Rainbow Jews LGBT project faces closure

rainbow jewsA project chronicling Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history from 1950 has appealed for money to keep going after its funding has run out.

Rainbow Jews, which recently ran an exhibition capturing the oral histories of Jewish LGBT voices, was financed by a one-off grant from Heritage Lottery Fund. But a lack of money from September has threatened the rest of the project’s UK tour.

Project organisers have turned to crowd-funding to finance the continuation of their work.

“With the current cuts in public funding these days, we need further grant aid from other sources to continue our work,” said project leader Surat Knan, who is leading the campaign to raise £5,000.

Co-ordinators said the money would cover staff and exhibition costs, with plans to visit Leicester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Belfast this autumn.

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  • Alison Turner

    It’s an excellent project, the exhibition has been at the LSE and at the Biennial of Liberal Judaism, but even there not everyone saw it. Now the rest of the UK should get their chance to find out about LGBT Anglo-Jewish history.