First Peoples Rainbow Mob WA was founded by Jakob James & the Crew from Rainbow KINection in November 2018 after making WA LGBTQA+ SB history & with the help of many other members of the Rainbow Mob, entered the first ever Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+SB float in the 30 years Perth has held their Pride Parade, hosted by Pride WA.
"We need to create a legacy for all those who've since past and have battled for LGBTQA+SB rights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people" said Jakob in a recent interview with Rainbow KINection 100.9fm Noongar Digital Radio.
First Peoples Rainbow Mob WA hope to create a safe place and resource Centre for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander LGBTQIA+SB people, offer assistance, & give Our Mob the access to the life they deserve.
Our rainbow Mob should be able to have the love, support, & compassion from their own Peoples, so this is Our way of trying to achieve this life long dream of Noongar LGBTQIA+SB Elder, Aunty Vanessa Smith. As one of the first Aboriginal Transwomen of Western Australia Aunty managed to pioneer her way through some horrendous times, she helped with the anti-discrimination around HIV stigma and done so much over decades of advocacy for the LGBTQIA+SB Community, not just Western Australia, but the entire Country. Sadly, Aunty Vanessa is no longer with us, but she leave the timeless legacy supporting her cause of grass roots advocacy.