The City of Perth is proud to support and celebrate PrideFEST, with staff set to participate in a variety of events throughout the month, including the 2022 Pride Parade.
The parade, now in its 31st year, will return to the streets of Northbridge on November 26 for a street party like no other.
The procession will kick off from Russell Square at 7:30pm, making its way down Aberdeen, William and James Streets, before heading back to Russell Square - where the afterparty begins.
The free family-friendly event will also be streamed live online via for anyone who can’t experience the festivities in person.
“I’m excited to see PrideFEST, the annual celebration of our rainbow community, back at home in Northbridge,” City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said.
“The City has a long history in supporting Pride WA as it brings its unique colour, vitality and life to our City of Light - and we couldn’t be happier to host this great event once again.”
City staff will also be involved in Fairday 2022 on Sunday November 13 at Hyde Park.
For 24 years the City of Perth has supported Pride WA and the work it does to champion the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Last year, the City of Perth adopted the LGBTQIA+ Plan, dedicated to improving the experience and wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community in the city. As part of this plan, the City became the first local government to include paid Gender Affirmation Leave in its workplace policy. 
And earlier this month the Lord Mayor opened the new Pride HQ, a space dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community in the heart of Northbridge.
“The Piazza is the heart and soul of Northbridge and we’re excited to see more events lighting up Northbridge,” Mr Zempilas said.
“This is wonderful opportunity for businesses, locals and visitors to celebrate and champion diversity and inclusion throughout the year.”
For more on Perth’s Pride history, listen to our latest podcast with Centre for Stories.

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