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Pride and Progress Ball - BRAVE

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Cockburn Youth Centre and Youth Diversity Inc. invite you to our sixth annual Pride and Progress Ball! This free event is a chance for all young LGBTQIA+ people ages 14-24 from around Perth to come together, celebrate and have fun 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🎉

This is your queer prom/formal; an opportunity to freely be every bit of your fabulous, wonderful and unique self! 

This year our theme is BRAVE: Thriving in a Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland which pays homage to Pride WA’s PrideFEST theme, as well as our love for the environment and our ability as LGBTQIA+ people to thrive in the face of challenge. We take inspiration from Greta Thunberg and the risks of ignoring the growing threat of climate change. This waste-free event will be decorated with recycled materials like plastic bags, bottle caps and so much more.

We've got a fantastic evening planned for you, including:

  • Live DJ and dance floor 🪩💃🎶🕺
  • Photobooth 📸🎞️
  • Chill-out room/ quiet space 🤫🎧
  • Fabulous Feud and other interactive activities 🎤🎫
  • Free food and drinks 🍕🍹🍭🍦
  • Stalls for organisations and LGBTIQA+ artists/businesses 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
  • Tabletop roleplaying games 🎲
  • And more!

Artist and organisation stalls

Are you a queer artist, business or organisation? We would love to have you.We have young LGBTQIA+ young people come from all over Perth to our Ball. We provide space for organisations, as well as queer artists, makers and businesses to have stalls. It's a great way to connect with queer young people, share your work and build relationships. You can register for free through our ticket booking system.


We will have the incredible Kel, our resident chef, catering the event. Kel and the crew will have some delectable, mouth-watering morsels in store for you. And there will be something for everyone, whether you are gluten-free, celiac, vegan, lactose intolerant, etc. Just make sure you let us know your dietary requirements when you book.

What should I wear?

While it's a 'ball,' it's totally up to your interpretation and preference. That might mean fancy suits and ball gowns. It might mean a costume that fits the theme. It might be jeans and a tee. It's completely up to you. Feel free to go as over the top as you want! Or not! As long as you feel like you. 

Chill-out Space 

If you start feeling overwhelmed by the noise or the people, we have you covered. Speak to any staff member and they will let you into our quiet space, where you can unwind and deflate. You'll be able to soak in the quiet and recharge in our soundproof studio.

Fabulous Feud

Fabulous Feud, our beloved game show is back again! Make sure you fill out the Fabulous Feud questions when you book your tickets. That way your answers get to be a part of the fun on the night! What will play and who will win? We can't wait to find out. 

Tabletop roleplaying games 

Join our in-house Dungeon Master Michael for a fabulously magical tabletop roleplaying game. Join for the whole night or come and go as you please with this fantastic and marvellous RPG.

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