We are looking to bring the ground-breaking Rainbow Jews Exhibition to Birmingham for October 2014, and we need your help to make it possible.
Launched in October 2012, Rainbow Jews is a pioneering project that records and showcases Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history from the 1950s to today. For the first time in British history, it captures the voices and experiences of Jewish LGBT people in the UK through oral histories and archive creation.
Rainbow Jews is a volunteer-led initiative and was so far supported by the Lottery Heritage Fund and hosted by Liberal Judaism. However, sadly funding has run out and now we ask you, our friends and supporters, to help us get this wonderful exhibition around the country so that we can share these amazing stories and experiences, and raising awareness among communities outside Greater London.
Our partner organisations include London Metropolitan Archives, LSE Hall Carpenter Archives, LGBT History Month/Schools Out, Keshet UK, Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group and Leicester LGBT Centre.
The exhibition was very successfully held at the London School of Economics earlier this year. You can read more about the launch here including Stephen Fry's support for the project and details about the films: Jewish News or Rainbow Jews
The Birmingham LGBT Centre has kindly offered to host the exhibition and related events such as film screenings, Q&A and a launch event in October 2014.
This is your opportunity to support a truly unique exhibition. We are 100% sure, it will generate great interest and community spirit beyond the Birmingham LGBT and Jewish communities, and hope you’ll join us for this celebration.
Benefit to BirminghamBirmingham, England is an ethnically and culturally diverse city. Birmingham LGBT objectives are to raise awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in Birmingham and beyond, to advocate for their needs to the wider community and to promote opportunities to LGBT people in Birmingham and beyond to enable them to fully participate in the lives of their community.By offering a public, high profile and open access space to display this important historical exhibition. We have a unique opportunity to celebrate the contribution of LGBT Jews to the wider LGBT community and support community cohesion in the wider city by challenging stereotypical views and fostering understanding between diverse communities.
RewardsBirmingham LGBT is pleased to offer several rewards for supporting this important exhibition. Ranging from a signed Rainbow Rotunda postcard, a Gay Birmingham DVD, a meal at the matchbox Café or a VIP attendance eat SHOUT Festival cabaret launch event. We hope you will support us to bring this exciting exhibition to Birmingham LGBT Centre.