I was brought up 4000 miles from where I am now and brought up to be race/creed/colour/orientation blind. I still proudly am and will continue to be.
My dearest oldest friend in the world is a Lady of Islam. Through her and her family I have 3 “sons” I would never have had.
You know never to apologise for who you are Farooq…. who you are brings this world a precious gift.