A 24-year-old man has become the first Muslim in the UK to have a same-sex marriage. Jahed Choudhary who hails from Bangladesh tied the knot with Sean Rogan, whom he knows for past two years, in a low-key ceremony at Walsall registry office.
As per a report in UK based website Mirror, while recalling his childhood Jahed said, “I stood out like a sore thumb – I never liked football, I preferred watching fashion shows on TV. I remember feeling trapped.”
“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.”, he added.
When Jahed Choudhury’s family got to know about his sexual orientation, they thought it to be just a phase and treated him like a ‘black sheep’. He was ostracised by the members of his community and was sent on a pilgrimage to change his sexual orientation. Tired of being bullied, he was crying on a bench when he met his future partner. On seeing him crying, 19-year-old Sean Rogan came up to him to check if he was okay. And the rest become history.
“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”, said Jahed Choudhury
On talking about his future plans, Choudhury, said that they will be hosting a party in Darlaston after which couple will be heading to Spain for a week on holiday.