sydney community

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!

  • David: There is another way in. If I join D3, they'll help us. We could walk in and out. It'll mean I'll have to move out and into their labs, and I won't be able to hang out with you guys anymore, or have a relationship, or use the word sensational for some reason.
  • Syd: David, we are not losing you to save Oliver, or Summerland, or anything, ever.
  • Ptonomy: Don't be so dramatic, David. The answer is simple. We just have to plan an elaborate heist.
  • Syd: Yes!
  • Kerry: Great, I'll get my bat.
  • Ptonomy: Everyone except Kerry has to plan an elaborate heist.
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Title: All About E
Year: 2015
Language: Australia (English)

Plot: An Arabic Australian girl goes from simple clarinet musician to nightclub DJ at one of Sydney’s hottest gay clubs. Here she works with her gay best friend Matt. When she stumbles upon a bag of dirty money, they go into hiding but when E looks for refuge from someone who knows and loves her, she finds herself choosing her ex-girlfriend Trish over her own parents. Here they face their past and E begins to realize its not “All About E”. 

Basic Review:

  • A wonderful nod to my hometown of Sydney, including gay community icons like Stonewall and the beautiful countryside makes for an authentic set.
  • Very realistic depictions of the difficulties of begin the gay child of traditional European parents 
  • Beautiful relationship representation of two mature and confident young women who don’t have to question their sexuality or have it threatened. Great on-screen chemistry and a tasteful, authentic love scene.
  • Interesting turns in the plot that are highly engaging and make their adventure more enjoyable.
  • Some cheesey lines and a semi-blockbuster ending, but forgivable considering the film bravely comments on homophobia, transphobia and racism.
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The march against the forced closures of Western Australia’s Aboriginal communities in Sydney today shut down the CBD for around an hour.

Corroboree at every intersection from Town Hall to The Block, and a rousing speech on sovereignty by Uncle Albert on George Street next to Central Station. The cops got pissy and threatened us a few times, but no-one was injured.

Ended with a concert and bonfire at The Block in Redfern. Raised hundreds and hundreds of dollars for WA’s communities, which will be sent over in the next few days.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

[black-australia]

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Martin Place - 17th December 2014 

This is how Sydney reacted to tragedy.

From Sydney to Peshawar and worldwide.. 

If you don’t get it, you just don’t get it…

We are one. 

@embraceinmartinplace

Instagram: @shotbynedal

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God is my Father. And because He calls me a child and not an employee, my failures don’t get me fired. I can live like a forgiven child who obeys precisely because of that forgiveness. Obedience without forgiveness is useless, but forgiveness without obedience is incomplete. Both come through relationship through Jesus - both come through embracing our identities as chosen, forgiven, redeemed and beloved children of the King of kings.

#kyck14 / Sam Low / 

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