Muslims, Jews and Christians on being LGBT and believing in God

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The lesbian, gay, bi, and trans-rights charity Stonewall has enlisted faith role models to tackle the idea that religion and sexuality are mutually exclusive. Transgender activist Surat-Shaan Knan represents Judaism: “The biggest misconception [about Judaism] is that faith and LGBT identities are at odds with each other.” Surat Shaan-Knan Organized religion and sexuality haven’t always […]

Out and Proud Trans Jew

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According to Surat-Shaan, a transgender Jewish man, visibility is not enough anymore and never was enough for some trans and gender nonconforming people of faith. Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe, while fighting transphobia and cissexism. Many in the wider Jewish community will […]

Why all Jews can sit under the rainbow flag

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British Transgender Jewish activist Surat-Shaan Knan summarizes LGBT History Month which was marked during the Month of February. February has been busy but brilliant. In fact, February is my favourite month of the year. There are no significant Jewish festivals, I know, but there is a lot to celebrate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

Jewish-LGBT history exhibition launched

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UK shul hosted the launch of the Rainbow Jews exhibition, which documents and showcases Jewish-LGBT history in the UK. Sinai Reform Synagogue held a shabbat weekend, which included a service on Friday night and Saturday morning, before the display was launched. The services were led by Sinai’s assistant rabbi, Esther Hugenholtz, with Friday’s service followed by […]