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Unorthodox: LGBT+ Identity and Faith, a book launch with editor Sean Richardson LAST FEW TICKETS

Sunday, 6th October, 2019    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gays the Word
66 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AB

This event will be at Gays the Word in London.  See  the 2nd October for the same event here at Five Leaves.

Sean Richardson (editor), the contributors and Five Leaves Bookshop invite you to the booklaunch of our new title Unorthodox: LGBT+ Identity and Faith

In modern Britain, what does it mean to be queer and religious? Unorthodox tells the stories of LGBT+ people of faith throughout the country. Bringing together artists, activists, religious leaders, community workers and writers, this collection explores how LGBT+ Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs navigate their faith, why they stay and what it means to believe no matter the cost. These urgent, deeply personal reflections move beyond the idea that LGBT+ people must choose between being included or excluded, between believing and doubting, and between their faith and their sexuality. Born out of a yearning to resist outdated binaries, Unorthodox is a surprising journey that will resonate with readers of all stripes, be they believers or not. Covering everything from hip-hop to habits, priesthood to pilgrimages, festivals to family, Unorthodox ignites a new conversation about religion, faith, sexuality and identity in Britain. It is vital consideration of devotion that bridges denomination, orientation, salvation, temptation and divination.

Sean Richardson will be joined by other contributors to the book in a panel conversation about the themes raised in the book.

Free, refreshments provided. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk. The event will start at 6.30 with drinks, with the formal discussion at 7.00.

This event will also run – with a different panel – at Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham on October 2nd at 7.00pm. You are welcome to attend either event, or both!

Unorthodox is published by Five Leaves Publications