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My God, I’m Queer (Vol. 1)

A poignant documentary that explores homophobia within Islam.
4/5

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Director Matt Mahmood-Ogston’s ‘My God, I’m Queer’ is a deeply moving and powerful exploration of love, loss and the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people within the Islamic community. The filmmaker’s own personal experience of losing his partner, Naz, to suicide due to family hostility following his coming out is the inspiration behind the film.

Through the story of Naz’s tragic death and the establishment of the Naz and Matt Foundation, Matt Mahmood-Ogston speaks with other gay Muslims who have faced similar struggles within their community. The result is a poignant and moving portrait of the challenges and resilience of this community, and a reminder of the importance of inclusion and acceptance.

The film is beautifully shot, with thoughtful and empathetic direction capturing both the emotional weight of the story and the courage of the young gay Muslims who share their experiences. Their contributions are brave and honest, offering an illuminating perspective on a complex and often taboo topic.

Overall, ‘My God, I’m Queer’ is a deeply touching film that honours the memory of Naz and celebrates the bravery and resilience of those who continue to fight for acceptance and understanding. It is a powerful reminder of the tragedy that homophobia and intolerance can bring, and the importance of love, kindness and inclusivity for every single one of us. Highly recommended for anyone touched by the struggle for universal human rights.

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My God, I’m Queer (Vol. 1)

A poignant documentary that explores homophobia within Islam.
4/5

Review

Director Matt Mahmood-Ogston’s ‘My God, I’m Queer’ is a deeply moving and powerful exploration of love, loss and the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people within the Islamic community. The filmmaker’s own personal experience of losing his partner, Naz, to suicide due to family hostility following his coming out is the inspiration behind the film.

Through the story of Naz’s tragic death and the establishment of the Naz and Matt Foundation, Matt Mahmood-Ogston speaks with other gay Muslims who have faced similar struggles within their community. The result is a poignant and moving portrait of the challenges and resilience of this community, and a reminder of the importance of inclusion and acceptance.

The film is beautifully shot, with thoughtful and empathetic direction capturing both the emotional weight of the story and the courage of the young gay Muslims who share their experiences. Their contributions are brave and honest, offering an illuminating perspective on a complex and often taboo topic.

Overall, ‘My God, I’m Queer’ is a deeply touching film that honours the memory of Naz and celebrates the bravery and resilience of those who continue to fight for acceptance and understanding. It is a powerful reminder of the tragedy that homophobia and intolerance can bring, and the importance of love, kindness and inclusivity for every single one of us. Highly recommended for anyone touched by the struggle for universal human rights.

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