First’ Muslim same-sex marriage takes place in UK
hed Choudhury, right, and Sean Rogan wore traditional Muslim dress as they tied the knot
Jahed Choudhury, right, and Sean Rogan wore traditional Muslim dress as they tied the knot Credit: Cater
A Muslim man who tried to kill himself after being attacked over his sexuality is believed to have become the first of his faith in the UK to wed in a same-sex marriage.
Jahed Choudhury, 24, grew up feeling ostracised because he was gay and was sent on a religious pilgrimage to change his sexual orientation.
After a lifetime of bullying that led him to attempt to take his own life, 19-year-old Sean Rogan found him crying on a bench. Now married, they have not looked back since.
“He gave me hope at one of my lowest points and he’s stood by me all the way”Jahed Choudhury
Mr Choudhury, from Darlaston, Walsall, said: “This is about showing people I don’t care. My family… think it’s a disease and can be cured, some of my family still call it a phase.
“I want to say to all people going through the same thing that’s it’s okay – we’re going to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim.”
At a low-key ceremony at Walsall registry office, Mr Choudhury wore traditional Muslim attire as he wed Mr Rogan, his partner of two years.
At a low-key ceremony at Walsall registry office