In part 1 of their interview, Josh and Lolly Weed have been married since 2002 and are the parents of three daughters. Josh recently came out to the world as a Mormon homosexual married to a woman in the blog post that went viral, “Club Unicorn: In which I come out of the closet on our ten year anniversary.” Josh is a marriage and family therapist, currently practicing in Seattle, Washington. In the first part of their interview, Josh asserts that he has had a relatively happy life which he attributes to some “lucky breaks” along the way–he considers Lolly and their relationship to be one of the biggest of those breaks. They talk about Josh’s process of self-discovery where he emphasizes the importance of having safe, supportive friends and family members who allowed him to process his attractions and decisions with openness and without judgement. They also share how Josh and Lolly’s friendship and trust has assured him that she would put his happiness above any pre-conceived ideas of what he should do or what his life ought to look like.
(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of some aspects of what it means to be homosexual and Mormon today.)