117 episodes

Charlie Bird and Ben Schilaty discuss questions they are commonly asked as gay members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each week they are joined by a guest to talk about a question as it relates to LGBTQ+ topics within the context of faith. To submit a question or share a comment about an episode, you can email questionsfromthecloset@gmail.com.

Questions from the Closet Questions from the Closet

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 1K Ratings

Charlie Bird and Ben Schilaty discuss questions they are commonly asked as gay members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each week they are joined by a guest to talk about a question as it relates to LGBTQ+ topics within the context of faith. To submit a question or share a comment about an episode, you can email questionsfromthecloset@gmail.com.

    How Can I Comfortably Talk About Sex?

    How Can I Comfortably Talk About Sex?

    Ben and Charlie are joined by Dr. Chelom Leavitt to discuss how to have healthy conversations about sex.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus: Charlie's New Book!

    Bonus: Charlie's New Book!

    Ben interviews Charlie about his new book, Expanding the Borders of Zion!
    Preorder your copy now at www.mrcharliebird.com

    • 22 min
    What Is Minority Stress?

    What Is Minority Stress?

    Ben and Charlie are joined by their friend Aliah Hall to discuss minority stress, what it is, and how they experience it. Towards the end of the episode they all experienced a moment of minority stress which they talk through together. That part of the conversation was not meant to stay in the episode, but it was decided to keep it in

    • 54 min
    Is Being Gay Part of my Identity?

    Is Being Gay Part of my Identity?

    Join Ben, Charlie, and Cole as they discuss whether being gay is an essential part of your identity.

    • 58 min
    What is Bi Erasure?

    What is Bi Erasure?

    In this episode, Ben and Charlie are joined by Sarah Winters, a bisexual BYU student. Together they delve into what bisexual erasure means, as well as clear up misconceptions about bisexuality.

    • 46 min
    Can I Be Out On My Mission?

    Can I Be Out On My Mission?

    In this episode Elder Carpenter discusses what it's like to be out on a mission.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

chipilitasmom ,

Great podcast

Ben and Charlie do an amazing job at addressing these hard topics. I love listening to this podcast I have found so many answers here. Great guys!! Also, I LOVE Charlie’s laugh, it’s so contagious!

Katedille ,

Incredible guys!

Ben and Charlie are trailblazers to carve a space for LGBTQ people in the LDS and have a graceful way of teaching everyone. Super appreciate all they do!

yoyoschmack ,

Definitely brings people to Christ!

Ben and Charlie do an amazing job not only sharing their raw experiences on their journey with being outwardly gay but they are incredible living examples of 2 Nephi 25:26 “And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.” Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your stories. I sincerely looking for ways in which I can give space to those who feel different and alone, much like our Savior.

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