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.
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
<p>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.</p> Read more.
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.
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.
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.