Who's ready for Perth Pride this weekend?
The WA LGBTIQ community gets ready to say it loud and proud this weekend at the Perth Pride Parade.
For the past month, WA's LGBTIQ community have been celebrating with their annual Pride festival. The theme for this years's event is definitions and the WA Pride crew have been doing all they can to stretch the boundaries and provoke conversation within the community.
As always the festival culmintaes with a parade which will hit the street this Saturday November 3 in Northbridge. The parade will kick off at 8pm as the crowd of LGBTIQ community members, groups and supportsers strut their stuff on William and Brisbane St, before manking their way down James and Packer St. There are over 50 floats expected to take part in the colourful event.
Originating as a march in 1990 protesting against State Government laws that discriminated against lesbian and gay Western Australians, it is now known as s spectacular display of visibility for the LGBTI+ community. Having, highlighted the inequalities before the law and it has contributed greatly to changing public opinion which helped make the Gallop Government’s gay and lesbian law reforms possible in 2002.