Proposing to his husband, Sean Rogan in 2016, Jahed Choudhury said they are hoping “to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim”.
They got married in Walsall, in one of the UK’s first same-sex marriages involving a Muslim partner, Independent reports.
The couple dressed in traditional Bangladeshi attire to say their vows, surrounded by loved ones.
Choudhury, 24, told the Express and Star he felt like the “black sheep” of his Bangladeshi Muslim family, being bullied at school, attacked by other Muslims and banned from his local mosque.
He said he attempted to change his sexual orientation and went on religious pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh but became suicidal and attempted to kill himself before meeting Rogan.
Choudhury said, “This is about showing people I don’t care, my family doesn’t want to come on the day, they just don’t want to see it, it’s too embarrassing for them.
“They 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.”
Rogan, 19, told the Express and Star he would stand by his husband “every step of the way”.
“Being gay’s not wrong, it’s not ‘a phase’,” he added. “People just need a bit of support.”