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Priscilla Queen of the Desert bus

‘Save the queen’: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert bus found

After 30 years, the original bus from The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert has been found and will undergo an extensive restoration for permanent inclusion in a museum. Priscilla is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. The film premiered in 1994 and later became not just a queer classic but a crossover sensation. …

Byron Bay naturists protest planned closure of nude beach

Reprieve for locals in fight to save Byron Bay nude beach

Locals fighting to save a nude beach near Byron Bay have won a few months’ reprieve, with a looming shutdown pushed back until late June. Tyagarah Beach was first designated a nudist bathing spot in 1998. At the time, Byron Shire Council officially declared the spot “clothing optional”. But in a huge twist last year, …

Peter Mitchell Conspiracy of Skin poet

Lismore poet Peter Mitchell makes words sing in ‘Conspiracy of Skin’

Mark Tredinnick said of Conspiracy of Skin by poet Peter Mitchell, “These lyric poems, an accumulation of turning points, tell of a long moment finally outlasted.” I’m grateful for reading those words on the back of Conspiracy of Skin as they inspired me to open what turned out to be an absolute treasure. When told …

Tropical Fruits 2017 Parade through Lismore CBD

You’re Invited To The Tropical Fruits’ 30th Anniversary Parade

This year, Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits are celebrating 30 years of building, supporting and entertaining the community in the Northern Rivers. The group’s upcoming “Shine” New Years Eve Festival is the culmination of their 30th birthday celebrations this year, and the Fruits are inviting the community to join them at the festival’s opening Parade …

OPINION: Why Regional LGBTIQ Community Celebrations Are As Vital As Ever

As Lismore group Tropical Fruits celebrates its 30th anniversary of championing the LGBTIQ community in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region, John Taggart reflects on the true significance of the organisation. Northern New South Wales – the home of trendy Byron Bay – may seem an oasis of tolerance but the shift in cultural attitudes …

Tropical Fruits

Lismore LGBTIQ Group Tropical Fruits Is Looking For A Club Manager

Lismore LGBTIQ social group Tropical Fruits is looking for a new club manager to lead their fruity team. The Tropical Fruits put on fun, safe and inclusive LGBTIQ events in the Northern Rivers region of northern New South Wales. “We are a vibrant community not-for-profit delivering events and social activities for our members and guests, …

Tropical Fruits

Lismore LGBTIQ Group Tropical Fruits Celebrates 30 Years

Lismore-based LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits has come a long way in 30 years. The group are a community not-for-profit organisation delivering inclusive events and social activities to ensure the Northern Rivers’ LGBTIQ community have a “safe, fun and inclusive” place to call home. The Tropical Fruits flagship New Year’s Eve Festival began 30 years ago, …