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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 - Open Letter to Religious Leaders

Sign the Open Letter to Religious Leaders

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

Proud Muslim Father Accepts his Gay Son

Sameer came out to his Muslim family four years ago. They fully accept him and the fact that he is gay. They understand and accept that he was born that…