Matthew Ogston

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Naz and Matt in Iceland 2008
Matthew Ogston set up the Naz and Matt Foundation after his fiancé, Nazim, took his own life in 2014. They had been together for 13 years, but Naz killed himself two days after his religious family confronted him about his sexuality. The purpose of the foundation is to tackle homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children.[1]

The Naz and Matt Foundation was announced at a special service held in London for Nazim, two weeks after his funeral. The service featured contributions from a gay Muslim, gay Hindu, a gay vicar, a trainee Rabbi and a lesbian interfaith minister.[2]

Naz and Matt Foundation logo
Matthew was listed number 6 in the Rainbow List 2015.[3]


  1. Accessed: 2016-04-28. (Archived by WebCite® at
  2. Sarfraz Manzoor, "My boyfriend killed himself because his family couldn’t accept that he was gay". The Guardian, 21 March 2015.
  3. Sarah Morrison, Rainbow List 2015. Independent on Sunday, 15 November 2015