As a community, arts and cultural organisation, it is Pride WA’s mission to promote and encourage the community, culture and artistic expression of all people of diverse sexuality and gender living in Western Australia. We aim to provide a platform for celebrating that community, culture and talent as they continue to champion their rights and freedoms.
To encourage and promote the community and culture of Western Australia’s gender and sexually diverse people by supporting, advancing and educating the specific needs of all people of diverse sexuality and gender living in Western Australia.
Our vision is to be the leading community body, empowering and inspiring inclusivity for Western Australia’s gender and sexually-diverse community.
Pride WA has been integral to the Western Australian community since 1989. We grew out of a community movement protesting laws that actively discriminated against members of our community and evolved to incorporate a festival and events calendar. The pride Community includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTQIA+), other people of diverse sexuality and gender, and their supporters.
Following extensive research and consultation, Pride WA is now committed to providing a platform by which the Pride Community can showcase their talents and continue to champion their rights and freedoms. The strategic plan developed through this process aims to ensure that Pride WA continues to be a viable and sustainable organisation, committed to strong governance, well connected to its community and working in partnership with others.
We recognise that our collective strength lies in our diversity and willingness to embrace and respect the differences within our Pride community and the broader communities in which we live, work, love, and celebrate.
Pride WA’s mission and principal purpose are to encourage and promote community, culture and the arts in Western Australia by celebrating the community, unique talents and identities of our sexual and gender-diverse community.
Our public charitable objectives are:
Australia is a country with a largely open-minded population. Western Australia, especially, is welcoming to the LGBTQIA+ community, with festivals such as PrideFest attracting tourists from all over the world.
Perth offers big-city cultural attractions, bountiful nature, a relaxed lifestyle and far more things to do for visitors than we had ever anticipated. Modern Perth is sophisticated, cosmopolitan and welcome-to-all, with a vibrant nightlife scene filled with gay and mixed venues.
What began as a community movement protesting discriminatory laws against the gay and lesbian community has since grown into PrideFest. This festival includes Perth Pride Fairday and the Perth Pride parade.
Pride WA is an Incorporated Association governed by a volunteer management committee and headed by a CEO.
Pride WA would like to extend our gratitude to our life members as they have made extraordinary contributions to our LGBTQIA+ community.