The exhibition, Pride 25 was a showcase of posters, photographs, video work and objects that were chosen to commemorate 25 years of Pride WA. The items that were displayed for this exhibition were loaned out by Gay and Lesbian Archives of Western Australia (GALAWA) who have been collecting these rare and important items from the community since the 1990s.
The Pride movement has grown and changed over the course of 25 years. From its early days of the Stonewall Union of Students WA, it then became a grass-roots political movement that was formed as a way to combat the discrimination that was prevalent at the time. The movement later became the Pride Collective, then Lesbian and Gay Pride WA and is currently Pride WA.
The Museum of Perth was proud to put on this exhibition because it is keen to shine a light on Perth stories which do not receive enough attention in mainstream media.
The Pride 25 exhibition was curated by Guy Gomez, the co-convenor of GALAWA with the support of GALAWA, in partnership with Pride WA.