Wednesday, October 14, 2009

HDC Global Community - Perth Fairday

Perth is one of the most isolated metropolitan areas on earth. The nearest city to Perth with a population over one million is Adelaide in South Australia, which is 2,104 kilometres (1,307 mi) away. Perth is geographically closer to Dili (East Timor), Singapore and Jakarta (Indonesia), than it is to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

So surely their gay way of life may be a little unique?

Fairday is an event that marks the start of Perth Pride Month with our entire community coming together to celebrate in a relaxed and festive setting that enables businesses, community groups and government agencies to interact through stalls, events and ongoing entertainment.

Live bands, cabaret singers, and dancers keep the crowds entertained throughout the day. Families can picnic on the lawn beneath the shade of the Russell Square trees. There's usually activities for the kids, such as bouncey castles or petting zoos. And of course, the perennial crowd favourite - the Dog Show.

Sounds pretty normal.

James Findlay and Molly Whelan from Victoria's Midsumma travelled to Perth to promote our Victoria's own pride month.

Click here to listen as James, Molly and some locals chat with Adz.

To find out more about Perth's Pride Festival, please visit

To find out more about Melbourne's Midsumma, please visit

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