In this event we will hear from a panel who will discuss the experiences of lesbian and gay people who practice 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.


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 and the work of the Foundation will be briefly mentioned.

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