Panel Event: Taking Creative Action Against Prejudice

Unbreakable Rope: Panel Event: Taking Creative Action Against Prejudice
Unbreakable Rope, Peter Tatchell 2016Join myself (Matt), Peter Tatchell, Asifa Lahore, Khakan Qureshi, Sohail Ahmed and Aria Alagha for a panel discussion about creative activism against the prejudice towards British Muslims who are presumed, through a narrow interpretation of Islam, to be sexually deviant or transgressive.
Thursday 21st April
6.45pm
FREE WORD LECTURE THEATRE
60 FARRINGDON ROAD
LONDON EC1R 3GA
 
Organised by Rachel Maggart and Quilliam Foundation as part of the exhibition “Unbreakable Rope – An Exploration of Sexuality in Islam”, the evening will draw on the experience of writers, social workers, politicians and human rights campaigners who protest the stigma and limits to free expression placed on LGBT Muslims in the UK.
 
Tickets (only £5) for this panel event available here:
 
More info here about the panelists:
 
More info about “The Unbreakable Rope” exhibiton:
Free Word Centre, Farringdon, London
 
In addition to participating in this week’s panel event, Matt was the subject and narrator of Lisa Bretherick’s “Lost in Memory” multimedia photo essay which is on display at the Free Word Centre for the duration of the exhibition.
Unbreakable Rope, group photo 2016

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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