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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