“The fiancé of Harley Street doctor Nazim Mahmood from Birmingham – who killed himself after his mother told him to find a ‘cure’ for being gay – has said he thought about ending his own life to join his soul mate.
But 36-year-old Matt Ogston said he held back after his partner of 13 years contacted him from beyond the grave and told him not to. Now, he is on a mission to ‘tackle homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children'”.
Matt shares his pain in the hope that it will give strength to others in similar situations.
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.