Audre Lorde Project is a community organizing center for and by LGBTSTGNC people of color. Every year ALP hosts an annual Trans Day of Action march and rally. This year was filmed by Vacant Light Productions ( vacant-light.com/) and this video was produced and edited by ALP Intern Dominique Russell.
Thank you to our friend Crystal Waterton for producing this beautiful video depicting our Safe OUTside the System Collective's Ten Year Turnup!
On Feb 18th The Audre Lorde Project in partnership with the Griot Circle celebrated Audre Lorde's 82nd Birthday at the BRIC house in Brooklyn. Crystal Waterton put together this beautiful video documenting the event.
"Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves" was a vigil and flashmob coordinated by Audre Lorde Project to honor Black trans women, Black cis women, and Black gender non-conforming people lost to state violence. (December 2014)
Our SafeOUTSide the System Collective coordinated our annual Bed Stuy Pride in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn this summer. Thank you to Crystal Waterton for producing a video of this year's Bed Stuy Pride.
Check out our TransJustice Coordinator Elliott talking about Trans issues and terminology with CBS.
2010 brought what was reported as a "spike" in bias incidents against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV/AIDS-affected people in New York City. As organizations who work day-to-day with LGBTQ we know that anti-LGBTQ violence has not suddenly increased, but has been rising steadily for decades: LGBTQ people face violence every day. What we did see in 2010 was a spike in the severity of violence that LGBTQ people face, more virulent hate speech from "community leaders," more media attention to LGBTQ youth suicides and violent homophobic attacks in Staten Island, the Bronx, Chelsea and the West Village, and more reports of the dangers that LGBTQ youth face in school.
These dynamos lead some of America’s most influential nonprofit organizations—they are fighting the good fight and their work enriches our lives in countless ways.
The Winning Team: The Welfare Justice Campaign Trains Human Resource Administration on Policy to Address Discrimination Against Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People
On October 15th, following the historic and successful organizing campaign to make the Human Resources Administration pass a policy to stop discrimination against trans and gender non conforming people seeking HRA services, members from the Welfare Justice Campaign traveled to the HRA training headquarters in Queens, NY to train workers on the policy.
New York City’s transgender community is making another push in its four-year-old campaign to force New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) to implement a policy to address discrimination and harassment of trans and gender non-conforming people.