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Uses of the Erotic -Audre Lorde's 90th Birthday Celebration
Uses of the Erotic -Audre Lorde's 90th Birthday Celebration

Sat, Feb 17


Brooklyn Pride Center - Crown Heights

Uses of the Erotic -Audre Lorde's 90th Birthday Celebration

Join us in celebrating Audre Lorde’s 90th Birthday with a gathering centering pleasure for queer and trans people of color!

Time & Location

Feb 17, 2024, 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Brooklyn Pride Center - Crown Heights, 1561 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA

About the event

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We pay homage to Uses of the Erotic, Audre Lorde’s seminal text on the erotic as power for Black queer women. Come through for a titillating and politicized night of pleasure mapping workshops with Sex Ed with Irma, kink education with Boss Dian, speed dating for the revolution, burlesque featuring performers from Honey Burlesque, build-your-own-pleasure-chest gift bags, beats by a Highly Sensitive Black Woman, and much more! We will also be hosting a raffle to raise funds for ALP's Living Against Violence Fund -- because there can be no pleasure without safety for all in our community. Come dressed in whatever makes you feel most pleasurable (except for birthday suits - no nudity please!)

Please note: this is a free community event for and by 18+ queer and trans people of color ONLY. If you do not belong to this community, please donate to QTPOC organizing here or email to support in other ways.

Proof of negative COVID-19 test and masks are required for this event. Remember: we keep us safe! Both tests and masks will be available onsite as well.

For more info or questions or if you have pleasure-ful donations or offerings for this event, please reach out to Anqa Khan (they/them/theirs) at

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