Alfonso moved to Hendon in 2008 from Italy to study and has made Barnet his home since 2009.
He is now the Director of Mental Health programmes and a senior lecturer at Middlesex University.
He leads a European project (IENE 9) that aims to develop teaching and learning tools to be used by health and social care educators to improve their knowledge and confidence in teaching LGBT+ issues.
What does your identity mean to you?
I am now openly gay, and I take pride in my identity so that I can be a role model. I teach and research LGBTQ+ issues and mental health and I hope that I can support people through their journeys in understanding their identity and embrace it.