In its 30th year, the Perth Pride Parade has been an annual family friendly event celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. In 2018, WA Rotaractors marched in the parade and for the first time, in 2021 Rotary members from Western Australia marched in the Perth Pride Parade. With members from both District 9455 and District 9465, lots of Rotary merch, glow sticks, bubbles and some great banners, our members did an amazing job representing the organisation that has brought us all together to make an impact in the community.

The stands at Gloucester Park were filled and we were able to share with the crowd some information about Rotary, and that our organisation is inclusive of all members from the community. 

The sky lit up with a fireworks finale as we all headed home, thinking about outfits and dances that our Rotary and Rotaract group could do next year to again show our support for the LGBTQIA+ community. 

To know that Rotary in WA’s attendance in the parade will have a ripple effect, in our clubs, in our communities and in ourselves, is a really wonderful feeling. Rotary and Rotaract are welcoming of all community members who want to make a difference in the world. We would love for you to join us in the parade next year!