Writer Audre Lorde is known for her poetry and works like Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Audre Lorde identified as a Black lesbian feminist. She brought to the forefront a critique of White supremacy, imperialism, as well as homophobia among Blacks. Today her work is central to Black feminist studies on sexuality and identity.
In 1979 Audre Lorde gave a speech about Lesbian and Gay Rights. Click the video below to hear Audre Lorde speak to the importance of LGBTQ rights.