10 Black LGBT Trailblazers – Still Black & Proud

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AUDRE LORDE: In 1978, Lorde released her most critically acclaimed collection of poetry, The Black Unicorn, which contained deeply personal and honest reflections on womanhood, race, lesbianism and feminism. Lorde, self-identified as a Black feminist lesbian poet but she was also a noted essayist. Her views on race, gender and sexuality in subsequent works are considered to challenge conventional norms in an effort to expand the representation of oppressed members of society.  During her lengthy career, Lorde received numerous accolades, including an American Book Award for A Burst of Life in 1989. Lorde battled cancer for more than a decade before passing in 1992. Prior to her death she changed her name to, Gamba Adisa, which is said to mean “she who makes her meaning clear.”

AUDRE LORDE: In 1978, Lorde released her most critically acclaimed collection of poetry, The Black…

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