Out and Proud Parents Day – Returning on 30th July 2020
Are you a Proud Parent?
Naz and Matt Foundation provides support and mentoring to LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning or intersex) individuals who have experienced mental, emotional or physical abuse from their religious or culturally conservative family.
Lack of acceptance and understanding from their parents is the number one reason for this abuse.
This can often lead to long term mental health issues. And sadly in some cases, like with my darling fiancé Naz, this may lead to suicide.
Last year we launched the first ever #OutAndProudParentsDay – an annual day in the calendar where we would encourage proud parents, of LGBTQI+ children, to come out publicly to their community and tell the world how much they love and accept their children.
We hoped a few parents would take part. But on 30th July 2019 huge numbers of parents decided to participate and share photos, videos and stories. Proud parents who wanted to inspire other parents to accept their children too.
We need your help: #OutAndProudParentsDay 2020
This year we’d love for more parents to take part, to help inspire an even greater number of parents. And for this we need your help.
We would love to speak to proud parents of LGBTQI+ individuals who are from a faith or religious backgrounds. Proud parents who are willing to participate in campaigns, videos or to share their stories to help other parents who are currently struggling to understand or accept their children’s sexuality or gender identity.
We particularly would like to speak to parents who are Black, or are of South Asian heritage.
Together we can make a huge, positive difference.
Founder and Trustee
Naz and Matt Foundation