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ANZ Mardi Gras community grants support local organisations

ANZ Mardi Gras community grants support local organisations

A range of LGBTQI+ community projects across Australia will receive grants of up to $10,000 each as part of the third annual ANZ and Sydney Mardi Gras Community Grants program. The 11 not-for-profit organisations and individuals will use the funding for a wide range of community projects, including education and training, community development and creation, […]

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Rainbow Talks & PrideFEST Soiree launch Pride season this weekend

Rainbow Talks & PrideFEST Soiree launch Pride season this weekend

UPDATE: PrideFEST Soiree @ UWA has been postponed due to bad weather. Stay tuned for a new date. Pride WA’s 2020 PrideFEST celebrations are kicking off this weekend, with a selection of events at the University of Western Australia. Join WA’s LGBTQIA+ communities for a series of discussions all day long at the UWA Club […]

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GRAI’s Talking Generations returns with games and good times

GRAI’s Talking Generations returns with games and good times

One of our favourite events on the local LGBTIQ+ calendar is back this November. GRAI’s Talking Generations provides an opportunity for people of all ages from WA’s LGBTIQ+ communities to come together and share conversations with good food and great company. This time around, the event is all about games. GRAI will be sorting participants […]

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Vic Park Pride & GRAI’s Barn Dance is back this August

Vic Park Pride & GRAI’s Barn Dance is back this August

One of the most exciting new LGBTIQ+ events of 2019 is coming back bigger and better in 2020. Vic Park Pride and Gay and Lesbian Rights in Ageing Inc. (GRAI) are teaming up for Barn Dance 2020, a multi-generational LGBTIQ+ hoedown at Perth City Farm. The debut event in 2019 brought 500 guests together for […]

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Join GRAI and friends for a Fabulous Xmas in July

Join GRAI and friends for a Fabulous Xmas in July

Gay and Lesbian Rights in Ageing Inc. (GRAI) and Vic Park Pride are inviting the local community to come together for a special post-isolation event. The two groups are calling for all ‘LGBTI elves and allies’ to come along for an evening of merriment on Saturday 25th July. “Clearly none of us have had a […]

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‘Reel In The Closet’ explores queer history through home video

‘Reel In The Closet’ explores queer history through home video

GRAI and friends are hosting a special online screening of Reel In The Closet, a 2015 documentary the explores LGBT+ history through home footage dating back to the 1930s. Celebrating World Pride, GRAI are teaming up with Dr Catherine Barrett and Alice’s Garage for the virtual, national event, and drawing attention to the power of queer […]

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GRAI launch COVID-19 support initiative for LGBTIQ+ elders

GRAI launch COVID-19 support initiative for LGBTIQ+ elders

GLBTI Rights In Ageing Inc (GRAI) have launched a new initiative to help support LGBTIQ+ elders in WA facing challenges surrounding COVID-19. The community group have established a Facebook page loaded with resources to assist LGBTIQ+ elders in the coming weeks. “The GRAI mission is to be responsive and inclusive whilst promoting and supporting quality […]

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Documentary ‘Becoming Colleen’ wins at Mardi Gras film festival

The documentary Becoming Colleen has won the Audience Award at Queerscreen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival. This is the second time Producer and Director Ian W Thomson has taken out the award at MGFF after his win on 2014 with the exposé on homosexuality in surf culture Out in the Lineup. Thomson said film festivals like the […]

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Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

Lifeline WA hosts Pride panel to talk about LGBTQI+ crisis support

For the 50+ attendees at the Lifeline WA Pride Panel on Tuesday 6 November, there was a clear message presented by the 8 panelists from a range of LGBTQI+ organisations – In order to support LGBTQI+ people in crisis, there needs to be a greater understanding of the difficulties faced by LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ people […]

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GRAI welcome bill to expunge historic homosexual convictions

GRAI welcome bill to expunge historic homosexual convictions

Western Australia’s advocacy group for older LGBTI+ people has welcomed the passage of the Historic Homosexual Convictions Expungement Bill in parliament this week. GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc (GRAI) have voiced their support for the legislation that allows for the expungement of convictions for actions which are no longer considered criminal. GRAI’s Chair June Lowe says […]

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