Read Rabbi Danny Rich’s address to the PinkNews Awards

26 October 2017 Rabbi Danny Rich, the senior rabbi of Liberal Judaism, gave the opening prayer at this year’s PinkNews Awards. The event, which took place in Westminster, celebrates the contributions of politicians, entertainers, businesses, campaigners and community groups to improving LGBTQI+ life in the UK and beyond. It was … Read More

Join Judge Rinder at Service of Celebration this Sunday

A special afternoon of celebration and reflection will take place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, this Sunday (29 October) to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. A Service of Celebration, led by Liberal and Reform Judaism rabbis, will … Read More

LJ’s Shaan speaks to PM about LGBTQI+ rights

21 July 2017 Liberal Judaism’s Shaan Knan spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May at a 10 Downing Street reception to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community. Shaan highlighted Liberal Judaism’s trailblazing LGBTQI+ work; especially the oral history projects which he manages. Shaan said: “I mentioned how our movement led the way on … Read More

Focus on migrants in new LGBTQI+ project

18 December 2016 Following the success of Rainbow Jews and Twilight People, Liberal Judaism will host a new project – Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI+ Migrants in Britain. This landmark undertaking, supported by the National Lottery through the Lottery Heritage Fund, will discover and celebrate the hidden history … Read More

LJ’s Surat-Shaan profiled by best-selling magazine

Liberal Judaism’s Twilight People project manager, Surat-Shaan Knan (pictured), has been profiled by Attitude Magazine. He featured in a lengthy article in the UK’s best-selling gay publication, looking at LGBTQI+ people of faith. Speaking about coming out as trans, he told the magazine: “I’m very, very blessed because I’m a … Read More

Twilight People archive launches

Twilight People Archive Launch

22 August 2016 Liberal Judaism’s ground-breaking Twilight People project has launched its archive collection, a detailed history of transgender and faith identities including photographs, video, audio, memorabilia and ritual objects. A ‘bubbly reception’ took place on Thursday at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), which will host the collection. An education … Read More

Twilight People impresses at LGBT Police Conference

Surat-Shaan Knan at LGBT Police Conference

21 July 2016 Liberal Judaism’s Surat-Shaan Knan has addressed the National LGBT Police Conference (pictured), the first time the annual event has tackled the subject of faith. Police attending the conference were also able to view the ground-breaking Twilight People: Stories of Gender and Faith Beyond the Binary exhibition, which … Read More

Twilight People makes headlines as tour moves to Manchester

12 July 2016 Surat-Shaan Knan, the project manager of Liberal Judaism’s ground-breaking Twilight People initiative, has appeared on the front page of The Guardian newspaper. He featured in an article titled ‘Transgender stories’, where five people told the paper about their experiences. Surat-Shaan said: “Being trans and Jewish seemed a … Read More

[Podcast] Surat Shaan Knan on Ujima Radio

8 June 2016 Cheryl Morgan, Ujima Radio   Surat Shaan Knan talked about the Twilight People project, trans people and faith as part of the show which focused on politica, social and cultural issues.   Ujima Radio (98FM) is a local community radio station in Bristol. They are a non-profit … Read More

Twilight People Coventry tour extended

Original article on 28 April 2016 Updated on 26 May 2016 The Twilight People exhibition at the Pod Collective, Coventry, has been extended and a special ‘Meet the Makers’ event added. The groundbreaking exhibition, exploring stories of faith and gender beyond the binary, will now run until Friday June 24. An Audience Event, celebrating … Read More