The Audre Lorde Project is an activist organisation in Brooklyn. Named after the poet and activist Audre Lorde, the organisation stands for community building and radical, non-violent activism. Thematic issues include AIDS and HIV, pro-immigrant activism, prison reform and youth organising within the LGBTQ People of Color (PoC) community. At the time of its founding, it was the only organisation in New York addressing the needs and issues of people with the intersectionality of these identities. In 1994, the organisation began as a sanctuary for LGBTQ PoC. The Audre Lorde Project fights discrimination and other forms of oppression. It also supports existing LGBTQ organisations, cultural workers and activists. The general practice is feminist and anti-sexist. In public space, it positions itself in the form of non-violent civil disobedience.
The goals of the organisation are to strengthen the community and create spaces to support LGBTQ PoC. By providing resources, spaces and infrastructure, it aims to both provide technical opportunities and enable the formation of collectives and networks. The organisation is inwardly a sanctuary and shelter from which outwardly collaborative, non-violent activism is formed, fighting for the good of the community and progressive, social and economic justice.
Within the organisation there are various campaigns and working groups, including: Safe OUTside the System: the SOS Collective (focus on homophobic and transphobic violence against PoC), TransJustice (focus on trans-related policies in employment, housing, healthcare), Working Group on Immigrant Rights.
Coalition of LGBTSTGNC PoC; Advocates for Gay Men of Color
The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) / Community Organizing Center