After a very successful picnic last year the Parramatta Queer Forum is hosting the Parramatta Pride Picnic again. The picnic is just around the corner on Sunday, September 26.

I can’t begin to tell you how much fun last year’s picnic was with over 300 people and a great mix — so much diversity.

If you were unable to make last year’s picnic, write the date on your calendar now, as it’s sure to be the western Sydney GLBT highlight of 2010.

It looks to be even bigger and better, with more community stalls and activities for everyone — face painting, storytelling, volleyball as well as the Homotones playing and the airbrush tattoo artist.

The picnic is also a great opportunity to connect with local GLBT service providers, with information stalls from community groups such as PFLAG, Twenty10, Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence Project and MCC Good Shepherd and Cumberland Women’s Health Centre, the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby and of course Sydney Star Observer.

There’s nothing better than some sunshine, being surrounded by good friends and family, great food and a wonderful atmosphere.

Get some friends together, pack a picnic basket and check it out. 11am to 4pm in Parramatta Park (site 23, there are maps located throughout the park) and look for the big rainbow flag.

If packing a picnic basket is not your idea of fun there will be a BBQ. For a gold coin donation you can get a sausage sandwich and support the Western Suburbs Haven.
Hope to see you all there.

info: For more about groups, services, organisations or community events in western Sydney, contact Matt Vaughan at ACON on 9206 2064 or [email protected]

Matt Vaughan is the Community Development and Liaison Officer for the ACON Western Sydney Community Development Team.

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