The Acceptance Sydney LGBTI-welcoming Catholic ministry will mark its 40th year with an exhibition at the Surry Hills Library, opening on Friday, June 1.

The exhibition is a collection of photos, stories and other archival material detailing Acceptance’s unique place in Sydney’s gay history.

Registrations for the official opening by former NSW premier Kristina Keneally on Thursday, June 7 are filling up. If you would like to be part of the official opening, register at

Acceptance is also seeking volunteers to help set up from 4pm, June 7 for the official opening. If you can help, contact Acceptance via email.

The Surry Hills Library, at 405 Crown St, is open seven days a week from 10am with extended hours on Thursday evenings. The Acceptance exhibition runs until the end of June.

Looking ahead, Acceptance is asking members to keep Friday, August 10 free for the 40th anniversary Mass and supper. More details will be released ahead of the event.


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