like to uplift QEJ’s legacy of centering the needs, experiences and voices of queer people living in poverty. Read more.

Statement: LGBTSTGNCQ Communities for Immigrant and Workers’ Rights: Post May Day Statement 2012

Union Square, NY – On May 1st, 2012, organizations of the Miss Major/Jay Toole Building on West 24th Street, the Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, Streetwise and Safe, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, came together to commemorate International Labor Day ("May Day"). Read more.

Statement: Open Letter to the NYC LGBT Community Center from The Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice and Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Audre Lorde Project (ALP), FIERCE, Queers for Economic Justice, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project write to express our extreme disappointment and concern with the NYC LGBT Center's decision to cancel the Israeli Apartheid Week's event and to disallow Siege Busters from continuing to meet at the Center.

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Statement: A Different Kind of Morning in America

Revolution is not a one-time event. It is becoming always vigilant for the smallest opportunity to make genuine change…it is learning to address each other’s difference with respect. – Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider, 1984 Read more.

Statement: ALP Position Statement on Marriage

As an organization run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit & Transgender (LGBTST) People of Color communities, The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) unequivocally supports the right of LGBTST individuals to access civil marriage. This statement is intended to briefly articulate some of the underpinnings of our position. It is not meant to be a comprehensive document, as much of the existing literature on the topic generated by members of LGBTST communities explain aspects of contemporary debates on the subject well. Rather, this statement is intended to articulate some of the aspects of ALP’s position on the subject that are not currently discussed as broadly. Read more.

Statement: Open Letter to LGBTST Communities Opposing War

As Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, and Transgender (LGBTST) organizations and individuals of conscience in the U.S., we stand in opposition to the strategies, policies and practices of the U.S. government's "War on Terrorism". While the U.S. government prepares for an escalated, public and pre-emptive war against Iraq -- and declares the doctrine of pre-emptive military strikes central to the national security strategy of the U.S. -- we call on LGBTST communities to join with other peace-seeking communities in opposing war, and struggling for peace with justice. As residents in this country, we recognize our special responsibility to speak and act out against unjust and immoral U.S. government action (both within and outside the borders of this country). Read more.

Statement: For All The Ways They Say We Are, No One Is Illegal

The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) celebrates a growing movement for immigrant rights in the United States. We proudly marched and stood with other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit,Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) organizations and individuals, organizations from the LGBT community, and organizations from the Queens-based Immigrant Communities in Action coalition on April 10, 2006. Read more.