Birth - Death
1934 - 1992
Prolific poet. Forced white lesbians and gay men to confront their biases and assumptions about black women lesbians. Partner of Frances Clayton. Former Poet Laureate of New York State. The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area named after her. New York City’s city council has declared her Staten Island home a historic landmark based on her contributions to LGBTQ history (2019).