Audre Lorde

Audrey Geraldine Lorde (1934 - 1992)

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Audrey Geraldine (Audre) "Gamba Adisa" Lorde
Born in New York City, New York, USAmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Sister of [private sister (1920s - unknown)] and [private sister (1930s - unknown)]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Saint Croix, Virgin Islands of the United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 13 Feb 2017 | Last significant change: 15 Nov 2018
17:52: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Audrey Geraldine Lorde (1934-1992). [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: Poets | Famous People of the 20th Century | Activists and Reformers | LGBT | Carcinoma | American Notables.


Audre Lorde is Notable.
  • called herself a "black feminist lesbian mother poet warrior"
  • d/o Frederick Byron & Linda Gertrude Belmont Lorde - immigrated to Harlem during the Harlem renaissance from Grenada
  • had a stutter and wore corrective shoes
  • 1952 fell pregnant and had an illegal abortion
  • age 20 (c1954) arrived in Mexico
  • relationship with Eudora Garrett(?)
  • 1962 m. Edward Rollins (div. 1970) - children, Elizabeth and Jonathon
  • 1977-78 affair with Mildred Thompson, artist
  • 1978 diagnosed with breast cancer & had a mastectomy
  • 1984 diagnosed with liver cancer
  • romantic partner Frances Clayton until 1989
  • living with Gloria I. Joseph
  • 1991 New York State Poet Laureate
  • 1992 died of Breast Cancer (or liver cancer?)


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Audre Lorde, Meridel Lesueur and Adrienne Rich.
Audre Lorde, Meridel Lesueur and Adrienne Rich.


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