Khakan Qureshi is Founder of Finding A Voice (a social group for LGBTQI+ South Asians), a public speaker and LGBTQI+ Conference Organiser.
We caught up with Khakan and spoke to him about growing up in Birmingham and the acceptance as a gay man he received from his Muslim parents.
We asked him his advice for someone thinking about coming out, and the advice he would give to religious parents struggling to understand or accept their children.
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.