Champions of Pride Part Two: Entertainers

Pride Month is a time to reflect on the trailblazers, freedom fighters, and history makers who fought valiantly to increase inclusion and representation for the LGBTQ community, and who have paved a way for a better tomorrow for future generations.

In Part Two of our four-part series celebrating Champions of Pride, we honor some of the entertainment greats who have played a major role in LGBTQ history.

The Poet: Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992)

Born in New York City to West Indian immigrant parents, Audre Lorde was a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.” Through her numerous critically acclaimed works, Lorde paved the way for other creative voices in the LGBTQ community, confronting injustices of her time and fighting consistently against racism, sexism, classism and homophobia.

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