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.


November 14, 2016


We want to recognize, hold up, and join in solidarity with our imprisoned and detained community members who face lack of access to necessary medicine, violence at the hands of guards and other folks in the prison and psychiatric systems, and lack of protection and agency around pronouns and gender identity. We honor and celebrate you and your resiliency though you cannot be with us tonight. Your community supports you and loves you.

We want to recognize, hold up, and join in solidarity with our documented and undocumented immigrant community members who face incarceration, deportation, and brutality at the hands of Immigrant and Customs Enforcement, the NYPD, and the larger community. We honor and celebrate your resiliency. Your community supports you and loves you.

We want to recognize, grieve and honor all of the trans and gender non-conforming people who were murdered in brutal acts of hate violence, as well as the people we lost to the violences of homelessness, lack of healthcare, and lack of resources. We keep you in our hearts and minds as we continue to fight for Trans and gender non-conforming people of color liberation, and liberation for all peoples. We honor and celebrate you tonight. Your community loves and misses you.


November 17, 2014

(New York November 18, 2015)– Today, TransJustice, a program of the Audre Lorde Project, created by and for Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color, will host an annual Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) event to lift up the lives of all of the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming people who were murdered in the past year and celebrate the resiliency of Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color communities. The event will take place at St. Johns Lutheran Church at 81 Christopher Street from 5pm until 8pm. TDOR is being supported by an array of trans organizations in the city including Anti-Violence Project and FIERCE!

‘Your silence will not protect you’: #RiseUpOctober and Solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and POC Women and Femmes

October 22, 2015

<p>On October 2, 2011, Yvonne McNeil was shot to death by NYPD in front of New Providence Women’s Shelter in Manhattan. We as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color of The Safe Outside the System (SOS) Collective an organizing program of the Audre Lorde Project stand in solidarity with the McNeil family who are currently seeking truth and justice for their beloved. We also stand with all LGBTSTGNC People of Color that are currently homeless, experiencing poverty, and engaging in survival economies while living in a culture of constant surveillance, policing, mass incarceration, and murder for being who we are and living in our truths.</p>

Bed Stuy Pride 2015

August 30, 2015

The Safe OUTside the System Collective hosts Bed Stuy Pride annually as a non-corporate community and family event, rooted in Bed Stuy’s Black cultural legacies of pride, resistance, and resilience. We build space to honor our ancestors we lost to homophobia, transphobia, racism, and the state, and to remember Bed Stuy’s history of resilience and resistance in the face of violent oppression.

Wake Up, Rise Up

December 2, 2014

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.