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Pride WA reveal new committee and PrideFEST dates

Pride WA reveal new committee and PrideFEST dates

A new committee has been elected at Pride WA and the team has quickly gotten to work organising the annual PrideFEST. Michael Della Maddalena, Leslie Fisher, Matthew Marino, Hugh O’Keffe, Anja Ravine and Andrew Skinner are the new faces on the committee. Pride WA is now led by Jeremy Wray who served as Vice President […]

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Northbridge was at its most fabulous for Saturday’s Pride Parade

Northbridge was at its most fabulous for Saturday’s Pride Parade

Pride WA’s biggest ever procession through the streets of Northbridge lit up a new route over the weekend, celebrating the west coast’s LGBTIQ+ community. 84 fabulous floats moved up Beaufort, Francis, Lake, James and William streets on Saturday evening, as thousands of onlookers and supporters cheered and applauded. This year was full of firsts, not […]

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Events company says it did not make the decision to ban refugee group

Events company says it did not make the decision to ban refugee group

ESP, the events company contracted to deliver the Pride Festival have distanced themselves from today’s controversy surrounding the decision to ban an refugee rights advocacy group from the Pride Parade. This morning it came to light that the Refugee Action Network’s ‘Rainbows for Refugees’ entry in the parade had been rejected at the last minute. […]

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Pride WA reverse decision banning refugee group from parade

Pride WA reverse decision banning refugee group from parade

Pride WA have reversed their decision to ban advocacy group Refugee Rights Action Network from presenting their Rainbows for Refugees entry in tonight’s Pride Parade. A spokeperson told OUTinPerth that the organisation had considered the issue and reversed its decision. Pride WA was hit with an onslaught of criticism this morning after they confirmed that […]

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Refugee advocacy group banned from Pride Parade

Refugee advocacy group banned from Pride Parade

Update 25-11-17 11:49 : A spokesman for Pride WA has told OUTinPerth they have reversed their decision banning Rainbows for Refugees from participating in the Pride Parade. Update 25-11-17 13:34: Events company ESP have clarified that the decision to ban the Refuge Rights Action Network’s entry ‘Rainbows for Refugees’ from the Pride Parade was made […]

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Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Premier Mark McGowan will take the title of first WA Premier to march in the Pride Parade when he takes to the streets this year. McGowan also joined in the celebrations as Opposition Leader, marching with Rainbow Labor WA last year. The Premier says he is honoured to walk in unity with the LGBTIQ community. […]

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Record number of floats in Saturday’s Pride Parade

Record number of floats in Saturday’s Pride Parade

This year will be the biggest Pride Parade ever, with a record 84 floats joining the march through the streets of Northbridge. At Wednesday’s Parade participant meeting, Pride WA announced that the parade had never had over 70 floats before this year. The 2017 parade will take the celebrations along a new route, starting outside […]

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Freedom ’17: What freedoms can we celebrate this PrideFEST season?

Freedom ’17: What freedoms can we celebrate this PrideFEST season?

Freedom (ˈfriːdəm), noun The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. synonyms: right to, entitlement to; privilege, prerogative, due The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. synonyms: liberty, liberation, release, emancipation, deliverance I have been mulling over the theme of this year’s PrideFEST and it got me to thinking. Often […]

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PrideFEST kicks off this weekend with opening party and Fairday

PrideFEST kicks off this weekend with opening party and Fairday

PrideFEST is almost upon us, with celebrations getting started this weekend with a launch party at Connections Nightclub. Get down to Connies from 6pm and get into the season with tunes from our girl Cinnamon, Casual Connection and Hello Sailor. BarbieQ and Ginava will be putting on a show with a little help from Melbourne’s […]

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Pride WA host official PrideFEST launch at State Theatre Centre

Pride WA have officially revealed the 2017 Pride Guide and launched this year’s festivities. President Andrew Barker began the proceedings by thanking Federal Senator Dean Smith, state MPs John Carey, Stephen Dawson and Michael Mischin, Town of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole and City of Perth Councillor Janet Davidson. Barker also acknowledged the hard work of […]

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