The Proud Awards launch to celebrate WA’s queer talent

feminemThis November, Perth will host the inaugural Proud Awards, a glamourous evening to mark the achievements of WA’s LGBTIQ+ community and queer entertainers.

With a red carpet entrance, performances from some of Perth’s best drag performers and 94.5’s Janelle Koenig on the mic, it’s sure to be a fabulous evening. We caught up with organiser Dean Misdale (AKA Feminem) to see what to expect from the sumptuous ceremonies.

What are The Proud Awards all about?

The Proud Awards has been created to celebrate Perth LGBT entertainment and the community at large. We had noticed so many members of the Perth community traveling east for similar events but we did not have one to celebrate our own performers and community so The Proud Awards were born.

What categories will be included in the ceremony?

There are 12 award categories which will be awarded on the night some of which have been voted on by our Proud Committee and the rest which will be voted on by the public. Keep an eye out for Entertainer of the Year, DJ of the Year, Favourite Venue, Hall of Fame and Best Community Group or Individual to name just a few.

What can we expect from performing queens?

The line-up of entertainment on the night will be all about celebrating and showcasing the best of what the Perth has to offer.

What do you want to see on the red carpet?

We decided not to run with a theme as this is our first ever Proud Awards so for the red carpet; dress to impress and be you most fabulous “Proud” self… you never know who will be watching and you might just take home the Belle of the Ball trophy!

The Proud Awards will be at Connections Nightclub on Friday 11th November. Tickets available from Ticketbooth.

Want to cast your vote? Follow this link to make your selection for the 2016 Proud Awards.

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