RAVE RELIEF: PRIDE 2023
Rave Relief is a lovingly curated pride party filled with queer joy and alternative art & culture. We strive for a warm sense of community, and mutual respect and appreciation among attendees. We try our hardest to represent the modern values of our various communities and the wonderfully diverse people, tastes, and perspectives which make up the LGBTQIA+.We are a small grassroots collective of ever-changing volunteers and contributors who have been running Rave Relief annually since 2019.
Presented by Homopolitan & Friends
Artwork by: @tapemind
Email us at: homopolitanclub (at) gmail (dot) com
For the latest info visit the Facebook Event.
Rave Relief wishes to acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, move and create. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and we strive to honor the trail-blazing brotherboys, sistergirls and LGBTQIA+ community who have and continue to persevere in the face of adversity. We also acknowledge the pain and struggle associated with the recent referendum, and recognise the resilience and strength of the wider First Nations’ community. We are grateful for the opportunity to come together and celebrate on this country we are so lucky to call home. It always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.
Boorloo’s fattest, thickest and sweetest community-led Pride celebration & charity fundraiser is dancing its ass back into the maze-like hallways of The Rechabite for a 5TH YEAR(!!).
After 4 sell-out years (with the last 2 involving a DREAM-team collaboration with our friends at Boorloo Justice for Decolonise Pride), RAVE RELIEF will be taking everything we’ve learned from our journey so far and mindfully carrying it into PRIDE 2023 for a momentous full-venue takeover.
THE FUTURE IS QUEER / BLA(C)K / TRANS / DECOLONISED / ACCESSIBLE / HOPEFUL / YUMMY
Dress in whichever unapologetic expression makes you feel yourself. Do you wanna try on something new? Come as a future ‘you’? Or explore an alter ego! Gender bend, gender affirm, gender abolitionist? Whatever feels right to you
***no culturally offensive / insensitive costumes
***sowwy to say the venue’s license prohibits nudity ;’p
TICKETS : ON SALE 1ST NOVEMBER
FIRST RELEASE: 7pm Wednesday Nov 1
FINAL RELEASE: 7pm Tuesday Nov 7
⟿ FREE guest list for Mob (message Rave Relief to be added to this year’s list!)
⟿ FREE entry for Companion Cardholders & their companion
⟿ Concession/financial hardship/pension ticket options available
⟿ Very limited door sales available on the night
ALL PROFITS DONATED TO:
⟿ Bulup Kulung Aboriginal Elders Group
⟿ Decolonise Sex Work AU
⟿ Freedom Center
⟿ Gender Affirming Care Mutual Aid Fund
WHAT to expect:
⟿ DJs mixing House, disco, rave, gay techno, afrobeats, and a smattering of classics and pride anthems.
⟿ Drag, performance art and live music.
⟿ FOUR FLOORS OF FUN (including a quieter space with chill activities)
⟿ A venue decked out in glorious sustainable art installations and community decorations
⟿ A respectful, consensual, supportive and loved-up atmosphere.
⟿ This event seeks to prioritise the safety of Queer people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Bla(c)k people, People of Colour, people living with disabilities and those of us who exist at these intersections.
ACCESSIBILITY & SAFETY:
⟿ Wheelchair access, gender-neutral toilets, chill out zone hosted by ArtJam, comfy seating, wheelchair & mobility aid viewing area, AUSLAN interpreters, no white strobes (detailed accessibility info on ticketing page)
⟿ Awareness Crew: wearing high vis, glow sticks & bum bags, these folks will be around the venue watching out for all of you.
⟿ Venue staff and event crew will have all been briefed on our house rules & how to uphold them within our intersection of communities.
⟿ Phone charging station, free earplugs, nipple tape, sex/condom packs
⟿ COVID: There is fresh air intake in performance spaces and hand sanitiser available.
Staff & crew are encouraged to test and stay home if they test positive. We encourage you to wear a mask and test before the event. If you test positive, please stay home.
Please contact the Homopolitan or Rave Relief Instagram or FB pages if you have any specific requests or questions regarding your accessibility or safety.
This includes issues involving abusers.
We take a strict stance against discrimination. Policies will be in place to act upon any breaches.
⟿ NO RACISM, NO ANTI-BLA(C)KNESS, NO TRANSPHOBIA, NO ABLEISM, NO HOMOPHOBIA, NO SEXISM, NO FATPHOBIA, NO AGEISM, NO HATEFULNESS.
⟿ CONSENT, ALWAYS. Respect people’s boundaries. This includes touching performers, drag queens & people’s costumes.
⟿ Be mindful and respectful of people’s pronouns.
⟿ Consensual and respectful communication is a must.
⟿ Our attendees are not here for the entertainment of the general public or to be used as props for cultural appropriation.
⟿ Any behaviour that threatens the enjoyment and safety of our attendees at this event is not tolerated and will result in removal from the premises.
⟿ Venue security and staff will be briefed prior to the event on our house rules and the ethos behind this event.
ANONYMOUS FEEDBACK FORM:
(it's like giving your opinion at a gloryhole)