An enthusiastic, work-oriented, openly gay man who comes from a wealthy family in Sydney's eastern beaches.
Matt works freelance as a fashion writer and socialite, as well as a journalist for several gay magazines. Growing up, Matt was grappling with his sexuality and coming out as homosexual at a time and era of sexual oppression, which he always felt like he had to hide.
At the beginning of 2011, Matt contracted HIV and has been coming to terms with his dramatic life shift, all the while struggling to start a family on his own.
Matt often fears the condemnation from society about his condition, just as he has felt in the past about being gay. He has kept his medical issue a secret from friends and family, concerned about the effect it will have on his ambition to adopt a child of his own and to succeed as a fashion journalist.