Rainbow connections

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Crashelle, Sapherra, Josiah, Larnesha and Raven Bonney.
Camera IconCrashelle, Sapherra, Josiah, Larnesha and Raven Bonney. Credit: Alexander Scott

Rainbows coloured a corner of the Pilbara on Saturday night as families made their way to the Spinifex Hill Studios for a night of glitz and glamour at this year’s Pilbara Pride Night.

Now in its second year, Pilbara Pride night, hosted by Headspace Pilbara, featured glow-in-the-dark paint, glitter and eye-catching makeup as well as board games and a barbecue.

The festivities were a hit, with guests donning their brightest and most colourful clothes for the event.

Children and families made good use of the unicorn headbands and fairy wings provided, while also having fun with face paint.

Headspace Pilbara community development worker Diana Juskov said the Pilbara and Port Hedland had a strong LGBTQI community.

Ms Juskov said Headspace started the event last year when they saw that no one was celebrating Pride Month.

“I am really chuffed that there are so many little children here because that’s where it all starts, with loving people despite their gender, race, and sexuality — it starts with the young kids,” she said.

Ms Juskov said the night was about fostering an inclusive environment for members of the LGBTQI community.

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