Out and Proud Desi Parents Day
Out and Proud Parents Day launched on July 30th 2019, the five year anniversary of Naz’s death (Dr Nazim Mahmood), who Naz and Matt Foundation was founded in memory of. We sought to give this tragic moment a more positive meaning that could help other families not have to experience what Naz went through. The Naz and Matt Foundation now organizes this event every year on July 30th. Desi Rainbow is supporting this effort here in the US.
What happens on 30th July?
On this day, every year, we invite parents of LGBTQIA+ children (all ages), from all backgrounds, to stand up and come out as Proud Parents so we can celebrate them and their love for their children.We ask parents to share videos of themselves, photos or messages affirming their love and acceptance towards their LGBTQIA+ child.
By using the hashtag #OutAndProudParentsDay in each post we can bring all the messages together to help create a huge wave of positive love and LGBTQIA+ acceptance. The objective of the day is to create parental role models within communities, to help inspire other parents of LGBTQIA+ children to become more accepting of their own children. Any parent who needs a help, guidance, or a positive role model can follow the #OutAndProudParentsDay to meet and learn from a growing number of proud parents. Parental acceptance is critical to the happiness and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ people.
Are you a proud parent of your LGBTQIA+ child?
We are inviting all proud parents of LGBTQIA+ individuals to take part on Monday, July 31st 2023 – to help inspire other parents to open their arms and accept their child. We would especially love to hear from proud parents who are from a faith or religious backgrounds.
We are inviting all proud parents of LGBTQIA+ individuals to take part on July 30th – to help inspire other parents to open their arms and accept their child.
We would especially love to hear from proud parents who are from a faith or religious backgrounds.
How to take part:
Login your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account
Write a message about why you’re proud of your ‘out’ LGBTQIA+ child… and attach photos or a video of you, or you two together. If you share photos or video, please make sure you obtain permission from the people in the photo.
Include this hashtag in your post so that everyone’s posts appear as one big stream on the day: #OutAndProudParentsDay
Post to your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account.
It’s that simple!