The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a grassroots organizing center for and by lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, trans, and gender non-conforming people of color (LGBTSTGNC POC) in New York City.
Our work centers around community wellness, community-based strategies for safety, bodily autonomy, and gender, racial, and economic justice. We work to build a base of LGBTSTGNC POC leaders, develop the skills of our people, provide political education on the issues affecting our lives and our liberation, and organize for radical change.
Giving to ALP generates the space for us to collectively vision forward while also building safety, liberation, and transformation for LGBTSTGNC people of color in New York City today.
Safe OUTside the System Collective
The SOS Collective works to challenge violence that affects LGBTSTGNC people of color. We are guided by the belief that strategies that increase police presence and the criminalization of our communities do not create safety and therefore, we strive to build and utilize strategies of community accountability and transformative justice to address harm.
TransJustice is a political group created by and for trans and gender non-conforming people of color. TransJustice works to mobilize its communities and allies into action on the pressing political issues they face, including gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; the need for trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, and job training programs; and resisting police, government, and anti-immigrant violence.
3rd Space Support
3rd Space Support is a place for folks who are looking to build community, connect to organizing, share skills, access resources or support advocating within the system,, and want to encourage each other in our struggles both inside and outside the system. The 3rd Space Support program works with LGBTSTGNC people of color communities who are facing the greatest barriers to survival with issues around employment, education, healthcare, and immigration status.
Our Membership Engagement Program holds the needs of our organizing areas and commitment to community building, political education, skills building, holistic health, and wellness. We work to develop our leaders, facilitate member-led programming, and increase the knowledge and participation of those in our movements for LGBTSTGNC POC liberation.
For more information about our work, history, and members, head to https://alp.org/