Celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) community and supporting people throughout the community in an atmosphere of self-respect, acceptance and friendship is the mission of Lismore’s Tropical Fruits. Recognising the important role they play in the LGBTIQ and broader community a motion was passed yesterday in the NSW upper house recognising the outstanding work of the Lismore based LGBTIQ community group Tropical Fruits.
The motion read ‘That this House: Congratulates Tropical Fruits Inc for its inspiring work supporting the diverse and inclusive Northern Rivers community.’
‘Tropical Fruits’ work in providing support to young LGBTQI people through support, mentoring, education and celebration makes a big difference to people who unfortunately can still experience marginalisation and discrimination,’ said Greens MP Cate Faehrmann who moved the motion.
Tropical Fruits was established in 1988 and is a self-funding, independent and voluntary organisation that holds regular events for diverse members and guests.
‘Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve festival attracts thousands of visitors to the region each year contributing millions of dollars to the local economy,’ said Ms Faehrmann.
‘I’m proud that the Legislative Council supported my motion to congratulate Tropical Fruits for the fantastic work they do.
‘The Northern Rivers is home to a wonderfully diverse and welcoming community. This is in no small part thanks to the work of groups like Tropical Fruits.
Congratulates Tropical Fruits Inc for its inspiring work supporting the diverse and inclusive Northern Rivers community.