Tips and rumours

Jan 21, 2013

Tips and rumours

No gay signs in Sydney, thanks ... how much to cruise with Truss? ... chair-sniffer heir to WA throne? ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … No gays please, we're Sydney. "Parramatta River is certainly a fun place to be this summer! Council is hosting a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family down by the River ..." Not that fun if you're gay. A support group for people of diverse genders and s-xualities, Twenty10, set up a kite-building and juice-making stall at last Thursday's free, council-organised Rediscover the River family day at Parramatta. One hour in, they were told to take down their sign, Twenty10's acting managing director Terence Humphreys tells Crikey. A council worker told them their sign "wasn't appropriate"; Twenty10 confirmed this with the office of the Parramatta City Council's Lord Mayor, who confirmed that the sign "needed to come down". Humphreys speculated the reason for this was that a sign referring to s-xuality and gender was felt by some to be not appropriate at a family day.

The offending sign

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2 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. klewso

    Will “Prat Boy Slim” be playing “I’d like to get you on a sloe boat to China”?

  2. Charles Richardson

    Since it’s now 2013, you’ll find the 2017 WA election is four years away, not five.

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