Jahed Choudhury weds Sean Rogan as the first Muslim gay man to do so in the UK.
Yesterday, July 11 2017, the couple tied the knot in a low-key ceremony at Walsall registry office, sealing an affair which is still considered a cultural taboo to many traditional Muslims.
Wearing traditional Bangladeshi attire, Jahed, a 24-year-old Muslim recites his wedding vows to Sean, a 19-year-old Christian, who he has been with for the past two years.
According to media sources in the UK, Sean had found Jahed crying on a park bench in Darlaston during one of the lowest times of his life.
"I'd not long overdosed and I was crying on a bench and Sean came over and asked if I was okay.
“He gave me hope at one of my lowest points and he's stood by me all the way,” the 24-year old says.
After a long time of being rejected, ostracized and having to go through enforced changes by his family, Jahed found a new lease of life in Sean and hasn’t looked back since.
According to him: "I'd been viciously attacked by Muslim boys, my mosque told me non-Muslims were not allowed in.
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"I stood out like a sore thumb - I never liked football, I preferred watching fashion shows on TV. I remember feeling trapped."
He adds: "It went all over school, people would spit on me, empty the rubbish bins on me, call me pig and the Muslim people would shout 'harum' - which is a very nasty insult in my language."
"I tried killing myself and I then met Sean.
“The housing association got us a house in a week and we've been living together ever since. I proposed on Sean's birthday last June."
Now married, he says, "we're going to have a big party in Darlaston and go to Spain for a week on holiday."
Their wedding is seen as a big step for the LGBT community in Britain.