PRIDEFEST 2017: A pumping parade

THIS year’s Pride Parade is going to be bigger than ever, with a new route that takes it through the heart of Northbridge.

The parade, which is on Saturday, November 25, now also goes past both of Perth’s main LGBTIQ+ venues, starting at the Court Hotel and sashaying past Connections Nightclub for the first time on the way to the brand new Yagan Square where the after party will kick on.

The theme for this year’s parade is #FREEDOM.

Pride Parade, 19th November 2016.

Corporate Australia is getting behind the parade for the first time this year.

Australia Post, Bank West, Qantas, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Synergy have all jumped on the bandwagon to be part of the vibrant LGBTQI march through Northbridge on Saturday, November 25.

Bank West has more than 100 people walking in the parade, and Synergy has made an electric car especially for it.

Perth’s academic fraternity is also showing its support: “The unis are involved this year, ECU, Curtin and UWA; we are waiting to hear from Murdoch,” says PrideFEST festival organiser Jess O’Connell.

For the first time, Fiona Stanley Hospital staff are allowed to parade in uniform.

Organisers are still waiting to hear from the controversial, but always entertaining, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The parade kicks off at 8pm.

Afterwards revellers will kick on at the After Party, where there’ll be roving entertainment, street performers and live music, as well as DJs. It’ll be fully licensed and there’ll be a swag of food trucks to quell the munchies.

It kicks off at 5pm, and if you’ve noticed as others have that that’s before the parade, don’t worry, there’s pass-outs so you can join the revelry and hop straight back into the dancing afterwards.

Tickets are available from https://esp.eventsair.com/official-pride-parade-after-party/tickets/Site/Landing

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