Travel Guide to Gay Perth

Author: , April 13th, 2017

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Emerging from Perth airport the first thing that hits you is the light. Clear blue skies and an almost harsh bright white sunlight that bakes everything it touches.

Where to Base Yourself in Gay Perth

North Perth — a neighbourhood well-served by cafes and restaurants and within walking distance of the city centre.

Leederville – great cinema and good bars and restaurants.

Fremantle – known for its markets and dock-side lifestyle.

Central – gay Perth’s central business district has all the shops you could want, plus some great bars and restaurants. The city has the Swan River running through it and there is development underway to make the most of this riverside precinct.
Which beaches to go to

North Cottesloe – probably the favourite with locals, endless white sand and solid waves.
City Beach – a bit easier to get to and favoured by a younger crowd.

Where to Eat

Long Chim — Perth: Chef David Thompson is renowned as a passionate advocate of Thai cuisine, and in his restaurant Long Chim he celebrates the flavours and traditional dishes of Thailand by elevating them to something spectacular. We were there for a family dinner, which the sharing-style dishes suited perfectly. Our starters included crunchy prawns; beef skewers; and dried prawns wrapped in betel leaves. Our mains included calamari, green chicken curry, a rich beef curry, and lamb ribs. While there is a relaxed, unfussy style to this restaurant this is still very much high-end cooking, with high-end prices to match. If you were being picky, the serving sizes are a touch on the small side (considering the price you’re paying), but this is almost compensated for by the depth and complexity of flavour. Without doubt this was one of the best Thai meals I’ve ever eaten.

Full Story at Gay Star News

Gay Perth Travel Resources

Visiting Gay Perth, Australia

Author: , May 4th, 2013

Australia Gay TravelPlanning a vacation down under? Check out Perth – Sam at Autostraddle has the details for you:

I grew up in Perth in the 1990s. Back then, it was a tough place to be for a young lesbian. It wasn’t until I went to uni and got taken to the Court Hotel and Connections in Northbridge that I had any idea that there was anything resembling a lesbian culture in Perth. Fortunately for you, that’s all changed. While there’s still no scene to rival lesbian Brunswick in Melbourne or Newtown in Sydney, there are heaps of places to hang out and meet likeminded “Perthonalities”. Not to mention the beaches and forests here are goddamn beautiful. Just make sure you bring a nice full wallet – there’s a mining boom on.

Australia’s one of the next places on our list to visit. Never been, always wanted to. Maybe we could Priscilla across the Outback to Perth!

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Perth’s Surprising Gay & Lesbian Scene

Author: , January 18th, 2011

Gay Perth“Let’s rumble!” says a drag queen wearing an orange negligee, and the mud begins to fly. It’s Lesbian Mud Wrestling night at Connections nightclub, (www.connectionsnightclub.com) and there’s a huge turnout late on a Wednesday night.

Pairs of women, in their underwear, take turns slip-sliding on each other in an inflatable tub. The crowd moves forward for a better view. When I catch a glimpse, though, my gaydar flatlines and I begin to wonder if the wrestlers are really lesbians. Looking into the crowd, I see a straight-looking man dancing quietly behind a young blonde woman, cupping his hand towards her buttocks, just in case she happens to step back a little.

Locals describe Perth as small and conservative, but it’s the fastest-growing city in Australia. The gay and lesbian scene is integrated, with men and women partying together, along with an invasion of straight people that brings out a mixed reaction among LGBT folks, just like in Sydney. Some see it as a natural stage in the dissolving of boundaries and discrimination.

Full Story from The Star

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