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           In the urban São Paulo periphery, in late afternoon hours - where the light falls in pink and purple tones towards the south - there is the same group of teens. They stretch and slide on the skate park, sit on tables with broken benches or lie on the lawn, with drinks, cigarettes, and drugs - until nightfall.  

        This is Sede one of the only public leisure spaces in the town. In the pandemic I followed their meetings and daily life. Many young queer people can only find a safe and healthy space outside their homes; be themselves with friends and they can fully experience their identities with autonomy and freedom. In Br portuguese it is an ambiguous name: means a meeting place, but also "thirst", like those who have a voracious desire for something, as we always have in adolescence and youth.

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