Celebrate the LGBTQI+ community in Perth this PrideFEST
Saturday 14 November, 9am to 5pm | UWA Club, Nedlands | Book your free tickets
PrideFEST is not all glitter and rainbows. LGBTQI+ Western Australians continue to face discrimination every day and equality is an ongoing process. But knowledge is power, and that starts by listening and learning – both for the community and for allies. Rainbow Talks is a day of talks by the community on a range of topics including Trans 101 as well as The Role and Relevance of Allies in the 2020’s and LGBTQI+: Deciphering the Alphabet Soup.
Pride at The Court
Throughout November | The Court | Find out more
The Court has a jam packed calendar of events this Pride.
See Perth’s best drag performers in action as they battle it out for Crown of the Court (18 and 25 November) or don your colours for the famous Traffic Light Party (20 November). The Court will be hosting their annual Pride Party (28 November) and although the night party is sold out, there’s plenty of fun throughout the day with the Pride Brunch in the beer garden (featuring two hours of bubbles!) and the Bottomless Pride Cocktail Party in the afternoon.
Pride at Connections
Throughout November | Connections | Find out more
Connies is celebrating their 45th birthday with an impressive events list.
Don’t miss the very talented ladies of BurLEZque who will be performing an encore of their bewitching, award-winning show Spellbound (20 November). Gather your friends and try your luck at the iconic Tag-a-Drag Bingo (19 and 26 November) or dance into the wee hours of the morning with Decadance – 1990-2000s hits (20 November) or 2000-2010s bangers (27 November). And the highlight, the Pride Closing Party (28 November) – six shows, tonnes of glitter. If you’re home before dawn, you’re doing it wrong!
Saturday 28 November | The Rechabite | Buy tickets
This annual event is back! Bringing the queer community together for a night of respectful, consensual, supportive and loved-up dancing, visual art, drag and performance art all in the name of charity. This event acknowledges that we the community is culturally influenced and inspired by the musical styles and ethos of underground and classic club culture, which was pioneered by Black and Latinx queer folk and continues to be so. All proceeds from the event will go to LGBTQIA+ charities.
Jordan Bruno: The Naked Chef Cooking School
Tuesday 17 November, 6.30pm | The Rechabite | Book your tickets
You may recognise Jordan from My Kitchen Rules, his reign as Mr Gay World 2018 or perhaps have seen him on social media where he has gained quite the following. Food is Jordan’s passion and he’s sharing it with the PrideFEST community for one mouth-watering night. Tickets include three sample tasting plates with full bar facilities available at The Rechabite. After drooling over Jordan’s Instagram for months, we can’t wait to try the dishes for real!
PrideFEST Film Festival
18, 25, 19 November, various times | Palace Cinema Raine Square | Book your ticket
Hosted at the city’s newest and flashiest cinema, Palace Cinema Raine Square, this film festival features a Perth premiere and two class LGBTQI+ screenings. In addition to the screening, there will be guest speakers, live entertainment, a drink on arrival and more. And you’re not only enjoying a great night out, you’re also contributing to Pride WA, who make this whole month possible!
The Great PrideFEST Bake-Off and The 89-ers High Tea
Sunday 22 November, 2pm to 5pm | The Court | Book your ticket
Is there anything more camp than a bake-off?! Don your apron, put your iso baking skills to the test and try your hand at one of the five competition categories – or gather your friends, neighbours, first kiss…and try for the Peoples’ Choice category.
Sunday 22 November, 4pm to 7pm | The Court | Book your ticket
Following the Bake-Off, is The 89-ers High Tea. This is a celebration of the group known as the 89-ers who marched to WA’s Partliamnt House in 1989 to protest for the rights of the LGBTQI+ community. Meet them and hear their stories, whilst enjoying the creations from the Bake-Off.
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