27 episodes

Charlie Bird and Ben Schilaty are joined each week by a guest to discuss common questions from LGBTQ/SSA members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To submit a question or share a comment about an episode, you can email us at questionsfromthecloset@gmail.com.

Questions from the Closet Questions from the Closet

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 112 Ratings

Charlie Bird and Ben Schilaty are joined each week by a guest to discuss common questions from LGBTQ/SSA members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To submit a question or share a comment about an episode, you can email us at questionsfromthecloset@gmail.com.

    What do I do if I have a crush on my roommate?

    What do I do if I have a crush on my roommate?

    Ben and Charlie are joined by Zach Ibarra to talk about handling roommate crushes, straight crushes, gay crushes, and more.

    • 27 min
    What made you gay?

    What made you gay?

    Ben and Charlie are joined by psychologist Dr. Jeff Case to debunk myths about the origin of same-sex orientation. They have a conversation about early sexual abuse, social conditioning, and other factors that have historically been used to explain why...

    • 39 min
    Should I go on a mission?

    Should I go on a mission?

    Ben and Charlie are joined by Sarah Langford to talk about deciding whether or not to serve a Church mission, and how being LGBTQ+ affected that decision.

    • 45 min
    What should I do if think a family member is gay?

    What should I do if think a family member is gay?

    Charlie's sister Anne Bird Rodman joins us for a conversation about what Anne did when she first suspected Charlie was gay. We talk about vulnerability and have a discussion on how to create a more safe, loving environment for others.

    • 34 min
    Should I go to BYU?

    Should I go to BYU?

    Ben and Charlie are joined by Michael Griffin, an openly gay BYU professor, to talk about their experiences at Brigham Young University. We talk dating culture, honor code, and past and present environment for LGBTQ+ students.

    • 40 min
    How can I be an ally from the closet?

    How can I be an ally from the closet?

    Collette Dalton, therapist and gay Latter-day Saint, joins us as we brainstorm ways to support the LGBTQ+ community even if you still don't feel comfortable being out publicly.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

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Recommend to everyone!

I came across this podcast in a much needed time in my life and I have been listening to a episode everyday when I come home from work. I recommend this podcast to anyone, even if you just listen to the topics that interest you. They tell some wonderful stories and different views into lgbtq+ and lDS related questions. They really helped me see that I don’t have to choose between those two things but that they actually work very well together and that no matter what our heavenly parents love us.
Thank you so much for making this podcast, can’t wait to listen/learn more! ❤️❤️❤️

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These people are so cool.

This is a really wonderful podcast. I just want to be friends with them.

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I am a straight 44 year old mom of four kids. I have learned so much from this podcast and I am forever fans of Ben and Charlie. Thank you for podcasts that just get better and better. 💕💕💕💕

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