New support group for religious Parents and LGBTQI+ individuals

Support group for Parents and LGBTQI+ individuals

We are pleased to announce our new face-to-face support service 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​.

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.

Our support groups will always be announced on the page accessed by clicking the button below. Our aim is organise a minimum of four group sessions per year.  Register your interest to attend meetup

Please register your interest in attending via the button above

The group will be free to attend, but spaces are limited.

We are Initially planning to run the group in London, and then possibly roll the group out to other cities based on feedback and demand. If you would like to run one of these groups in your city please get in touch.

Naz and Matt Foundation is delighted that this initiative is being supported by London Friend, the UK’s longest running LGBT+ charity.

London Friend provides health and wellbeing support including coming out groups; social and other support groups; counselling and mental health support; drugs & alcohol; sexual health & HIV prevention; and work with LGBT asylum seekers and refugees.

Register your interest to attend meetup

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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