ColorLife!

ColorLife!

Coming Soon: New ColorLife! material, community news, polls and feeds. The Audre Lorde Project has not only been humbled to revive the ColorLife! magazine over the past few years but now, in response to growing community demand, will host an interactive site that allows volunteers & visitors to more frequently produce content, examine current issues and express the broader opinions and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color. This section of our new site will further allow ColorLife’s content to come alive and honor the legacy of those who founded the magazine, the Cairos Project – a collective of Lesbian, Gay, Two-Spirit, and Bisexual People of Color.

History of ColorLife!

ColorLife! magazine was the work of The Cairos Project, a collective of lesbian, gay, two spirit, and bisexual People of Color from 1992 until the mid 1990's - the word kairos means a crucial and extraordinary time.Nothing captures the history of ColorLife! magazine better than the editorial that appeared in the premiere issue, excerpted below:

"...The two dozen women and men of color who have worked to put out ColorLife know the critical importance of making connections between our community's past, what we do in the here and now, and what the future may bring. The opportunity to see connections and forge alliances where possible will be found in the pages of ColorLife.Our lives are affected not only by homophobia but also racism, sexism, and classism. Therefore we actively seek to eradicate all forms of oppression... We uphold values that are life-affirming, stressing cooperation over competition, respect and responsibility to ourselves, to one another, our families, our communities and the earth before we pledge allegiance to any flag or government....We have created ColorLife as an expression of invincible life in the face of life-threatening repression and in commitment to unity and solidarity."

ColorLife! was revived by the Audre Lorde Project, which houses the archives. Upholding the rich ColorLife! tradition of exposing the multiple oppressions we face as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-conforming People of Color, ColorLife! seeks to highlight issues that affect our community and underrepresented voices within our community locally, nationally, and internationally.