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WorkPride Panel: Faith

Stonewall research found that a third of lesbian, gay and bi people of faith (32 per cent) aren’t open with anyone in their faith community about their sexual orientation. One in four trans people of faith (25 per cent) aren’t open about who they are in their faith community. This panel will explore the interconnection between sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, faith, and belief.

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  • Joel Fisher
    Joel Fisher
    Working Capital, Cash and Liquidity Manager
    Joel is a Working Capital, Cash and Liquidity Manager in EY and also Co-Chair for EY's LGBT+ Network (Unity). Openly Gay and Jewish in the workplace, Joel has led events looking at the intersectionality of Faith and Gender/Sexuality and has worked with guest and internal speakers to explore and educate on the challenges people from this intersection face. Joel has also given several talks on inclusion for invisible minorities and is a thought leader on Invisible Prejudice and its effects in the workplace. Previously, Joel has been CEO and Exec. Director of companies in the theatre industry including a charity supporting professional actors, where he championed diversity in the industry.
  • Daniel Gerring (MENTOR)
    Daniel Gerring (MENTOR)
    Travers Smith
    Daniel is a lawyer, activist and non-executive director of several not-for-profits, including Just Like Us and GiveOut. A committed Christian, member of the City of London Deanery Synod and a regular public speaker on the intersections of faith and sexuality, Daniel also helped set up and sits on the board of Refugees at Home and helps run City YMCA, London. He is a member of the Network Group for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT+ Rights and a Leadership Fellow of St George's House, Windsor Castle. He has been ranked in OUTstanding's worldwide 100 LGBT+ Executives List for five consecutive years, this year placing 14th overall and the highest ranked private practice lawyer.
  • Joel Robinson
    Joel Robinson
    Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
    Joel Robinson Counselling
    My name is Joel Robinson (he/him), I run my own counselling business, I also hold the post of Head of HIV, Mental Health & Wellbeing at METRO, an equality and diversity charity based in London and the South East of England. I am also an ordained Buddhist practitioner and teacher, and was given the name Shraddhasiddhi which means "accomplishment of faith/confidence". I co-run a Buddhist inclusion project within the Triratna Buddhist movement which involves supporting gender diverse, trans and non-binary Buddhists to realise their potential.
  • Jide Macaulay
    Jide Macaulay
    Founder & CEO
    House Of Rainbow CIC
    Reverend Jide Macaulay is the Founder and CEO of House Of Rainbow CIC. Openly gay British-Nigerian born in London, a Christian minister since 1998, Anglican Priest, inspirational speaker, author, poet, pastor and preacher, HIV Positive Activist, holds a degree in Law, masters degree in Theology and Post-graduate certificate in Pastoral Theology. Jide focuses his ministry on inclusion and reconciliation of sexuality, spirituality and human rights. Currently Board of Trustee at Kaleidoscope Trust UK, Chairperson INERELA+ Europe, Patron at ReportOut, Vice Chair One Voice Network, Nominee British LGBT Award 2021 - Top 10 Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life, nOSCARS Award winner 2014, 2017, 2018, Volunteer Chaplain at Mildmay HIV Hospital and Volunteer Champion at Afruca Children's Charity.
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    Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed
    Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed
    Director of research and publications
    Doctor and imam from Algerian origins, queer intellectual and activist based in Marseille (Southern France). International consultant in Psychology, Anthropology & inclusive Liberation theology: o Doctorates in Anthropology and in Psychology of religious facts o Associate editor of the Arab research and development (Batna & Amaan universities) o Imam founder of the first European inclusive mosque (Paris - 2012) o Founder member of the interfaith network GIN-SSOGIE (South Africa - 2014), o Founder member of the Inimuslim international network (Paris - 2012), o International coordinator of the CALEM confederation (Europe and North Africa - 2010), o Member of INERELA - theologians living with HIV/aids o One of the 3 French gay of the year (2012), o Queer Muslim Award of the year (2014) o Pierre Guénin price (for CALEM, 2012), o Awarded for Moral Courage (2013). o Now rector of the CALEM Institute
  • Shraddha Kaur, PhD
    Shraddha Kaur, PhD
    Sarbat LGBT+ Sikhs
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