The mining boom hasn’t been the only thing expanding in the Western Australia – with Perth’s gay scene growing significantly over the past 12 months.
While Perth may only have two full time venues dedicated to its LGBT citizens, there are a large number of nights taking over venues around town and adding to the diversity of the city’s gay nightlife.
If you’re a local or a visitor from the East Coast we recommend giving the Perth Scene a thorough look to discover some of its new and unique nights. With this in mind we’ve compiled a list of some of the cities newer nights for your partying pleasure.
Having launched back in October 2012, the gang from Disco Incorrecto have come a long way. They’ve successfully thrown their own parties, raised money for Perth Pride and are in constant demand to play at venues all around town.
Lead by DJ Rob dB and inspired by the likes of Horse Meat Disco and the NYC Downlow in London their disco tunes and cheeky antics are sure to have you partying all night long. This summer they have re-launched with a new home at the Loton Park Tennis Club to provide a series of Summer Sundowners. The vibe is very laid back and if you like your disco then this night is for you.
The next Sundowner will be held at Loton Park Perth on the 25th of January.
THE COURT TRAFFIC LIGHT PARTIES
Billed as the perfect party for singles, The Court Traffic Light Parties always attract large crowds.
For those who haven’t been before, the premise is to wear one of the three traffic light colours – green for available, amber/orange for maybe and red for taken. For those who forget wear the corresponding attire coloured wristbands are also available so that everyone can join in the fun.
The night is normally hosted by drag queens who provide commentary during the evening to keep things interesting. Given each party is bigger than the next it doesn’t matter what your relationship status is, The Court Traffic Light Parties assure a good time.
Having had two wildly successful parties last year, Brief Encounters is popular amongst the alternative straight crowd and the gays.
Hosted by The Monarchy, the night is known its eclectic music that ensures aural pleasure lasts late in to the evening. Brief Encounters also features performance troupe Voix de la Villie who provide bizarre entertainment throughout the evening guaranteed to catch your attention.
For punters who are looking for alternative night oozing with creativity and fun, Brief Encounters is not to be missed! The next party will be held this Saturday 20 January at the ‘Royal Chambers’ aka the Nick’s Lane Warehouse with entry from the rear. $10 at the door.
Rear 87 James Street, Northbridge (Entrance from Nick's Lane, Chinatown)
Thursday nights in Perth always seemed a bit empty on the scene till POP came along and filled the void. With other nights offering monthly events on Thursday nights POP is the only night to provide a weekly party. Camp, fantastic, loud and fabulous POP delivers exactly what the name implies.
DJ Timbee and Femenin keep the decks warm steering away from just current top 40 and playing pop music both past and present. If you thought drag shows couldn’t get any camper, they do at POP with queens paying tribute to all the latest and greatest pop icons.
Held at Connections nightclub, POP is a welcome addition to the Perth scene and provides a fun and camp atmosphere that is a must for lovers of pop music.