Perth Spectres score big for LGBTQIA+ charities with Basket-Ball

A local LGBTQIA+ sports team have raised thousands for local LGBTQIA+ charities and support groups with their latest event.

Perth Spectres Basketball Club celebrated their second annual Basket-Ball, with over 300 attendees gathering to celebrate LGBTQIA+ community and help support three local groups.

The gala featured entertainment from drag performers Fay Rocious, Moxie Heart, Justin Sider and Danisa Snake with tunes from H. Sailor, as well a raffle and a silent auction to generate donations.

The event raised $11,766.23 after this year’s festivities, which was split between advocacy group Ending Conversion Practices WA, youth drop-in space Freedom Centre and support organisation PFLAG+ Perth.

“We pride ourselves on creating the safest and most welcoming environment we can, and we are a club built on the premise of community first, basketball second,” the club said in a statement.

“Our values of respect, friendship and community transcend everything we do.”

“Our Basket-Ball strived to promote awareness and achieve a sense of community by promoting three incredible local organisations and our club.”

The team also announced that plans for their third Basket-Ball to be held on 13 May 2023 are already underway.

OIP Staff

Image: Tatjana Johannisson

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