Jewish LGBT+ organisations in the UK
Here you can find information from other Jewish LGBT+ groups in the UK. At the bottom of the page are links from other Jewish, LGBT+ and international organisations you might find interesting.
Please note that KeshetUK does not have formal partnerships with these organisations. KeshetUK is not liable for the content found on any third party site to which it links below. If you do however discover that any of these sites advocate policies that you believe to be in breach of our inclusive ethos, please contact us.
The Jewish LGBT+ Group (formerly JGLG) are the longest established Jewish LGBT+ group in the world. We welcome non-Jewish partners to all events and non-LGBT+ & non-Jewish guests to certain events, and although the group is based in London we have many members living across the country. We are primarily a social rather than religious group, and most of our religious events tend to follow Progressive/Reform traditions. Recently we have attracted many new Orthodox members and we are ensuring that the Jewish LGBT+ Group offers events that are suitable for all members, as much as possible. These events have added a new dimension to our group and fit into our calendar, alongside our long running tradition of monthly Friday night services held along Progressive/Reform lines.
JPride is the Jewish LGBT+ group for Leeds and the Yorkshire region. It organises a variety of activities throughout the year, often to mark the Jewish festivals. These have included a Purim 10-pin bowling tournament, Matza ramble, Shavuot garden party, Sukka supper, canal barge trip, and meals at Kosher restaurants. It is an affiliated member of the Leeds Jewish Representative Council, and enjoys close links and support from cross-communal organisations. For further details contact Suzanne or David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A social group for Gay Jews In London, or with a connection to London. We plan and organise events throughout the year and are open to all LGBT Jews. If you are not Jewish, you can become a fan of Gay Jews in London by visiting our Gay Jews in London facebook page.
If you want to join us please ensure you can receive messages from people that are not on your friend list on Facebook. Or alternatively send an email to Steven@GayJewsinLondon.com
Laviot is a community of queer, Jewish women which fills a gap in the social landscape. Though we recognise our three pillars as LGBT+, women-identifying and Jewish, we’ll let you define them for yourself. This community is an open space for anyone who feels it is relevant for them. So if you’re L, G, B, T or a +, if you’ve never had a kneidlach or you’re the embodiment of moshiach, if you identify as a woman all of the time or almost none of the time, you are welcome here.
However you define it, we support it.
Imahot v’Avot is a social group for families who have one or more parent who identify as Jewish and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning (LGBTQQ).
If you consider yourself Jewish and part of a family, whether you already have young children, are exploring options to become LGBTQQ parents, or are in any other constellation of Jewish LGBTQQ family, you are welcome at Imahot v’Avot events.
Are you Jewish? Is your child gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer or non-binary? Are you having difficulties in coping with this? Would you like to have the opportunity of meeting other parents who are in the same situation as yourself and would like to know how they have managed? Then the Support Group for Parents of Jewish Gays and Lesbians could well be the answer for you.
Anyone Jewish with a child or grandchild who is gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer or non-binary child or grandchild and who would like to meet other similar parents, we would love to hear from you. For more information please visit this website.
The World Congress: Keshet Ga'avah consists of around 50 member organizations in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. The World Congress holds conferences and workshops and the focus of these sessions varies from regional, national, continental, to global. The Hebrew subtitle Keshet Ga’avah - Rainbow of Pride - emphasizes the importance of Hebrew and of Israel to the World Congress.
Other useful links
Please note: We are not formally linked to any of the organisations named Keshet.
(Some links open branded websites and others open social media such as Facebook or Instagram)
Beit Haverim (Paris)
IGY - Israeli Gay Youth (Israel)
Keshet Sefarad (Spain)
Shemah Koleinu (South Africa)
LGBT+ CHARITIES &
The Albert Kennedy Trust (LGBT+ Housing charity for 16-25yr olds)
Crisis Text Line
The Faith and Belief Forum (formally known as The 3 Faiths Forum)
Galop (the LGBT+ anti-violence charity)
Gendered Intelligence (Supports young trans people and organisations)
GMFA (Gay Men's Health Charity)
Hidayah (Muslim LGBT+ Support)
Imaan (British Muslim LGBT charity)
LGBT History Month
Mosaic Youth Centre (LGBT Youth Centre)
National Union of Students
Opening Doors London (Helping LGBT+ over 50 to live happy, sociable and independent lives)