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Senator Matt O’Sullivan says drag story time is “wildly inappropriate”

Senator Matt O’Sullivan says drag story time is “wildly inappropriate”

Western Australian Liberal Senator Matt O’Sullivan says a Drag Storytime event at the City of Perth library is “wildly inappropriate” and will lead to the sexualisation of young children. Senator O’Sullivan has written to the City of Perth requesting that the event featuring local drag artist Perri Oxide is cancelled. Senator O’Sullivan said his objection […]

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Australian Christian Lobby calls for Perth drag story time to be cancelled

Australian Christian Lobby calls for Perth drag story time to be cancelled

The Australian Christian Lobby is demanding the City of Perth cancel a Drag Story Time event scheduled to take place in the city’s library on 13th November. The groups Western Australian Director, Peter Abetz, said the event was designed to normalise homosexuality and “transgenderism” and targeted young children. “There is no place at a family-friendly […]

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Review | CAMP represents some of Perth’s best drag talent

Review | CAMP represents some of Perth’s best drag talent

CAMP | Connections Nightclub | 19th & 28th Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★   It only makes sense that the 2019 Fringe season at Connections should open with CAMP, a drag variety show from Perth drag stars Perri Oxide, Donna Kebab and Sassie Cassie. The great dread of the Fringe-going public are the words “I need a […]

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Fringe Picks | Drag divas dominate the Fringe World line-up

Fringe World takes over the city from Friday 18th January as singers, trapeze artists, comedians, burlesque performers, contortionists, drag stars and combinations of all of the above showcase their talents. We’ve sorted, searched and sifted through over 800 shows to highlight some of the gigs we’re most excited about! Whether they’re local performers we know […]

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Maylands ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event attracts homophobic comments

Maylands ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event attracts homophobic comments

Recently launched local business Rabble Books and Games has been a welcome addition to the Eighth Avenue shopping precinct in Maylands. Situated is the heartlands of Perth’s queer community, it has been embraced by local rainbow families who have finally been able to easily get books that show representations of different kinds of families. The […]

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Review | Get ensnared by The Booby Trap

The Booby Trap | The Edith Spiegeltent | til Feb 14th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The Twisted Vaudeville Circus are back at Fringe World with another showcase of Australia’s best and most unique cabaret talent. Burlesque and drag performers have come together to show Fringe World audiences what Perth has to offer, and nothing makes me […]

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Review | Betty Grumble makes a rumble with LOVE & ANGER

Review | Betty Grumble makes a rumble with LOVE & ANGER

LOVE & ANGER | The Shambles | til Feb 11th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Betty Grumble is a Fringe World breakout star and her most recent show LOVE & ANGER is a triumph in all things groovy, grotesque and grumble. Coming off last year’s Award Winning Cabaret Betty Grumble: Sex Clown Saves the World, Grumble has […]

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Review | Get horny for MÂCHÉ XL

Review | Get horny for MÂCHÉ XL

MÂCHÉ XL | The Gold Digger | til Jan 28 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  After the success of MÂCHÉ and MÂCHÉ: Home, the team from Gendermess Productions return with an all-new drag showcase extraordinaire with MÂCHÉ XL. Local queens Ginava, Donna Kebab, Perri Oxide, Flo Reel and Skye Scraper combined their talents with guest performers Scarlet Adams, Lunar Sea, […]

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Gendermess are larger than life in MÂCHÉ XL this Fringe World

Gendermess are larger than life in MÂCHÉ XL this Fringe World

The Messers are back and this time they’re supersized! Gendermess Productions return with a sequel to one of our Fringe World five-star favourites with MÂCHÉ XL. Ginava, Perri Oxide, Donna Kebab, Flo Reel and Sky Scraper are bringing their unique blend of the avant-garde, the bizarre and the beautiful to the spiegeltent for a drag showcase […]

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Claire Alexander takes a snapshot of Perth’s drag scene in new book

Claire Alexander takes a snapshot of Perth’s drag scene in new book

If you’ve been to Connections Nightclub or The Court Hotel while drag performers are working the stage, there’s a very high chance you’ll recognise the subject of this interview. Photographer, anthropologist and academic Claire Alexander is a fixture of Perth’s drag scene, documenting our local queens and touring RuPaul’s Drag Race girls alike – with […]

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