Lorde along with numerous other women writers founded the Woman's Coalition of St. Croix, a nonprofit orgainzation located in the U.S Virgin Islands that specializes in aiding women who have been victims of sexual abuse. The organization still continues to do so today.
Beginning in the mid to late 1980s, Audre Lorde embarked on a journey to Berlin, Germany to begin teaching at the Free University of Berlin. There, she experienced first hand the discrimination of blacks. To combat this injustice, she began the Afro-German movement which lasts until the early 1990s.
Bowers v. Hardwick was a landmark supreme court case that proclaimed that the Georgia law that prohibited sex acts between members of the same sex did not violate the 14th Amendment. The ruling for this case was overturned after the Lawrence v. Texas case.
This is a photograph of famous African American author and feminist, Audre Lorde. This photograph was taken by Robert Giard, a famous photographer, who began specializing in photographing many gay and lesbian activists in the mid 1980s
Former president of the United States, Ronald Reagan gave his first public remarks about the AIDS crisis that was going on in America. This was Reagan's first contribution to helping spread awareness of AIDS across the nation.
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1991 - 1992
In 1991, Audre Lorde was named the Poet Laureate of New York State. She held the position until her untimely death in 1992.
The Audre Lorde Project was founded in 1994 in Brookly, New York. The organization was named in honor of lesbian author and activist Audre Lorde. The organization's main focus is solving issues such as LGBT injustices, HIV/AIDS activism, and prison reform for minority and LGBT youth in New York City.
In March 2019, soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe wore a jersey honoring the late great Audre Lorde. Lorde was someone Rapinoe admired greatly; her remarks about her were, “[She] was unapologetically herself. She so beautifully and powerfully expressed all parts of herself and her experiences at once. She was a woman, a lesbian, a feminist, a person of color, a civil right activist and a poet. She understood so clearly that change does not come from playing by the existing set of rules.”