Acceptance Photo (Sydney, Australia)
Span Dates: 1983
Volume: 1 photo
Photo of a parade float depicts a suburban outdoor backyard scene, including clothes and pegs on a clothes line, outdoor seats, a beach umbrella and a barbeque.
Acceptance is a faith community originating almost four decades ago. It supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, their family and friends. Celebration of the Eucharist is a focal point of the Acceptance ministry through active participation in a weekly parish Mass. In addition to this, Acceptance promotes social justice, fellowship and a Catholic identity for GLBT Catholics their family and friends. Acceptance's mission is to affirm the authenticity and dignity of GLBT Catholics in our church through liturgy, witness, and fellowship.
William Yang contributed this photograph to document Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. He wrote on it: "There have been many participating religious groups, the Metropolitan Church, Gay Anglicans, Quakers, Gay Jewish groups and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Although the Sisters appear to be a satirical group, in some aspects they are a serious religious order."
The photo is available in an electronic version.
National Library of Australia
Parkes Pl W
Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
Jewish (ethnic, Reform, Reconstructionist, Orthodox) | MCC | Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | Friends/Quakers