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Mardi Gras: Gay culture in Sydney ‘We all live under the sky’

Have you ever heard about Mardi Gras festival held every year in Sydney?

Well, even if you haven’t, you will probably know the most famous gay & lesbian festival in Sydney and that’s called ‘Mardi Gras’. Although the term ‘Mardi Gras’ refers to the season before Ash Wednesday, its Sydney festival is not held on Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) or indeed, on a Tuesday at all.

On every February in Sydney, you can expect tens of thousands visitors and participations from the Sydney Opera House to Victoria Park.

This celebration began in the early 1980s after pro-gay rights protestors were arrested. The organisers of the festival had also been arrested, mainly due to conservative Christian groups have led anti-movement against Mardi Gras.

Despite how much the religious groups feel uncomfortable, the Sydney Mardi Gras has become the largest LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) event in the world. Not only LGBT people but also ‘straight’ unite together and pr0udly celebrate their identity during the festival season.

Have a look at a YouTube clip that summarizes the 2009 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.

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Movie ‘Romper Stomper’ and the racism in Australia

Hi, every one it’s Victoria, today I would like to introduce to you my new post about a movie ‘Romper Stomper’…

Directed by Geoffrey Wright, in 1992, is an American film director born in Melbourne in 1959. The film follows the exploits and downfall of a neo-Nazi skinhead group in suburban Melbourne.

Staring: Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie and Tony Lee.

The film was nominated for nine Australian Film Institute Awards, winning Best Achievement in sound, Best Actor in a Lead Role and Best Original Music Score.


Hando and Davey are leaders in a “skinhead” band in Melbourne. They hate and attack a group of Vietnamese immigrant. Gabe, a young girl joins the group of skinhead and helps them to fight against the Vietnamese. One day the Vietnamese fight back strongly and destroy the skinhead group and their place while they are tracking by the police. At the end Hando decides to leaves the group with the girl.

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