The Project

The Rites & Passages of LGBTQI migrants in Britain

Rainbow Pilgrims is a landmark project that discovers the hidden history of LGBTQI migrants in the UK past and present. The project intends to cover the period from the first Jewish Kindertransports to Britain (1938-1940) to today.

Supported by The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and hosted by Liberal Judaism (LJ).

Rainbow Pilgrims explores the narratives around ‘rites and passages’, documentingΒ the interconnection between faith, sexuality, gender and ethnicity by using oral history, film and photography. Rainbow Pilgrims culminates in a touring exhibition with pop-up events, a symposium, cutting-edge learning tools and an archive collection.

This collection will be the first source of LGBT and migration in a faith context in Britain.

Events and Volunteering opportunities starting now – join us!

For more information and to get involved please contact project manager Shaan Knan via rainbowpilgrims@liberaljudaism.org via our Contact Us page.

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Last few places 06/07 May 2022! Don't miss the opportunity to get free Oral History Training
@BishopsgateInst & hone your skills hands-on recording his/her/their/stories @GIRESUK
Info: https://t.co/AVXSBWh2Do & email project manager Shaan: LoK@gires.org.uk Pls RT & share πŸ™‚

Queer Roma has been available as open access for 3 months now. Here's a book thread:
This book offers in-depth insight into the lives of queer Roma, thus providing rich evidence of the heterogeneity of Roma. The lived experiences of queer Roma, which are very diverse regionally/1

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