A record-breaking crowd and number of floats invaded the capital of Western Australia for Perth Pride over the weekend.
Now in its 29th year, the parade took place on Saturday 24 November in Northbridge, the cultural hub of the city.
The floats and the theme of Perth Pride
Organizers also confirmed that Perth Pride parade had more than 100 entries this year. As usual, the legendary biker group Dykes on Bikes led the march, which started at 8pm.
Moreover, among the floats, there was a First Nations contingent. Furthermore, the girl guides marched on their own for the first time, after having previously teamed up with the Scouts.
The parade also included The Freedom Centre, The Bears and the Gay and Lesbian Singers of Western Australia.
Following the 2017 marriage equality vote, this year’s theme was ‘Together’ and prompted everyone to take to the streets to celebrate equality.
‘Pride WA recognizes and celebrated that we are in this together, we got here together, and we continue to stand together,’ organizers said when announcing the theme earlier this year.
The route and the after parties
The parade traveled across Francis Street, down Lake Street. It then went along James Street, and up Williams St. to the Horseshoe bridge.
After the parade, the official party for Pride WA took place at Yagan Square, a popular community and celebration place featuring a market hall, eateries, gardens, water feature, art, and events.
On Sunday 25 November, there was also a Post Pride Recovery Party at Loton Park.
Take a look at the pictures of the parade below: