24-year-old Jahed Choudhury, with roots in Bangladesh, got married to his partner Sean Rogan, 19, becoming Britain's first ever Muslim man to have a gay wedding!
The couple wore traditional Bangladeshi clothes while exchanging vows. The couple has shown that being gay, Muslim, and having a happy life can exist.
Of course every story has a beginning. Jahed and Sean’s started at the darkest point any human being could ever have and has blossomed into an event shared around the world.
Jahed has been very open about his growing up and having a miserable time being picked on for being gay, being bullied, and standing out because he didn’t mesh with sports, but instead fashion. He would be spat on, garbage thrown at him, and of course the name calling.
Not only did he have a hard time at school, he was attacked outside his mosque, soon to be banned from entering after he had been attending for the past 15 years.
Feeling he needed to force his life in the “correct” direction, Jahed took medication and even went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh. The kind of self-conversion therapy and acts he took upon himself weighed heavy and became too much.
Many of us can relate to Jahed’s story of ridicule, persecution, and seclusion. Unfortunately we can also relate to him deciding to move forward with suicide.
As his story goes, on the day when Jahed was preparing to end his life, he met Sean, and a new hope for life.
"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." – dailymail.co.uk
They would become a couple and soon started living together. After 2 years of dating, Jahed proposed to Sean on his birthday and the two got married in the presence of their friends and family, in Walsall, England.
Congrats men! We wish you only happiness!
Here's Sean and Jahed sharing their thoughts about their wedding and what it means for them, the UK, and the world.