United We Dance: un-flash mob for an inclusive Brisbane
On the 7th of October a small group of people who believed that all should be treated equal under governmental law, united for a dance for equal rights and an inclusive Brisbane.
Rehearsing choreography by Frances Worster that very morning the group wearing t-shirts with messages bringing awareness to the occupational injustices faced by LGBTI individuals on a regular basis, including apartheid, marginalisation, and alienation, braved the sweltering heat and took to Brisbane Square surprising onlookers as they danced for equality.
Choreography by Frances Worster
Filming by Brent Dunner and Zac Loy
Editing by Chad St. James and Zac Loy
Photography by Brendan Burke.
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“United” is the love child between Brisbane’s new power couple,
“Dancing Queen” FRANKIE VANDELLOUS and “King of Controversy” CHAD ST JAMES
to put the pressure on Queensland to accept its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer citizens as equals.
To advocate for LGBTI Equality, using innovative and creative methods that facilitate collaboration between artists and “non-artists”, and encourage engagement with the wider community.
To raise awareness regarding issues that affect the rights, health, and wellbeing of the LGBTI community, and to draw attention to the injustices that entrench occupational alienation, occupational apartheid, and occupational marginalization.
To foster an environment of positivity, empathy, accountability, and integrity.
To support partnerships with individuals, programs, organisations, politicians, communities, leaders, and innovators invested in LGBTI equality.
To facilitate change by encouraging the implementation of laws and policies that support LGBTI equality as well as social change to drive these legal frameworks.
When we come together to collaborate and make something positive in the midst of turmoil, we become a stronger community. When we engage with and educate others about the issues, we unite and strengthen the wider community and become important players in evolving our society.
The person is political. Every day.