Stephen Fry Donates to Jewish LGBT Group in U.K.

Rainbow Jews aims to preserve and showcase Jewish LGBT history from 1950s to the present.

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Comedian, actor and author Stephen Fry.Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry has come to the aid of a cash-strapped Jewish LGBT organization in the United Kingdom with two donations.

The organization, Rainbow Jews, was initially funded with a two-year grant from the National Lottery. With the two years now over, it has embarked on fund-raising campaign to stay alive.

Rainbow Jews aims to showcase and highlight Jewish LGBT history from 1950s to the present.

Fry made two donations totaling £2,000 (13,000 shekels) to the organization's crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. "Good luck and (belated) good yontif to all; from the libbest liberals to the frummest frummers," he wrote on the comments page.

He also tweeted his support of the organization, calling on people to donate in order to "help save Britain's pioneering LGBT history project from closing down."

"Thank you, Stephen! We are grateful beyond words ...What a mensch!" the organization responded on its website.