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Community leads the way in gay rights, says rabbi

The JC
February 12th 2014

An exhibition tracing the history of the Jewish gay community has opened at the London School of Economics.

Rainbow Jews, organised by Liberal Judaism, explores the relationship between the Jewish community and its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members, showcasing video footage, banners, books and artefacts from the past 50 years.

It shows how the community has been at the forefront of campaigns against homophobia during the Aids epidemic of the 1980s, and for same-sex marriage 20 years later.

Rabbi Danny Rich, chief executive of Liberal Judaism, said he was delighted to be involved with such “pioneering work”. He stressed that more was yet to be done to increase awareness. Read more.