940-941: Madeleine and Jaime Soulé – Celebrating a Queer Marriage
June 8, 2018
Described as one of our most raw and moving interviews by our Facebook live audience, this special Pride edition of Mormon Stories Podcast is an interview with Jaime Olivine Soulé and Madeleine Ruth Soulé of Utah. In this episode we discuss:
Their upbringing in the LDS Church. Madeleine was raised by a lesbian mother and a devout LDS father. She also privately identified as bisexual, but did not “act on it” as a youth. Jaime had a non-traditional LDS youth, but became a strong LDS participant/believer during college at USU. Jaime also began to question her gender identity during late high school.
Their meeting and falling in love in high school, and their commitment to marry.
Their decisions to serve LDS missions, which were spoiled and terminated early due to egregious worthiness interviews and punishment in the MTC.
Their resolution to marry in the temple anyway, only to lose their faith as a married couple after the November 2015 policy was announced.
Jaime’s transition as a trans woman, and their growth as a couple through all these transitions.
I honestly don’t know when I’ve been as moved as I was during this episode. These two humans are deep, sensitive, and incredibly thoughtful.