Chuck Schumer: ‘Today I’m Honoring the Work of…an LGBTQ+ Icon’

By Staff | February 4, 2021 | 11:35am EST
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

( - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) sent out a tweet on Wednesday saying that he was that day “honoring the work of…an LGBTQ+ icon.”

“Today I’m honoring the work of Harlem native Audre Lord, who was an LGBTQ+ icon and leading African American poet,” Schumer said in his tweet.

“Lorde used poetry to confront issues of racism, sexism and homophobia,” Schumer said. “Her work continues to inspire us to speak out against injustice.”

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