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26 People From the LGBTQ Movement You Should Know

Redbook Logo By Adam Schubak of Redbook | Slide 1 of 26: Lorde described herself as a "black feminist lesbian poet warrior mother." She had a way with words and used that talent to speak out against racism, sexism, and homophobia. Lorde died of liver cancer in 1991, but in in 2001 Publishing Triangle instituted the Audre Lorde Award to honor lesbian poetry.

Audre Lorde

Lorde described herself as a "black feminist lesbian poet warrior mother." She had a way with words and used that talent to speak out against racism, sexism, and homophobia. Lorde died of liver cancer in 1991, but in in 2001 Publishing Triangle instituted the Audre Lorde Award to honor lesbian poetry.

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