Our Story

Pride WA has been an integral part of 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 that exist both within our Pride community and the broader communities in which we live, work, love and celebrate.

Pride WA’s mission and principal purpose is to encourage and promote community, culture and the arts in Western Australia by celebrating the community, unique talents and identities of our sexually and gender diverse community. Our public charitable objectives are:

  • providing outreach and support for people of diverse sexuality and gender living in Western Australia;
  • to celebrate the diversity and cultural expression of the Pride Community;
  • to consequentially improve the self-esteem, health status and representations of the Pride Community;
  • to make visible the positive contribution the Pride Community makes to the wider Western Australian Community;
  • to conduct fundraising activities to ensure the furtherance of the aims and objectives of the Association;
  • providing education and referral resources around diverse sexuality and gender;
  • raising awareness and driving meaningful change around the needs of people of diverse sexuality and gender living in Western Australia.