belief, IP Out, Race/ethnicity/culture/belief, Remote access meeting

Date Wednesday 16 June 2021

Time 12.30-1.30 pm


In this event we heard from a panel who discussed the experiences of lesbian and gay people who practise a religion.  We hope that this will be the first of several events in which we will examine LGBT+ and religion, focusing on the lived experiences of invited panellists. You can view the recording of the event below, and read our report about it here.



Saima Razzaq

Saima is a Queer Muslim who runs her own business in Birmingham, and led the Birmingham Pride march in 2019.

Fr Andrew Cain

Andrew is a priest in the Church of England and is chaplain at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

Rabbi Shulamit Ambalu

Shulamit is Principal Rabbi at Sha’arei Tsedek North London Reform Synagogue.



Darren Smyth (EIP)


Carpmaels & Ransford


We would like to thank the Naz and Matt Foundation ( for assistance in arranging this event; their work was mentioned during the discussions.



Event Recording



This event was free. So are all our resources. We think it’s important to keep IP Inclusive the right side of the paywall.

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