Foundation delivers keynote IDAHOT speech at event for global consultancy

Matt was invited to the deliver the opening keynote speech at Capgemini’s 2017 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) conference in Telford, UK.

Jointly hosted by the HMRC, the event aimed to increase awareness and support in the workplace for LGBTQI+ individuals.

Our 30 minute talk focused on cultural and religious homophobia and how to spot someone in the workplace who may be experiencing it from their family.

It went on to discuss the devastating impact of staying silent and not taking action to help someone being abused or bullied by their family because of their sexuality or gender identity.

We would like to thank Capgemini for their kind support and we look forward to working with their 190,000 strong workforce again in the near future.

We invite other organisations, who wish to do more to stop religious and cultural homophobia within their community, to contact Naz and Matt Foundation to see how we can help improve awareness for their staff.

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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