petition to make young adult authors stop writing about girls whose lives change when they meet a boy
"LGBTI Aborignal activists respond to Anthony Mundine
"We write this letter to remind everyone that diverse sexualities do exist in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, have always existed, and will continue to flourish. We are united, we stand strong and we reclaim our rightful places in our cultures.”
Black Rainbow, a national coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay, lesbian, bisexual, sistergirl, transgender and intersex peoples has published an open letter the Koori Mail, a fortnightly national newspaper reporting on the issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people giving Indigenous Australians a voice missing in the mainstream media.”
Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.
This happens FAR too often, and we’ve been calling it out for weeks. I’m glad Orlando is calling them out on Twitter. Tom is wonderful, but Nicole is JUST as important to the show’s success. I know I would have never given it a second look had she not been a lead.