Bringing Foster Care to #PrideFEST in Western Australia

19 November 2021

Western Australia’s PrideFest was a huge success! We are so happy having been part of it.

Sherry-Lee Vincent, Carer Engagement Officer for Western Australia, dressed in a black tshirt with short blonde hair. she has rainbows painted on each cheek.

In November, Pride Fair Day was celebrated in the picturesque Hyde Park in Perth, Western Australia with perfect weather.

Pride Fair Day is the hallmark community event of the Western Australian PrideFest with over 100 stalls and over 5000 festival goers.

The event sees live entertainment, a fur baby pageant for best dressed and lots of yummy food. The day was bursting with colour and it was a fantastic opportunity for the Life Without Barriers team to engage with the community, have a laugh and chat about the services we provide.

This year, we decided to add some sparkle to the Life Without Barriers market stall with a fabulous face painter, who was very popular, making sure everyone had a rainbow or two for the days activities. We gave out loads of fun giveaways together with Foster Care information flyers. We were delighted to fly the Life Without Barriers flag with Pride!

Sherry-Lee Vincent, Carer Engagement Officer for Western Australia, dressed in a black tshirt with short blonde hair. she has rainbows painted on each cheek. she is standing in front of a Life Without Barriers tent with Sarah Broderick

Sherry-Lee Vincent, Carer Engagement Officer for Western Australia, took the lead for this year’s market stall.

“It is always such a great day a PrideFest. I love meeting and chatting to new people, and it was great to see so many people come out and support Pride.”

“A number of people from the LGBTQIA+ community spoke to me and mentioned that they were unaware that same sex couples could becoming Foster Carers. This is absolutely true! Anyone who would like to consider Foster Care as part of their journey should reach out and get in touch. We will support their journey in becoming Foster Carers every step of the way.” Sherry-Lee said.

If you have the ability to care for a child or teenager, or know someone who is ready to make this step, please get in contact. Life Without Barriers offers ongoing support, and you would join our growing network of LGBTQIA+ carers.

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