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Lesléa Newman is lesbian writer and editor. She has written and edited over 70 books and anthologies that explore topics such as Judaism, body image, being an LGBT+ parent and being a lesbian. One of her most famous works is the children’s book ‘Heather Has Two Mommies’.

Vicky Beeching is a gay musician and religious commentator. She is best known for her work on the American contemporary worship music genre and has been described as “the most influential Christian of her generation”.

Reverend Jide Macaulay is an openly gay Christian minister. He is the founding Pastor and CEO of House of Rainbow; in addition to this he is an author, a preacher and an activist.

Surat-Shaan Knan is a trans Jewish man. He is the founder and manager of the Rainbow Jews, Twilight People and Rainbow Pilgrims projects. Knan is an activist and campaigner for faith-related LGBT+ issues.

Lord Waheed Alli is a media entrepreneur and politician. He is described as one of only a few openly gay Muslim politicians in the world.

Cannon Rachel Mann is a trans woman who is an Anglican priest, poet and feminist theologian. She writes and speaks on a broad range of topics including gender, sexuality and religion.

Blair Imani is a queer author who is a member of the Black Lives Matter movement. Imani converted to Islam in 2015 and has said reading the Qu’ran has helped further her connection to God.

Richard Coles is a gay musician, journalist and Church of England parish priest. He is currently the vicar of Finedon in Northamptonshire, but he was formerly a member of the band The Communards who released a No. 1 hit, the dance version of “Don’t Leave Me This Way”. He turned to his faith after losing friends to HIV.


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