About Matt Mahmood-Ogston

Meeting and falling in love with my soulmate

We eloped to Gretna Green a few months after meeting for the first time, naively hoping we could get married across the Scottish border. 10 years after the moment we met, I got down on one knee and proposed to my darling Naz. He said yes!

My boyfriend killed himself because his family couldn’t accept that he was gay

Read one of the most detailed and heart breaking accounts of what happened to Naz and I in 2014.

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Naz’s Legacy – New foundation Launches

BBC Interview exploring some of the emotional challenges Naz faced with his family after being forced to 'come out' during the religious celebration of Eid.

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Be the Man, the love story of Naz and Matt

In 2017, our story was turned into a chart topping, BBC Folk Awards nominated song called "Be the Man". The piece explored the moment I first meet Naz. falling in love, and sadly the tragic events that followed thirteen years later.

Written and performed by The Young'uns

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