Naz & Matt Foundation to tackle Religious & Cultural Homophobia in Bradford schools

Bradford City Schools Tour 2016

Naz & Matt Foundation are coming to Bradford! As part of our schools strategy and after months of hard work by Project Light UK and Bradford College (thank you both!), our two day schools tour around Bradford is now confirmed.

Sponsored by Bradford District Community Safety Partnership, we will be visiting a number of secondary schools and colleges to give talks to students about the dangers of religious & cultural homophobia and bullying. We will also be showing our short film “The Search For Sunrise”.

At the end of day two, a FREE public panel event will be taking place on the evening of Tuesday 18th October with guest panelists including:

  • Saorsa Tweedale (DWP National Diversity Ambassador and Trans +ve)
  • Nikki Thorbrian (S.P.I.C.E and Equity Partnership)
  • John Ebo (Head Of Service, City Centre Management, Leeds City Council)
  • Matthew Naz Mahhmood-Ogston (Naz & Matt Foundation)

The discussion will be hosted and chaired by Marvina Newton from Angel of Youths.

Introducing Project Light UK: Ahmer Bashir (Project Light UK).

This panel event is open to everyone, and we would like to invite you to join us to talk openly and debate “Sexuality, Gender Identity & Belief” – an exploration of intersectionality between LGBTQI+ and faith.

We need change. We need attitudes to be more accepting. We need eyes and hearts to be opened. We need unconditional love to be the norm between parents and their children, regardless of faith, no faith or religion.

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Full details and registration for the event can be found below.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sexuality-gender-identity-and-belief-tickets-27998911498

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Date and time

Tue 18 October 2016
18:00 – 19:30
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Location

University of Bradford,
The Horton Barn Lecture Theatre
Horton Building, Great Horton Road
Bradford
BD7 1DP

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Bradford City Religious Homophobia Event 2016

 

Photo credit: Neil Turner, via Flickr, Creative Commons License Attribution 1.0 Generic (CC BY 1.0)

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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