University of Birmingham Medical School 2018

Matt delivers keynote talk at University of Birmingham Medical School event

As part of LGBTHistoryMonth 2018 I am proud, and incredibly humbled to be invited by the University of Birmingham Medical School (where my darling Naz trained to be a doctor) to deliver a talk titled “Be the person you were born to be: Homosexuality, religion and coming out“.

Proceeding my 40 minute talk I showed a short film about Naz and my experiences. My talk was followed by an open question and answer session featuring a fantastic panel of guests with individuals from from the wider LGBTQI+ community, University Chaplaincy, a young adult psychiatrist and others.

We discussed how different cultures, faiths and religions connect and disconnect from homosexuality and the struggle many inviduals experience finding acceptance from their parents.

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Update: I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the incredible audience who donated £175 on the evening to contribute towards our important work!