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Vote for your favourite local LGBTI+ talent in the 3rd annual Proud Awards

The Proud Awards return for their third annual celebration of Perth’s fabulous drag and creative entertainers, as the efforts of WA’s LGBTI+ community. Created in 2016, the event has honoured local queer entertainers, community groups and icons for their contributions of Perth’s vibrant LGBTI+ scene. The event will see 13 awards presented across a range […]

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Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Just Friends | The Backlot Perth | Sept 12 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  WA’s third Perth International Queer Film Festival opened with a bang last night, with a jam-packed screening of four short films and an excellent full-length feature from the Netherlands – Just Friends. Of the four shorts that prefaced the film, Australia’s own Papercut […]

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Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

The Perth International Queer Film Festival returns for its third year with another fabulous program of LGBTI+ cinema from around the globe. The fundraising initiative of the WA AIDS Council in collaboration with The Backlot features a selection of feature length and short films that capture a variety of queer experiences. Festival Artistic Director Mark […]

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WA AIDS Council reimagine STYLEAID and look to the future

For 20 years, the WA AIDS Council brought glamorous magic to Perth with their annual STYLEAID fashion fundraiser. Now, WAAC are reimagining the iconic event for 2018 and beyond. Over two decades, STYLEAID has raised more than $2 million to help with vital education and support programs for people living with, and affected by, HIV. […]

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The Proud Awards 2017: The winner’s list

The Proud Awards 2017: The winner’s list

The second annual Proud Awards brought WA’s LGBTI community groups and entertainers together for a fabulous night of celebrations at Connections Nightclub. Hosted by the incredibly famous Famous Sharron, the evening was dedicated to acknowledging queer performers and those who work to make Perth’s LGBTI community what it is. All of the glamour on the […]

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The Proud Awards: Mark Reid enters the Hall Of Fame

The Proud Awards: Mark Reid enters the Hall Of Fame

The Proud Awards are fast approaching and with voting now closed, the ballots are being tallied and the anticipation is heating up to find out who will be honoured at this year’s event. Now in its second year, the ceremony was developed by local entertainer and Proud Entertainment founder Dean Misdale, who sought to shine […]

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STYLEAID: Say farewell to a fabulous local icon this Friday

STYLEAID: Say farewell to a fabulous local icon this Friday

STYLEAID has been the WA AIDS Council’s major fundraiser for two decades, but tomorrow the fabulous fashion ball will be hosted for the last time.   The theme for the final bash is ICON, we asked Aly May and Mark Reid, the creative powerhouse behind the event, about their plans for this year’s soiree. The […]

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AIDS Candlelight memorial focuses on hope of a HIV free future

Perth’s candlelight memorial for people affected by HIV/AIDS had it’s biggest turn out in many years, and despite pouring rain, a clear message about the respecting the past, and building upon decades of work was heard. Crowds gathered at the AIDS Memorial at Robertson Park in North Perth for the annual event which saw speakers […]

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Perth’s first Queer International Film Festival begins September 9

Perth’s first Queer International Film Festival begins September 9

The WA AIDS Council are launching WA’s inaugural Queer International Film Festival next week and will be screening seven of the best LGBTIQ+ films from around the world at The Backlot Perth. Festival Director Mark Reid said he was on a mission to offer Perth audiences thought provoking cinema as he was developing the festival […]

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Tarot is the theme for this year’s STYLEAID

Tarot is the theme for this year’s STYLEAID

STYLEAID have announced ‘Tarot’ as the theme for their 2016 event and tickets to the event are now on sale. Described as Western Australia’s most highly anticipated fashion fundraising event the 2016 version of the fundraising event promises a mystical night of transcendence. Presented by the WA AIDS Council (WAAC), STYLEAID TAROT will be held on […]

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