Savitri Hensman: activist and writer

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Savitri Hensman

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Savitri will talk about combining her Christian faith with her sexuality, working at the Black Lesbian and Gay Centre and being chair of LGCM (Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement).

Savitri Hensman was born in Sri Lanka and moved to London at the age of 2. A long-time resident of Hackney, she worked for many years in the voluntary sector, mainly in equalities, health and social care, and is now an involvement coordinator in health research. Savitri helped found London's Black Lesbian and Gay Centre in 1985.

Christianity is an integral part of Savitri’s identity and she has written extensively on the subjects of faith, homosexuality and campaigning for a more inclusive church. Her book Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness: Same-Sex Love and the Church was published by Ekklesia in 2015.

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