Josh Weed, the married Mormon who came
out gay last year, is accused of not being “gay enough.”
Josh and Laurel “Lolly” Weed
married ten years ago. Josh came out gay last year in a
lengthy post on his personal blog. That led to a profile on
Josh came out gay to Lolly at the age
of 16 but their romance didn't start until college. The Weeds have 3
The latest episode of the VH1
docu-series I'm Married to a … takes a look at their
In the episode, Josh and Lolly say
their love is real.
“People are often confused because
they're like, 'So are you attracted to your wife?' ...” Lolly says.
“... And the answer is yes,” Josh
interrupts. “When Lolly and I are being intimate sexually, I'm not
thinking about men. In fact I can't, it ruins the experience for me.
After ten years of marriage and her being my primary sexual partner,
I find her to be sexually attractive.”
“Plus, I bring it,” Lolly adds.
Later in the episode, the couple are
confronted by a gay male couple who say Josh should not call himself
“It feels like this is saying, 'Well,
you're attracted to men but you've never had sex with a man and you
chose to marry a woman, so you're not part of this club,” Josh says
to the men.
“No, you're not invited to the
party,” one of the men says. (The video is embedded on this page.
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While the Weeds are portrayed as a
loving couple, Ben Mankiewicz of The Young Turks called Josh's work
as a family therapist “dangerous.”
“Not a therapist. Get out. Don't
see this guy. Unqualified. He's a dangerous, dangerous, dangerous
said. “No one should go see this guy for help. You want to
live your life this way, do not talk to other people about making
this choice. Ever.”