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: ‘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.

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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