osh Weed made headlines in 2012 when he publicly announced his homosexuality on the 10th anniversary of his marriage to straight wife, Lolly, who apparently knew Josh's true sexual orientation before they were married. After 15 years of marriage, 6 of which Josh and Lolly lived publicly as a mixed-orientation Morman couple, the couple is once again making headlines with an announcement; only this time, the couple is announcing their decision to divorce.
Mixed-Orientation Morman Couple Comes Out of The Closet in 2012 Viral Post
In 2012, Josh and Lolly Weed made headlines when the married Morman couple announced in a blog post that Josh is gay and that his wife Lolly had known about Josh’s homosexuality since before the couple married ten years prior.
I guess the premise of this post is to share that not only am I homosexual, but I’m also a devout and believing Mormon. And that I’m very happily married to a woman, and have been for ten years now.
Couple Defends Mixed-Orientation Marriage Citing Morman Faith
Josh claimed that his decision to live as a gay man in a straight marriage was based on his dedication to his Morman Faith.
I chose not to ‘live the gay lifestyle,’ as it were, because I found that what I would have to give up to do so wasn’t worth the sacrifice for me.
Josh references the ability to have a romantic relationship and a family that is in alignment with his faith as primary motivations for his decision.
The 2012 viral blog post, “CLUB UNICORN: IN WHICH I COME OUT OF THE CLOSET ON OUR TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY,” defended the couple’s mixed-orientation marriage.
I am attracted sexually to men. Period. Yet my marriage is wonderful, and Lolly and I have an extremely healthy and robust sex life.
"Thou Dost Protest Too Much"
“It works well, for us,” Josh Weed was quoted saying in a Nightline Interview, following Josh’s public coming out announcement on his blog, “The Weed,” in 2012. Lolly also claimed to have “no regrets” about her decision to marry a gay man.
I wanted to marry Josh Weed because I loved the man that he was. I loved everything that made him him. I didn’t want anyone else. I knew that we had the kind of relationship that could work through hard trials and circumstances. I had faith in him and I had faith in our love.
Weed Couple Announces Divorce After 15 years of Marriage
6 years later, the couple is now publicly announcing their divorce. In yet another blog post announcement, the couple addresses the reasons behind their decision and apologizes for any unintentional harm they may have caused the Mormon LGBT community.