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Sign Our Open Letter to Religious Leaders

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Sign Our Open Letter to Religious Leaders

Our research highlighted the issues facing LGBTQI+ individuals is more acute for those individuals from religious and culturally conservative backgrounds. To increase awareness of this and to drive positive change…

The Day I Stopped Saying Gandu

The day I stopped saying gand*

The following story was submitted to Matt by a relative of young gay Muslim male. Trigger warning: you may find some of the language and subject matter triggering.

#BanConversionTherapy Campaign Launches

Conversion Therapy is still legal in the UK and we have an opportunity to change this. Mental health practitioners, LGBT+ and faith communities are united in calling for the Government…

London Faith And Belief Community Awards

Foundation receives award #OutAndProudParentsDay

We are absolutely delighted to receive this prestigious award from the London Faith & Belief Community Awards, hosted by the Faith & Belief Forum with the support of the Lord-Lieutenant…

My God, I'm Queer

My God, I’m Queer

Can you be Muslim and gay? A bereaved fiancé goes on a deeply personal journey to try and prevent a future tragedy. Directed by Matt Mahmood-Ogston. Produced by Meera Mistry.

Philis

This documentary is dedicated to the memory of our friend Philis King

Survey Findings: Coming out to Religious Parents

Survey: Coming out to Religious Parents

A survey of UK LGBTQ+ individuals born into religious or culturally conservative families lists anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts as direct consequences that affected respondents who came out and faced…

I'm Coming Out Podcast

Interview: I’m Coming Out

At the end of 2019 I met up with Jonny from the “I’m Coming Out” podcast. He’d invited me to give an in-depth interview to talk about my own coming…

Nadim - Voices Contributor

Love Is Too Beautiful To Be Hidden In The Closet

“Growing up in Bangladesh, I was told that homosexuals would go to hell. And I believed it. I knew I was gay, but all the time I was told that it was dirty and sinful.” Nadim share’s his deeply personal journey to find acceptance, and love.

Fuck It Moments Podcast

Interview: The real cost of Homophobia

On a calm, peaceful April afternoon in 2018, Clare Freeman from the deeply emotive F**k It Moments Podcast sat down with me and switched on her voice recorder. We started…