On World Suicide Prevention Day research has found that nearly 2 in 3 LGBTQI+ people who have religious parents struggle with suicidal thoughts as a result of their parents not accepting them. Matt Mahmood Ogston is the founder of the Naz and Matt Foundation.
Matt set up the foundation after his fiancé, Nazim Mahmood, who was from a traditional Muslim background, took his own life when his family confronted him about being gay.
The Naz and Matt Foundation is encouraging people to sign its open letter which asks local religious leaders to show support for LGBTQI+ inclusivity in their communities. Bob spoke to Matt earlier today.
The letter: https://www.nazandmattfoundation.org/openletter