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: Breaking News: SRLP & Audre Lorde Project Campaign Success! Medicaid will now cover transgender healthcare.

Breaking News: SRLP & Audre Lorde Project Campaign Success! Medicaid will now cover transgender healthcare.

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Statement: Wake Up, Rise Up

Wake Up, Rise Up

To those we have lost to police brutality: Eleanor Bumpurs, Tyisha Miller, LaTanya Haggerty, Tanesha Anderson, Aura Rosser, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin . . .

And those we have lost to the communal violence justified by the policing of our bodies: Sakia Gunn, Tiffany Edwards, Zoraida Reyes, Mia Henderson, Kandy Hall, Yaz’Min, Shancez, Terrell Anderson, Islan Nettles, Miriam Carey…

To the Falsely Accused, Detained and Abused: Venice Brown, Terrain Dandridge, Renata Hill and Patreese Johnson (The Jersey Four), Marichuy, CeCe McDonald and for all the names we do not know.

In the telling of our names, what is most apparent is that our lives are seen as disposable and undervalued.  

 

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Statement: ‘We Were Never Meant to Survive’: A Statement on Police Violence, Hate Violence, and Anti-Black Racism

“and when we speak we are afraid 
our words will not be heard 
nor welcomed 
but when we are silent 
we are still afraid 
So it is better to speak 
remembering 
we were never meant to survive” 

- Audre Lorde 

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Statement: Thank You to all the #TDOA Endorsers!

Thankyou to all the #TDOA Endorsers!

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Statement: Celebrando 10 Años del Día de Acción Trans: Una Década de Resistencia, Resilencia y Revolución

 JusticiaTrans, un grupo político por y para personas Trans y Género No Conforme de Color (TGNC POC, por sus sílabas en inglés), tiene el honor y gran entusiasmo de celebrar este año nuestro décimo aniversario del Día de Acción Trans, a realizarse el día viernes 27 de junio, de 5 a 7 pm en el muelle de la calle Christopher. El Día de Acción Trans es una marcha política y manifestación pública que reúne a TGNC POC y a nuestr@s aliad@s para hacer un llamado de atención a la continua violencia, discriminación e institucionalización de nuestro pueblo, y su vez, para levantar y celebrar nuestro legado de resiliencia, organización y fortalecimiento comunitario.

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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.