Bright Lights, No City

Bright Lights, No City documented the experiences of nine LGBTQIA+ youth that had grown up in regional Western Australia. These oral and written stories touched on love, desire, suffering, pain, and adolescence. Funded by Catalyst.

Jay Anderson spent the majority of his life in Kalgoorlie—a red-dirt town full of miners who are seemingly, more often than not, too-pissed-to-piss-straight.
Emery Wishart is a pre-service primary school teacher with a passion for supporting trans and gender diverse community development.
Jordan Fletcher speaks of growing up gay in the "cultural oasis that is Kalgoorlie".
Alex Watson grew up in the sand and surf of Geraldton and has a passion for stories in all forms.
For Peehi Blake, coming out to friends and family has been a wild ride.
Josie Boland is a 23-year-old gay woman who grew up in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
When Holden Sheppard realised he was attracted to blokes, he found it impossibly out of sync with every aspect of his identity as a man.
Damo hopes to remind people to embrace their true identity, no matter what, and to treat every life experience as an opportunity for self-growth.
After a journey of self-discovery, Laidley Plackett is ready to dust the red dirt off his memories and share a few of them.
An illustration of an old car driving through the night
Oct
5
Facilitated by Adie Chapman, Sean and David will look at unsavoury moments and underworld figures in a conversational format that engages a wide-ranging audience. Book Online
Cartoon image of a desk. On the desk is a large Macintosh computer, a lamp, a pair of headphones connected to a mobile phone, a Rubik's Cube, a pair of black reading glasses, a notebook and pen, a vintage camera, two books, and a lamp.
Nov
12
Do you struggle to carve out distraction free writing time? Are you looking for a safe group environment to work on your writing? Would you like to meet other writers in your community? Then this group is for you! Book Online
An illustration of lots of women skateboarding
Oct
5
Mani Gomes, Lisa Longman and Shenali Perera weave personal stories with socio-political commentary to discuss the practice of claiming space – an act of rebellion in a world that tells women to stay in their lane. Book Online
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Oct
5
Jay Anderson and guests explore the individual and collective struggles and triumphs of the Perth queer community. Book Online
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