The theme for this year’s Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve party is Shine and no doubt organisers will be hoping for more sun than they were blessed with at Fruitopia Fairday on Sunday.
Same-sex marriage was supported in late 2017 with over 61 per cent of the country voting in favour. For many people it felt like they could now move forward positively accepting each other’s choices of love and sexual identities.
The Northern Rivers’ own LGBTIQ support and social group Tropical Fruits is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a New Year’s festival that’s set to Shine.
Northern rivers people are being invited to take part in a candle walk this evening to mourn the loss of lives in the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. People are being asked to bring candles or flashlights and gather at the corner of Molesworth and Woodlark Streets at 5pm for the walk.
Hundreds of gay men, lesbians, bi, trans, queer folk and their friends turned out to the launch of the annual Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve festival in the streets of Lismore yesterday.
Sunshine smiled on the 2015 Fruitopia Fair Day, the Tropcial Fruits' family day out, at Lismore Showgrounds on Saturday.
It’s been the party that just keeps going. New Year’s Eve celebrations across the region are finally beginning to wind up today, with revelers enjoying the last day at the Falls Festival near Byron Bay, while others will be packing up campsites at the Tropical Fruits party in Lismore.
As of next week, Byron gay men and others potentially affected by HIV no longer need to make the trek to Lismore to get their rapid HIV testing and results.
Melissa Hargraves Tropical Fruits is hosting Australia’s first regional pop-up rapid HIV-testing site this week after the concept’s huge success in Sydney’s Taylor Square on World AIDS Day. Jenny Heslop, manager of HIV & related programs (HARP), told Echonetdaily the... Read More →
Bob Downe joined local celebrities Maude Boat and Destiny Has Arrived to lead the 2013 Tropical Fruits parade through the streets of Lismore yesterday, kicking off four days of festivities.
Melbourne DJ Kam Shafaati is getting ready to kick off Australia's biggest gay and lesbian New Year's Eve party, Tropical Fruits' Rainbow Circus, right here in Lismore.
At one level, Sunday’s Fruitopia Fairday was a fun and frivolous spring celebration hosted by the northern rivers’ Tropical Fruits. At another it showed the depth of support in our region for some of its most marginalised, including queer youth and lesbian and gay older people.
Looking for an antidote to election day blues? They don't come any more fun and frivolous than Fruitopia, the annual fundraising fair day for Tropical Fruits at the Lismore Showground.