16.4 C
Byron Shire
June 18, 2024

Lismore is getting set to celebrate diversity with Pride Month

Latest News

Do you have an IF?

When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

Other News

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Occupants of empty buyback homes face eviction day

Members of Lismore’s Reclaim our Recovery community group called for a last-minute gathering of supporters this morning as people continued to occupy otherwise abandoned houses in North Lismore.

Wilsons Creek Public School scoops NSW Landcare award

Wilsons Creek Public School was honoured with the Woolworths Junior Landcare Award on June 3 at the NSW Landcare Awards.

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Winter fest at Byron High, June 18

To celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students, Byron Bay High School is holding its annual Winter Arts Festival (a.k.a the WAF) showcase evening on Tuesday, June 18. 

Maive takes on illiteracy in the Northern Rivers

Lismore student Maive McKenzie will be a World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador for 2024 and will serve as a local advocate, aiming to increase education and community awareness about the importance of reading and writing and to lift literacy rates in Northern Rivers.  

June will see the celebration of Pride Month and Lismore will be celebrating with Project Pride. 

‘Lismore and the rainbow region’s vibrant LGBTIQ+ community invites everyone to join with them in celebrating pride, diversity and belonging. A community-driven organisation promoting creativity, inclusivity and cultural expression,’ said a spokesperson for Project Pride. 

Project Pride Lismore 2023. Photo www.projectpridelismore.com.au

Project Pride Lismore will celebrate the first eight days of Pride Month, June 1–8, with a  packed program of events, culminating in the Lantern Parade on 22 June that features the Q-lanterns symbolising pride unity and diversity.

Project Pride Lismore is in its second year and is an initiative of a grass-roots group of community members, illuminating the community and celebrate diversity. Events planned include everything from book readings to art exhibitions and dance parties,

Project Pride Lismore 2023. Photo www.projectpridelismore.com.au

‘The events are as colorful and diverse as the community,’ said Alex Jackson one of the founding members of Project Pride Lismore. 

‘Project Pride Lismore is a community-driven organisation dedicated to promoting creativity, inclusivity, and cultural expression. Through workshops, events, and collaborative projects, Project Pride Lismore aims to illuminate the community and celebrate diversity.

‘It’s so great to be back again this year with more events and participation from the Lismore community. There’s something to suit everyone’s tastes.’

Find more information about Project Pride Lismore at: www.projectpridelismore.com.au.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Spanish Film Festival

It’s fiesta time as the 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, prepares to set screens alight with a superb selection of the finest new films from Spain and Latin America. The festival’s largest lineup to date opens nationally in June at Palace Cinemas.

Byron Open Mic at Yulli’s

Byron’s newest Open Mic afternoon is on every Sunday at Yulli’s on Carlyle St.  Yulli’s want to welcome all acoustic musicians and singer/songwriters to come on down and showcase their talent.

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.