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 Born out of a yearning to resist outdated binaries, Unorthodox is a surprising journey that will resonate with readers of all stripes, be they believers or not.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will also run – with a different panel – at Gays the Word in London on Sunday 6th October, 6.30 for 7.00pm. Again, please let us know you are coming to that. You can come to both of course!
Unorthodox is published by Five Leaves Publications