A group of 30 sistagirls from the remote Northern Territory Tiwi Islands travelled over 4,000km to Sydney to represent their community for the first time at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras. Photograph: Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images + The Guardian.

Minorities within minorities often have an extremely difficult time because community leaders may seek to reproduce the most conformist stereotypes of the dominant communities inside their own families and public spaces as part of a bid for inclusion.

Go sistagirls!