The work I do is a product of the hundreds of individuals who have supported me on my journey. I thank each and every one of you for your love and tireless commitment to change.

On the cover of Attitude Magazine

Awarded the Attitude Pride Award for building bridges between LGBTQI+ and religious communities (2015)

Awards and Nominations

2021: Our new documentary My God, I’m Queer won ‘Best TV Programme of 2021’ by the Asian Media Awards.

2020: Awarded theFaith and Belief Community Award for our work supporting faith and belief communities in Greater London. This was namely for our annual online event #OutAndProudParentsDay which celebrates proud religious parents of LGBTQI+ children.

2020: Nominated for a National Diversity “Community Organisation” Award. Matt nominated for the Positive Role Model Award.

2019: Shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards.

2019: Nominated for a Rainbow Honours Award.

2019: Awarded IKWRO’s Special Recognition Award for ‘Outstanding Organisation Tackling “Honour” Based Violence’

2019: British LGBT+ Awards recognised my charity, Naz and Matt Foundation, as a Top 10 LGBT+ Charity or Community Initiative.

2018: Naz and Matt Foundation, nominated for a National Diversity “Community Organisation” Award.

2018: “Be the Man” (the story of Naz and Matt) shortlisted for “Best Original Track” at the BBC Folk Awards. Written and performed by the The Young’uns,

2017: Shortlisted for the No2H8 Crime Awards by TellMAMA (a national project which records and measures anti-Muslim incidents in the UK).

2016: JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award accepted by Matt on behalf of Naz and Matt Foundation.

2016: Matt nominated for Positive Role Model Award (National Diversity Awards).

2015: Matt voted 6th most influential LGBTQI person in the UK, by the Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List.

2015: Received official support from the Association of British Muslims for our work.

2015: I was Awarded the Attitude Pride Award for ‘Building bridges between religious and LGBTQI communities’ for my work through the Foundation.

Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life

Awarded the Top 10 Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life by the British LGBT+ Awards 2021

Voted 'Sixth Most Influential LGBTQ+ Person in the UK'