Gonçalo Diniz was born in Angola in 1972 to Portuguese parents.
He started his education in South Africa before moving to Lisbon, Portugal in 1986. Gonçalo was a founding member of ILGA Portugal, Lisbon's Queer Film Festival and was involved in political lobbying for LGBT equality until 1999 when he moved to London. In London he pursued his love of Music, Graphic Design, Photography and Travel. He holds a degree in Politics, has been married since 2008 and lives in Peckham.