This compelling short documentary provides an insight into the relationship between religion and homosexuality. Its tackles the topic from a new perspective, not pitting religion and homosexuality against each other, instead discussing the relationship within the framework of universal principles.
The documentary focuses on Nazâ€™s story, told by his fiancÃ© and soulmate Matthew Ogston. Naz tragically took his own life two days after being confronted about his sexuality by his religious family. Matthew set up the Naz and Matt Foundation in 2012, in memory of his late fiancÃ©. The foundation wants to tackle homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children. The documentary offers practical advice and an open discussion on how the relationship between religion and homosexuality affects people.Â
Last months attacks on gay rights activists by Islamist militants in Bangladesh, makes Religion Vs Homosexuality very prominent. We need to continue to address the issue of religion being used to justify hate crimes and discrimination against the LGBT community, to ensure that stories like Naz and Mattâ€™s do not happen again.