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Gay Punjabi man was forced to dress up as a woman on his wedding day because his in-laws didn't want anyone to know he was male

Gay Punjabi man was forced to dress up as a woman on his wedding day because his in-laws didn't want anyone to know he was male

Sunday 3rd March 2019

Roy Singh thought he would have a happy married life after marrying another Punjabi Sikh guy but things didn't quite turb our that way.

Roy's future in-laws repeatedly asked that he dress as a woman for the wedding as they did not want the community and family to find out their son is marrying to a man! Initially, Roy Singh accepted and moved in with the family in London.

Things got worse for Roy as his in laws demanded him to wear high heels and a wig which lead him to have suicidal thoughts and ended up trying to kill himself after nine months of abuse.

The 29 year old met his future ­husband when he was 18 at a family wedding reported Daily Mirror.

He recalled: "He started singing love songs to me and told me I had a beautiful smile. Later he made a move and we kissed." Roy also added that his mother in law told the community "I was a widow and an orphan so I had no guests. I was forced to dress as a bride because they couldn't accept a gay wedding."

"There were 450 people staring at me and only nine people knew the truth.

"They all kept saying, 'She's so ­beautiful', and, 'Does she have any sisters for our sons?'

"I was thinking, 'Come on, you're ­pulling my leg here'.

"My heart was beating so fast. I thought they were going to find out I was a man. But no one asked any questions. Luckily I was able to wear a veil for the majority of the ceremony."

As reported in Daily Mirror, Mr Singh finally found the courage to leave after nine months and ended up in a homeless shelter.

But four months later he found out his husband was set to marry a woman and he tried to kill himself.

A passerby saved Mr Singh by dragging him from the water and he was taken to hospital where his parents where called. They took him back home and supported him.


All image credits: Daily Mirror