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Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Warning: This article contains statements that some readers may find confronting. Perth’s new Lord Mayor has shared his thoughts on trans, gender diverse and intersex bodies and identities, telling listeners of his radio show “If you’ve got a penis, mate, you’re a bloke. If you’ve got a vagina, you’re a woman.” On the 6PR Breakfast […]

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Brendan Pang shares his secrets in PrideFEST dumpling masterclass

Brendan Pang shares his secrets in PrideFEST dumpling masterclass

MasterChef fan favourite and dumpling wunderkind Brendan Pang is bringing a special masterclass to PrideFEST this year. You may have caught a glimpse of his skills on two seasons of MasterChef – after his initial run in 2018 and return for 2020’s All Stars season – or visited his Bumplings kitchen in Fremantle, but fans will […]

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PrideFEST 2020 Film Festival is coming to Raine Square

PrideFEST 2020 Film Festival is coming to Raine Square

Raine Square and Palace Cinemas have announced the official PrideFEST 2020 Film Festival is coming this November, with part proceeds being donated to Pride WA. The CBD cinema complex is set to transform into a celebration of WA’s LGBTQIA+ communities, with a selection of queer cinema favourites to mark this year’s Pride celebrations. The festival […]

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PrideFEST 2020: Pride WA release jam-packed festival program

Pride season is almost upon us, and Pride WA have released this year’s program of events so you can start planning your 2020 calendar. The local organisation made the tough decision not to go ahead with this year’s parade with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, but the program is still bursting with events and activities […]

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Pride WA cancel Perth Pride Parade, PrideFEST events to go ahead

Pride WA cancel Perth Pride Parade, PrideFEST events to go ahead

Pride WA have announced that the Perth Pride Parade will not be going ahead this year, but there will still be Pride celebrations going ahead in November. The organisation made the announcement in an email to members, citing the extension of WA’s COVID-19 Phase 4 restrictions until late October. “Since the arrival of the COVID-19 […]

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Pride WA announce provisional date for PrideFEST 2020 event

Pride WA announce provisional date for PrideFEST 2020 event

Pride WA’s latest members update outlines the organisation’s plans for community engagement, introduces the team’s latest Management Committee member and announces a tentative date for an as-yet-unknown PrideFEST event. In an email to Pride WA members, new Pride WA President Curtis Ward began by thanking those who attended the organisation’s Town Hall Meeting on 11th […]

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Pride WA announce virtual dance parties, committee changes and future plans

Pride WA announce virtual dance parties, committee changes and future plans

Pride WA have delivered an update today, outlining some of their plans for 2020 and bidding farewell to two members of the committee. In an email to members, Pride WA Secretary Curtis Ward has addressed the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and how that may effect this year’s events calendar. “We are in no doubt that PrideFEST […]

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Rave Relief Pride party raises a whopping $19,000 for charity

Rave Relief Pride party raises a whopping $19,000 for charity

The Rave Relief Pride night celebration put on by party collective Homopolitan has raised a whopping $19,000 for charity. The party held at new Northbridge venue Rechabite saw all the DJs and artists donate their time for free to raise money for homeless support group AYLA and indigenous LGBT support organisation Black Rainbow. As the […]

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Allies: Get your hands dirty, not just glittery, this Pride season

Allies: Get your hands dirty, not just glittery, this Pride season

On Fair Day I watched my daughter and her friend wandering around with huge smiles on their faces. I stood under the shelter of the PFLAG Perth tent and thought “Imagine if the whole world was like this? Safe, inclusive, joyful, loving and SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL with all the colours of the rainbow! With bonus […]

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