Same-sex Weddings Couple tie the knot in Britain's first ever gay Muslim wedding

Jahed Choudhury weds Sean Rogan as the first Muslim gay man to do so in the UK.

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Jahed and Sean tie the knot in what is Britain's first Muslim gay wedding play

Jahed and Sean tie the knot in what is Britain's first Muslim gay wedding

(Caters News)
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Jahed Choudhury has become the first gay Muslim man to wed in Britain following his nuptials with Sean Rogan.

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.

play The couple have married in what is seen as a breakthrough for Muslim gay men in the country (Caters News)

"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.

Newlywed argues that you can be a Muslim as well as a gay person play The couple share a kiss after reciting their vows (Caters News)

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."

play The couple will go to Spain for a one-week honeymoon (Caters News)

"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.

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