Dont miss Parramatta Pride Picnic this weekend!
For the past six years the Parramatta Pride Picnic has been creating a space where members of the LGBTI community can come together to socialise, feel safe from discrimination and learn about local services.
According to Gavin Prendergast from ACON, the annual picnic is an important day for the LGBTI community who live in the west.
“The main issues for LGBTI people from the Western Suburbs are isolation and homophobia,” Predergast said.
“There are no gay hubs or venues that cater to gay people, and the Western basin covers a huge amount of space.”
As such the annual Pride picnic plays an important role for people in the area, because it increases visibility.
“It shows that there are indeed lots of gay folk living in the suburbs and it gives us a chance to gather and feel connected,” Prendergast said. “It also highlights just how diverse a group we are.”
Among the stallholders on the day are Harbour City Bears, MCC Good Shepherd, PFLAG, NSW Police, Wear It Purple, Team Sydney, ACON, the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby and LOTL.
The Parramatta Pride Picnic is on Sunday, September 22, 11am-4pm at Parramatta Park.