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"It is sacred to go and sit with someone in their pain, not try to fix it, not try to change it, but just be there and try to understand." - Charlie BirdCharlie Bird was Cosmo the Cougar at Brigham Young University from 2016-2018. He is an LBGTQ advocate and is involved with nonprofit organizations across Utah and nationwide. He is the author of the bestselling memoir, Without the Mask and the host of the podcast "Questions from the Closet." This episode will empower you to lead with your heart in conversations that you may not understand to support those in the LGBTQ community. In this conversation, Charlie and Danielle talk about the LGBTQ youth suicide rate, how creating safe spaces can be the difference between life and death and how Charlie's family created that for him when he came out. We also talk about: - How you can create that safe space - How being gay and religious can co-exist - How Charlie initially had a lot of shame around being gay and how that has turned into true pride by accepting himself CONNECT WITH CHARLIE: Buy Without the Mask Instagram Questions from the Closet podcast CONNECT WITH DANIELLE:
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