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LGBTIQ+ Catholics

Acceptance Melbourne is committed to supporting LGBTIQ+ Catholics across Victoria, providing a safe and spiritually nurturing space to practice their faith since 1974.

Welcome To Acceptance Melbourne

We are an affirming, non-profit organisation in Melbourne, Australia that supports Catholics who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and all of their allies.

Acceptance Melbourne empowers one another through fellowship and understanding, believing in God’s love for all. We provide a safe and sacred place for spiritual growth.

Read more about Our Vision and Mission and Our History.


We provide a safe and sacred space for LGBTIQ+ people to celebrate Mass on the second Friday of every month from 8PM at:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
30 Fitzgerald Street,
South Yarra, VIC 3141

You do not have to be Catholic to attend. Allies are welcome.

50y of Acceptance: Honouring the past, finding the present, dreaming the future

Acceptance Melbourne presents the final installment of our 50th-anniversary series, celebrating a half century commitment to our Victorian community. In March 2024, we hosted a thought-provoking panel discussion at the Victorian Pride Centre.

Our esteemed panelists—Earle Goldie, Teresa Ma, Fr Kevin McGovern, and Dr. Fran Donovan—explore the past, present and future of LGBTQ+ Catholics in the Church.

Missed our event? You can still watch the panel recording by clicking here!

Midsumma Mass Friday 9 February

Thank you to all who joined us for our special 9 February monthly Mass to celebrate Midsumma in Melbourne. We were delighted to welcome fellow LGBTQIA+ Christians from other faith groups who were with us.

Melbourne Pride March Sunday 4 February

Thank you to members who proudly marched behind the Acceptance banner in the Melbourne Pride March on Sunday 4 February. Our theme this year was "Gold" to mark our 50th anniversary. Safe, friendly and fun, despite the hot Sunday weather! Mark first Sunday in February 2025 in your calendars now.

Make a Donation

We are funded entirely by individual members and voluntary donations, if you would like to contribute to fund the work of Acceptance Melbourne please consider donating using the account details or click on our PayPal button below:

BSB (Great Southern Bank): 814282
Account: 10497626
Account Name: Acceptance Melbourne Inc

We now also accept transfers using PayID:

Donate via credit card using the PayPal button below

Your ongoing financial support during these difficult times are greatly appreciated.

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