Support Group for LGBTQI+ Individuals from religious and culturally conservative backgrounds - Naz and Matt Foundation

Support group for LGBTQI+ individuals and parents from religious backgrounds

Welcome to our face-to-face support group, created to help bring Parents and LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer/questioning and intersex) individuals, from religious and faith backgrounds, closer together… one of the core objectives of Naz and Matt Foundation​.

Our aim is to create a safe, welcoming space that helps each one of us grow positively, with pride and developing our inner strength as we take steps forward along our journey.

We invite Parents of LGBTQI+ individuals to come along who would like to understand the sexuality and gender identity of their children more, by asking questions to members of the LGBTQI+ community without fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or ‘saying the wrong thing at the wrong moment’, particularly when influenced by cultural or religious belief.

LGBTQI+ individuals we invite to come along to ask parents questions about their own perspectives, and to help them understand us – who we really are – ultimately to help them understand their own LGBTQI+ children or family members more.

Just to say how captivating I always find the discussion groups. So many different stories, often sad and upsetting, but I do feel less isolated by attending the group and I think others do too.

Raza, Support Group Attendee

What is the support group actually like?

We realise that attending a group like this for the first time may seem daunting – which is completely normal when trying something new. We’ve been running the sessions for a few years now and many friends have been made through the group. Often individuals return multiple times. Below is some feedback from one of our returning attendees

The meet up was superb as always. I brought all positivity home from Naz and Matt. This is what called love. I am proud because I am a part of the community, u belongs to. Stay blessed and plz allow me to share Naz with you. Because Naz is message of love. I start feeling Naz around with peaceful smile.

GOD bless our Naz’s soul.

Majid, Support Group Attendee

Where is the support group held?

Our support group takes place in Central London, a few minutes walk from Euston Square. We will look in to holding them in other cities based on feedback and demand.

If you would like to run one of these groups outside of London, on behalf of Naz and Matt Foundation, please get in touch.

How much does it cost to attend?

Our support group is completely free to attend.

When is the next group?

Our support group dates will always be announced on the following page hosted by Meetup. Click the button below to see the dates. Generally they are held once a month. We have limited spaces so please always RSVP as soon as you can.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our soul family.

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