Staff and friends from the Equal Opportunity Commission marched with pride at the 2016 Pride Parade to show support for the rights and equal opportunity for all.
Pride WA initially grew out of a community movement protesting laws that actively discriminated against lesbian and gay Western Australians.
In 2016, PrideFEST has become a two week long celebration, providing an opportunity for everyone to get involved and have their voices heard. The theme was #LoveWins, drawing attention to the common theme that brings members of the LGBTIQ and wider communities together.
The Equal Opportunity Commission is an ALLY organisation, advancing understanding, inclusion, and support of LGBTI employees in the workplace and clients of the organisation. Information about ALLY training sessions to be delivered in 2017 by the WA Equal Opportunity and Public Sector Commissions will soon be available.