Celebrating LGBTQ History Month: June 8, Audre Lorde

8 Jun

Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to Audre Lorde.  TSM celebrated Lorde on her birthday in February and it is wonderful to celebrate her again during LGBTQ History Month.  The self-described “black-lesbian feminist mother lover warrior poet,” became a well recognized voice for women, lesbians, blacks, mothers, and poets, lest we forget her anti-war activism. Her fight for equality and peace was rather inclusive, as she was able to see the connections and ties amongst them all. Lorde was one of the first to acknowledge and point to how connected racism, sexism, and homophobia are linked. It seems odd to me that anyone could not see how connected racism, misogyny, and homophobia are.  Our silence about any of these forms of bigotry will not protect or help us.  To learn more about Audre Lorde, click here.

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