“Growing up is never easy, especially when you have a secret to share and are too scared to tell anyone. Salim knows he is different, but will his friends and family accept him for who he really is?”
Aimed at children 5 years+, this beautiful illustrated children’s book explores some of the challenges faced by individuals who are born gay, and growing up within a religious family and their community.
The original story was written by Noor Ramadani, who wants to create a positive understanding within religious families of what it means to be blessed with an LGBTQI+ child.
The story has been adapted for UK audiences, and this edition is exclusively available from Naz and Matt Foundation. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Naz and Matt Foundation’s schools programme.
- Written by Noor Ramadani
- Illustration by Noor Ramadani
- Cover Design by Dini Kartika
- Typeset by Matthew Naz Mahmood-Ogston
- Published in the UK by Naz and Matt Foundation
- 36 Pages
- ISBN 9781999847906
- UK Edition
Please allow up to 21 days for delivery.
About Naz and Matt Foundation
Our mission is to never let religion, any religion, come in the way of the unconditional love between parents and their children. We tackle homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children.
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.