This newly married couple are hoping “to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim” after their wedding in the West Midlands.
Jahed Choudhury and Sean Rogan married in Walsall, in one of the UK’s first same-sex marriages involving a Muslim partner.
The couple dressed in traditional Bangladeshi attire to say their vows while surrounded by loved ones at the registry office.
Mr Choudhury, 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 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 Mr Rogan.
They started living together in 2015 and Mr Choudhury proposed on his husband’s birthday last year.
Mr Rogan, 19, told that he would stand by his husband “every step of the way”.
“Being gay’s not wrong, it’s not ‘a phase’,” he added
The number of same-sex religious marriages recorded in 2014, the most recent year of available data, was too small for a breakdown to be made available.