Matt gives talk about religious and cultural homophobia at De Montfort University, Leicester

Matt gives talk at De Montfort University Leicester, November 2016

As part of the “Sexuality, Gender Identity and Belief – The Leicester Approach” conference at De Montfort University, Matt gave a powerful talk and presentation about the dangers of ‘religious and cultural homophobia’, and what can be done to address it.

Co-organised by Leicester’s Trade Sexual Health and St Philip’s Centre, the attendees represented a broad cross section of society, with individuals from several faiths participating.

The dialogue was informative on many levels both ways, and key research findings from Dr Sarah-Jane Page from Aston University about attitudes towards the LGBTQI+ in faith communities being being presented in great detail.

I hope that this conversation continues and reaches many more people who may not have been able to attend on the day.

Matt set up the Naz and Matt Foundation in memory of his soulmate and fiancé, Naz, who passed away two days after being confronted about his sexuality by his religious parents. It was the first time that they knew their son was gay, in a relationship with Matt for 13 years and that they were planning to get married.

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