Jahed Choudhury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, tied the knot in Walsall on 22 June wearing traditional Islamic dress.
Growing up, Choudhury felt like an outsider in his own family. He liked fashion more than football and, as a result, was bullied throughout his school years.
As he grew older, he was assaulted in the street, became the victim of hate crime and his local mosque barred him from attending. He was also told that his sexuality was “just a phase”.
“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,” Choudhury told the Express and Star.
The pair moved in together shortly after meeting and Choudhury proposed to Rogan on his birthday last June.
Choudhury told HuffPost UK: “The honeymoon was a breath of fresh air. Being somewhere where nobody knew me, I felt free.”
He added that married life is going well so far and his family have been very supportive of him - especially his mum.
“Now I am happy, I’m out and proud,” he said.
We wish them a lifetime of happiness together.