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All YPN events take place on the unceded boodjar of the Whadjuk Noongar nation and we'd like to pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging. This land was stolen and always, always will be, Aboriginal land.
May 27th, 2021
YPN teamed up with MYANWA (Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network), YDAN (Youth Disability Advocacy Network), and The Y to bring you the community a warm evening of good food and community for Ramadan.
May 14th, 2021
IDAHOBIT AT ANCHORS YOUTH CENTRE
YPN teamed up with Transfolk WA, WAAIDS Council, Bi+ Community Perth, and headspace to host an IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex discrimination and Transphobia) celebration at Anchors Youth Centre! YPN provided information and education for the young people at the youth drop-in centre.
August 28th, 2020
YPN gathered at Perth City Farm for a wholesome evening of community and good food after months of uncertainty and lockdowns.
February 22nd, 2020
PERTH FESTIVAL FT. BENJAMIN LAW
The Youth Pride Network was honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Perth Festival and host FREE events for LGBTIQA+ young people. Some of these included:
A Q & A with Benjamin Law and Yamiko Marama of Growing Up Queer;
Readings from Patrick Gunasekera, Holden Sheppard and Yamiko Marama;
A live Perth edition of the radio show Wild Black Women with Angelina Hurley and Chelsea Bond;
Michael Earp, Claire G. Coleman, Omar Sakr, Christos Tsiolkas and Marlee Ward discussing the new queer YA anothology "Kindred" &;
A first ever Perth edition of Story Club hosted by Ben Jenkins.
February 15th, 2020
YPN pulled out their best roleplaying skills and hosted a Queer DND! An LGBTIQA+ safe space for players or all levels and abilities aged 12 - 25 hosted at Foyer Oxford. One of YPN's most popular events yet!
November 10th, 2019
CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS BILL DROPIN
YPN provided a space for both LGBTIQA+ young people and their allies to drop in, discuss the discriminatory nature of the Religious Freedoms Bill, and develop letters to send to political leaders to stop the bill. YPN provided resources, support, and guidance throughout the process. The event was hosted at YACWA.
October 6th, 2019
TALKING GENERATIONS IV - UNDERSTANDING THE GENDER REVOLUTION
YPN teamed up with GRAI - GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc and Transfolk WA to host an inclusive forum to discuss the topic of gender diversity. The forums aim was to build intergenerational connections within LGBTIQA+ communities through thoughtful, safe, conversations.
The forum hosted a short presentations on gender diversity, including 'Bye Bye Binaries' by Misty Farquhar.
April 26th, 2019 & July 28th, 2018
ALL AGES GIG (x 2)
YPN hosted two all ages gigs featuring performances from local bands, drag performers, and DJs at The YHQ. Over 100 people came down do dance, socialise, and enjoy the entertainment.
April 17th, 2019
YPN teamed up with SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters), Smut Club, and Magenta for one of their only 18+ events: Taboo Talks. An anonymous Q&A panel as part of the KickstART Festival 2019. Audience members submitted questions about sexuality, sexual health, body positivity, respectful relationships, consent and ethical pornography. The event sold out!
November 24th, 2018
YPN MARCHES AT PRIDE
YPN was thrilled to have the opportunity to march in the 2018 Pride parade. We hosted banner and sign-making workshops, and tie-dying workshops, and brought the community together to celebrate LGBTIQA+ identity. We extended an open invitation to the LGBTIQA+ community and their allies of all ages to march alongside us.
November 20th, 2018
TRANS DAY OF REMEMBERANCE
YPN hosted an all ages quiet picnic at Hyde Park to celebrate the resilience of the trans community and commemorate the trans and gender diverse people's lives lost to transphobic violence. The event focussed on self care and community.
October 11th, 2018
YPN teamed up with headspace Osbourne Park to celebrate National headspace Day and National Coming Out Day for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 12 - 25 and their friends and family. Attendees enjoyed free pizza, decorated their own indoor plants, fairy bread making stations, glitter face paints and more!